Nine Inch Bride: ConundrumAnonym
"There's an intelligent and chatty familiarity with the inner workings of the financial community, the military-corporate complex, politics, and terrorism - with 'inside' glimpses of the hidden machinations behind them all."
"Begins with a riot of imaginative storytelling where non-fiction thought leaders leave off ? Noam Chomsky & Chris Hedges come to mind."
"...masterful... something in the manner of Faulkner's early novels and James Joyce's later ones."
In this timely and hard-hitting political fiction we meet Ken, a young Wall Street analyst thrown out of work in a major market crash, facing financial and emotional ruin in Empire City, the private corporation Manhattan has become some decades in the future. As high strung Ken spirals down, battling and succumbing to desperation and despair, he is rescued by a uniquely talented young woman with a dedicated revolutionary agenda. Together they form a most extraordinary partnership in a mission to change the world.
Sahar, or Sa for short, is the individual's individual in many ways, with talents that enable her to spy on the machinations of the world's richest and most powerful. Living wild and free on a wilderness estate has transformed her into a fiercely independent athlete and warrior, while the Net, a future amalgam of current technologies, has made her a sophisticated seductress and dissembler, living virtual lives online in the wider world.
Written mostly in the form of riotous dialogue among a highly unusual cast of characters, this is the wry, symbolic tale of a consummate revolutionary bent on co-opting Wall Street to transform the world. The present and future, real and unreal fuel a seriously entertaining bonfire of corporate political culture in America.
"My feeling on the last page was: Wow, everyone should have to read this!"
Genres: science fiction
Total ratings: 1