Little Eyes - Samanta Schweblin

PRAISE FOR LITTLE EYES

LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020

‘The ‘toys’ Schweblin has created are the perfect hybrid between a pet and a social network, enabling her to dissect problems that touch all of our lives: the dark side of the internet; the global epidemic of loneliness; the dumb inertia that leads us to jump on board with the latest trend… As always in the worlds she creates, the real monsters are to be found not in the outside world, but inside each of us.’

New York Times (Spanish edition)

‘A dystopian novel that is necessary, hypnotic, irresistible.’

Elle Italia

‘The finest novel of the last five years. Quite exceptional. Little Eyes will certainly feature in future lists of the ten best novels of this century.’

Luisgé Martín, author of The Same City

‘Little Eyes is a short, powerful, disquieting novel. The story explores the grey area that constitutes an invasion of privacy, and the line between intimacy and exhibitionism. Samanta Schweblin guides the narrative with a skilful hand reminiscent of her very finest short stories. A gifted storyteller, but above all, a true writer.’

La Razón

‘[Schweblin] has a gift for fiction that is pure, original, revelatory.’

El País

‘Little Eyes calls to mind the world of Black Mirror. The result is suffocating and addictive in equal measure; combining the minutiae of domestic life with a picture of the dark side of technology in a disconcertingly natural style. A story about voyeurism, and the pleasure of looking at the world through someone else’s eyes.’

El Mundo

‘An insightful reflection on solitude and privacy.’

ABC

‘[Schweblin is] a literary explorer of 21st-century fears.’

La Vanguardia

‘Schweblin plunges herself once again into the disturbing limits of what we think of as ‘normal’.’

Letras Libres

‘This isn’t science fiction; this is the here and now.’

El Diario

‘Like a true master, Schweblin manages to lure us in with a story that leaves us both bruised and fascinated.’

Culturas

‘The undisputed star of Latin American fiction.’

ABC Sevilla

‘The fantastic and strange worlds of Samanta Schweblin’s work are described with wisdom and ferocity.’

La Repubblica

‘Little Eyes…puts [Samanta Schweblin] at the top of the list of masterful new horror book authors.’

Book Riot

PRAISE FOR FEVER DREAM

SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 BY THE OBSERVER, FINANCIAL TIMES, GUARDIAN & EVENING STANDARD

‘A book to read in one frantic sitting – bold, uncanny and utterly gripping.’

Observer Best Fiction of 2017

‘A nauseous, eerie read, sickeningly good.’

Emma Cline, bestselling author of The Girls

‘Transcends the sensational plot elements to achieve a powerful and humane vision.’

Financial Times Best Books of 2017

‘A gloriously creepy fable.’

Guardian Best Fiction of 2017

‘Dazzling, unforgettable, and deeply strange. I’ve never read anything like it.’

Evening Standard Books of the Year, 2017

‘Mesmerizing.’

Washington Post

‘Read this in a single sitting and by the end I could hardly breathe. It’s a total mind-wrecker. Amazing.Thrilling.’

Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers & Lanny

‘Punches far above its weight… The sort of book that makes you look under the bed last thing at night and sleep with the light on.’

Daily Mail

‘Subtle, dreamy and indelibly creepy.’

Economist Best Books of 2017

‘Each layer is soaked in dread, and the dread goes so deep that it works even on the third reading.’

London Review of Books

‘The genius of Fever Dream is less in what it says than in how Schweblin says it, with a design at once so enigmatic and so disciplined that the book feels as if it belongs to a new literary genre altogether.’

The New Yorker

‘Samanta Schweblin’s novella is a skilfully paced and intricate omen that tears not just at ecological anxieties but at the core of maternal love.’

Times Literary Supplement

‘[Schweblin] won cult critical acclaim over here for her 2017 novella Fever Dream – a scalp-prickling eco nightmare.’

Daily Telegraph

‘Unapologetically weird