Free Download [Contemporary Book] ↠ Square Wave - by Mark de Silva ↠

By Mark de Silva | Comments: ( 539 ) | Date: ( Jun 05, 2020 )

A novel that looks our technocratic, militarized present in the face, Square Wave tells the story of a night watchman who discovers weaponized weather modification technologies It sounds crazy, but in de Silva s hands it all makes perfect and terrifying sense Flavorwire Part mystery, part sci fi thriller highly topical for Americans today The Millions Enti A novel that looks our technocratic, militarized present in the face, Square Wave tells the story of a night watchman who discovers weaponized weather modification technologies It sounds crazy, but in de Silva s hands it all makes perfect and terrifying sense Flavorwire Part mystery, part sci fi thriller highly topical for Americans today The Millions Enticing and enthralling, Square Wave aims to hit all the literary neurons This might be the closest we get to David Mitchell on LSD Square Wave is the perfect concoction for the thirsty mind Atticus Review The novel of ideas is alive and well in de Silva s high minded debut, in which the pursuit of art, the exercise of power, and climate control are strangely entwined Publishers Weekly Intriguing A satisfying twist on traditional dystopian fare De Silva manages these varied plots skillfully Kirkus Reviews A brilliant debut, ambitious with its ideas, extraordinary in their syntheses and execution, and its stylish prose lit up everywhere by a piercing intelligence Neel Mukherjee Square Wave is, above all, just excellent Mark de Silva s prose is simultaneously uncompromising and unassailable The resulting work is kinetic with an almost wistful erudition that relentlessly but organically plumbs the intersections between art, politics, and our baser human qualities Ultimately, the novel s defiance of easy categorization or explication charges the story with a compelling mental resonance that somehow feels instructive Sergio De La PavaCarl Stagg, a writer researching imperial power struggles in 17th century Sri Lanka, ekes out a living as a watchman in a factionalized America where confidence in democracy has eroded Along his nightly patrol, Stagg finds a beaten prostitute, one in a series of monstrous attacks Suspicious of his supervisor s intentions, Stagg partners with a fellow part time watchman, Ravan, to seek the truth Ravan hails from a family developing storm

  • Title: Square Wave
  • Author: Mark de Silva
  • ISBN: 9781937512392
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback

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  • Regan

    If you are a particular kind of reader, this novel offers an embarrassment of riches. On a sentence by sentence level, it really is flawless; there is not a cliche to be found, it's un-apologetically erudite, and comprised of hyper-attentive and detailed prose. At a macro-level it is quite ambitious, presenting a pastiche of connections/divergences ranging from a not-so-distant future where democracy teeters on a precarious edge, to an account of colonial clashes in 17th century Sri Lanka, to ex [...]

  • B. Rule

    There is a long scene in the middle of this book where many of the main characters get extremely stoned and carry on an interminable, solipsistic parallel monologue conversation that is absurdly articulate, monomaniacally focused on minutiae, and furthers the plot not one whit. This scene is the microcosm, the book the macrocosm. Clearly de Silva is an intelligent individual; clearly he has deep knowledge of a number of esoteric topics like microtonal music, 90's post-rock, colonialism in Sri La [...]

  • Adam

    roughly, I would say this book's content is to academic writing what the content/structure of Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress is to Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

  • Christopher

    Fascinating in construction, stuffed full of ideas (weaponized weather was my favorite), the novel didn't quite get me to understand the ideas through the characters, or the characters through the plot brought on by the ideas. All together interesting but never quite cohesive, and that's probably my failing more than his. Can't wait to read his next one.

  • Drew

    4.5 out of 5.There is, admittedly, a high entry cost to this novel. It requires the reader to be intellectually engaged in a way that, quite simply, they may not be able to achieve throughout the entire book. In these moments, one has to let it crash over them like the wave of a song and know that they will bob back to the surface again in the next chapter. I was gratified that de Silva didn't lean too heavily on plots that could've been considered predictable, instead keeping this dystopic Amer [...]

  • William Thomas

    2017 is the year of indies for me. I'm going to devote more time to small presses, and more money. Buying direct from the publisher or label. Helping as I can, throwing change in their coffee cups. Please, give me my Medal of Honor now. I say this, mostly, because I want you all to do the same thing. No, not all small press books are going to be worth the time and effort and energy. Neither are the big house books. But what I'd like is for you to read a handful, maybe. Get the Random House books [...]

