I’m looking forward to reviewing Kian Kaul’s novel Stockholm in the new year (if there is one, that is). The author describes it as “dystopian comedy,” which is something I haven’t come across as yet. And his website, I have to say, is kind of amazing. (Click below)
Accidental Fame. Mistrust. Jealousy. Power Politics. The Struggle For Cultural Domination… Who Says The New World Order Can’t Be The Time Of Your Life?
Here’s the book trailer and synopsis:
A struggling and not-so-young advertising creative, Anakin Carver meets Natasha von Ottmann, an up and coming actress working on his new campaign, and accidentally makes her famous. Now romantically involved with a celebrity, Carver finds himself connected into the landscape of popular media and entertainment; a labyrinth of mistrust, petty politics and desperate grasps for power. As he becomes instrumental in the struggle for cultural dominance, Natasha must choose between fame and idealism.
Written in an exciting new format of thirteen “episodes”, rather than traditional chapters, STOCKHOLM is designed to be enjoyed like a full season of a cable television series. Each episode satirizes our culture’s obsessions with social connection, class conflict, the evolving role of celebrity, the reaches of government and how one man’s choices can either help enlighten or destroy our way of life.
The character names may be a little outrageous, but even so… I really hope the world doesn’t end before I can read this book.
You, of course, can snag it right here for $2.99 as an ebook on Amazon.