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.News: I Hate The Internet

“The internet was a wonderful invention. It was a computer network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.”

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The new novel “I Hate The Internet” by Jarett Kobek will be published on the 3rd of November 2016 with the author’s note to the UK edition. The book is a hilarious but above all furious satire of the Internet Age, and an indictment of intolerable and unregulated capitalism. Jarett Kobak is a Turkish-American writer living in California. “I Hate The Internet” is his first full-length novel and it is being published in six languages around the world.

Novelist Jonathan Lethem describes Kobek’s writing as the following: “Could we have an American Houellebecq? Jarret Kobek might come close, in the fervour of his assault on sacred cows of our own secretly- Victorian era, even if some of his implicit politics may be the exact reverse of the Frenchman’s. I just got an early copy of his newest “I Hate The Internet” and devoured it- he’s as riotous as Houellebecq, and you don’t need a translator, only fireproof gloves for turning the pages.”
Additionally, the novelist Dodie Bellamy describes “I Hate The Internet” as “a riproaring, biting, form-follows-function burlesque of the digital age” and the Irish Times praised it as “an anti-novel about why San Francisco, most beautiful of American cities, has become so awful… tremendous fun, inventive, smart.”

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