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The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe by D. G. Compton

The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe

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The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe by D. G. Compton
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Jul 05, 2016 | ISBN 9781590179710

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“Like his peers Philip K. Dick, Bernard Wolfe, and J.G. Ballard, D.G. Compton had a special capacity for sensing the encroachment of what has in fact become our present life. And, as with those writers at their best—and The Con­­­­tinuous Katherine Mortenhoe is Compton at his best —he found a way to embody his apprehensions with a sympathy and fascination and horror that puts the reader inside the skin of his characters, and inside the skin of the world.” —Jonathan Lethem

“Considering Katherine Mortenhoe was originally published in 1974, the book is eerily relevant in a world where we’ve surrendered so much of our personal information to tech giants like Facebook and Google. It also reads like something written today, which is impressive for something written yesterday about tomorrow.”–Kevin Nguyen, GQ

“Authenticity has always been a tricky concept, but in the era of social media, it’s downright weird. All the more striking, then, that one of the most cogent and damning critiques of its internet-age performance should be found in a novel published in 1974.” —Anna E. Clark, Los Angeles Review of Books

“For a novel focusing on death (and how we examine it), this is a deeply unsentimental look at life, which makes the emotional sting that its ending contains that much more powerful.” —Tobias Carroll,

“An eerie, prophetic vision of a not-too-distant future.”—Pasquale Iannone, Sight and Sound

“Compton has been one of Britain’s most original and consistent novelists since the late Sixties, but he has never received the attention he deserves…Compton’s prose is fine-tuned, his human insights sharp, and his narrative pace filled with the weird synchronicities and dissonances of how violent things usually happen.”—Scott Bradfield, The Independent

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