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  • ATTA & the Whitman of Tikrit (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series)

    By Jarett Kobek

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781584351061
    • Publisher: Semiotext(e)
    • Published: August 2011
    Ours is a century of fear. Governments and mass media bombard us with words andimages: desert radicals, "rogue states," jihadists, WMDs, existential enemies of freedom.We labor beneath myths that neither address nor describe the present situation, monstrous deceptionsproduced by a sound bite society. There is no reckoning of actuality, no understanding of theindividual lives that inaugurated this echo chamber.In the summer of 1999, Mohamed Atta defended amaster's thesis that critiqued the introduction of Western-style skyscrapers in the Middle East andcalled for the return of the "Islamic-Oriental city." Using this as a departure point,Jarett Kobek's novel ATTA offers a fictionalized psychedelic biography of Mohamed Atta that circlesaround a simple question: what if 9/11 was as much a matter of architectural criticism as religiousterrorism? Following the development of a socially awkward boy into one of history's great villains,Kobek demonstrates the need for a new understanding of global terrorism. Joined in this volume by asecond work, "The Whitman of Tikrit"--a radical reimagining of Saddam Hussein's last daybefore capture--ATTA is a brutal, relentless, and ultimately fearless corrective to ten years ofpropaganda and pandering.
  • I Hate the Internet

    By Jarett Kobek

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780996421805
    • Publisher: We Heard You Like Books
    • Published: February 2016
    What if you told the truth and the whole world heard you? What if you lived in a country swamped with Internet outrage? What if you were a woman in a society that hated women? Set in the San Francisco of 2013, I Hate the Internet offers a hilarious and obscene portrayal of life amongst the victims of the digital boom. As billions of tweets fuel the city's gentrification and the human wreckage piles up, a group of friends suffers the consequences of being useless in a new world that despises the pointless and unprofitable. In this, his first full-length novel, Jarett Kobek tackles the pressing questions of our moment. Why do we applaud the enrichment of CEOs at the expense of the weak and the powerless? Why are we giving away our intellectual property? Why is activism in the 21st Century nothing more than a series of morality lectures typed into devices built by slaves? Here, at last, comes an explanation of the Internet in the crudest possible terms.
  • Soft & Cuddly (Boss Fight Books)

    By Jarett Kobek

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781940535159
    • Publisher: Boss Fight Books
    • Published: January 2017
  • The Future Won't Be Long: A Novel

    By Jarett Kobek

    Our Price: $24.30 - $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735222489
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: August 2017

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