Dare to Know


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$16.99  $15.80
Quirk Books
Publish Date
5.26 X 7.98 X 0.84 inches | 0.58 pounds

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About the Author

James Kennedy is the author of The Order of Odd-Fish and the founder and director of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Before becoming a writer, he was a software engineer with a degree in physics and philosophy, subjects he continues to explore in his writing. Dare to Know is his first adult novel.


Named One of The Times' Best Books of 2021
September 2021 Indie Next Pick

"A voraciously readable page-turner of a novel, part creepypasta, part thought-experiment."--Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and Radicalized

"A surreal premise and an unconventional revelation fuel a cosmic journey....a wholly original novel that's bound to frustrate just as many as it entrances."--Esquire

"A fascinating, compulsively readable thriller."--The Guardian

"Imagine Donna Tartt's The Secret History getting a good edit at last, and you glimpse something of this book's occult power. Essential reading for the gathering dark."--The Times Saturday Review

"An entertainingly mind-bending read."--Financial Times

"Audaciously clever and well-written...a quite superb piece of storytelling: vivid, thought-provoking and unsettling."--SFX Magazine (5 stars)

"A creepy thriller that reads a little like Stephen King writing Glengarry Glen Ross."--GeekDad

"Imagine what would happen if Chuck Palahniuk, Enrico Fermi, and the Brothers Grimm got together to raise a child...Sci-fi, snark-horror and futuristic thriller fans will love it."--Terri Schlichenmeyer for The Guam Daily Post

"[An] enjoyable slipstream thriller....Readers with a taste for the synchronicity of the cosmic with the commonplace are sure to be entertained."--Publishers Weekly

"Dare To Know will prompt the reader to consider the philosophical implications of life and death itself."--Booklist

"[A] genre-bending thriller...good pacing and clever plotting keep the pages turning."--New York Journal of Books