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- KurzbeschreibungNATIONAL BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VULTURE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - A monumental, uproarious, and exuberant novel about the search-for love, truth, and the meaning of Life With The Internet.<br>"More impressive than all but a few novels published so far this decade . . . a wheeling meditation on the wired life, on privacy, on what being human in the age of binary code might mean . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as a major American writer."- The New York Times <br>The enigmatic billionaire founder of Tetration, the world's most powerful tech company, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The mogul, known as Principal, brings Josh behind the digital veil, tracing the rise of Tetration, which started in the earliest days of the Internet by revolutionizing the search engine before venturing into smartphones, computers, and the surveillance of American citizens. Principal takes Josh on a mind-bending world tour from Palo Alto to Dubai and beyond, initiating him into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication.<br>Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, international thriller, family drama, sex comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the full range of modern experience both online and off. Embodying the Internet in its language, it finds the humanity underlying the virtual.<br>Featuring one of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the digital age, a triumph of a new generation of writers, and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do.<br>Please note that Book of Numbers uses a special pagination system inspired by binary notation: the part number precedes the page number, and is separated from it by a decimal point.<br>Praise for Book of Numbers <br>"The Great American Internet Novel is here. . . . Book of Numbers is a fascinating look at the dark heart of the Web. . . . A page-turner about life under the veil of digital surveillance . . . one of the best novels ever written about the Internet." - Rolling Stone <br>"A startlingly talented novelist . . . [His] deeply rewarding novel is about an online religion gone wrong-and its importance lies in the fact that nearly all of us in the modernized world are members of that faith, whether we know it or not." - The Wall Street Journal <br>"Remarkable . . . dazzling . . . Cohen's literary gifts . . . suggest that something is possible, that something still might be done to safeguard whatever it is that makes us human
- AutorJoshua Cohen
- VerlagRandom House LCC US
- Seiten592 Seiten
- Gewicht436 g
- Leseprobe8/27? 28? two days before end of Ramadan<br>If you're reading this on a screen, fuck off. I'll only talk if I'm gripped with both hands.<br>Paper of pulp, covers of board and cloth, the thread from threadstuff or-what are bindings made of? hair and plant fibers, glue from boiled horsehooves?<br>The paperback was compromise enough. And that's what I've become: paper spine, paper limbs, brain of cheapo crumpled paper, the final type that publishers used before surrendering to the touch displays, that bad thin four-times-deinked recycled crap, 100% acidfree postconsumer waste.<br>I have very few books with me here-Hitler's Secretary: A Firsthand Account, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, whatever was on the sales table at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, and in the langues anglais section of the FNAC on the Rue de Rennes-books I'm using as models, paragons of what to avoid.<br>I'm writing a memoir, of course-half bio, half autobio, it feels-I'm writing the memoir of a man not me.<br>It begins in a resort, a suite.<br>I'm holed up here, blackout shades downed, drowned in loud media, all to keep from having to deal with yet another country outside the window.<br>If I'd kept the eyemask and earplugs from the jet, I wouldn't even have to describe this, there's nothing worse than description: hotel room prose. No, characterization is worse. No, dialogue is. Suffice it to say that these pillows are each the size of the bed I used to share in NY. Anyway this isn't quite a hotel. It's a cemetery for people both deceased and on vacation, who still check in daily with work.<br>As for yours truly, I've been sitting with my laptop atop a pillow on my lap to keep those wireless hotspot waveparticles from reaching my genitals and frying my sperm, searching up-with my employer's technology-myself, and Rach.<br>My wife, my ex, my "x2b."<br>\\<br>Living by the check, by the log-living remotely, capitalhopping, skipping borders, jumping timezones, yet always with that equatorial chain of blinking beeping messages to maintain, what Principal calls "the conversation"-it gets lonely.<br>For the both of us.<br>Making tours of the local offices, or just of overpriced museums to live in. Claridge's, Hôtel de Crillon. Meeting with British staff to discuss removing the UK Only option from the homepage. Meeting French staff to discuss the .Fr launch of Autotet. Granting angel audiences to the CEOs of Yalp and Ilinx. Being pitched, but not catching, a new parkour exergame and a betting app for fantasy rugby.<br>This was micromanaging, microminimanaging. Nondelegation, demotion (voluntary), absorption of duties (insourcing), dirtytasking. All of them at once. In the lexicon of the prevailing techsperanto
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