Overthrow

Overthrow

"A nineteenth-century social novel for the twenty-first-century surveillance state."--The New York Times Book Review "A political thriller with a radical spirit." --The Boston Globe A deeply humane novel that explores the fate of candor, good will, and the utopian spirit in a world where technology and surveillance are weaponizing human relationshipsOne autumn night, as a...

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Title:Overthrow
Author:Caleb Crain
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Overthrow Reviews

  • Tyler Goodson
    Matthew, a grad student, is walking home when a young man, Leif, passes him on a skateboard. Matthew follows Leif to an apartment, turning from what he thought his life would be to one of Occupy protests, computer hacking, and a group of people with mysterious (telepathic?) abilities. The novel that...
  • Aharon
    On the one hand, it's a taut and careful novel. On the other hand, that taut care is wrapped in two hundred pages of additional mannered gauze. On the next hand, at least some of that gauze is intentional. On the final hand, that's too many hands....
  • A. Andre Broussard
    I was given an ARC of Overthrow through my job as a bookseller. I failed to get much of anything from this. The plot—which was, at first, honestly enticing—left me enervated by the end. It bumbled around from one character to the next, docking and undocking with its players in a way that f...
  • Bill Hsu
    I really tried to love this. An English graduate student meets a skateboarder, and they end up at Occupy protests? I'm so there.Unfortunately, this is not quite Eugene Lim's tight, clever, and wonderful Dear Cyborgs. Most of the characters tend to muse endlessly on rather uninteresting subjects, and...
  • Ruthiella
    A group of millennial idealists who sort of believe in mind-reading get tangled up with Homeland Security when they breach a government contractor’s secure website. This book was like an update of that Sandra Bullock move “The Net” as interpreted and written by Henry James. I found it...
  • Jarrett Neal
    It's hard to be diplomatic and equitable about a novel this bad, a book authored by an individual with obvious ties to prestigious literary circles but who lacks a fundamental command of characterization and dialogue. What perturbs me most about Overthrow is not the fact that Caleb Crain fails to de...
  • Sarah
    I was so excited for this book when I first heard about it. It seemed like a dystopian novel with some fantastical elements (ESP) and a bunch of dreamers for characters.What it actually is, is contemporary literature. This is not my thing. If I had realized that’s what it was I would have NOPED...
  • Ace
    "LOOK INTO MY EYES... YOU ARE GETTING SLEEPY, VERY SLEEPY... YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO JOIN THE WORKING GROUP FOR THE REFINEMENT OF THE PERCEPTION OF FEELINGS."Yeah, nah......

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