Square Eyes (Hardcover)
Jonathan Cape, 9780224097222, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 4, 2018
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?
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Praise For Square Eyes…
"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
"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