This Scheme of Things.
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Safkhet Select
By: Paul Robinson-KampThe literary gloves come off in this tale of inflated, middle-eastern nincompoops. This Scheme of Things begins in a psychiatric facility and finishes in a toilet cubicle. It is nonetheless a novel with lofty ambitions, exploring through satire some of western society's more interesting blind spots and self-censoring shibboleths. That the psychiatric facility and the cubicle are both located in Israel is no mere coincidence. The story follows the ever-passive protagonist Stephen Hope through a series of Levantine adventures or near-adventures, in a world where money talks and a society where talk can be dangerous. As western civilization spins its wheels ever deeper in a quagmire of media-driven reality and confessional politics, This Scheme of Things takes a light-hearted swipe at a society that needs to change gears.
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