Silver Screen had potential to be a much better story than it was. Justina Robson's writing style has an easiness to it that is engaging, and yet it wasn't enough to keep the story flowing. As it was, the storyline often felt slapped together and was sometimes difficult to follow. Towards the end, a religious cult led by Roy and Jane's father becomes important and yet I never really understood what its purpose was, beyond that of a plot device. The characterization was at times inconsistent and Anjuli never read real to me.
Silver Screen by Justina Robson is a mediocre read. With its disjointed plot and spotty characterization I was disappointed. I did, however, like her style of writing and would be interested in reading other novels from this author. Overall, I'd suggest you pass on this one. If you're interested in a novel about AIs, take a look at Hammerjack by Marc D Giller and Spin State by Chris Moriarity.
Silver Screen by Justina Robson
Published by Pyr
Silver Screen is available at Amazon.com
Pyr Publishing provided me with a free review copy of Silver Screen