Writing Process: Research

I am doing some (well, lots, actually) of research for a novel I am working on. The idea has been gestating for a long time, but I needed some inspiration to help me give it more shape.

Two books I read for this were particularly thought-provoking. They expanded my knowledge and horizons on where we are today, and how we deal with the simultaneous trivialising of society and the overwhelming amount of data that is choking our lives and making everything of value become lost in a sea of noise.

They are:

You can find them on The Guardian Bookshop below here and here, and in all good book retailers.