By Joshua Cohen
"More awesome than all yet a number of novels released up to now this decade . . . a wheeling meditation at the stressed out existence, on privateness, on what being human within the age of binary code may perhaps suggest . . . [Joshua] Cohen, all of thirty-four, emerges as a tremendous American writer."--The long island Times
A huge, uproarious, and exuberant novel in regards to the search--for love, fact, and the which means of lifestyles With The Internet.
The enigmatic billionaire founding father of Tetration, the world's strongest tech corporation, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The multi-millionaire, referred to as vital, brings Josh at the back of the electronic veil, tracing the increase of Tetration, which all started within the earliest days of the web via revolutionizing the hunt engine earlier than venturing into smartphones, desktops, and the surveillance of americans. critical takes Josh on a mind-bending global travel from Palo Alto to Dubai and past, beginning him into the key pretext of the autobiography venture and the life-or-death stakes that encompass its publication.
Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, overseas mystery, kinfolk drama, intercourse comedy, and biblical allegory, Book of Numbers renders the total variety of contemporary event either on-line and stale. Embodying the web in its language, it reveals the humanity underlying the virtual.
that includes essentially the most unforgettable characters in modern fiction, Book of Numbers is an epic of the electronic age, a triumph of a brand new iteration of writers, and a type of infrequent books that renew the assumption of what a singular can do.
Please observe that Book of Numbers makes use of a unique pagination procedure encouraged via binary notation: the half quantity precedes the web page quantity, and is separated from it by way of a decimal point.
Praise for Book of Numbers
"The nice American net Novel is the following. . . . Book of Numbers is an interesting examine the darkish center of the net . . . a web page turner approximately existence less than the veil of electronic surveillance . . . the most effective novels ever written concerning the Internet."--Rolling Stone
"A highly bold novel set within the high-tech global of now. it's a verbal high-wire act, bold in its tones and textures: smart, poetic, fast-moving, deeply playful, jam-packed with jokes, savvy approximately machines, clever approximately humans, incredible and engrossing."--Colm Tóibín, The mum or dad (U.K.)
"Like Pynchon and Wallace, Cohen can write with tireless virtuosity approximately totally every thing. . . . If John Henry goes to compete with the steam engine, he wishes a nearly superhuman strength and intelligence of his own--and if any author has it, it truly is Joshua Cohen."--Tablet
"A startlingly proficient novelist . . . [His] deeply profitable novel is ready a web faith long gone wrong--and its value lies within the undeniable fact that the majority of us within the modernized international are individuals of that religion, even if we all know it or not."--The Wall highway Journal
"A digital-age Ulysses."--The manhattan occasions booklet Review
"The subsequent candidate for the good American Novel . . . David Foster Wallace--level audacious."--Details
"A outstanding book."--The Boston Globe
"Frequently hilarious excessive satire of our electronic international . . . a publication after William Gaddis's middle that might be round good after so much summer time reads were recycled (or deleted)."--New York
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The queen reclined in the window––other ladies sat by her. Now see, there Hiuteger was halting, too, in the very place where fame had befallen him before. When he saw this knight come galloping towards him, he thought: ‘When or how did this Frenchman come to this land? Who sent this haughty fellow here? ’ Though their chargers were not slow to prance they both drove them on with spurs, from the gallop into the full tilt. They showed knightly courage, neither denying the other the joust. The splinters ﬂew high into the air from bold Hiuteger’s spear, but his defence felled him on the grass behind his charger.