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A strong plot could have made up for the lack of empathy towards the characters, but it was incredibly weak.
The final chapter is an absolutely hysterical send-up of conspiracy theorists - worth reading the book just for that.
Kunzru pokes fun at contemporary British and American culture, taking many stereotypes and running with them.
"Transmission" satirizes the fast-paced, multi-national business world that seemed unstoppable in the early 2000s. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Avid Reader
Transmission is the story of the havoc wreaked on society by a computer virus named Leela, named after a fictional Bollywood star named Leela Zahir. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter Mathews
I bought a used copy of Transmission because I was thinking of buying Hari Kunzru's Gods Without Men and I wanted to see what sort of writer Mr. Kunzru is. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ian Kaplan
Transmission is a highly readable and fast flowing novel that is partly a romp, partly a satire and partly reminds one how cardboard and badly written are usually "the others" (eg... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Liviu C. Suciu
Writers of book reviews much prefer to be able to recommend books, rather than to warn their readers against them. Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by Berglund Center for Internet Studies
I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting from this book. Maybe more of a counter-culture feel? It was there, but it was subtle and not what I thought I'd be getting when I bought... Read morePublished on September 2, 2008 by John J. Franco
Pithy, witty writing; entertaining, touching, and funny view of American society by a provincial, dopey, riotously out-of-it young Indian engineer. Other characters were amusing. Read morePublished on February 7, 2008 by Slothia della Lethargica
This is one of those books one wishes one hadn't started. I couldn't quite put it down for keeps, but I really wanted to. Read morePublished on August 25, 2007 by Spencer Schankel
Having been gripped by Kunzru's debut novel, The Impressionist, I was left disappointed by this follow-up novel. The contrast between the two novels could not be more stark. Read morePublished on January 5, 2007 by Avid Reader