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Zed by Joanna Kavenna Free download õ 0 From the winner of the Orange Award for New Writing comes a blistering satirical novel about life under a global media and tech corporation that knows exactly what we think what we want and what we do before we do One corporation has made a perfect world based on a perfect algorithm now what to do with all these messy people Lio. 35 maybe It s difficult to rate this It reminded me most of my experience with Joshua Cohen s Book of Numbers a book I hated at first and continued to find frustrating throughout but ended up loving and now regard as one of the greatest novels the 21st century has yet produced There are also superficial similarities in the books plots for example chunks of the story being focused on a powerful tech mogul I m not sure I can uite place Zed in the masterpiece category but it s far interesting than a middling star rating might suggestReading between the lines I think Zed must have been through some serious rewrites When first announced it focused on some of the same characters but was set in 1999 and titled Tomorrow it s since been significantly pushed back from its original release date of May 2018 Even now a week before publication there are noticeable differences between the blurb and the version I read For example two of the characters referenced in the current blurb the female PM and the hacker named Gogol are only mentioned a handful of times in the book I perhaps ought to add a disclaimer that what I m reviewing here may not be what appears in printWith all that out of the way the version I read is set in the nearish future Beetle an enormous corporation whose closest real world analogue is probably dominates technology employment and justice The main characters are its CEO Guy Matthias his right hand man Douglas Varley their Veeps virtual personal assistants who are sometimes embodied and sometimes not Eloise Jayne a senior anti terrorism officer and David Strachey a newspaper editor There s also a dissident who goes by many names but is most often known as Bel Ami The society these characters inhabit is founded on the idea that technology can reliably predict human behaviour The plot such as it is deals with what becomes of such a society when humans suddenly start being dangerously unpredictable This collapse is blamed on a factor known as Zed the term is a stand in for human decoherence It took me perhaps 80 pages to feel I d made any sort of connection with the narrative I was going to say that Zed is not an immediately engaging book but that s not strictly true it has entertaining details from the start The names of the Veeps never failed to raise a smile It s the plot that never uite seems to get going The whole story feels like a tug of war on one side there s a meandering philosophicalsatirical account of a bunch of lost lonely people and on the other the sense that someone s been trying their best to mould it into a plot driven tech thrillerThe result is certainly enjoyable yet somewhat muddled This is a book which has clear undercurrents of brilliance intellect and imagination than whole swathes of current fiction but is often sluggish and mildly unsatisfying as a wholeI received an advance review copy of Zed from the publisher through NetGalleyTinyLetter Twitter Instagram Tumblr

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Zed by Joanna Kavenna Free download õ 0 Nel Bigman is dead Murdered by a robot Guy Matthias the philandering founder and CEO of the mega corporation Beetle insists it was human error But was it Either the predictive algorithms of Beetle's supposedly omniscient 'lifechain' don't work or they've been hacked Both scenarios are impossible to imagine and signal the end of. This was a really frustrating book for me to read I think the theme and issues are important but there were several aspects of both the style and the plot that made it fall flatIn terms of the style this was a bad mix of scifi and literary fiction I love both genres so I was really excited for this and it didn t meet my expectations It was bad scifi way too many info dumps that led to an excess of telling an not showing and I found the style and characters abysmal At points it seemed allegorical and dreamy but she clearly wanted us to care about the characters And although she clearly wanted us to care about the characters they were all incredibly shallowly drawn and oddly prone to fall in love with the central trickster figure In terms of the plot I think the author was going for a modern 1984 where instead of Orwell s political techno fascistic dystopia she presented a softer corporate dystopia where people are nudged and influenced and governments are captured and tech manipulated to promote corporate goals Fair enough that s happening right now and she did a great job of showing what a horror that societyour society is although the comparison to China were a little too hit the reader over the head But the details were maddening She made good points about nudges and libertarian paternalism who gets to decide which way to nudge people but nudges don t nearly have the effect that she portrays them to have and that reduces the power of her clarion call Second I can t for the life of me understand why a tech company would want to take over police and justice functions from a government Why would GoogleFacebook want to be responsible for the liability of autonomous robots with guns and police power What s in it for them to take over criminal justice and put at risk their core businessesFinally and most annoying the central conceit of the book was that Zed puts a spanner in the works of Beetle s lifechain predictive models that are supposed to perfectly predict the future behaviors of all citizens And the techno gurus and data scientists are all astounded that their models have predictive error that people sometimes suddenly do random things Which is preposterous Measuring and understanding predictive error is core to building a model I can understand government and non data corporate officials not understand how models fail but portraying statisticians and data scientists as flummoxed by a model s error is just silly It s entirely possible I ve missed something major with her style but on the whole I wanted betterRead an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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Zed by Joanna Kavenna Free download õ 0 Beetle's technotopia and life as we know it Dazzlingly original and darkly comic Zed asks profound uestions about who we are what we owe to one another and what makes us human It describes our moment the ugliness and the beauty perfectly Kavenna is a prophet who has seen deeply into the present and thrown back her head and laugh. It started well a great concept and very witty I want to know what the ending is but I just don t want to read it any It seems to be going nowhere slowly


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    [Zed by Joanna Kavenna] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 35 maybe? It's difficult to rate this It reminded me most of my experience with Joshua Cohen's Book of Numbers a book I hated at first and continued to find frustrating throughout but ended up loving and now regard as one of the greatest novels the 21st century has yet produced There are also superficial similarities in the books' plots for example chunks of the story being focused on a powerful tech mogul I'm not sure I can ui

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    Joanna Kavenna ✓ 0 Download Read & download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Joanna Kavenna Review Zed by Joanna Kavenna Joanna Kavenna’s Zed is a pitch dark comedy about an Orwellian future where Big Brother is not only watching but controls every aspect of society Imagine if Google merged with the NSA CIA Facebook and Apple as well as owned almost every media channel and newspaper in the country This is Beetle Everything is constantly filmed everyone is forced to wear a smartwatch that kept telling you what to do your refrigerator tries to contr

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    [Zed by Joanna Kavenna] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Read & download Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Joanna Kavenna I reserved ‘Zed’ at the library when it was still on order so it retains that divine New Book Smell I was very excited to read it as Kavenna’s A Field Guide to Reality was unexpectedly wonderful and ‘Zed’ appeared to be a zeitgeist novel about surveillance capitalism And indeed that is what it is The contrast with A Field Guide to

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    [Zed by Joanna Kavenna] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I received a copy of this from Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for my open and honest reviewJoanna Kavenna’s highly unusual and unpredictable novel Zed is not what you expect Going into the story and looking at the gorgeous cover you would think that what you are in for is a deep science fiction story

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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Zed by Joanna Kavenna
  • Joanna Kavenna
  • en
  • 07 February 2020
  • 9780385545471