Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Sound of the Future

Noise is Hari Kunzru's quirky collection of short stories, published in the penguin 70's series and a real steal at RM9.99. (You should find it quite easily in the bookshops.)

Written earlier than his novels, the stories are still humourous ... yet surprisingly dark as they the interface between humanity and machine in an increasingly wired world.

Kunzru has posted some stories on his website. Check out these:

In Bodywork, the narrator takes on a DIY project - component by component rebuilding himself as a machine while his wife rots away in the bedroom.

Deus Ex-Machina - a gentler tale about a Guardian Angel (for want of a better term to define himself!) who tinkers with computers to save the life of the girl when she makes a suicide attempt.

6 comments:

The Visitor said...

the day Hari Kunzru visits Malaysia shall be dubbed Kunzru Day, which, translated into Bahasa, would be "Hari Kunzru".

thank you and good afternoon.

Jordan said...

I'd never read anything of his, but after just reading Deus Ex Machina, I'm a fan. Great stuff!

bibliobibuli said...

yeah okay visitor - we'll make it an annual event

jordan - glad! :-D

acid burn said...

I've read Noise and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to get home and buy The Impressionist. Have asked my mom to keep that article on him from The Star so that I can get the 20% off. Pity I won't be in Msia to meet him... sigh..

=] (now know as acid burn)

Sham said...

I can't wait to go pick up my copies of Noise and Transmission after work today - slurp!

bibliobibuli said...

acid burn? - sounds like indigestion! but if you insist ...