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Happiness for Humans : 'Very clever and great fun' - bestselling author Kate Eberlen - P. Z. Reizin

Happiness for Humans

'Very clever and great fun' - bestselling author Kate Eberlen


Published: 11th January 2018
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Don't tell anyone, but Jen is one of my favourite people.

(Machines aren't supposed to have favourites. Don't ask me how this has happened.)

Jen is sad. Aiden wants her to be happy. Simple? Except that Jen is a thirty-something woman whose boyfriend has just left her and Aiden is a very complicated, very expensive piece of software.

Aiden has calculated that Jen needs a man in her life for optimum wellbeing. And with the whole of the internet at his disposal, he doesn't have to look far to find a perfect specimen and engineer a meeting. But what, exactly, makes human beings happy? And can a very-artificially-intelligent machine discover emotional intelligence in time to fix Jen's life?

A frothy rom-com in literary form...a broad and madcap love story...charming * Kirkus Reviews * One of the most unique love stories ever written, this novel blends the ethereal concepts of true love and fate with a thoughtful examination of the risks and worries of artificial intelligence. * RT Book Reviews * A sort of Shakespearean comedy of errors but instead of the gods there are rogue AIs seeking to meddle in the affairs of humans. Great fun. * The Bookseller * An original and thought-provoking little gem * Sunday Sport * reads a bit like a Richard Curtis screenplay adapted from the works of Arthur C Clarke... Clever but unpretentious, this book is both a light-hearted confection that will leave you with a warm glow and a chilling vision of things to come -- Jake Kerridge * Sunday Express * Fun, romantic, original, with a clever and sinister twist -- Fanny Blake * Woman and Home * Humans meets The Rosie Project . . . A real smiler of a book -- Nina Pottell * Prima * One of the most uplifting and romantic novels I've read in a long time -- Sarra Manning * Red magazine * This screwball comedy is touching and hilarious * Sunday Mirror * Bridget Jones' diary for the digital age * Daily Record * A sweet romantic comedy that asks what it really means to be happy (and also takes a gentle look at the scary idea of technology taking over our lives) * Stylist * A smart, warm fiction and the ultimate curl-up read... the most charming book I've read in ages * Image * You'll love this quirky, brilliantly funny love story... If you use Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant, prepare to have your heart warmed - and be a little bit scared! * Fabulous * It's refreshing to read such a positive, funny and warm story about the potential of artificial intelligence. These computer programs don't want to destroy humanity, they want to watch soppy films and help people fall in love. This is Jane Austen's Emma for the digital era. -- Keith Stuart, bestselling author of A Boy Made of Blocks Very clever and great fun -- Kate Eberlen, bestselling author of Miss You So funny, clever and timely. I loved it. -- Martha Kearney

ISBN: 9780751566710
ISBN-10: 0751566713
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 11th January 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 14.8  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1