|Plot Summary of Adventures of the Artificial Woman: a Novel|
|"Ellery Pierce finding himself middle aged and unable to find the perfect woman, builds her. Using his technical knowledge of animatronics, he creates Phyllis, a beautiful, perfectly formed woman who is run by a battery and has warm water running through the wires of her skeletal system to keep her skin feeling warm. At first, Phyllis is the perfect wife: smart, obedient, cooks meals and cleans house without a single sarcastic remark.
However, Ellery underestimates the learning capabilities of his creation and she leaves him to pursue a career in show business. Phyllis begins her career as a stripper, then works her way up the ladder to phone-sex operator and theater actress until she becomes a box office star as a sexy action heroine. When her ratings slide, she reinvents herself, setting her sights on the Presidency of the United States.
This novel is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on fame, love, Hollywood, and politics. Will the next president be an animatronic woman? Or will Ellery wake up from his depression in time to stop his creation from going too far? Read this book to find out.
Samantha S., Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Adventures of the Artificial Woman: a Novel|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
- cynical or dry-wit
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Robots, Computers, VR
Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:
- good robot(s)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Type of couple:
- He's a human, she's a robot
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- doing it with a robot/computer
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog