Number of page: 160
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future—by an iconic visionary writerSome people call it
- A Google User
Normal Adam Dearden, the hero of this fascinating near-future thriller from Ellis (Gun Machine), is one of the people monitoring an intricate worldwide surveillance system as part of an effort to save the world from a looming cataclysm that could bring financial ruin. When Adam suffers a breakdown while attending a conference in Rotterdam, he’s taken to Normal Head, an asylum in Oregon. The next morning
- Chris Jeffrey
Anything but normal As always, Mr. Ellis is going to take us on a incredible literary journey. Get ready for a hell of a ride and make sure your wearing a helmet.
LibraryThing Review Wow. If you’re wondering about better ways to think about the future and not just “when do I get a jet pack?”, then this book will mess with your head. In a good way.
LibraryThing Review Enjoyed the ideas and writing. Would make a great part I of a full novel. Loved the dark humor and characters and foreboding undercurrent of modern tech surveillance.
LibraryThing Review A good idea that doesn’t totally pan out. Set in the not-too-distant future, our main characters are housed in a communal “funny farm” where they are treated to become functional at working, though
LibraryThing Review The figure of “loonies in the funny farm” to criticize society is not new. Here it is updated to the modern times, talking about surveillance, privacy and corporations. I say “talking” and not
LibraryThing Review This book takes the famous quote from Nietzsche “And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you” and takes it in a different direction. One that is disturbing and will leave you
Crooked Little Vein: A Novel
Burned out private dick Michael McGill needs to jump start his career What he gets instead is a cattle prod to the crotch The president s heroin addicted chief of staff wants McGill to find the Constitution the real one the Founding Fathers secretly devised for the time of gravest crisis And with God civility and Mom s homemade apple pie already dead or dying that time is now But McGill has a talent for stumbling into every imaginable depravity and this case is driving him even deeper into America s darkest dankest underbelly toward obscenities that boggle even his mind
Iron Man: Extremis
It s the beginning of a new era for Iron Man Renowned scribe Warren Ellis joins forces with acclaimed illustrator Adi Granov to redefine the armored avenger s world for the 21st century a landscape of terrifying new technologies that threaten to overwhelm fragile mankind What is Extremis who has unleashed it and what does its emergence portend for the world Collects Iron Man 2005 1 6