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Building Mr. Darcy It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Jane Austen Set The Bar For Romantic Male Leads Way Back In What Mortal Man Could Live Up To The Gruff Yet Golden Hearted Mr Darcy Now Programmer Zoe Bunsen Thinks She Has The Cure To Two Centuries Worth Of Female Disillusionment A New Artificial Intelligence Program That Looks, Talks, And Thinks Like Darcy No Way Will She Let The Chauvinistic Atmosphere At Her Company Nor Her Stuffy Colleague, Max, Get In The Way Of Her Wildest Dream Creating The Perfect Man Even If He Isn T Quite Human Max Taggart, Project Manager Extraordinaire, Has Crossed A Continent To Secure This High Profile Position His Frustrating Teammate Zoe May Not Know It, But Everyone S Jobs Depend On Not Only The Duo Meeting The Nearly Impossible Deadline But The New AI Being A Huge Success Mr Darcy Needs To Sell, Even If That Means Selling Out A Few Literary DetailsWhen The AI Starts Using Its Scary Degree Of Emotional Intelligence To Reveal Their Individual Secrets, Zoe And Max Must Rethink Everything, And A Surprising Connection Begins To Develop Will These Two Unlikely Cohorts Cling To Their Prejudices Or Toss Pride Aside And Admit Love Is Stronger Than A Fantasy


10 thoughts on “Building Mr. Darcy

  1. says:

    4.5 rounded up to 5 starsThis is a clever modernization It has enough Pride and Prejudice to satisfy Jane Austen Fan Fiction lovers with enough originality to keep you guessing as to where the story is going next We have two computer programmers, Zoe Bunsen and Max Taggert, who are working on testing and programming the final tweaks on a Max Headroom Watson like prototype called Darcy designed by a British software company The program is intended to interact with users as Jane Austen s Mr Da 4.5 rounded up to 5 starsThis is a clever modernization It has enough Pride and Prejudice to satisfy Jane Austen Fan Fiction lovers with enough originality to keep you guessing as to where the story is going next We have two computer programmers, Zoe Bunsen and Max Taggert, who are working on testing and programming the final tweaks on a Max Headroom Watson like prototype called Darcy designed by a British software company The program is intended to interact with users as Jane Austen s Mr Darcy with mannerisms suggested by the famous novel It has all the smarts and efficiency of a computer that also interacts seamlessly with other programs and data bases This means Darcy can analyze situations and present relevant data, and Darcy can also interact with your coffeemaker to get it brewing when you want Zoe may be a computer programmer, but she is also a PP addict who loves Mr Darcy and can t believe her good luck in getting this assignment She is determined to give this Mr Darcy a personality that matches his name Max is a hotshot Silicone Valley programmer recently hired by Zycorp Ltd specifically for this project, but he hasn t even read PP Consequently, he approaches the project from a purely technical point of view The initial sit down between the two have them both disappointed in their assigned partner Theoretically, they are co project managers, but each wants to set the parameters of what they re testing and how It doesn t help matters when Zoe shares her negative opinion of Max with her friends in the company Laura, Jose and Evan , which Max overhears.It turns out they have bigger problems than their disparate approaches, though Any glitches in Darcy must be discovered and fixed so he is absolutely flawless by the fast approaching deadline, at which time the Darcy software will be released Zycorp s previous AI Artificial Intelligence software packages have all lost massive amounts of money If this project is not commercially successful, the company will ditch its AI department, and its cognitive programmers will lose their jobs There are also some serious company politics throwing some roadblocks against them Zoe has to scramble with some help from Darcy to keep from getting fired.A lot of the computer language lost me, since I m pretty clueless in that area When Zoe and Max mention certain programs, I m not sure whether they re REAL or imagined for this book It doesn t really matter, since computer geeks do have a language all their own, and this doesn t interfere with the enjoyment of the story as it develops I absolutely love when Zoe gets to dance with Mr Darcy in a Regency virtual reality set up Max and Zoe are characters that the reader gets to know and like Laura, Jose and Evan become integral to the story, doing muchthan just providing Zoe with people to talk to about her concerns about the Darcy project And yes, the computerized Mr Darcy is a lovely touch His program has to be tweaked when it turns out he professes love rather freely Building Mr Darcy is delightful and unlike any other Austenesque book I ve read and I ve read a whole lot of them Highly recommend


