Red Pill by Hari Kunzru audiobook

Red Pill

By Hari Kunzru
Read by Hari Kunzru

Simon & Schuster Audio UK
8.73 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781471199639

‘The book I wish I’d written? Whatever Hari Kunzru is publishing next’ Aravind Adiga ‘Astonishing, absorbing, terrifying. Immensely good.’ Philip Pullman '‘Red Pill stands as a final blast of sanity against this new, deranged reality. It is a literary masterpiece for a barbaric new world rapidly running out of room for literary masterpieces.’ The Spectator '[A] deeply intelligent and artfully constructed novel.' Financial Times From the author of White Tears comes a breathtaking, state-of-the-world novel about one man’s struggle to defend his values and create a reality free from the shadows of the past.   ‘From now on when you see something, you’re seeing it because I want you to see it. When you think of something, it’ll be because I want you to think about it…’   And with those words, the obsession begins.   A writer has left his family in Brooklyn for a three month residency at the Deuter Centre in Berlin, hoping for undisturbed days devoted to artistic absorption.   When nothing goes according to plan, he finds himself holed up in his room watching Blue Lives, a violent cop show with a bleak and merciless worldview. One night at a party he meets Anton, the charismatic creator of the show, and strikes up a conversation.   It is a conversation that leads him on a journey into the heart of moral darkness. A conversation thatthreatens to destroy everything he holds most dear, including his own mind.   Red Pill is a novel about the alt-right, online culture, creativity, sanity and history. It tells the story of the 21st century through the prism of the centuries that preceded it, showing how the darkest chapters of our past haunt our present. More than anything, though, this is a novel about love and how it can endure in a world where everything else seems to have lost all meaning.     Praise for White Tears ‘Exquisitely attuned’ Washington Post ‘Electrifying, subversive and wildly original’ TheNew Yorker 'A book that everyone should be reading right now' TIME Magazine  ‘Haunting, doom-drenched, genuinely and viscerally disturbing...’ The Independent

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

NPR Best Book of the Year

An A.V. Club Pick of the Year

A Los Angeles Times Pick

‘The book I wish I’d written? Whatever Hari Kunzru is publishing next’ Aravind Adiga

‘Astonishing, absorbing, terrifying. Immensely good.’ Philip Pullman

'‘Red Pill stands as a final blast of sanity against this new, deranged reality. It is a literary masterpiece for a barbaric new world rapidly running out of room for literary masterpieces.’ The Spectator

'[A] deeply intelligent and artfully constructed novel.' Financial Times

From the author of White Tears comes a breathtaking, state-of-the-world novel about one man’s struggle to defend his values and create a reality free from the shadows of the past.
 
‘From now on when you see something, you’re seeing it because I want you to see it.
When you think of something, it’ll be because I want you to think about it…’
 
And with those words, the obsession begins.
 
A writer has left his family in Brooklyn for a three month residency at the Deuter Centre in Berlin, hoping for undisturbed days devoted to artistic absorption.
 
When nothing goes according to plan, he finds himself holed up in his room watching Blue Lives, a violent cop show with a bleak and merciless worldview. One night at a party he meets Anton, the charismatic creator of the show, and strikes up a conversation.
 
It is a conversation that leads him on a journey into the heart of moral darkness. A conversation thatthreatens to destroy everything he holds most dear, including his own mind.
 
Red Pill is a novel about the alt-right, online culture, creativity, sanity and history. It tells the story of the 21st century through the prism of the centuries that preceded it, showing how the darkest chapters of our past haunt our present. More than anything, though, this is a novel about love and how it can endure in a world where everything else seems to have lost all meaning.
 
 
Praise for White Tears
‘Exquisitely attuned’ Washington Post
‘Electrifying, subversive and wildly original’ TheNew Yorker
'A book that everyone should be reading right now' TIME Magazine
 ‘Haunting, doom-drenched, genuinely and viscerally disturbing...’ The Independent

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Read Hari Kunzru’s Red Pill to understand the madness of the past few years.” NPR
“Razor-sharp…An allegory about how well-meaning liberals have been blindsided by pseudo-intellectual bigots with substantial platforms, it’s bleak but compelling.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
A complex, challenging, and bold story about a world gone amok.” Booklist (starred review)
“Kunzru’s wonderfully weird novel traces a lineage from German Romanticism to National Socialism to the alt-right and is rich with insights on surveillance and power.” New York Times Book Review
“An absorbing parable of contemporary paranoia…Current events, he suggests, illustrate the madness of the world more effectively than any literary device.” Wall Street Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Hari Kunzru

Author Bio: Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru is the author of several novels that have been translated into twenty-one languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Guardian, New Yorker, Washington Post, Times of India, London Review, Wired, and New Statesman. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy in Berlin.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English