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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Claudia's Brain is an introspective, philosophically inclined drama written by Jeff Baker. At the age of ten, David Miller and his father move to the sleepy town of Cumberland Gap, where he strikes up a burgeoning friendship with Claudia Verstand, a child prodigy with an innate ability to dissect nonsense and nail the truth. When a series of unfortunate events render Claudia an orphan, the Miller household embraces her with open arms and adopts her as one of their own. Exposed to the likes of Socrates and Plato at an early age, Claudia grows up to distinguish herself amongst her peers and develops into an independent woman with an unmatched intellectual prowess and unwavering resolve. She also evokes deep and lifelong admiration from David. But in the age of post-truth, where disinformation and propaganda reign supreme, can Claudia's brand of hillbilly Bohemianism work?
Claudia's Brain is a smartly written and compelling character study of human existentialism. Author Jeff Baker explores postmodernism with a highly critical lens and argues that the quest for truth should never be clouded by moral and societal constraints but rather be driven solely on the merit of reasoning and sound logic. Jeff Baker crafts a moving tale of a man head over heels in love with a woman of considerable intellectual prowess and fills it with some strikingly poignant meta-commentary. I loved the philosophical tangents of the narrative, and I agree with Baker's assessment that deconstruction of arguments is paramount in testing the veracity of truth. The characters are instantly likable, and the plot never lets your attention waver. I thoroughly enjoyed Claudia's Brain, and I highly recommend it.