  2. says:

    If you are like me and love Pride and Prejudice, and love Artificial Intelligence, then you will adore this book It is a perfect blend of everything Austin and AI Max is just an adorable main character with his intelligence, his super focused intellect, and his amazing blue scarf He really makes the story pop I found him so likable and so adorable Zoe is an Austin authority and huge fan She loves all things, Darcy These two are really cute when they work together even when they are workin If you are like me and love Pride and Prejudice, and love Artificial Intelligence, then you will adore this book It is a perfect blend of everything Austin and AI Max is just an adorable main character with his intelligence, his super focused intellect, and his amazing blue scarf He really makes the story pop I found him so likable and so adorable Zoe is an Austin authority and huge fan She loves all things, Darcy These two are really cute when they work together even when they are working against each other And boy do they work against each other Darcy is also an amazing character He may be computer chips and software, but he captured my heart and made me love him The way he treats Zoe and interacts with all the staff was wonderful He made me laugh and he made me sad He was a well rounded character I am very impressed with Ashlinn Craven s writing She wrote a charming book that makes fantasies come to life I dream of being able to interact in a virtual reality like her Austinland reality Her writing made this story come off the pages I am now a total fan and I will be searching for other books by her past or future Such a lovely read It will be one I read over and over just for the happy feeling I derived from it It has become a favorite I loved every word of this book I could have happily continued reading it for days


  3. says:

    This is a modern story using the female lead s love of Pride Prejudice and in particular Mr Darcy as to why she is so excited about her company s a British software company decision to program a Mr Darcy AI She is now teamed up with a new employee in the company who is a whiz with a perfect marketing launch record but with no knowledge about the story nor about Mr Darcy s traits and his lasting appeal for woman over the centuries.Much of the story has to do with corporate secrets and bac This is a modern story using the female lead s love of Pride Prejudice and in particular Mr Darcy as to why she is so excited about her company s a British software company decision to program a Mr Darcy AI She is now teamed up with a new employee in the company who is a whiz with a perfect marketing launch record but with no knowledge about the story nor about Mr Darcy s traits and his lasting appeal for woman over the centuries.Much of the story has to do with corporate secrets and back stabbing as various personnel have their own agenda And when Mr Darcy uses his links to the social media to secure Zoe Bunsen s position on that team he also sets himself up to be eliminated.Max Taggart is not a modern version of Mr Darcy his older brother is a recently released convict who deals in drugs and his sister has mental health issues in a large part due to a mooching boyfriend who has commitment issues.Zoe also has an ex boyfriend who sucks energy from her and demands support in his song writing and on his concert tours She has no social life and when some of her co workers convince her to team up with them to build and perfect a Virtual Reality world or two or three for Mr Darcy in order to introduce him to various situations and to round out his world knowledge she finds herself existing in a nighttime world with them while trying to get Max on board during the day time to make Mr Darcythat a flat face on a screen.The chemistry between the two main characters becomes the elephant in the room Max is being told to do one thing by his boss who is also working to get Zoe fired and yet Max can t deny his feelings And on top of that there is his perfect record to be considered If Zoe goes down so dothan just she and her team.This was an intriguing read I am sure many readers know how political work places can become with jockeying for favors and for positions, trying to outdo the guy gal next to you This was a well done variation using that as part of the premise


  4. says:

    From the first sentence of It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen has been filling women with unrealistic expectations of men since 1813 I knew I was going to love this book and I was right This book is full of laughs, twists and turns and subtle and not so subtle P P quotes and references I enjoyed every minute reading it and recommend anybody who loves P P, Jane Austen or just Mr Darcy to read it I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review From the first sentence of It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen has been filling women with unrealistic expectations of men since 1813 I knew I was going to love this book and I was right This book is full of laughs, twists and turns and subtle and not so subtle PP quotes and references I enjoyed every minute reading it and recommend anybody who loves PP, Jane Austen or just Mr Darcy to read it I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  5. says:

    I did not like Zoe at all I found her utterly annoying, and a brat who did not care about jeopardizing anyone s jobs and was still hung up on some other dude until the very last minute.


  6. says:

    I love a good story about woman in STEM, and I m going to go ahead and say female programmers totally count Zoe Bunsen and Max Taggart are both programmers with very different approaches to programming Zoe is way pumped to be put on a project for a new Mr Darcy AI project because she s a huge Jane Austen fan Max actually reminded me a lot of Darcy in many ways, with his very analytical approach and sensible level headedness Likewise, Zoe has some of Elizabeth Bennet s free spirited characte I love a good story about woman in STEM, and I m going to go ahead and say female programmers totally count Zoe Bunsen and Max Taggart are both programmers with very different approaches to programming Zoe is way pumped to be put on a project for a new Mr Darcy AI project because she s a huge Jane Austen fan Max actually reminded me a lot of Darcy in many ways, with his very analytical approach and sensible level headedness Likewise, Zoe has some of Elizabeth Bennet s free spirited character, and in some ways this is a sort of modern day Pride Prejudice retelling that also talks about Pride Prejudice in this crazy, Darcy filled inception kind of way This was a really enjoyable read I loved the interaction between Zoe and Max, and how they grow to learnabout each other and come to appreciateof how the other works I also love the party where Darcy does his oh so Darcy thing and advises against a certain match because one of the party s family is less than desirable Oh Darcy, you never learn, do you Even when you re a computer generated AI intelligence type of dealie ma bob Technical term there, dealie ma bob


  7. says:

    This is the first book I have read by Ashlinn Craven and I thoroughly enjoyed it This was a delightful, funny romance with plenty of heart Zoe Bunsen has been a Jane Austen fan since first reading Pride Prejudice as a teenager With her personal life such that it is pretty much a disappointment, Zoe jumps at the chance to co spearhead her company s development of a Mr Darcy AI program, believing that he will be the perfect companion to women disillusioned with their own lives.Zoe is tea This is the first book I have read by Ashlinn Craven and I thoroughly enjoyed it This was a delightful, funny romance with plenty of heart Zoe Bunsen has been a Jane Austen fan since first reading Pride Prejudice as a teenager With her personal life such that it is pretty much a disappointment, Zoe jumps at the chance to co spearhead her company s development of a Mr Darcy AI program, believing that he will be the perfect companion to women disillusioned with their own lives.Zoe is teamed up with Max Taggert, who has been hired by the CEO to bring the Darcy project to fruition Max is equally frustrated by and attracted to Zoe at the beginning He fights the attraction part at the beginning as he believes she is currently in a relationship All bets are off, however, as soon as he finds out she is unattached The only problem is, they both have very different feelings about the source material.Their developing relationship has several cute nods to Austen, while keeping things fresh Can these two get past their differences and focus on what really matters As with Jane Austen s works, the path towards happiness is full of bumps, which make for better reading.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  8. says:

    I absolutely loved this book Craven did such an amazing job of building in a subtle similarity between Zoe and Max and Lizzie and Darcy And though the relationship is perfectly paced and grows with it s ups and downs and back and forth both personally and professionally throughout the novel, I would say the first 2 3 of the book is focused on Mr Darcy It s all about the AI they are building and I love how Craven and Zoe balance everything Austen fans love about 19th century Darcy with 21 I absolutely loved this book Craven did such an amazing job of building in a subtle similarity between Zoe and Max and Lizzie and Darcy And though the relationship is perfectly paced and grows with it s ups and downs and back and forth both personally and professionally throughout the novel, I would say the first 2 3 of the book is focused on Mr Darcy It s all about the AI they are building and I love how Craven and Zoe balance everything Austen fans love about 19th century Darcy with 21st century knowledge and sensibilities When I read a romance novel, I often find myself wanting to be the heroine s best friend I can imagine myself just having a chat and hearing all about their latest romantic developments and foibles But with this book, Craven crafted both characters so that I wanted to be BFF with both of them I was rooting for them to get together and work things out for both their sakes And I worried about how Darcy would fit into their relationship because I grew just as attached to him as Zoe I love this book I will recommend it to anyone I know who enjoys romance and especially fans of Pride and Prejudice I think Jane Austen would heartily approve of this novel


  9. says:

    Weird premise that never gets fully explained my business brain is wondering who they re marketing this to , a heroine who ends up mostly unlikeable, overly complicated technical details that confuse the plot and philosophical discussions about the ethics of AI that probably don t belong in what looks like a light hearted romance.


  10. says:

    Interesting spin on the Pride and Prejudice trope Decent quick read for a fluff book.