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Transmission
by Hari Kunzru

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Edition: Hardcover
Publisher: Dutton Adult (2006-05-17)
ISBN-10/ISBN-13: 0525947604 / 9780525947608
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 818728

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“With this second novel (after The Impressionist, a wildly inventive gallop through the raj with a shape-shifting British-Indian hero), the entertaining Mr. Kunzru makes it even clearer that he has a flair for culture clash and metamorphosis. (...) If Transmission, starts out with an eye for literate social satire that suggests Martin Amis or Zadie Smith, it winds up in a Chuck Palahniuk paranoid daydream of systematic unraveling. (...) Good-humored even when it overheats into a conspiracy-theory finale, Transmission potently reaffirms this author's initial promise.”

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“A fast-paced up-to-date British novel whose protagonist, a shy young computer programmer in India, moves to America, where he finds the demand for his services far less than he had supposed; thwarted at work (and in love also), he launches a killer computer virus in the hope of becoming a hero by ultimately stopping it. Rotten idea.”

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Lonely, naïve, and insecure, Indian computer programmer Arjun finds life and security destroyed when he is fired and, in order to keep his job and the woman he loves, unleashes a mischievous and destructive virus that wreaks havoc on computers around the globe. By the author of The Impressionist. 40,000 first printing.


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