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The Cybergypsies
by Indra Sinha | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingDeepswampwing of Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on 2/20/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDeepswampwing from Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Saturday, April 28, 2012

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This is the first book to uncover the strange new electronic world which exists at the far corners of the Net.

Whatever you have heard, read, or fantasized about the Internet, the truth is stranger, funnier, more horrifying. Along the invisible pathways of the technonight wanders a strange tribe undetected by the millions of everyday net users. Some cybergypsies are geeks, technoanarchists who swap computer viruses like baseball cards. But most are seemingly ordinary people, bankers, lawyers, police officers, who at night assume strange identities and engage in weird mind-twisting games, getting their thrills from virtual sex, violence, and even cannibalism. Games leak into their real lives, often with disastrous results.

The Cybergypsies is the story of "Bear," an advertising writer with a wife, children, and a rambling house in the English countryside, who's about to sacrifice everything to his addiction. Bear's real and imaginary lives fuse in a series of bizarre (and often hilarious) adventures. Phantasmagoric tragedies are woven into the dark patterns of his life, building to a personal moral crisis. As the net closes in on him, Bear makes one last desperate attempt to save his marriage.

Two centuries ago, Thomas de Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium Eater exposed the fantastic world of the opium addict. The Cybergypsies does the same for the virtual world of the cyber addict. On a continuum from William Burroughs and William Gibson, Bear's odyssey takes us into an intoxicating world--alternately terrrifying and ridiculous--where reality and imagination are indistinguishable. It is at once technopuzzle, confession, and strikingly original literary debut. 

Journal Entry 2 by wingDeepswampwing at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, July 01, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/1/2013 UTC) at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales Australia


The book left Djupeträsk, Oskarshamn, by car to Stockholm (333 km) and now on it´s way to Sydney, my daughter is on her way back to Sydney after a vacation in Sweden. She promised to Wild release this book!
I don´t know exactly where yet, she is still in the air....
The distance between Oskarshamn - Stockholm: 333km
The distance between Stockholm - Sydney: 15596.72 km (9693.391 miles)
Time required: 223 hours [70km / h] 

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Oskarshamn, Småland Sweden on Monday, July 15, 2013

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Travelled a long way and is now to be Wild released somewhere in Sydney. I hope someone will find it and help it on its way to new readers.

Good luck to The Cyber Gypsies! 

Journal Entry 4 by fjohanssona at Sydney CBD, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, July 28, 2013

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To be read very soon! I liked the look of it and I liked the title, hopefully it is as good as its cover :) 

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