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Saturday, January 6, 2007

Another good book

Posted By on Sat, Jan 6, 2007 at 10:29 AM

I'm supposed to be writing, but instead I'm procrastinating. Just finished Hari Kunzru's novel Transmission and wanted to say a few good words about it here.

I've been scanning some reviews, and they're mixed, but honestly, I loved this book. Couldn't put it down, in fact. It's about a hapless and pitiable Indian hacker who unleashes a devastating computer virus on the world. Also includes entertaining subplots that satirize marketers, celebrities and hipsters. I found it timely (though it came out in 2004) and entertaining. And funny. Anybody else read it?

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Cathy Resmer

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired... more

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