Literature®

Literature®
Author
: Guillermo Stitch
Publisher
: Nineveh Editions
Pages
: 103
Category
: Fiction : SciFi
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"A tour de force." INTERZONE

"One of the cleverest stories I've read this year. It's whip-smart, well-paced, deeply satirical and dappled with just enough dark and light to keep the reader riveted."
ANNE CUNNINGHAM (IRISH INDEPENDENT, TIMES, UK SUNDAY TIMES)

"A beautifully rendered story, mixing the cynicism and moral ambiguity of classic noir fiction with startling flashes of humour and disarmingly tender moments."
E.O.HIGGINS, CONVERSATIONS WITH SPIRITS, UNBOUND/PENGUIN

"Brave New World meets 1984 in this Big Brother masterpiece."
KRISTI ELIZABETH, SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW

We don't know exactly when Literature® takes place and we don't know exactly where-all we know is that Philip Marlowe would fit right in.

But we don't get Marlowe. We get Billy Stringer, and Billy is on nobody's trail. He's the prey.

The story unfolds in the course of a single day, and it hasn't begun very well for Billy. He just messed up his first big assignment, he's definitely going to be late for work, his girlfriend won't get back to him and for reasons she has something to do with, he's dressed like a clown.

Also, he's pretty sure somebody's going to kill him today. But then that's an occupational hazard, when you're a terrorist.

He's a bit of a bookworm too, which wouldn't be a problem-or particularly interesting-except in Billy's world, fiction is banned. Reading it is what makes him an outlaw.

Why? Because people need to get to work...

It's fight or flight time for Billy, and he's made his choice. But he has to see Jane, even if it's for the last time-to explain it all to her, before she finds out what he has become. That means staying alive for a little while.

And the odds are against him...


"Literature® speaks to the industrialization of art and also to the link between alienation and radicalization in consumerist societies. Mainly, though, it speaks to our need for great stories. By providing one. There is heart here, and heartache. And, crucially, a chase scene. 
"For lovers of everything from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984 to Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip K Dick's Ubik and beyond." NINEVEH EDITIONS


"I was enraptured from the start. A beautifully balanced piece of writing. I love his style."
SIUN O'CONNOR, A RICH INHERITANCE, RTE

"This is satire in the grand tradition: Fahrenheit 451 but with better jokes."
JOHN PATRICK HIGGINS, EVERY DAY I WAKE UP HOPEFUL


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