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Set My Heart to Five

Simon Stephenson



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Fourth Estate
02 September 2020
'You shall read this with unadulterated pleasure' Scotland on Sunday 'A beautiful, funny, heartfelt analysis of what it means to be human' Simon Pegg Set in a 2054 where humans have locked themselves out of the internet and Elon Musk has incinerated the moon, Set My Heart To Five is the hilarious yet profoundly moving story of one android's emotional awakening.

Unhappy with his programmed job of dentistry and inspired by a love of classic movies, Jared sets out on a bold mission: to use the power of his burgeoning feelings to forever change the world for him and all his kind. Unfortunately, Jared intends to do this by writing his own movie, and things do not proceed according to plan...

Unlike anything you have ever read before, Set My Heart To Five is a book for anybody who has feelings, loves movies, and likes to laugh and cry and sometimes do both at the same time. It comes uniquely guaranteed to make its readers weep a minimum of 29mls of tears.

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By:   Simon Stephenson
Imprint:   Fourth Estate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 42mm
Weight:   700g
ISBN:   9780008354206
ISBN 10:   0008354200
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   02 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon Stephenson is an author and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. His previous book Let Not The Waves Of The Sea won Best First Book at the Scottish Book Awards.

Reviews for Set My Heart to Five

'Gripping ... genuinely funny ... pacy and emotive' Sunday Times 'Both whimsical and lyrical, an astounding examination of the human condition and all the things that make it up: curiosity, duty, art, dreams, and - of course - love. It is, much like its hero Jared, made up of both laughter and tears, and one of the most unique books ever crafted' -Mike Chen, author of A Beginning at the End 'I doubt I'll encounter a more endearing, more joy-provoking character this year' The Bookseller, Book of the Month 'Very, very clever heart-warming and heart-breaking story...I loved it!!!' ***** Reader Review 'A breath of fresh, quirky air that lifted my life' ***** Reader Review 'Funny and charming with a character that will stay with you' ***** Reader Review 'It's like a grown up version of a Pixar movie' ***** Reader Review '10/10 in love' ***** Reader Review 'Forces us to rethink our assumptions about what it means to be human' ***** Reader Review

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