Ellis, D’Israeli team for ‘experimental publication’ SVK
- by JK Parkin
“SVK is about… well, SVK stands for a few things, including ‘Surveillance, Very Kafka.’ In one meeting I also described the book as ‘Franz Kafka’s Bourne Identity,’ which seems to have stuck,” Ellis wrote on his blog. “The story, concerning a recovery agent and a thing lost that should probably never have been made, is set in London. So it has to be about surveillance at some level, as London is probably the most surveilled city in the world, one estimate pegging the level at one CCTV camera to every eight people. At any one time, in fact, a fifth of the world’s CCTV cameras are live in the UK.”
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