  • Michael

    Ambitious and I'd expect nothing less from a novel that travels through two history to show the past is never just past. I felt like de Silva synthesis the historical novel with the detective novel. That's where the comparisons to Mitchell come from, I think. I have to admit Carl Stagg didn't make a great first impression on me, but the narrative expanded so much I really began to love him. Personally, sometimes I'm scared off of books called 'a novel of ideas' but I think the humanity of Carl S [...]

  • Anthony Crupi

    IMPOLITE HAIKU CORNERFuck this shit so hardfor trying to be the mostboring Pynchon book

  • Johanna

    Dnf. Beautifully written but I just can't take this level of nihilism right now.

  • Andrew Higgins

    I first came to this novel after hearing de Silva interviewed on KCRW's Bookworm podcast and was immediately intrigued. I was already familiar with the publishing house, Two Dollar Radio, which is based in my home state of Ohio, but hadn't heard of this new release.This is certainly a book of ideas; de Silva's academic background in philosophy shines brightly throughout, and his offerings of political and historical perspective, carefully interwoven with a less-than-often-seen setting in Sri Lan [...]

  • Anders R

    Some books make you feel smarter after reading them. And on the rare occasion, there are books that leave you feeling less informed, more inundated by life's complexities. "Square Wave" is the latter.I'd try to tell you what it's aboutbut I don't think that the plot is really the most useful description of this book. "Square Wave" is an interconnected set of storylines meant to evoke feeling. Yes, there is a mystery (in the near future city of Halsley, hookers are turning up beaten on the street [...]

  • Karl

    "The powder was dark and fine, really a dust. It carried into the light in tobacco wisps as he loaded the chamber, packing it flat with the weight of his body, twisting the tamp before easing the pressure. A featureless surface remained. He locked the handle in place and started the pump. Two honeyed streams oozed from the filter head down to the shallow white cup." - chapter 1, paragraph 1"With both hands on the stock, and the barrel nearly vertical, Haas lifted the arquebus (baakbus) above his [...]

  • David

    De Silva and De La Pava are near analagous in a lit-debut sense. Both De La Pava's "Naked Singularity" and De Silva's "Square Wave" burst from the ether and dazzle with dense but precise prose - intelligent but not unaccessable. Where "Naked Singularity" could have used an editor in parts and suffered a little from I-want-to-be-like-Ruggles-ism, De Silva with"Square Wave" finds a voice that's informed and unique while drawing on the masters of maximalist fiction.As mentioned by other reveiwers, [...]

  • Craig

    So an INTP has offered us a novel - a challenging novel- interpellating and rather lyrically interpolating received wisdom from its manufacture on its passage through the atmosphere to Dasein.Mark de Silva writes passages concerning music with the utmost grace we can expect from a Rational. He has surveyed our present condition with a deeply meditative intensity and offered us oracular convergences in the grey desert. There is a deer lost in the Anthropocene, unsure of which note to follow in th [...]

  • Sansriti Tripathi

    De Silva just tries to take on too much in Square Wave, and the result is a messy and unconvincing novel of ideas where you just have no idea what's going on. His narrative structure is as discordant as the microtonal music he writes about, and his characters are about as likable as the vagina smoothie Jen creates for her first porno. The only mildly interesting storyline in this novel is that of the criminal who captures and brutally beats prostitutes, and even then de Silva's unnecessarily gru [...]

  • Shawn

    Headache inducing prose that reads like a neurotic Ayn Rand crossed with the soap-ish psychology of Jacqueline Susann. Misogynist DeSilva only comes alive in salivating descriptions of women being beaten, tortured, and anally raped. I actually wonder if this is some sort of ISIS propaganda ending as it does SPOILERSwith a brilliant Islamist scientist tricking the US government into launching a nuclear attack on its own soil.

  • Lindsay Burkhart

    Maybe I'm not smart enough to understand this book, but I could only get through the first 20 pages, and with that I struggled. The story itself sounds interesting, however, there seemed to be so much minutiae and soloquial abstract thought, it wasn't enjoyable. A special kind of reader would probably have a field day with this book.

  • Gary Homewood

    An ambitious and original novel of ideas; weaponised weather systems, historiography, micro-tonal music, noir-ish crime and politics in a vaguely dystopian near future, though cliched characters eventually become annoying and plot doesn't quite cohere.

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