Reviews

  • One of the most optimistic books about the Internet I've ever read because it dares to hope for better ... A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read

    Zadie Smith
  • In every chapter there is a principle so elegant, so neat, sometimes even so beautiful, that what is billed as straight polemic becomes something much more profound

    Zoe Williams, Guardian
  • Indispensable. Everyone who wants to understand the digital world, its pitfalls and possibilities should read this book – now

    Matthew d'Ancona, author of Post-Truth
  • A witty and fiercely intelligent attack on the ethics and business model of big tech and a romping read to boot. Lanier is a modern day Luther, calling for a digital reformation and nailing his theses to the door

    Tom Hodgkinson, The Idler
  • An eloquence that is hard to argue against … Every time you log on, you are adding to a fire that is burning your house down

    Danny Fortson, Sunday Times
  • Everything is here, from status anxiety, to wage degradation, to the death of context … This is Lanier at his best, taking the language of the internet and turning it back on itself

    Hugo Rifkind, The Times
  • A short, snappy, impassioned takedown of the surveillance capitalism operated by the giant Silicon Valley corporations

    Financial Times
  • Informed, heartfelt and often entertaining ... a timely reminder that even if we can’t bring ourselves to leave social media altogether, we should always think critically about how it works

    Ian Critchley, Sunday Times
  • This book is very good

    James Rebanks
  • Powerful ... Lanier's ten arguments are strong and convincing, and become more so as they accumulate

    Daily Mail

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