Kentukis

Kentukis

Casi siempre comienza en los hogares. Ya se registran miles de casos en Vancouver, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Oaxaca, y se está propagando rápidamente a todos los rincones del mundo. Los kentukis no son mascotas, ni fantasmas, ni robots. Son ciudadanos reales, y el problema —se dice en las noticias y se comparte en las redes— es que una persona que vive en Berlín no debería poder pasearse libremente por el living de alguien que vive en Sídney; ni alguien que vive en Bangkok desayunar junto a tus hijos en tu departamento de Buenos Aires. En especial, cuando esas personas que dejamos entrar a casa son completamente anónimas.

Los personajes de esta novela encarnan el costado más real —y a la vez imprevisible— de la compleja relación que tenemos con la tecnología, renovando la noción del vouyerismo y exponiendo al lector a los límites del prejuicio, el cuidado de los otros, la intimidad, el deseo y las buenas intenciones. Kentukis es una novela deslumbrante, que potencia su sentido mucho más allá de la atracción que genera desde sus páginas. Una idea insólita y oscura, tan sensata en sus reflejos que, una vez que se entra en ella, ya no se puede salir.

Title:Kentukis
Edition Language:Spanish
ISBN:9789877690248
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    Kentukis Reviews

  • Meike

    Now Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2020 Split in short chapters set in different parts of the world, "Little Eyes" is a techno dystopia just one step away from our current world of smar...

  • s.penkevich

    ‘[F]or the first time she wondered, with a fear that threatened to break her, whether she was standing on a world that it was ever possible to escape.Dr. Sherry Turkle has an anecdote she likes to t...

  • lark benobi

    I was crushed by this story. Every reasonably nice person in the story--every person who has a shred of faith in humanity--gets humiliated, disillusioned, abused, or put in danger, and in the most rep...

  • Paul Fulcher

    I was a huge fan of Fever Dream , translated by Megan McDowell from Samanta Schweblin's original, which was my favourite book on the 2017 International Booker longlist. And I also appreciated the shor...

  • Eric Anderson

    While there have been many think pieces about the potential joys, pitfalls and dangers of our social media age, I haven’t read much fiction which imaginatively and realistically tackles these issues...

  • Roman Clodia

    There's a bold concept at the heart of this book: kentukis are furry surveillance devices that randomly connect the owner with someone somewhere who controls the device, sees through its eyes, and hea...

  • Dave

    If you are done feeding your pet rock and you’ve had it with your nanny cam, then it’s time to try the newest craze, the Kentuki! Better get one fast before they are all yanked from the shelves! T...

  • Doug

    This is now Schweblin's third book to be translated into English, and most of my GR chums have deemed it the poorest of the three ... so naturally, I have to be the contrarian and say I enjoyed it muc...

  • Nancy Oakes

    full post here with absolutely no spoilers: https://www.oddlyweirdfiction.com/202...Definitely an outside-of-the-box read and just my style. At the center of everything here is a cuddly, sweet-looking...

  • Neil

    There is an interesting, if not new, idea at work in Little Eyes and it picks up on a topic that is often in the news. We are all used to seeing scary news articles about how the Internet of Things (I...