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"Individually Wrapped is an engaging blend of suspense, human drama, and postmodern societal critique...enthralling to the end because of the mirror it holds up to the present day. Highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review


Five Stars. "An award winning dystopian tale for adults in the not too distant future." - Chanticleer Reviews

Individually Wrapped won Grand Prize in the Somerset Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1475057636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475057638
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,572,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jeremy Bullian lives in Tampa, Florida with his family where he is a librarian, writer, and musician. He is currently working on a follow-up to Individually Wrapped.

Individually Wrapped won Grand Prize in the Somerset Awards for Literary and Contemporary Fiction (2013).

Five Stars. "An award winning dystopian tale for adults in the not too distant future." - Chanticleer Reviews

Highly recommended. - Midwest Book Review

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I enjoyed this book. It has a slow-burn quality to it, and the general tenor of the story is a gleeful nihilism with some darkly offbeat humor. Another thing that I liked was that I was kept guessing throughout, yet the conclusion was logical. Some of the futuristic ideas in the book, such as wearable computers, "smart" navigation systems/surveillance technologies etc., don't really sound that far off today, but others sound outright prophetic. There are more than a few sharp jabs at the self-imposed contrivances of modern consumer culture, but people who resist "progress" also get theirs. In other words, there's no preachy tone in here. It stuck with me after reading and I'll probably read it again. If I have any criticism, it would be that the story does seem to take a while getting started, but then again it rewards a patient reader. Recommended.
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Jeremy is a friend and colleague of mine. When I heard he had written a book, I quickly bought it but was slow to read it. I wish I'd read it sooner!

The book is a fairly fast read with likable characters and a fun plot. Whenever I wasn't reading, I found myself wondering what was happening with Sam and Susan and Jackie. It is a tale of the future that pictures a society that's only a few steps away from where we are. Easy to imagine this happening!

Most importantly, Individually Wrapped still has me wrestling with several big questions about urban sprawl, public transportation, and technology saturation several weeks after finishing it. And the answers I'm settling on aren't what I expected...
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This book is extremely enjoyable, combining a futurist ad man with a distopian world view. Bullian creates a world full of uncanny elements such as Nutrixion, a hamburger-flavored bar, that makes you ponder, this doesn't exist yet? The book is deeper that just a clever drive into the future in a solo car on a smart highway. The author reflects on how the needs of society and the coporate world clash. Highly recommended for a fast-paced, well-written page turner about what the future might look like.
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I felt a lot of empathy for the plight of Sam Gregory, the focus on this dystopian novel set in the nearish future. Middle-aged, Sam was a had-been; burnt-out at his advertising agency job. He knew his boss was about to fire him...and he knew he should care, but he really didn't. Things went inexorably downhill from there for Sam. The ending is particularly poignant, making one wonder about the nature of reality. The author made me care about Sam, and it was hard to put the book down.
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