According to Adam Rogers, writing on www.wired.com, humans are fated to see the same world differently:
There is a world that exists . . . [then] there is the world that we perceive — a hallucination generated by a pound and a half of electrified meat encased by our skulls. Connecting the two, or conveying accurately our own personal hallucination to someone else, is the central problem of being human.
Here at the NZ office of Penguin Random House we are huge readers – it is definitely one of the perks of the job that we get access to so many books! Luckily across the team we have a wide range of interests so, for example, if we want to know what all the fuss is about with a big debut international crime novel, our crime fiction enthusiast Becky can read it and share her thoughts on whether it will work for NZ readers, our Naomi can spot the next big thing in young adult fiction, and so on… here we present you with a few of what we’ve truly loved over the summer.
All you need to know about Yuval Noah Harari's new book 21 Lessons for the 21st century, which covers today's urgent issues from terrorism to fake news.
All you need to know about Killing Commendatore, the hotly anticipated new novel by Haruki Murakami.
Anthony Horowitz returns with Forever and a Day, the explosive prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale.