Asha Ray, computer scientist extraordinaire and Cyrus Jones, creator of alternative rituals for the non-religious are quite the dynamic duo, and when Asha creates an algorithm that allows Cyrus' rituals to be available via an app, then the sky is the limit.
Newly married and partners from the onset, their lives begin to change when Cyrus is thrust into the limelight and Asha finds herself pushed into the shadows.
Smart and funny, this quirky satire marries gender politics, the world of tech start-ups and the lure of the spiritual in a thought-provoking and entertaining story.
Not everyone finished this book but those of us who did enjoyed it. The theme was clever and one we may see more of in the future.
Half our group gave up on the book, the other half enjoyed the concept but the tech jargon was hard to get through.
"Books are not always meant to be enjoyable - but are there to make you think", was one comment. A wide range of opinions and scores depending on a lot of people's experience within the IT/startup field. We felt glad that Asha started as a victim then came into her own and found her self-worth.
Contemporary topics. Author's background in anthropology reflected a deeper dive into the rights, rituals and religious elements of the story than the tech start up thread. We enjoyed the play between patriarchy and matriarchy.
Slow start, discussion about its theme were varied and full. Provided an opportunity to reflect on our own relationships - professional and personal. Book especially relevant to those who had created a business with family. It was up to the minute and we enjoyed the strong and supportive roles of the narrator and fellow entrepreneurs throughout the story.