Title: WE CARE FOR YOU
Author: PAUL KITCATT
Genre: FICTION, SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Length: 240 PAGES
Publisher: UNBOUND DIGITAL
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: NOVEMBER 14, 2017
Price: £10.99 (PAPERBACK)
Rating: 4 out of 5 STARS ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Margaret Woodruff is slowly dying in a care home. When her son is presented with the chance of exceptional care in her final months, he finds the offer hard to resist.
Winifred is assigned to Margaret’s care. She’s a Helper: a new kind of carer that’s capable, committed and completely tireless – because she’s a synthetic human being.
Under Winifred’s care Margaret’s health improves beyond everyone’s expectations, and Winifred begins to learn from Margaret what it means to be alive. After all, she has a lifetime of experience to pass on – and in a world where youth is the ultimate prize, perhaps it takes a robot to recognise the value of old age.
But how will Winifred use what she learns from Margaret – and what does she truly want from her?
“All advances in technology are foreseen or understood by a small group of people. Those who imagine them, and those who make them happen. To the rest of us, these advances are like magic.”
Paul Kitcatt is one of those people who foresees technology’s future and the ramifications of artificial intelligence.
I love the fact that he chose an Old Age Home as the setting for this novel. He is 100% correct when he says that we do not treat our elderly population very well. He also mentions that the carers at these Retirement Homes are underpaid and overworked. These facts become the basis for the residents families allowing the “robot” helpers to take over the care of their loved ones.
As the older resident’s health improves, we start to learn more about the ultimate agenda.
This book will not only grab and hold your attention, but it will make you question our world and how we treat others, especially the elderly.
This book was crowdfunded and it goes to show that there is very much a place for this type of publishing. Without crowdfunding this book would not existed, which would be a shame.
I recommend this book to fans of science fiction as well as to those who are interested in societal issues.
I rate WE CARE FOR YOU as 4 out of 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
“You could say a human is defined by what they’ve forgotten. And when all their memories fade, they do too,like old photographs in the sun.”
“Humans are also creatures of hopes and fears, disappointments and regrets, and desires. They almost always want something, whether it’s reasonable or not.”
“Seeing, standing, walking. Whatever they gave me, it’s marvellous.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Kitcatt was a bookseller and an English teacher before being lured into the world of advertising.
He started as a copywriter and then became creative director, and in 2002 founded his own agency with three partners. It did well, with clients such as Waitrose, VSO, Lexus, the NSPCC, AXA, Virgin and WWF.
Throughout his career, he continued to write – for clients, for the trade press, and when possible, for himself.
He left his agency last year, and wrote his first novel, We Care For You.
During his time in advertising, the digital revolution transformed his business and the entire industry, as it has everything, everywhere.
Technology is changing the world, and us with it, and the journey has only just begun. Paul’s novel is about where it might take us next.
Paul is married with four children and lives in London, England.
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