Thinks ...

Thinks ...

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by David Lodge, Alyssa Bresnahan
     
 

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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

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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 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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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 - 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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ISBN-13:
9781402520860
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
05/08/2002

Meet the Author

David Lodge is the author of ten novels, including Changing Places, Small World (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Nice Work (also shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Paradise News, and Therapy. He is also the author of several works of literary criticism, including The Art of Fiction and The Practice of Writing.

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Thinks... 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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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"