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Short interesting read!
Reviewed in India on 26 March 2021
It is a mix of self help book and science fiction genre. The story is about a psychologist, Dr. Bakshi, who is working on making the world's first humanoid-robot to resolve the issues of communication, so they are researching in that field so that they can make communication easier. He finds himself an assistant with whom he works on that robot to put the human emotions and feelings in that. As the story moves further, each chapter teaches us the value and impact of our words, the power of our feelings and emotions and how we express them. All the things explained are informative and thorough, easy to understand and are truly applicable in real life. Though I was expecting something different when I read the title, I was expecting a self help book with tips and questions to ask ourselves or something similar to that but here, the Author has tried to teach us these important lessons by a fictional story. However, it was definitely unique and interesting to read.
Now as I talk about the plot, I want to point out that it is just my personal opinion. For me, a male doctor with a female assistant just sounds too clichè and on the top of that, his assistant was described at the start of the book as someone who by luck got the chance to work on this project with him, like she didn't have any merits or capabilities to earn that position. Her capabilities and merits were described later, though, that start just got stucked and that's why the character designing didn't settle well with me. And It is just a 40-pages short book that can be completed in a single sitting. The writing style is readers friendly, easy going and the flow of the story is smooth. Overall, it was a really nice read.