Exploding with unfolding pages and multiple directions is Kapow! by British writer Adam Thirlwell. Set in the thick of the Arab Spring, it is guided by the high-speed monologue of an unnamed narrator — over-doped, over-caffeinated, overweight — trying to make sense of this history in real time.
Nominated for the London Design Museum, Design of the Year award in 2013, this clever, funny, and bitingly critical cultural commentary uses spinning digressions to tell the stories of a group of interconnected characters in London and Egypt, each transformed by the idea of revolution.
Paperback, 116 pages
Published May 2012