A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
By Matt Richtel
(Twelve, Paperback, 9780446698917, 304pp.)
Publication Date: June 2008
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Nat Idle, a San Francisco writer with a medical degree, narrowly survives an explosion in an Internet café after a stranger hands him a note warning him to exit immediately. The handwriting on the note belongs to his deceased girlfriend, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist whom he has obsessively been mourning.
So begins HOOKED, a pop thriller for the Digital Age, written with the force and the pace of an intimate email dispatch you can't stop reading. Each chapter of this novel will keep readers hooked as Nat Idle searches for the love of his life in the midst of manipulation and conspiracy.
Just as previous generations were influenced by movies, today we are becoming hooked on Internet technology, which is changing the way we read, think, and dream. HOOKED vividly illustrates how technology is turning us into a national of addicts. It will make you rethink your relationship with your computer and your mobile phone.
Matt Richtel has covered technology and telecommunications in the New York Time's San Francisco bureau since 2000. Under the pen name "Theron Heir," he writes the syndicated daily comic strip, Rudy Park, which is published in newspapers around the country. Dubbed by Newsweek as "a contender for comic strip of the decade," Rudy Park revolves around the lives and employees and regulars of an Internet café.