Thursday 23 June 2022


Our Book of the Week is Jennifer Egan's sharp and compelling new novel The Candy House. in which a new digital technology, Own Your Unconscious, gives users access to every memory and experience they've ever had, and to share access to those memories and experiences with others. Told in a wide array of styles, and by different characters and in different times, the novel takes us on a wide-eyed roller-coaster ride through the not-too-distant future—and through the age-old 'problems' of consciousness, memory and identity that we are now facing with new urgency as we consider the possibility of digital minds. 
>>Read Stella's review

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