Peter Jacobi

DAD-O-MATIC

Wonderfully funny story about step-families and robots with own plans

Ten-year-old Philipp can’t stand Lars, his mum’s new boyfriend, an art teacher who’s always singing and almost unbearably understanding. Philipp wants a cool dad, one he can look up to. He goes onto the internet and orders an electronic artificial dad. The next day a box turns up at his house, and out pops a full-spec Dad-o-matic! This dad is cool, asks Philipp what he wants – and only costs, ahem, €12,000! Oops. No problem, Philipp thinks, he won’t have to pay if he sends it back within two weeks. That’s long enough to at least try out the Dad-o-matic, right? Unfortunately, this machine turns out to be a parenting robot and software-loving tyrant. Philipp realises that getting rid of a machine bent on doing whatever it wants isn’t so easy after all …

Cheerfull and true-to-life adventure around a Wish-Dad

Peter Jacobi

Peter Jacobi

Peter Jacobi was born in 1951 in Thuringia. He is an author, book seller and musician. He publishes novels and plays for radio and theater. Since 1981 he lives as a fulltime author in Munich.

 

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