Saturday, December 10, 2022

Explore: Vancouver

Explore The World 2022
through books, films, etc.
December: Vancouver


Little Eyes
by Samanta Schweblin
translated Megan McDowell, Eugenie Schoolderman, Arie van der Wal
Horror, SciFi | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of Senegal, town squares of Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Ohio. They're following you. They're everywhere now. They're us.

In Samanta Schweblin's wildly imaginative new novel, Little Eyes, "kentukis" have gone viral across the globe. They're little mechanical stuffed animals that have cameras for eyes, wheels for feet, and are connected to an anonymous global server. Owners of kentukis have the eyes of a stranger in their home and a cute squeaking pet following them; or you can be the kentuki and voyeuristically spend time in someone else's life, controlling the creature with a few keystrokes. Through kentukis, a jaded Croatian hustler stumbles into a massive criminal enterprise and saves a life in Brazil, a lonely old woman in Peru becomes fascinated with a young woman and her louche lover in Germany, and a motherless child in Antigua finds a new virtual family and experiences snow for the first time in Norway.

VISIT: someday...

The Paper Hound
344 West Pender Street
in downtown
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Paper Hound is a new, used and rare book store at 344 West Pender Street in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. We don’t specialize in one particular kind of book, but we favour the classic, curious, odd, beautiful, visually arresting, scholarly, bizarre, and whimsical.


* part of Explore the World (here)

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to visit Vancover someday. Have a Happy New Year!


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