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The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games explores the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding.

Full Synopsis
Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code?

Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.

"Chandra's creative and elegant meshing of thought and experience, conscience and storytelling nets both the profane and the sublime." ---Booklist

"This book is truly a relic of today's day and age." ---Publishers Weekly

"An engaging exercise in interdisciplinary thought, both elegant and eloquent." ---Kirkus

"Narrator Neil Shah has a pleasant voice…" ---Library Journal Audio Review
New York Times Bestseller

National Book Critics Circle Bestseller

Geek Sublime

The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

Author Vikram Chandra

Narrated by Neil Shah

Publication date Feb 10, 2015

Running time 7 hrs

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