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Made for Love Reviews

Made for Love by Alissa Nutting

Made for Love

Alissa Nutting

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1 review

Imprint: Windmill Books
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication date: 11 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781786091536

So when Byron demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips, turning Hazel into a human guinea pig, Hazel makes a run for it.

4 stars out of 5
Carrie O'Grady
11 Feb 2021

"This gag-heavy comedy, in which a tech mogul has planted a microchip in his wife’s brain, is a wild ride"

Nutting deserves credit for envisioning the dangers of our surveillance-state tech economy, and milking them for all their ridiculousness. Generally, though, the humour is glib and depthless. Hazel is the classic hapless protagonist, forced into situations of maximum vulnerability, such as choosing a wedding dress, for laughs. Her eventual rescue is something of a deus ex machina – which could be excused, since the whole book is about gods in machines. The novel is a wild ride, with Nutting’s foot firmly on the pedal the whole way; like most joyrides, though, it doesn’t take you far.

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