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Constable Colgan's Connectoscope

A paper-based portable wireless device that connects everything to everything else by Stevyn Colgan

Review for Constable Colgan's Connectoscope

Stevyn Colgan is a man who understands the fundamental interconnectedness of all things. His Connectoscope is a journey through obscure knowledge that gives the reader the distinct impression that they’re only just touching on his peculiar genius. Drawing predominately on life sciences, history, literature and bad ’70’s television, Constable Colgan’s ‘investigations’ take the reader on a meandering, tangential voyage of (probably fairly unnecessary) discovery, before depositing them – dizzy and slightly soiled – right back where they started… (It’s also a terribly funny journey - which, considering I have a laugh like a goat with the croup, has been deeply upsetting for the people around me…) Like Victor Kiam, I liked the book so much I wanted to buy the whole company - but, when that didn’t really work out for me, I had to content myself by buying two copies instead. And, in fairness, they’re both good.