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Gnomon

Hugh Kenner

Gnomon

essays on contemporary literature

by Hugh Kenner

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Published by Astor-Honor in New York .
Written in English


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StatementHugh Kenner.
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Open LibraryOL19771520M

Gnomon of the New Testament, Volume 1 Johann Albrecht Bengel, Ernest Bengel, Johann Christian Friedrich Steudel Full view - Johann Albrecht Bengel Full view - In a near-future Britain, a distributed surveillance-democracy called The System knows everything you, and can even spy on your mind. It's a Panopticon country. But when state investigators then look into the head of a refusenik novelist named Diana Hunter, what they find there is not her life story but that of four other people, spread across thousands of years, all vibrantly real and each 4/5(9).

Define gnomon. gnomon synonyms, gnomon pronunciation, gnomon translation, English dictionary definition of gnomon. gnomon n. 1. An object, such as the style of a sundial, that projects a shadow used as an indicator. " Gnomon is a big, ambitious book that sometimes trips over its own bigness, but reads like some kind of game of literary. Random House presents the audiobook edition of Gnomon, written by Nick Harkaway, read by Ben Onwukwe. Near-future Britain is a state in which citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of 'transparency'. Every action is seen, every word is recorded and the System has access to thoughts and memories.

LATEST BOOK GNOMON. Near-future Britain is not just a nation under surveillance but one built on it: a radical experiment in personal transparency and ambient direct democracy. Every action is seen, every word is recorded.   A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Gnomon is an extraordinary novel, and one I can’t stop thinking about some weeks after I read it. It is deeply troubling, magnificently strange, and an exhilarating read.' Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station /5().


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A Best Science Fiction Book of --The GuardianFrom the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, comes a virtuosic new novel set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state, that is equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective Gnomon book, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle.

In the world of Gnomon, citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of /5(). Gnomon is, in many ways, the exact book I was hoping That he had settled on exactly one application for his formidable talents -- a boisterous but ultimately fluffy type of sci-fi adventure story -- and that he was never going to do something rawer, more messily human, something with goals beyond the efficient optimization of entertainment /5.

Gnomon, however, reads like the first draft of what might have been a tighter page book rather than a rambling pager.

Progress is routinely halted by sketchy Wikipedia-style exposition. Gnomon is a big, ambitious book that sometimes trips over its own bigness, but reads like some kind of Gnomon book of literary telephone played by Philip K. Dick, Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gibson. To call Gnomon a work of genius is not entirely a compliment.

Nick Harkaway’s epic, unwieldy, unpredictable new novel is outwardly brainy and pridefully digressive,&hellip. Gnomon is that rare thing, a book that cannot be accurately summarised or described.

It needs to be experienced. It needs to be experienced. And the experience, though it sometimes threatens to overwhelm, is always readable, absorbing, thought /5(). Gnomon is an incredible page novel.

The trouble, of course, is that it's actually about pages long. To be fair to the author, some of that is by intent - if a major theme of your text is information overload, then it makes some sense to overload the reader with a bunch of indecipherable--and irrelevant- 4/5.

In surveying, a gnomon is a set square used to mark right angles on a chart. “By extension,” writes the genre-hopping British novelist Harkaway (Tigerman,etc.), “it means something perpendicular to everything else, such as the upright part of a sundial.” It is different from its surroundings, and so is everything that police.

What would such an ambitious book look like. You know the answer already. Nick Harkaway's "Gnomon" opens in the not-too-distant future, when England is governed by the System. His first book, The Gone-Away World (), was a surreal, Phildicikian postapocalyptic jaunt.

Angelmaker () served up a Pynchonesque postmodern conspiracy tale. And Tigerman () riffed on superheroes, imperialism, and ecology in the manner of a team-up between Joseph Heller and Kurt Busiek.

Gnomon represents something of a departure Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. The information about Gnomon shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the.

Gnomon, in simple terms, is the story of one such Inspector investigating one such case. It falls to Mielikki Neith, “an enthusiastic proponent of both the System and the Witness,” to delve.

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Regarding Gnomon 12 January There’s a press release going out from my UK publisher, William Heinemann, about the new book, but I thought you might like to know a bit about it from my perspective.

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Gnomon: At first described by Hunter as an insertion into Hunter's narrative by Smith so that Smith could disrupt Hunter's narrative, we later learn that Gnomon was a fictional character created by Anne as part of her narratives. My guess is that Gnomon was intended to be kind of the character that would cause all her other narratives to converge.

Gnomon is brilliant and terrifying, full of pleasures big and small. Basically, everything I want in a book.” (Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe) “Beguiling, multilayered, sprawling novel that blends elements of Philip K.

Dick-tinged sci-fi, mystery, politics, and literary fiction in a most satisfying. Gnomon A Novel (Book): Harkaway, Nick: "From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet--equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle--set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state.

In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has. The parts of Gnomon I liked best were the bits about books, videogames and the future—because those are my things, my own personal passions.

But it's a big book, a digressive book, and it contains so much that it sometimes feels (like Diana Hunter's house is supposed to feel) like a museum of curiosities trapped between two covers and shaken 4/4(12).Gnomon definition is - an object that by the position or length of its shadow serves as an indicator especially of the hour of the day: such as.