Truflunin The Disturbance
The year is 2034. The world has split into two separate dimensions that overlap in central Reykjavík. A wall has been erected around the area, called the Disturbance, and only highly trained scientists and soldiers – so-called agents – may enter. One of the agents chosen is the psychologist Halla, a specialist in cults and alien abduction experiences. Having burned all bridges in her private life, Halla is ready to dive headfirst into her assignment: to find F, an agent from the first wave that was sent over. F has gone missing without a trace, but just before she disappeared, she left an eerie message to the outside world. It’s up to Halla to find out whether her warning stems from a mental breakdown, or something far larger and more sinister.
Lauded Icelandic author Steinar Bragi is back with The Disturbance, an unforgettably profound and unsettling deep-dive into a futuristic world where nothing is as it seems. Effortlessly confident and propelled by a powerful narrative, Bragi’s latest work is an unrivaled literary exploration of the human mind – a machine that ai can only strive to imitate. So far.
“The narrative is enveloped in sheer power, which propels it forward right from the start. The mystery only deepens as we progress, growing more nuanced. /…/ Thoughts on quantum computing, string-theory, the multiverse and questions faced when standing opposite a non-human consciousness, all of this is expressed confidently and without hitch. /…/ The setting is local but the point of view rises above and beyond Iceland, as does the subject matter. This is a big novel, and a magnificent one, I feel. An author completely in a class of his own has written his best book, and that’s saying something.”
“A gripping thriller/puzzle. Incredibly well done. Blade Runner comes to mind. /…/ It’s profound and epic and I can’t see that any other Icelandic author would have gone down this road except Steinar Bragi. /…/ There are times when you just gasp […] incredibly talented.”
“The Disturbance is a dark and suspenseful novel that takes the reader on a journey into a world that may have been taken over by technology or even supernatural beings. The novel is truly well-written and makes for an excellent addition to the flora of Icelandic literature.”
“The Disturbance is a crazy book in every way and sense of the word. Even the reader will grow slightly mad while reading. Recommended for those brave enough.”
“A thrilling and densely told science fiction novel.”
“‘Masterpiece’ is a too-often used expression in book reviews, but I finally have to admit I was done in by a volume: The Disturbance by Steinar Bragi is a masterpiece.”
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Denmark, Screaming Books
Hungary, Metropolis Media