In the year 2072, new technology allows the television to be broadcast straight into -- and out of -- the human eye. When a reality show offers a lifetime of lazy luxury to the one person living the world's worst life, everyone is out to prove just how bad they've got it. Eight contestants vie for the prize, allowing the whole world to see life through their eyes, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Only the show's ever-smiling host, an equally hopeful and hapless former weatherman, seems to have any faith left in humanity. Each week, he struggles behind the scenes as he attempts to elevate the show and wring meaning out of his own unhappy existence.
“Both a sharp rebuke of where humanity is and a dire warning about where we may be headed.” —Foreword Reviews
Lawless’s debut turns a satirical eye toward the voyeurism of reality television and the future of augmented reality.” —Publishers Weekly
“Lawless’ clever novel reflects the present day’s digital media voyeurism and Survivor/Big Brother exploitation… with an ultimately dark outlook on the amoral peddling of schadenfreude.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I was blown away. And oh man, it couldn’t have ended more perfectly! I’m still giddy about it.” —James Dashner, author of THE MAZE RUNNER
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