Novosti iz sveta knjiga...

Novosti iz sveta knjiga...

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #300 on: August 19, 2019, 09:53:55 AM »

Da, izgleda veoma interesantno. Ako si uspela da do sada to nekako nabaviš, seti se mene…  ;)

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #301 on: August 19, 2019, 09:54:33 AM »


The acclaimed author of The Underground Railroad (2016) follows up with a leaner, meaner saga of Deep South captivity set in the mid-20th century and fraught with horrors more chilling for being based on true-life atrocities.

Elwood Curtis is a law-abiding, teenage paragon of rectitude, an avid reader of encyclopedias and after-school worker diligently overcoming hardships that come from being abandoned by his parents and growing up black and poor in segregated Tallahassee, Florida. It’s the early 1960s, and Elwood can feel changes coming every time he listens to an LP of his hero Martin Luther King Jr. sermonizing about breaking down racial barriers. But while hitchhiking to his first day of classes at a nearby black college, Elwood accepts a ride in what turns out to be a stolen car and is sentenced to the Nickel Academy, a juvenile reformatory that looks somewhat like the campus he’d almost attended but turns out to be a monstrously racist institution whose students, white and black alike, are brutally beaten, sexually abused, and used by the school’s two-faced officials to steal food and supplies. At first, Elwood thinks he can work his way past the arbitrary punishments and sadistic treatment (“I am stuck here, but I’ll make the best of it…and I’ll make it brief”). He befriends another black inmate, a street-wise kid he knows only as Turner, who has a different take on withstanding Nickel: “The key to in here is the same as surviving out there—you got to see how people act, and then you got to figure out how to get around them like an obstacle course.” And if you defy them, Turner warns, you’ll get taken “out back” and are never seen or heard from again. Both Elwood’s idealism and Turner’s cynicism entwine into an alliance that compels drastic action—and a shared destiny. Inspired by disclosures of a real-life Florida reform school’s long-standing corruption and abusive practices, Whitehead’s novel displays its author’s facility with violent imagery and his skill at weaving narrative strands into an ingenious, if disquieting whole.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #302 on: August 19, 2019, 10:04:12 AM »


Hart (Take Out, 2019, etc.) is best known for his private eye novels about Ash McKenna and a novella co-written with James Patterson (Scott Free, 2017), but he’s tapped a real vein of the zeitgeist with this stand-alone thriller about the future of work that reads like a combination of Dave Eggers’ tech nightmare, The Circle (2013), the public’s basic impression of an Amazon fulfillment center, and Parzival’s infiltration of IOI in Ready Player One (2011). In the near future, following a series of mass murders at retail outlets, traditional commerce is dead. Every need has been ported over to Cloud, a worldwide fulfillment facility where anyone who wants to survive works—those who don't either give in eventually or are a customer—in something of a feudal society where algorithms decide your role. Cloud is the brainchild of Gibson Wells, a mad genius who is dying of pancreatic cancer but whose role in the story is assured by his broadcasts to his millions of employees. Our two leads are Paxton, a former prison guard whose entrepreneurial invention was co-opted by Cloud and who has reluctantly taken a security job with his enemy’s empire, and Zinnia, a secretive operative with deadly skills whose role on the product-picking floor is only a means to an end. While touching on income inequality, drug addiction, and corporate espionage, Hart creates a compelling and intriguing thriller that holds up a black mirror to our own frightening state of affairs. Hart dedicates the book to a real victim, Maria Fernandes, who worked part time at three different jobs and accidentally suffocated on gas fumes while sleeping in her car in 2014. That’s a profound inspiration, and Hart has written a hell of a prosecution of modern commerce and the nature of work, all contained in the matrix of a Cory Doctorow–esque postmodern thriller that might not turn out the way you hoped.

Part video game, part Sinclair Lewis, part Michael Crichton; it adds up to a terrific puzzle.


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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #303 on: August 19, 2019, 10:19:11 AM »


In this science fiction thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, automated cars are in common use and no cause for any concern. Until one day, when eight people—including an illegal immigrant, a faded TV star, a pregnant woman, and a wife fleeing her abusive husband—find themselves locked inside their cars, their predetermined destination changed, and a voice telling them they are going to die. Their ensuing panic is broadcast to the world from cameras hidden in their cars. Used as a (if you'll pardon the expression) vehicle to examine the effects of social media and mob mentality, this taut thriller is being described as "an episode of Black Mirror meets Agatha Christie by way of Speed."

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #304 on: August 19, 2019, 10:22:11 AM »


Newman's Drachenfels (written in 1989 under than pseudonym Jack Yeovil and newly reissued under the Warhammer Horror imprint) is a vampire story that the author himself in a recent video additionally characterizes as a backstage murder mystery. The story imagines a world twenty years after a malevolent force is defeated. It's set in a haunted castle, the location for a theatrical group's production of that great evil's demise. The castle is the fortress of Drachenfels, the very site where he was killed. But even after twenty years, evil remains. Newman's story is about what happens to heroes who are still holding onto the past while it cleverly puts unconventional heroes in an intriguing locked room mystery.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #305 on: August 19, 2019, 10:23:51 AM »


Recursion by Blake Crouch

Wayward Pines and Dark Matter author Crouch has a knack for accessible science fiction—that is, he writes stories that even casual readers of sf will enjoy. The same is true of Recursion. Here, a groundbreaking new technology—one that allows people to relive every detail of their past—is abused, thus causing a new affliction called False Memory Syndrome, in which its victims are driven mad with memories of lives they've never lived. Recursion is a fast-paced thriller with a cool science fictional premise that anyone can enjoy.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #306 on: August 19, 2019, 10:25:27 AM »




Swanwick's third fantasy (The Dragons of Babel, 2008, etc.) set in an industrialized Faerie bristling with weird entities.

Curious readers will learn that this is just one of many worlds (Aerth, or Earth, is another) that are "different energy states of the same place...the surfaces of an n-dimensional tesseract." Now you know. Caitlin Sans Merci serves in Her Absent Majesty's Dragon Corps as the pilot of a malevolent iron dragon, 7708. The Corps' purpose is to steal children's souls from Aerth so they can be embedded in soulless high elf bodies; Cat herself is one such. As her story opens, she returns from a raid discovering that somehow she's acquired a secret stowaway in her cranium, the mysterious Helen V. from Aerth. Soon, Cat's half brother, Fingolfinrhod, a full-blooded elf, will inherit House Sans Merci from their dying father. Fingolfinrhod, appalled at the prospect, instead vanishes (after warning Cat of a conspiracy against her) into what Cat will later learn is the city Ys, drowned long ago beneath the waves. Cat, framed by her superiors and betrayed by 7708, flees, determined to clear her name and reclaim her position. The scintillating narrative, sprinkled with black humor, bulges with symbols and allusions to topics in science, alchemy, magic, folklore, mythology, fantasy/science fiction, and literature. Remarkably, all the major and most of the minor characters are female, not to mention an alluringly innocent protagonist. A few signs warn that Swanwick's extraordinary inventiveness may be running down, with recycled characters and scenarios and too-frequent passages where descriptions lapse into itemized recitations, like laundry lists. Still, these are minor blemishes in what is primarily another bravura performance, with a surprise ending that, after a moment's reflection, isn't so surprising after all.

Discworld meets Faust. They do not like each other. Philip Pullman picks up the pieces.

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Re: Novosti iz sveta knjiga...
« Reply #307 on: August 21, 2019, 06:44:06 PM »

Da, izgleda veoma interesantno. Ako si uspela da do sada to nekako nabaviš, seti se mene…  ;)

Nije to još gotovo, koliko znam.