Satin Island

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Corporate Anthropologist searches for the meaning

Satin Island could be a good read for someone who enjoys books that challenge the way they think about modern society. The book is unique in the way it blends anthropology with corporate culture, and presents a fresh perspective on the world we live in. It would be a great recommendation for someone who's looking for a thought-provoking book that will stay with them long after they've finished reading it.

Satin Island

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ISBN: 9780099546993
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Authors: Tom McCarthy
Publisher: Vintage
Date of Publication: 2016-04-26
Format: Paperback
Goodreads rating: 3.23
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*Shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker prize**Shortlisted for the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize **‘A horrifyingly comic novel of ideas with its fingers jammed into the light-socket of the age’ Guardian**‘A Kafka for the Google Age’ Daily Telegraph*U. is a 'corporate anthropologist' who, while working on a giant, epoch-defining project no one really understands, is also tasked with writing the Great Report on our society. But instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions.Is there a secret logic holding all these images together? Once cracked, will it unlock the master-meaning of our era? Might it have something to do with the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not.
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