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Viral - The Story of the Milkshake Girl Kindle Edition

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Length: 342 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mike Player; 1 edition (June 3, 2012)
  • Publication Date: June 3, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0088P5HWU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,079,977 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mike Player is a writer and comedian. Margaret Cho has called his work, "inspiring." The New York Post has called his work, "wonderful" and "refreshingly different!" Mike calls his work, "work," but enjoys it very much nonetheless. "Viral - The Story of the Milkshake Girl" is Mike's second published work. His first book was the nonfiction "Out on the Edge: America's Rebel Comics" published by Alyson Books.

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Mike Player's "Viral - the Milkshake Girl" takes us on a the wild ride in the unsettling world of instant You Tube fame. Its main character Erika becomes an overnight celebrity when an unflattering video of her goes viral. She then embarks on an adventure that includes many other strange and intriguing characters in a complicated and fascinating series of plots and subplots.

Mike Player writes with comic intensity and sharp-witted insight. He has created a world of weird and wonderful characters that keep the reader engaged and laughing from start to finish!
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This novel comes out of the starting gate fast and furious! Erika is a fascinating, mercurial girl,a bullied teenager whose life explodes when her video goes viral and she is known as "The Milkshake Girl". In the blink of an eye, Erika becomes a media mogul. "Viral" takes us inside the mysterious world of YouTube fame and how it makes instant stars--sometimes with disastrous results.

There are a number of intertwining subplots. Player keeps them all in place leading to the climax. Characters include a publishing magnate losing his empire; his vengeful ex-wife; a washed-up producer who wants to produce a viral video reality show; and all of the people you see on YouTube exposing their innermost thoughts, or being shot with cannons of pancake batter.

I read "Viral" in two sittings. It sucked me into its twisted show biz/Internet world, with a great mixture of suspense and laugh-out-loud humor. There is also an unexpected streak of compassion for the characters which keeps them from being caricatures.
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By go on September 27, 2012
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i really liked the book im not done reading it yet but its very interesting i love books on my kindle
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When I first seen the title of Viral- The story of the Milkshake Girl, I'm like Nahh im not gonna like it but I started it anyways and I really like it alot! I just finished it this morning and I would recommend it to anyone.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Prospero on July 26, 2012
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For all the YouTube and other videos out there, the entire world of seemingly insignificant videos that suddenly go viral was mysterious to me before reading Mike Player's insightful and fascinating "Viral: The Story of The Milkshake Girl." I generally don't care to read about the lives of teenage girls (thought, admittedly, I'm a fan of "Glee"), but this story had me hooked from the start. The writing is clean and crisp; the story is easy to follow; tension is maintained throughout; and the characters are interesting and easy to care about. While I don't think the author is commenting on what causes this "viral" phenomenon in our culture, it's hard not to think about the "big picture" here and draw your own conclusions. A truly enjoyable read from start to finish which I recommend without reservation!
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