Sex, danger and education policy. Conspiracy theories, mysterious disappearances and far-fetched bird metaphors. The Story Generator has it all: Teachers who go to war to create a good school environment, stories that make readers divorce and algorithms that generate best-selling books. Yes, even kale juice and easily-offended grumpy little men.
In this sharp, entertaining take on our twisted reality, readers are served up a generous helping of laughter, sorrow, excitement and fear in six interconnected stories. A meal most of us eat every day without ever thinking of what we are really digesting.
"Like Karin Boye’s Kallocain, Wattin’s satire has dystopian features, but with a tone of his own. It’s about what people are prepared to do when they have had enough. With humour, intelligent language and intrigue, Wattin succeeds in capturing our time and twisting it into something extraordinary with shrewd tales resembling Roald Dahl’s creepy short stories. It’s a sort of alarm clock, telling us what’s around the corner if today’s developments continue. Entertaining, clever and a little scary."
– Monica Wiksten Gideonsson, BTJ
"Six witty, entertaining, tragic and intelligently interconnected short stories. A pure pleasure to read."
– Niklas Sessler, Damernas Värld