"An oddly heartfelt journey through the wasteland of a techno-collapse. Gladstone takes an admittedly far-fetched and off-putting story idea and breathes startling life into it. He gambles here, but he wins. Give it a read." —Patton Oswalt
"This is satire in its purest form: an exaggerated, filthy and ridiculous world - which happens to be exactly the world we live in. Gladstone has conceived and successfully executed a clever thought experiment that illustrates just how crazy the Internet has made all of us. Witty, profane and entertaining." —Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
"Wayne Gladstone's satire is a high-concept page-turner brimming with LOL-worthy one-liners and observations about the web-addicted zombies we've become and the price we've paid for our sins. The best way to sum up the reading experience would be an emoticon that has yet to be invented." —Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
"Gladstone's novel makes it clear that losing the Internet would indeed be apocalyptic, but it would also be funny, thrilling, and would perhaps be necessary to remind us of who we really are." —John Warner, Editor-at-Large of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and author of The Funny Man
“A story whose humor is matched by its insight into technology's effect on our relationships. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll beg your Internet provider to never leave you." —Frank Lesser, writer for The Colbert Report and author of Sad Monsters
"An amusing but thoughtful look at what might happen to our culture if the World Wide Web went down for good." —FantasyLiterature.com
"An acid cultural satire that skewers what we would miss most about the online world." —Kirkus Reviews
"The punchlines are pitch-perfect. Anyone who spends time sharing jokes in web communities will find this satire irresistible." —Booklist
"If someone’s going to slap down the Internet and our relationship with it, the last place you’d likely expect them to do it is in a book. But that’s exactly the medium to which Cracked.com writer Wayne Gladstone turns to write a belly-laugh account of what would happen if: Someone stole the Internet." —Toronto Star
"With his sharp wit and Googlesque knowledge of the Web, Gladstone lays bare the ways viral communication has become the infrastructure of our economic and cultural identity. The conversations are vulgar at times, but then they throw us unexpectedly into the sublime. At its core, Notes from the Internet Apocalypse is a love story, which is why, even as our narrator spends a week in the Rule 34 club and finally makes a request, it will break your heart." —The Washington Post
I read the entire book in half a plane ride, not stopping to put it down once.
Being familiar with Gladstone's other writings, I expected this book to make me laugh, which it did, but it also made me feel much more than that.
The writing style moved the story along at a good pace, and there were some very emotional moments mixed in with the hilarity!
I read all the hype and it does not live up to it. Not a bad book, has some good moments, but the twist is so cliche. Wish I had borrowed from the library instead of bought.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I couldn't stop reading, or laughing. A very poignant look at today's online cultures/communities. Goes great with a nice glass of scotch, Jameson in particular.Published 1 month ago by Carly Gruenberg
Funny, fast paced, and fairly intelligent. This book takes you along a twisted path to a transcendental end. I read it all in one day. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arruniel
I was surprised how disappointed I was in this book. The premise is great and the characters start out interesting, but nothing really happens (or at least not enough really... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Wormdoc
An impressive piece of satirical literature, this novel features several heartfelt messages hidden beneath light-hearted condescending commentary from a man with a hilariously... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emmalea
It was a good read, but something felt lacking. I wasn't invested in the characters, and what powered me through was mostly a mild sense of curiosity and my tendency to finish what... Read morePublished 2 months ago by JustKhairie
Like many of the other reviewers, I am a fan of Gladstone's work on Cracked's website and when I saw his book I decided to give it a read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CDG