Thursday, August 2, 2012

From The Review Pile (13)

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday. The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review. (or any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I am showcasing The Islands by Carlos Gamerro, which I received from the publicist

Buenos Aires, 1992. Hacker Felipe Felix is summoned to the vertiginous twin towers of magnate Fausto Tamerlan and charged with finding the witnesses to a very public crime. Rejecting the mission is not an option. After a decade spent immersed in drugs and virtual realities, trying to forget the freezing trench in which he passed the Falklands War, Felix is forced to confront the city around him - and realises to his shock that the war never really ended. 

A detective novel, a cyber-thriller, an inner-city road trip and a war memoir, The Islands is a hilarious, devastating and dizzyingly surreal account of a history that remains all too raw.

Paperback: 545
Publisher:  And Other Stories/2012
ISBN-10:  1908276088
ISBN-13:  978-1908276087

3 comments:

starryeyedjen said...

Wow, that sounds like quite a story! Hackers and war...not my usual reading topics, but I did enjoy Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, so I might give this one a try one day. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri Phennicie said...

This is a good story line! Hope you read it :)

Check out mine: http://fiktishuhs.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-me-off-shelf-shimmerspell.html

kimbacaffeinate said...

This is totally new to me, but I am intrigued! Thanks for sharing