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A visionary novel about our interconnected world, about the collision of horror and humanity, from the Man Booker-shortlisted master of the spine-tingling tale.
They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Sierra Leone, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana. They're not pets, nor ghosts, nor robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in Berlin walk freely through the living room of someone in Sydney? How can someone in Bangkok have breakfast with your children in Buenos Aires, without you knowing? Especially when these people are completely anonymous, unknown, untraceable.
The characters in Samanta Schweblin's wildly imaginative new novel, Little Eyes, reveal the beauty of connection between far-flung souls but they also expose the ugly truth of our increasingly linked world. Trusting strangers can lead to unexpected love, playful encounters and marvellous adventures, but what if it can also pave the way for unimaginable terror? Schweblin has created a dark and complex world that is both familiar but also strangely unsettling, because it's our present and we're living it - we just don't know it yet.
“Embedded within this novel of international interconnectivity are questions of the exhibitionism and voyeurism tied up in our use of technology. Expect echoes of the Wachowskis' Sense8, except told with what has been characterized as Schweblin's 'neurotic unease'." (The Millions)
“Samanta Schweblin will injure you, however safe you may feel.” (Jesse Ball)
"Samanta Schweblin is one of the most promising voices in modern literature." (Mario Vargas Llosa)
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I loved this idea. Don't be put off if you're not a sci-fi fan - it's about completely inanimate gadgets that the author uses to let her illuminate human lives, loves, hates, needs and all the other human traits.
I did find a few times that my mind wandered and I lost some of the threads briefly but I know I'll enjoy listening a second time because I'm sure there will be aspects I've missed and also the characters are engaging in all the different ways you'd expect from my first sentence.
I may even perform my latest trick - get the paperback version, read it and then pass it to my grandsons. ( sadly there are no granddaughters)