Year Zero

Year Zero

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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In the hilarious tradition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Rob Reid takes you on a headlong journey through the outer reaches of the universe--and the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional music industry.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey Ballantine Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345534484
0345534484
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 357 p.)

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Haldenj
Oct 18, 2016

A clever concept that will be dated quite quickly. The writing is very poor and could have used an editor and grammar check.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Jun 01, 2016

Very interesting read! Nick Carter is visited by aliens who REALLY appreciate Earth music--they think he's "THE Nick Carter" of Backstreet Boys. Turns out the entire universe loves Earth music, and because of galactic copyright laws--we will soon be destroyed. What follows is a silly romp to save the planet. If you enjoy your sci-fi on the light and funny side, pick this one up today.

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tocch101
Oct 06, 2015

Addictingly fun, a modern Hitchhikers Guide. Absolutely must read.

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micahkolding
Sep 29, 2013

This book starts out with a reasonably clever hook, and then spends the rest of its pages utterly refusing to admit that there's just not much to it. Roughly a third of the book is devoted to explaining away obvious plot holes, another third is devoted to building an only-mildly-interesting universe, and the last third is interminable foot notes. Unfortunately, all of the aliens and sci-fi and attempts at humor that the book throws at us simply cannot disguise the fact that this is little more than a dry legal battle and a tirade about how the music industry is screwy. Plot points are brought up and cast aside; tension is introduced and quickly thwarted; eventually it feels like every other line is "At least we bought ourselves some time" until the unstimulated reader simply cannot care anymore. A note to the author: readers don't want to watch people "buying time" over and over again. They want to see problems and results, so that it doesn't feel like the bought time is being so bought at their expense.

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ayub
Jun 18, 2013

A very good book well written and surprisingly very funny

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JohnPartyka
Oct 09, 2012

...AND the inner workings of our absurdly dysfunctional LEGAL industry.

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rene1951
Jun 28, 2012

Description in review make it sound like a very funny book. Good cover illustration!

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