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Book Title: LoveStar|
Date of issue: November 13th 2012
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The author of the book: Andri Snær Magnason
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 388 KB
Edition: Seven Stories Press
Read full description of the books LoveStar:LoveStar, the enigmatic and obsessively driven founder of the LoveStar corporation, has unlocked the key to transmitting data via birdwaves, thus freeing mankind from wires and devices, and allowing consumerism, technology, and science to run rampant over all aspects of daily life. Cordless modern men and women are paid to howl advertisements at unsuspecting passers-by, REGRET machines eliminate doubt over roads not taken, soul mates are identified and brought together (while existing, unscientifically validated relationships are driven remorselessly asunder), and rocketing the dead into the sky becomes both a status symbol and a beautiful, cathartic show for those left behind.
Indridi and Sigrid, two blissfully happy young lovers, have their perfect worlds threatened (along with Indridi’s sanity) when they are “calculated apart” and are forced to go to extreme lengths to prove their love. Their journey ultimately puts them on a collision course with LoveStar, who is on his own mission to find what might become the last idea in the world.
Steeped in influences ranging from Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, and Kurt Vonnegut to George Orwell, Douglas Adams, and Monty Python, Andri Snær Magnason has created a surreal yet uncomfortably familiar world, where the honey embrace of love does its utmost to survive amid relentless and overpowering controls.
Read information about the authorAndri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer, born in Reykjavik on July 14, 1973. Andri has written novels, poetry, plays, short stories, essays and CDs. He is the codirector of the documentary film Dreamland. His work has been published or performed in more than thirty countries. His novel LoveStar was chosen as “Novel of the year” by Icelandic booksellers, it received the DV Literary Award, The Philip K. Dick special citation Award of 2013 and was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize. His children’s book, The Story of the Blue Planet, was the first children’s book to receive the Icelandic Literary Prize and has been published or performed in twenty-seven countries. His first book of poetry was a runaway best seller published by the Bonus Supermarket Chain in Iceland. The Story of the Blue Planet received the Janusz Korczak Honorary Award 2000 and the West Nordic Children’s Book Prize 2002 and the Green Earth Honor Award 2013. The play from the story was performed on the main stage of YPT in Toronto in 2005 and 2013. Andri has collaborated with various artists, mostly with a band called múm. Andri was vice-president of The Icelandic Writers Union, is a board member of The Culture House in Reykjavík and has been active in the fight against the destruction of the Icelandic Highlands. His book Dreamland: A Self-Help Manual for a Frightened Nation takes on these issues. Dreamland has been published in English, Danish, German, and Japanese and has become a feature-length documentary film. Parts of Dreamland and an Interview with Andri can be seen in Andri Magnason is the winner of the Kairos Award of 2010 granted by the Alfred Toepfer institute in Hamburg.
Andri Snær Magnason lives in Reykjavík. He is married with four children.
His work has been translated into Danish, Estonian, English, Finnish, French, Faeroese, Greek, Greenlandic, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Korean, Chinese, German, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and more.
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