Book Launch The Algorithm
Book Launch Celebration 6pm-8pm Wednesday 23rd June Southern Cross Guest Room, 39 Abel Smith St., WGTN
What is the sinister truth concealed in the dark code of The Algorithm? THE NEW suspense thriller from Guardian and BBC writer, William Knight. Christian Jarvik has tried to forget the devastating secret buried in his past. But when he downloads a “psychic app” he fears he’s been drawn into a sinister attempt to control his thoughts. Does it really predict his future, or is it part of a deadly plot for revenge? If you like chilling twists and dark stories in the vein of Black Mirror, you’ll love this gripping thriller. _______________ What readers are saying "Quite simply it is brilliant. Truly. The structure's spot on, the story's captivating, totally believable characters, excellent foreshadowing built in throughout, and the description and detailing make every scene easy to imagine." 'The epilogue was like a surprise kick in the teeth." "A great writer who keeps you engrossed." "...a fast-paced, absorbing thriller that kept me guessing all the way to the end. Superb story telling and a hugely satisfying ending."
William Knight quick profile:
William’s been a freelance writer for the Guardian, the Financial Times and the BBC, among many other publications.
His three novels (The Donated, XYZ and The Algorithm) are cautionary tales about impacts on individuals and families from their technology interactions. He explores this broad theme from very different human angles.
"I’m fascinated by science and tech; its potential, its problems, its misuse and most specifically how it affects people. And for all its enormous impact, we didn’t vote for it. It simply arrived when some giant firm said so. But there has never been a more relevant time to explore our relationship with technological progress and the benefits we have been sold.”
“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say, we are challenged to understand and make the best use of technology as it floods every moment and endeavour of our lives. It endangers our health, our sanity, and even our very existence.”
William lives and works in Wellington; an IT contractor by day and a writer by night.