• Title: The Mad Scientist's Daughter
  • Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Mad Scientist s Daughter Cat this is Finn He s going to be your tutor Finn looks and acts human though he has no desire to be He was programmed to assist his owners and performs his duties to perfection A billion dollar co
    Cat, this is Finn He s going to be your tutor Finn looks and acts human, though he has no desire to be He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection A billion dollar construct, his primary task now is to tutor Cat As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Finn is her guardian, her constant companion and .But when the government g Cat, this is Finn He s going to be your tutor Finn looks and acts human, though he has no desire to be He was programmed to assist his owners, and performs his duties to perfection A billion dollar construct, his primary task now is to tutor Cat As she grows into a beautiful young woman, Finn is her guardian, her constant companion and .But when the government grants rights to the ever increasing robot population, however, Finn struggles to find his place in the world.

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    1. THIS BOOK MADE ME CRY. CORRECTION, THIS BOOK MADE ME SOB. BOTH TIMES I READ IT.For those of you who know me well, you know what kind of declaration that is. For those of you who don’t, allow me elaborate. I have malfunctioning tear ducts. I cry, on average, about once every six years. This book broke me, absolutely shattered me in a way that I’m not entirely comfortable with. The thing is, there wasn’t any one scene that did me in either. The entire book left me with a raw, achy feeling, l [...]

    2. "It's impossible to love something you know's made out of wire and metal.""You talk about him like he's a computer.""He is a computer," said Dr Condon. "That's what I'm trying to tell you.""It's not flesh and blood," she said. "It's not normal."Mind: blown. Preconceptions: dashed to pieces. I cannot say in all honesty that this has converted me to the genre, but my god, what a fabulous read. What a fantastic work of literature. This is going to be such a difficult review to write because my emot [...]

    3. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter takes place over the course of many years. At the beginning, Cat, the daughter of two accomplished scientist, is only eight years old. Her father brings home a strange man, Finn, to live with them and be Cat’s tutor. At first, Cat doesn’t understand what this man is, his reactions and behavior unlike anything she’d ever seen before. As she grows up, what he is no longer matters as Finn becomes her anchor, that one immutable thing that holds together her very [...]

    4. Slow and atmospheric, this book is nostalgia at its finest - the one we feel while looking at our past and our forgotten dreams - except Cat's nostalgia wraps every part of her life : past, present, future. Readers have been saying that she's selfish and thoughtless, going through life without never thinking about anyone else than herself, and yes, it's true. I should hate her for it, and yet, I can't. I can't because the way she's portrayed let me see how much her life seems pointless to her. " [...]

    5. Hmmm, I feel conflicted about this book. It had several elements that I love:1) Made me feel2) Made me cry3) Had an awesome leading man4) Had sci-fi (and even a little dystopian/apocalyptic) elements5) Had a HEAHowever, it also felt a little unsatisfying. I loved the melancholy vibe, and in a way, I related to Cat. But in another way, I did not, and felt all the drama and baggage of her life dragged on too much.When she got married, the book changed for me (in a negative way). I hated Richard, b [...]

    6. 4.5 STARSI've been dreading this… moment, my entire day. I finished this book a good 9 hours ago. Went to work. Stared at the wall while having too much coffee. Fought with my boyfriend. Had a bit more coffee. Did a bit of mole surgery (the patient was okay despite the caffeine). Ate a shitload of carbs with coffee on the side with my cousins.I did all that while thinking of this book.And dreading the moment, this moment, when I have to keep the voices in my head quiet and forge my thoughts in [...]

    7. Looking back, I think I can acknowledge that The Mad Scientist's Daughter is more of a tragic love story than anything else. Although it's been marketed as sci-fi, focusing on robots and a dystopian future that seems eerily similar to something our own children may experience, at the core, it is all romance and not much else. Let me clarify - all dramatic and angst-ridden romance. Unfortunately, I didn't even feel much for this main romance since I was too preoccupied coming up with ways to murd [...]

    8. Buddy-read with one of my favourite girlies, Heather. Coming to a near you, October 2015!Happy Spooktober, ladies and gents! For those of you who may somehow have missed that I have a love affair with Halloween, seriously, where have you been?? Anyways… I LOVE Halloween, all the things that go bump in the night. And while The Mad Scientist’s Daughter may not seem like it fits that bill, for me; it did. Some Vampire Ninja backstory (feel free to scroll on by if you don’t care to read this [...]

