2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
« And so he enters the room. Unhurried, very casual. He looks tall, very tall, as he walks in with dropped shoulders and an uncertain, faint smile on his face. Under the clamor of cameras and the deluge of flashes, his eyes sparkle. A bitamused, a bit-embarrassed, he looks at the gathered crowd for a few quiet seconds. Curious, seemingly vulnerable, he looks a little confused as well. He leaves his human-shell, but by the time he reaches across the stage, he has alreadyfound an even larger one, the carapace of being the mostfamous- writer-of-the-world, that made three hundred reporters to gather today in Paris from all around the world." From November 12 to November 16 2013, Stephen King spent a week in Paris as part of his Doctor Sleep book-tour, which gave thousands of readers the very expected opportunity to meet their favorite writer. As for Alexandra Varrin, she turned this one-of-a-kind experience into a journey of self-discovery, managing to make five appointments with the famous author. While diving into her idol's monumental works, she questions the ways we relate to fiction and continues the generational self-image she's[.] »