The Echo Chamber

Author(s): John Boyne

General Fiction | Staff Picks - Louise

From the author of The Heart's Invisible Furies and powered with the Boyne's characteristic humour and razor-sharp observation, The Echo Chamber is a satiric helter skelter, a dizzying downward spiral of action and consequence, poised somewhere between farce, absurdity and oblivion. What a thing of wonder a mobile phone is. Six ounces of metal, glass and plastic, fashioned into a sleek, shiny, precious object. At once, a gateway to other worlds - and a treacherous weapon in the hands of the unwary, the unwitting, the inept. The Cleverley family live a gilded life, little realising how precarious their privilege is, just one tweet away from disaster. George, the patriarch, is a stalwart of television interviewing, a 'national treasure' (his words), his wife Beverley, a celebrated novelist (although not as celebrated as she would like), and their children, Nelson, Elizabeth, Achilles, various degrees of catastrophe waiting to happen. Together they will go on a journey of discovery through the Hogarthian jungle of the modern living where past presumptions count for nothing and carefully curated reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Along the way they will learn how volatile, how outraged, how unforgiving the world can be when you step from the proscribed path. To err is maybe to be human but to really foul things up you only need a phone.

Product Information

This is the story of George Cleverly and his family. George is a chatshow host, his wife is an author who doesn’t write her own books and their daughter is an online troll. One of their sons is a con artist who extorts married men, and the other only feels comfortable wearing uniforms. The Cleverly family get into trouble on- and offline. This book is a crafty satire of social media where everyone is practicing in authenticity. Guaranteed chuckles and giggles! -Tor

General Fields

  • : 9780857526229
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.526
  • : June 2021
  • : 4.2 Centimeters X 15.5 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Boyne
  • : Paperback
  • : 2108
  • : 823.92
  • : very good