- Data prevista: 25/05/2021
- R$ 12,90
Descrição da editora
The blockbuster debut adult thriller from New York Times bestseller David Yoon.
Three friends. One broken world. And a quest to save it.
‘A high-speed, edge of your seat adventure with stakes higher than you can measure’ Sylvain Neuvel, author of SLEEPING GIANTS
Sometimes you have to break the world in order to fix it…
Max is fortunate enough to be employed by Wren, the world’s most powerful social media company. He works in a sprawling campus made of glass on a project so secret he can tell no one about it.
But one day he discovers something sinister going on beneath the surface of the company. A terrible secret that makes him rethink not only his work but also the true consequences of modern technology.
When Maxi is fired from Wren for asking the wrong questions, he joins up with his two best friends to form Version Zero, a top-secret group with a simple goal: break the internet and build something better and kinder in its place…
‘A high-speed, edge of your seat adventure with stakes higher than you can measure, told in David Yoon’s unique and singularly engaging prose. VERSION ZERO is an addictive, brain-hacking exploration of the tech-run world we live in, and a rollercoaster so fast it will blow your hair off’ Sylvain Neuvel, author of SLEEPING GIANTS
‘VERSION ZERO is fast and fun, but more importantly, it’s an incisive, thoughtful takedown of Big Tech, our own social media consumption, and ultimately, may just serve as a call to arms’ Rob Hart, author of THE WAREHOUSE
‘David Yoon’s adult debut Version Zero is the Silicon Valley story of your nightmares’ Entertainment Weekly
‘A must-read: fast-paced and gripping but also beautifully written and nuanced with a fascinating premise that kept me desperate to read the next chapter… and the next…’ Louise Mumford
‘An unrelenting, diabolical story that will shock and entertain while also revealing the toxicity of the internet as we know it. Yoon tackles heavy issues such as racism, sexism, bullying, and the complicity of the tech bros behind the popular apps that we use today with masterful depth. An exhilarating thriller, but also an unflinching, sometimes highly uncomfortable, study of how broken the internet and its users are. Couldn’t put it down!’ Jesse Sutanto
‘The novel is at its best when satirizing the high-tech business world and internet culture … fans of dystopian fiction will want to check this one out’ Publishers Weekly
Praise for David Yoon:
‘I loved, loved, LOVED this book, which miraculously manages to be a love story, a treatise on racism, a peek into adolescence, and a welcome to Korean-American culture, all at once’ Jodi Picoult
‘Extraordinary . . . a beautifully layered novel’ New York Times
‘Funny, profane and poignant’ Wall Street Journal
‘Fresh and nuanced’ Time
‘With echoes of John Green and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it’s poised to be the biggest YA debut of the year’ Entertainment Weekly
YA author Yoon (Super Fake Love Song) makes his adult debut with a clever if uneven near-future thriller. Max Portillo, a 26-year-old tech genius at Wren, "the world's largest social network," has a crisis of conscience after discovering that a new company project is designed to extract even more data from its billions of users that will be sold not just to advertisers but to intelligence agencies around the world. When Max starts writing a "vision statement" to bring Wren back on course, he's promptly fired and blackballed. He then joins forces with his best friend and former coworker, Akiko Hosokawa, to hack Wren. Max and Akiko's efforts attract the attention of a reclusive billionaire who has his own reasons for taking down Wren and the internet culture it personifies. The novel is at its best when satirizing the high-tech business world and internet culture, but loses steam when it shifts into high-octane thriller mode. And the insights into the Faustian bargain between social media users and data harvesters aren't particularly surprising. Still, fans of dystopian fiction will want to check this one out. \n