Publication Date: 28/05/2020 ISBN: 9780008354206 Category:

Set My Heart to Five

Simon Stephenson

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 28/05/2020 ISBN: 9780008354206 Category:


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‘You shall read this with unadulterated pleasure’ Scotland on Sunday

‘A beautiful, funny, heartfelt analysis of what it means to be human’ Simon Pegg

Set in a 2054 where humans have locked themselves out of the internet and Elon Musk has incinerated the moon, Set My Heart To Five is the hilarious yet profoundly moving story of one android’s emotional awakening.

Unhappy with his programmed job of dentistry and inspired by a love of classic movies, Jared sets out on a bold mission: to use the power of his burgeoning feelings to forever change the world for him and all his kind. Unfortunately, Jared intends to do this by writing his own movie, and things do not proceed according to plan…

Unlike anything you have ever read before, Set My Heart To Five is a book for anybody who has feelings, loves movies, and likes to laugh and cry and sometimes do both at the same time. It comes uniquely guaranteed to make its readers weep a minimum of 29mls of tears.*

*Book must be read in controlled laboratory conditions arranged at reader’s own expense. Other terms and conditions may apply to this offer.

Publisher Review

'I doubt I'll encounter a more endearing, more joy-provoking character this year' The Bookseller, Book of the Month Praise for Let Not the Waves of the Sea: 'Enviably well written ... one perfect sentence after another' Financial Times 'A fine meditation on what is salvaged from loss. A humane and manly book' Janice Galloway, Scotland on Sunday 'A moving and honest account ... the book contains countless heartbreaking moments' Sunday Times 'A beautifully crafted portrait of bereavement that tells us something new about the landscape, people, customs and hardship that he encountered along the way' Sunday Telegraph 'Profoundly moving ... it is impossible not to be touched' Observer 'As much a celebration of Dominic's life and the brothers' relationship as it is a lament for his passing' Daily Mail 'An immensely moving, truthful and honest elegy. Stephenson has created something extraordinary' Neel Mukherjee 'An extraordinary and courageous book' Alex Preston 'Remarkable... seldom will you find grief anatomised quite so acutely and honestly' John Preston, Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year

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