Please Report Your Bug Here

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Product Details
Price
$27.99  $26.03
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250813794

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About the Author
Josh Riedel was the first employee at Instagram, where he worked for several years before earning his MFA from the University of Arizona. His short stories have appeared in One Story, Passages North, and Sycamore Review. Please Report Your Bug Here is his first novel. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Reviews

"[A] sharp literary thriller."
--New York Times

"Please Report Your Bug Here is a gripping literary thriller that forces us to confront our complicity in the technologies reshaping human connections, and it asks how far we will go to maintain those connections. Dark, funny, and highly inventive, Riedel's debut is as addictive as the apps it criticizes."
--Vulture

"This novel is a series of mysteries, played out in a well-paced narrative filled with frenetic energy. Riedel succeeds at capturing the intrapersonal dramas of a startup. . . . The novel has an alluring quality that keeps you turning pages."
--Chicago Review of Books

"At its core, this workplace thriller with an eerie sci-fi twist illuminates the value of humanity in a digital world."
--Audible Blog, The 24 Hottest Debuts of 2023 So Far

"A smart exposé of the tech boom imbued with a touch of weird fantastical elements . . . Riedel makes the most of his removed narrator, who has enough distance from the events to offer sharp insights on gentrification, workplace ennui, and the uncanny ways that tech has blurred his sense of reality . . . It's impressive how much Riedel packs into this."
--Publishers Weekly

"Riedel's bio states that he was the first employee at Instagram and now holds an MFA, which explains his exquisite technical rendering of startup/app culture as well as his deeply romantic portrayal of contemporary San Francisco. The book is a great addition to the growing canon of literature examining the role and reach of Silicon Valley."
--Booklist

"Josh Riedel's inventive debut launches readers into a world of tech startups and media apps while also tackling art and reality and the possibility of portals to alternative worlds."
--Shelf Awareness

"Please Report Your Bug Here is a Silicon Valley gumshoe story that's also a meditation on authenticity and connection in a world ever more mediated by technology. In this riveting and surreal debut, Josh Riedel explores the labyrinthine mysteries of Big Tech and of the human heart."
--Helen Phillips, author of The Need

"Please Report Your Bug Here is disarming and inspired, unafraid of big questions and deep longings. Josh Riedel writes the topics of early adulthood--the search for meaning chief among them--with humor, heart, and vivid, lived-in precision. This is a book about technology that reminds me that writing is tech, too, and that, behind all technology, there are humans, only wanting to connect."
--Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin

"Like the electric-sheep dream of an Instagram bot, Please Report Your Bug Here is a vividly hyperspecific technotopian fantasy, portal-warping the reader to a parallel universe San Francisco eerily similar to the San Francisco IRL."
--Matthew Baker, author of Why Visit America and Hybrid Creatures

"Compelling, assured, and brimming with incisive observations, Josh Riedel's debut manages to explore so many of the major features and bugs of our contemporary existence--technology, art, capitalism, loneliness, the desire and search for connection--within a truly propulsive and highly imaginative page-turner. Reading Please Report Your Bug Here is an exhilarating and unsettling trip that, upon return, made me more awake to this world around us."
--Alexandra Chang, author of Days of Distraction