Thinks . . .

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David Lodge's novels have earned comparisons to those of John Updike and Philip Roth and established him as "a cult figure on both sides of the Atlantic" (The New York Times). Thinks . . . , his witty new novel about secret infidelities and the nature of consciousness, unfolds in the alternating voices of Ralph Messenger, director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of Gloucester, and Helen Reed, a novelist and writer in residence at the university. Mutually attracted, the two end up in a moral ...

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Overview

David Lodge's novels have earned comparisons to those of John Updike and Philip Roth and established him as "a cult figure on both sides of the Atlantic" (The New York Times). Thinks . . . , his witty new novel about secret infidelities and the nature of consciousness, unfolds in the alternating voices of Ralph Messenger, director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at the University of Gloucester, and Helen Reed, a novelist and writer in residence at the university. Mutually attracted, the two end up in a moral standoff that is shattered by events that dramatically confirm the truth of Ralph's dictum: "we can never know for certain what another person is thinking."

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Editorial Reviews

Atlantic Monthtly
In Thinks... [Lodge] shows himself to be at the top of his form: his smooth gift for narrative has never been more in evidence...
Library Journal
Artificial intelligence pundit Ralph and literary novelist Helen, recently widowed, aren't supposed to be attracted to each other but they are. From frequent Booker Prize nominee Lodge. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142000861
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,007,232
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

David Lodge is the author of twelve novels and a novella, including the Booker Prize finalists Small World and Nice Work. He is also the author of many works of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction and Consciousness and the Novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2002

    Think uncensored...

    The story revolves around two main protagonists - one an Expert in Artificial Intelligence and the other a literature teacher and author.... The former experiments with the process of "recording and accepting" one thoughts without any form of editing or alteration... and it is this idea that makes the reader think .. while and after reading .."Thinks"

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