The German language book GRM, which i refered to in earlier blogs, by Sibylle Berg has been translated into English. Very relevant in these Post-Apocalyptic times to see what young people are doing. VERY MUCH RECOMMENDED to Read it.
According to Wikipedia “Sibylles” where young Princesses that where allowed to act as ORACLES at courts of kings in ancient times. Nomen et omen. I think miss Berg did something quite extraordinary, describing what happens in England with the huge poverty, we not often hear about, there caused by the Tories and other Ego-tripping greedy persons.
Jaap van Till, The Connectivist
The first English translation of iconic Swiss-German novelist Sibylle Berg—a ruthless indictment of contemporary society and a strikingly creative manifesto for rebellion.
Rochdale is a town in post-industrial Britain, but it could be anywhere on the digitalized, environmentally-decimated planet: a place devoid of hope, where poverty, violence, and squalor are the near-future consequences of decisions being made at this very moment. Grime is the dazzling multi-voice story of four teenagers haphazardly brought together by individual tragedy and a collective love of grime, the music genre that replaced punk as the sound of the angry and the dispossessed: martial-arts-obsessed Don(atella); Peter, a traumatized Polish boy; Karen, a tech-savvy girl with albinism; and Hannah, an orphan from Liverpool. Despite the increasingly sophisticated workings of an authoritarian surveillance state, the four set out to exact revenge on the people they hold responsible for their misery. But what starts out as a teen hit squad evolves into a makeshift family as the four kids attempt to create a home on the fringes – both physically and mentally – of society.
In this stylistically innovative epic, acclaimed novelist Sibylle Berg addresses the question currently being debated around the world: where will climate change, artificial intelligence, the rise of right-wing populism, and the inexorable expansion of surveillance lead? This masterful dystopian satire is a merciless and surgically-precise evisceration of neoliberalism, and beneath its rage and brutality beats a deeply human heart.
Grime spent 25 weeks on European bestseller lists and won the Swiss Book Prize.
Published by MacMillan Publishers $19.99 Imprint Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
I did PREorder it from Amazon, but to my supprise it will be launched: December 20, 2022. Why this huge delay?? Lack of paper or ink ?? Did Johnson complain ? Fortunately I did read the German language version. Dynamite!!!
In The News
“A book like an explosive device.” — Die Zeit
“Watch out, this book bites…an icepick-sharp social commentary.” —Tages-Anzeiger
“Combines apocalyptic entertainment with magical indignation about the state of the world.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung