The novel has a pretty fun concept, basically the French Revolution but with magic. And that rights include the rights of commoners to wield their magic (parallel with voting rights see?) And we see the action from three points: Robespierre in France, Pitt and Wilberforce in London, and Toussaint (again through the eyes of Fina, who is a slave who escapes Jamaica).
This is such a great book, even though the subject matter is so tough. What I love about Kat’s writing is that it is effortless, and also very funny, even when the subject matter is about cancer.
The book’s plot is roughly that Harrow, the now Lyctor, has problems. For one, she seems to exist in a parallel reality where Gideon was not her cavalier.
The first thing I appreciated was that even though it takes place in The Terror of Revolutionary France, the details that build the universe are all very personal to the characters.
ecause Internet looks at internet language and culture, from a linguistic perspective. Which seems a bit stuffy, but is in fact, really very interesting. I liked how lots of the way we think about language and the internet fit in neatly with linguistic theory.
We follow a group of bandits, who inadvertently get hijacked by a nun, Guet Imm. It is a fairly straight forward plot – going to delivery some good – with somethings going awry in the process.
Essentially, Hannah Fry takes us through where algorithms already exist and how they are currently affecting our lives. She takes on a ride through areas like crime, policing, cars, health and art, highlighting the benefits but also the risks.
Anyway, the story is about Noemí, a socialite who is interrupted in her life of socialising, to go visit her cousin. Catalina sent a strange letter to Noemí’s father, and he makes a deal with Noemí to allow her to pursue a master’s degree if he goes and finds out what is wrong.
The story centres on Lila Mae Watson, the first black, female elevator inspector in ‘the city’. She’s also an Intuitionist inspector, someone who intuits whether an elevators is working. But the last elevators she inspects suddenly has a catastrophic incident and she’s cut up in more than one intrigue.
In this book, Ezra Klein sets out his analysis for why the US political system has become polarised. It’s well crafted and persuasive, using a raft of political, psychological and historical evidence to put weight behind his argument.