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The Missing Link [Kindle Edition]

Brandon Meyers , Bryan Pedas
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When the Internet collapses, society responds almost immediately…by having a meltdown.
While civilization is steadily destroying itself, IT cubicle-jockey and cyberspace junkie Brent Porter enlists the help of his grumpy office building security guard, Mickey, to find his missing computer gamer girlfriend, Molly. The trouble is, Molly’s fallen down her laundry basket and into a lewd and confusing world of nonsense, in a retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a twist: the heroine is dumped into the deepest, darkest bowels of the Internet.
So while Brent and Mickey are searching for Molly in a city that’s gone to complete chaos, and Molly’s fighting off porn freaks, viruses, and scammers, who’s going to save humanity from the Internet (and itself)? Well, that would be the Downriver Boys, a group of homeless people who’ve never had to rely on technology to survive. These vigilant vagabonds, led by a war veteran and a half-brilliant, half-insane madwoman, will have to rely on everything they know about survival so that Brent, Mickey, and Molly will even have something to come back to.

From the authors of the popular web-comic A Beer for the Shower (dot) com.

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  • File Size: 924 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #466,129 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and Hilarious! February 14, 2012
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After reading this book, I can no longer click "like" on Facebook without feeling like Twiddledum: "Ding! Twiddledum loves this!"

This book is a fantastic spin on the Alice tale, but instead of through the looking glass it's through the laundry basket, and Wonderland just so happens to be the internet. You'll find knights and trolls, spammers and cards, even gamers and gobliguanas. You heard me.

There's a good chance you'll see yourself somewhere in this story, if not several places, and so much rings true for the internet today.

As far as this book having been written by two different authors, you won't notice that within the writing, which is seamless.

Very much worth the purchase price!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An engaging and creative ride December 27, 2011
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Writtem by two authors, the prose is woven together with such deft skill that it appears as if only one writers voice is speaking. Based in part on Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland, the authors manage to transform a classic into a modern tale fit for today's world. Using multiple viewpoints, The Missing Link, takes us on a journey as seen through the eyes of Brent, an IT specialist, his girlfriend Molly and an unexpected group of homeless people who are much more than they seem to be. Filled with fantastical creatures from iconic fantasy and combined with recognizable elements of the modern world, The Missing Link also stands as an allegorical tale on par with The Lord Of The Flies. Through the use of humour and vivid imagery the writers remind us that that our dependance on technology comes at the expense of our most basic human needs and ultimately the loss of our humanity.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You, probably, had to be there... April 27, 2013
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As I read this book I developed a vision in my head of its evolution:

I see one of the authors writing a short nonsensical piece filled with wit, cliche and cultural references and laughing hysterically in the process. He then e-mails it to his friend with dude-check-this-out gusto. I also envision alcohol being involved. His friend reads the piece and, thinking something along the lines of "this is great but it needs more fart jokes," adds a chapter of his own milking yet even more cliches out of the narrative. The first writer reads his friends addition and has to pause to clean Mountain Dew from his keyboard before he can respond due to an impromptu spit-take. Taking a beer in hand, the first writer proceeds to send the storyline off in the most improbable direction he can think of. He returns it to his friend with a healthy dose of "what now, smart guy." The second writer reads the latest installment, folds his arms across his chest, pulls a smug look and thinks to himself, "Challenge accepted." Wash. Rinse. Repeat. At some point they realize that they have enough material for a book and begin tightening up the narrative.

I am probably completely incorrect in my assumptions about the origin of this book. Except for alcohol being involved, I stand by that assumption firmly. The story unfolds in three separate but concurrent lines. It is fast paced and interesting. It is, as I believe the authors intended, a fun and entertaining read.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Awesome December 22, 2011
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These guys have a hilarious website that they pour their hearts into. This book is no different. Inside you'll find an interesting plot, humor for the internet age, and awesome 8-bit artwork. At a price so inexpensive, you'd be dumb not to enjoy this book.