    9. Years ago, I saw a movie called Bicentennial Man. It made me cry rivers. I see an echo of that movie in this book, and a new river of tears was forged today. Usually when I don't like the main character in a book, the whole thing goes to shit. I'm very judgmental with my books. I'm also very unforgiving. The Mad Scientist's Daughter allowed me to despise the main, Cat, but fall in love with the story and the other characters. We are told the tale of Cat and Finn, which spans many years. Cat, who [...]

    10. Four and a half stars! But until gives us half stars, it deserves the five.Cat is the daughter of a scientist, well two really, because her father is a cybernetics scientist and his wife also worked in the field, although it is not clear if she still is working at the time the book covers. The story begins when Cat is a small child, about the age to start school. One day her father brings Finn home and establishes him as Cat’s tutor. Initially Cat is scared of him, sure he is a ghost but he i [...]

    11. Buddy read with Karly in October.This is how I feel about reading this book:REVIEWWe all know what happens when your expectations for a book are too high, don't we? This is how I feel now:I've read this story before, and it was done better. The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee is about a girl and the robot she loves. The difference is (besides way better worldbuilding and actual sci-fi things) the MC of TSML fights magnificently for her love, while in this book Cat does not.A lot of reviewers s [...]

    12. "I realized, after you asked me if I thought you were pretty, that I needed to work with a different algorithm. Previously, I had only contemplated the concept of beauty in regards to works of art. But the definition of beauty in a human being is different than the definition of beauty in an object. This is a philosophical question, of course, and philosophy is difficult for me. It's too abstract. I sill have problems with abstraction." He paused. His eyes shook. "I considered facial shape and t [...]

    13. A post-apocalyptic fairy tale for the robotics age about a girl who falls in love with a mechanical boy. I picked this book up on a whim not knowing much about it other than the author's name, which sounded vaguely familiar, and I'm glad I gave it a chance because it's a great story told by a talented writer.This is YA but not too YA that it lost me completely. There's enough YA in it for those who like YA, and there's enough robot things in it for those who like robots and robot theories. The [...]

    14. Alright. Let me wipe the tears off my kindle so I can see what I'm typing.Holy sh-i-te. That was a ride. I think my heart physically hurts from the 336 pages of emotional rollercoast-ing.Welcome to Forrest Gumpwith ROBOTS! And also told from the story of Jenny. That's really the vibe I got with this book.***MILD SPOILERS***This book was a hard pill for me to swallow. It was unique in so many ways in that I got to read and felt as though I lived the life of our main character, Caterina. I cried w [...]

    15. Bullet Review:I am totally in love with this book, probably the first time since "Ready Player One". And if you know me, you will realize how BIG that is.5 thousand stars. And where the hell is my Finn??!?Full Review:Caterina Novak is the daughter of Daniel Novak, a "mad scientist" who specializes in cybernetics. As a younger girl, Daniel brings home Finn, an android, to tutor his daughter. Through the years, Cat grows to see Finn as less a machine and more of a man. But does Finn love her back? [...]

    16. iaminlove. cassandra rose clarke squished my heart into a bloody pulp in the palms of her hands. thank you! and moar please?

    17. Cat’s life was not ever going to be normal; the daughter of a mad scientist can never be easy. When her father created an android to be her tutor, she was a little afraid to begin with but soon Finn became her best friend. While Finn is programmed to assist his owners, this billion dollar construction becomes a whole lot more to Cat. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is a coming of age novel with a science fiction twist.While this is a coming of age type novel, it’s both Cat and Finn that have [...]

    18. “Desire is simple," he said. "Desire is something even a machine can understand." There was a stillness in the air that mirrored the stillness of his body. "But when I desired you I began to love you. You were the first being I ever loved. I didn't know it, of course. I had no idea what it meant, no idea what I was feeling. Love was never something I was supposed to experience. I don't think I was supposed to know desire, either, but she never expected me to meet you." He laughed against her s [...]

    19. It’s been two weeks since I’ve read this book and I still don’t feel ready to write a review. I’d rather just post all the quotes I collected and force people to read this book. Because yes this book was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I knew that would be the case before I went in (I have good instincts okay?) but that still didn’t prepare me for the amount of love I would feel for this book.I’ll admit I didn’t cry while reading it but I wanted to. I had class rig [...]

