!!> Reading ➶ Zed ➮ Author Joanna Kavenna – Submitalink.info

!!> Reading ➶ Zed  ➮ Author Joanna Kavenna – Submitalink.info BOOKS Zed Joanna Kavenna Thomashillier.co.uk From The Winner Of The Orange Award For New Writing Comes A Blistering, Satirical Novel About Life Under A Global Media And Tech Corporation That Knows Exactly What We Think, What We Want, And What We Do Before We Do One Corporation Has Made A Perfect World Based On A Perfect Algorithm Now What To Do With All These Messy People Lionel Bigman Is Dead Murdered By A Robot Guy Matthias, The Philandering Founder And CEO Of The Mega Corporation Beetle, Insists It Was Human Error But Was It Either The Predictive Algorithms Of Beetle S Supposedly Omniscient Lifechain Don T Work, Or, They Ve Been Hacked Both Scenarios Are Impossible To Imagine And Signal The End Of Beetle S Technotopia And Life As We Know It Dazzlingly Original And Darkly Comic, Zed Asks Profound Questions About Who We Are, What We Owe To One Another, And What Makes Us Human It Describes Our Moment The Ugliness And The Beauty Perfectly Kavenna Is A Prophet Who Has Seen Deeply Into The Present And Thrown Back Her Head And Laughed.

8 thoughts on “Zed

  1. Hugh Hugh says:

    Joanna Kavenna is becoming one of my favourite writers her four previous novels Inglorious, The Birth of Love, Come to the Edge and A Field Guide to Reality are all intelligent and interesting in different ways, and her writing is often very funny I must admit that I was a little nervous when I heard that her latest book was a dystopian fiction set in the near future, as this genre is not normally one that appeals

  2. Blair Blair says:

    3.5, maybe It s difficult to rate this It reminded me most of my experience with Joshua Cohen s Book of Numbers a book I hated at first, and continued to find frustrating throughout, but ended up loving, and now regard as one of the greatest novels the 21st century has yet produced There are also superficial similarities in the books plots, for example chunks of the story being focused on a powerful tech mogul I m not sure

  3. Adam Adam says:

    Joanna Kavenna s Zed is a pitch dark comedy about an Orwellian future where Big Brother is not only watching but controls every aspect of society Imagine if Google merged with the NSA, CIA, , Facebook, and Apple, as well as owned almost every media channel and newspaper in the country This is Beetle Everything is constantly filmed, everyone is forced to wear a smartwatch that kept telling you what to do, your refrigerator trie

  4. CJ CJ says:

    Dammit Tricked by cover porn Look at that cover, it is gorgeous It has a very intriguing premise, but was let down by the execution It reads like an early draft A few rounds of revising and editing could elevate this story into a masterpiece I did read an early copy so hopefully some of the issues I had with it were resolved before release.It is a satirical look at determinism vs free will in the digital age and tech giants profiting from the

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