Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Transmission

by Hari Kunzru

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Transmission

Recent winner of the book industry’s Writer of the Year award, (which we call Nibbies like the film industry’s Oscars) and selected by Granta as one of the Best of British novelists.  This, his second book, is outstanding in plot, language and ideas, an absolute must for lovers of beautiful writing.  Seek out his first, The Impressionist, too.

Comparison: Julian Barnes, Jim Crace, Kazuo Ishiguro.

Similar this month: Kate Atkinson, Jonathan Coe.

Sarah Broadhurst

Transmission Synopsis

There's a message in your inbox. Then, a few moments later, your computer crashes. Leela Zahir, Bollywood actress and temperamental star, is being catapulted from the fringes of fame into a million inboxes. Arjun Mehta, computer geek, looks up from his screen to find that he does, after all, have a role to play in the world. Guy Swift, marketing executive with his own agency, a beautiful girlfriend and a handle on modern life, is losing his grip. In this age of instant worldwide communication, anything can happen and anything will ...

Hari Kunzru's new novel is a heady mix of London, Bollywood and Silicon Valley. Taking in three continents and following the lives of Guy, Arjun and Leela as they make their way in the real world, Transmission is a brilliant and funny take on life at the click of a mouse.

 

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Noise of Time
The Buried Giant
Levels of Life
Harvest

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141008295
Publication date: 30/06/2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141008295
Publication date: 30th June 2005
Author: Hari Kunzru
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Hari Kunzru

Hari Kunzru was born in 1969 and lives in south-east London. He was an associate editor at Wired and was named the Observer Young Travel Writer of the Year in 1999. He is a contributing editor of Mute magazine and music editor at Wallpaper. The Impressionist is his first novel.

More About Hari Kunzru

Share this book