I Am No One

I Am No One

A Novel

Book - 2016
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"After a decade living in England, Jeremy O'Keefe returns to New York, where he has been hired as a professor of German history at New York University. Though comfortable in his new life, and happy to be near his daughter once again, Jeremy continues to feel the quiet pangs of loneliness ... But soon, Jeremy's life begins taking strange turns: boxes containing records of his online activity are delivered to his apartment, a young man seems to be following him, and his elderly mother receives anonymous phone calls slandering her son. Why, he wonders, would anyone want to watch him so closely, and, even more upsetting, why would they alert him to the fact that he was being watched?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781101905852
Branch Call Number: FICTION FLANERY 2016
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: I'm no one : a novel


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Feb 11, 2017

This is an interesting novel about the intense surveillance to which everyone is subjected. The main character is not that likeable and there are questions left hanging. This book is part thriller, mostly critique.

Nov 16, 2016

Right from the outset, I Am No One came across as having strong shadings of a classic Robert Goddard novel: a lone protagonist trying to make sense of 'what the hell is going on'. The author had constructed a fine platform for the very timely story, with the various planks dovetailing nicely to easily keep the reader's attention. Then, virtually at the very end, a descent into the hackneyed dregs of trite domesticity (violins playing in the background). An opportunity to make a cogent statement as regards our zeitgeist evaporates. Sad.


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