A Cup of Joe
by Anita Ensal
What is it about:
When Emily smiles at David, the Chosen One, as if he’s a normal person, his sheltered existence plunges into terror and deception, forcing him to see that the world might not be as perfect as he’s always believed. If the choice is between love or perfection, which would you choose?
What did I think of it:
This is a sweet story with a bite to it.
David has long ago forgotten to think for himself and lets himself be guided by the Mother Board who decides how he should live his life. Then he meets Emily who shakes up his world and makes him think for himself again.
This story is both sweet and disturbing. It paints a future where people trust in machines completely and stop thinking for themselves. I liked seeing how Emily made David examine his life and how David began to see things differently.
The world building was very well doen. I could easily picture the (in my eyes) depressing future world where this story is set and I really hoped Emily and David would find a way to make a better future for themselves.
All in all this is a very nice read and I'll keep an eye out for more stories Gini Koch writes under this pen-name.
Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable Futuristic novella.
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