Demon Seed – Dean Koontz
computers, isolation, fiction.
woman, Susan Harris, drove herself into isolation. She loves a solidary
lifestyle. Especially in her mansion that has an A.I (artificial intelligence).
This provides some comfort with her and she feels ultimately safe. Up until the
A.I. malfunctions and sees Susan as means to understand human flesh. Susan must
do whatever it takes to get out of the damned house.
short novel was excellent. I enjoyed the different type of antagonist that was
the A.I. and the quick paced plot. Overall, I had found myself immensely scared
of the thoughts of having anything computer controlled. Quickly had to shut
down that mentality as I must separate fiction from nonfiction. I recommend
this novel for anyone who is into this type of horror.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine –
Single women, social isolation,
intergenerational relations, friendship, computer technicians, Glasgow,
Ireland, psychological, contemporary women, fiction.
Eleanor Oliphant is a woman with an
interesting personality and ideology for life due to her past trauma involving
a psychotically mentally ill mother. Eleanor has a schedule that consists of
Monday through Friday working at her job. From Friday to Sunday, she drinks one
bottle of vodka throughout the weekend and doing her usual routine. Eleanor is
fine with this lifestyle. When unusual and unpolite behavior comes across her
way, she tries to understand life through her own ways of interpretation.
Raymond comes into her life and he changes her life. Raymond shows her that
life should be way better than just fine. Through life changing events, Eleanor
heals from past trauma and becomes herself the way she wants to be.
I did like this book in the beginning.
As I saw one of my college professors reading this novel and spoke about the
novel with deep interest. I personally saw Eleanor as antisocial, but I had
guessed due to past traumas. Overall, this book was fine and was short but with
a thick plot that should’ve and could’ve been expanded into a lengthier story.
I just did not like the climax, but the ending sufficed enough. Maybe in the
future I will reread this novel and give the novel another chance possibly.