Here is their website. It is easily one of my favorite blogs. [...]
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars if it weren't for the gore June 15, 2013
By Cloudy
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I loved the modern version of Alice in Wonderland - BUT: the ever-present gore, crude humour and disgusting descriptions of bodily fluids in every version thoroughly put me off. To me the story would have been a laugh riot without repeatedly having to read about masturbating trolls, mounds of shit and slime and gore flying into people's faces. That's funny in a sick Christopher Moore way the first or second time around but not as a inherent part of a plot. Sounded like the idea of fun of a group of immature 13-year-olds. Authors, grow up!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars missing link January 15, 2012
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The Missing Link is probably not a book for everyone. Not that any book is a book for everyone (although there are two books I think everyone should read), but this book is even less a book for everyone than most books. Mostly, I just think a lot of people won't "get" it. A good test to see if it might be for you is to follow the above link over to their blog and read a few of their posts. If the humor doesn't grab or turns you off, the book is not for you. However, if you find yourself laughing despite yourself, even if you hate yourself afterwards, you should give the book a chance, because it's full of the same humor and crassness as their blog.

The technicals: The front half of the book is marvellously edited with hardly a misplaced comma. Well, except for that pet peeve of mine with commas following a sentence starting conjunction and an independent clause behind. This seems to be a fairly widespread error in comma usage, and I'll browbeat the boys about it later. Other than that, though, the front half of the book is almost squeaky clean. Definitely "A" work, and there were hardly any red marks on their paper when I got finished with that portion. However, the further through the book you go, the more errors crop up. Missing words or mistyped words, like "than" instead of "that." A few incorrect tenses here and there. Unstable formatting, mostly in that the indentations start wobbling back and forth. It's enough to drop the technical grade down into the high "B" range. Still, everything considered, it's a pretty good job and nothing that should give anyone any real problems. Especially the commas. There aren't a whole lot of other people out there that are likely to notice any problems with them.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for those who get offended easily
this book was really back and fourth for me, only managing to hold my attention for short periods at best. It was really drawn out and would have been better as a short story. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Matt Moore
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Don't bother
Published 2 months ago by Robert B. Hailey
4.0 out of 5 stars This book was amazing! Thanks for making an awesome novel.
It was great. Only I didn't like the cursing and all, but it was great! Thanks, Brandon Pedas and Brandon Meyers!
Published 3 months ago by Kayti White
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Read
I quite like the juxtaposition of featuring a modern-day Alice in Wonderland adventure with how the Earth descends into a dystopian apocalypse within minutes of losing... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Barbara A. Telleria
5.0 out of 5 stars May Rustle Some Jimmies
The uniqueness of this book can be broken down into much more than its hilariously absurd setting, witty humor, and far-fetched--borderline offensive--situations. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Chiz
3.0 out of 5 stars Diverse characters and a new twist on Alice in Wonderland.
Not the greatest book I ever read, but I didn't hate it either. Kept my interest long enough to complete the book without feeling I wasted my time. Basically, meh.
Published 6 months ago by Kenalt
4.0 out of 5 stars Crude but funny
Basically an internet version of Alice in Wonderland, this book is pretty funny. Not laugh out loud, but groaning laughs and chuckles. Read more
Published 7 months ago by SifuJon
2.0 out of 5 stars ....just too silly
Interesting concept that is not successful because it is just too silly.
I did summon up a glimmer of a smile here and there, intended to persevere until the end - but... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bevan
3.0 out of 5 stars This is an (occasionally humorous, but always silly) end of the world...
This is an (occasionally humorous, but always silly) end of the world story where the Queen of the Internet, whose kingdom bears more than a passing resemblance to the world of... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Hillel Kaminsky
5.0 out of 5 stars Not missing the point!
Its funny and all too close to home. If the internet died today...there would intact be chaos...and if the intnet had a comporeal landscape it would unseeded be 4chan
Published 10 months ago by Smheb
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