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Is BER-66 a human or a machine? As he navigates the corridors and locked rooms of a strange bunker, he must solve the mysteries of murderous doppelgangers, a slow-motion city on the verge of destruction and, ultimately, the all-powerful Mechanism itself....

Considered to be one of the most important and original Polish science-fiction novels of all time but never before translated into English, Adam Wisniewski-Snerg's debut novel is a haunting and mind-bending masterpiece of philosophical enquiry that penetrates deep into the heart of what it means to be human.

©2021 Adam Wisniewski-Snerg (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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I hoped it would get better

It was a promising book that never delivered. The last 40 mins was pretentious codswallop.

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Kafkaesque science fiction

A good read for those with a science/philosophy interest, though don't expect firm answers.

It reads more like a series of interesting thought experiments interspersed with fairly incomprehensible narrative.

The thought experiments are constructed in great detail with very thought provoking conclusions. However, for me, the narrative elements made the book drag.

I would have preferred this to be a 4 hour book on philosophy rather than a 9 hour philosophical fiction.

That being said, give it a read if you want to try something a little different.