This weekend I completed the third book in the Unwind Dystology by Neil Shustermand: Unsouled. The book was as riveting as the previous offerings in the series. The experiences of Connor, Lev, Risa, Starkey, and Cam kept me glued to the pages and wanting more.
Cam, the rewound boy, is plotting the downfall of the organisation that created him in order to show Risa how he truly feels about her but he does have trouble remembering what it is like to feel human.
”He has mastered all of his answers – even to questions that are intentionally belligerent and incendiary.
‘Admit it – you are nothing but a kit-car,’ one heckler says during his appearance at MIT. ‘You’re just a model put together from parts in a box. How can you call yourself human?’
Cam’s response to questions like this is always tactful and puts the heckler in his or her place.
‘No, I am more like a concept car,’ Cam tells the man, without any of the animosity with which the question was asked. ‘The sum of the imaginations of all the experts in the field.”’ (p95, Simon & Shuster, 2013)
The question he often asks himself is whether he is human, and whether he has a soul. A question which the reader moves towards answering.
Once I completed this book, I had to crack open the next one in the series. This series is definitely one to put on your TBR list.
What are you reading this week? Feel free to share a few sentences from the book in the comments.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
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