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Number of page: 160
Author: Warren Ellis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374712631
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Category: Fiction

A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future—by an iconic visionary writerSome people call it

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  • A Google UserA 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 JeffreyChris 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.
  • SESchendSESchend
    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.
  • wrevanswrevans
    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.
  • ElizaJaneElizaJane
    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
  • ivan.fradeivan.frade
    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
  • JJbooklvrJJbooklvr
    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
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