Square Eyes (Hardback)Anna Mill (author), Luke Jones (author)
Look - anyone who invents something really great has a moment where they think it's going to destroy the world.
For the first time in her life, Fin is off the network. A few months ago, she was the inventor of a programme so powerful, so unusual that she was untouchable.
Until she wasn't.
Meanwhile, people have started disappearing from the streets of the city and the technology she created might be implicated.
Square Eyes is a graphic novel about a future where the boundaries between memory, dreams and the digital world start to blur. It's a kaleidoscopic mystery story which asks: in a city built on digital illusion, who really holds the power? What is weakness? And when is it most dangerous?
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1385 g
Dimensions: 270 x 238 x 28 mm
This exquisite book... may scare you half to death... [but] what truly sets this book apart is its extraordinary illustrations... on every beautiful, teeming, phantasmagorical page... it fairly takes the breath away. -- Rachel Cooke * Observer *
[An] instantly gripping work with an important point to make. -- James Smart * Guardian, **Books of the Year** *
A spiky tale set in a dystopian near-future... [Square Eyes] certainly is a wild ride. -- Siobhan Murphy * The Times *
A remarkable, prophetic graphic novel debut. Through 286 deliriously colourful pages, [Anna Mill and Luke Jones] plunge us into an all-too-plausible future, where the real and the digital are blurring and dangerous powers want to control them both. * Bookseller *
Whatever you put on your head to stop your mind from exploding, make sure it's fitted properly before immersion in Square Eyes. Just the volume and quality of work alone defies belief, and that's before you get onto the disconcerting psychedelia of the graphics and the story. * Strong Words *
A big, bleak yet gorgeous dystopia... Square Eyes comes at you in a disorienting rush... This immersive, inventive graphic novel offers its own brand of escapism. -- James Smart * Guardian *
The digital dystopia presented by Square Eyes is scarily busy and psychedelic, contrasted by the grey near-ruins of the modern age. The world building in this book is extraordinary. Take your time to absorb the crowd details and bits of characterisation layered into Anna Mill's art. * Shortlist *
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I did not enjoy this book. It was an effort to complete. The purple-ish wash on vnearly every page made it monotonous visually and the story arc was thin and lost on me. The previous day I had read Cassandra Darke by... More
I've never seen anything like this.... It is a beautiful journey through an all too close future, exploring the possibilities and dangers of the logical conclusions of our current technological... More
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