    20. I would like to join the reviewers who state that the synopsis is misleading since it gives the impression that the novel is about Finn. It is not. The novel is about Cat, she is the centre from the first page and until the last one. In many ways this book is deeply philosophical. It concerns itself with artificial intelligence, with the definition of love, with consciousness, with those who make decisions guided by society's definitions of right and wrong instead of their own hearts and heads a [...]

    21. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum: bibliosanctum/201The Mad Scientist's Daughter ended up giving me all sorts of contradictory and inconsistent feelings. Even though I loved this novel, there were still a ton of things that drove me nuts about it, and yet I can't help but suspect a lot of it was by design.First of all, while I enjoyed this book, I also have to say it was also one of the most depressing stories I've ever read. Even though the tagline is "A tale of love, loss and robots", I don't [...]

    22. 3.5 starsI absolutely loved Cassandra Rose Clarke’s debut novel The Assassin’s Curse, that when I saw a couple of friends mentioning The Mad Scientist’s Daughter I knew I had to request a copy. I know look at me branching out of my contemporary comfort zone. If someone told me this time last year that I would be reading more fantasy and sci-fi books I would have just given them a blank look. But I’m glad to say The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is another book I extremely enjoyed.The concep [...]

    23. 3.5Despite spanning nearly thirty-odd years, there is something extremely still and perpetually sad about this story. Liked it a lot more than I expected to.

    24. This was not an easy novel to read on many accounts. In fact, I still don’t quite know how I feel about it.The biggest problem I had was the pacing. The novel, instead of occurring within a set of period of time, follows Cat, the titular daughter, from a very young age until she is in her mid-thirties (or so I deduced from the amount of time that had passed). Events occurred and then recurred and things just seemed to go around a circle without any progress being made. It felt that we (the rea [...]

    25. It's a bit odd to shelve a book on my yearly fave shelf that I only rate 3 stars but then, my feelings on this book are odd. I loved it, but it made me deeply uncomfortable, and 3 stars is really the only compromise I can make.The Mad Scientist's Daughter is an incredibly well-written work. I found myself repeatedly taken aback by how realistic it felt - almost less like a novel and more like a very poetic biography, meandering in the nonlinear way of a human life rather than following conventio [...]

    26. What a beautiful yet heart-rending story. I've cried and cried over this with sadness, joy and heartbreak. This should be a compulsory read. I'm definitely getting the rest of her works.

    27. Read This Review & More Like It At Ageless Pages ReviewsNo summary could do The Mad Scientist’s Daughter justice. Look up there. That is an awful summary. I don’t want to read that book. That makes the story look like it’s about Finn and the fight for robot rights. Now, those are certainly in the book, but The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is about Caterina Novak, Cat for short, growing, learning, changing, learning she’s changed in the wrong ways, and growing some more. It’s about lo [...]

    28. When I visited Angry Robot, Leah was adamant that I hurry up and read this book. I got approved for it on Netgalley, too. So of course I had to get round to reading it sometime soon! I'm not getting paid for this review, I just got the book on Netgalley (and ended up reading it from the library instead while I was at a loose end).It's lovely. When I was younger I was obsessed with Isaac Asimov's The Positronic Man -- the novel-length version, not the short story in the collection called The Bice [...]

    29. In Cassandra Rose Clarke’s sophomore novel, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter, she has worked to show us that her creative mind fires in all variety of ways, creating a world and story one wouldn’t necessarily expect from the creator of the young adult fantasy adventure, The Assassin’s Curse. While I applaud Clarke for turning her hand to something new, I have to acknowledge that the audience for these two works will be extremely different, and even I as an eclectic reader do not fall into bo [...]

    30. I enjoyed Ms. Clarke’s The Assassin’s Curse so much that when I saw another book by this author, I jumped at the chance to read it. The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is a very different read. It starts off quite pleasant and innocuous, then as the story progresses, it gets a little dark. The story revolves around Cat Novak (the mad scientist’s daughter) and her friend/tutor/companion Finn. The book follows Cat throughout her life from a very young and innocent childhood, her turbulent teens, [...]

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