- File Size: 3429 KB
- Print Length: 242 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1503951472
- Publisher: 47North (October 27, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0117X27UE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #747,090 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“Pollack has written such tongue-in-cheek, self-referential literary hits as Never Mind the Pollacks and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature. Now he’s writing a Kindle serial...set in a future where Earth has become boring and washed-up and Mars has turned into Austin, TX.” —io9
About the Author
Neal Pollack is an American satirist, novelist, short story writer, and journalist. Pollack has written nine previous books: The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, Never Mind the Pollacks, Beneath the Axis of Evil, Alternadad, Stretch, Jewball, Downward-Facing Death, Open Your Heart, and Repeat. He’s also a three-time Jeopardy! champion. Pollack lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son.
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- Buzz Killington
Pollack's book Repeat was just as fun, but somewhat deeper and sweeter.
That being said... the writing is good, but better suited to something on the order of short essays. This book-length effort was a stretch too far. The satire is probably most relevant to those living in places like Austin or San Francisco (Seattle? The Montrose area of Houston?), but may leave others cold. Clearly the author has a fan-base in the Austin area, which must explain all the 5-star reviews.
Top international reviews
It's reminiscent of Wong's "John Dies at the End", Robinson's "Red Mars" and Dick's "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" (AKA "Total Recall") plus a couple other SF novels. On top of it all, I just learned that it is a "serial" and there are several sequels yet to come.
I can recommend it, but maybe further evaluation should be withheld for now.
It should however be said that this novel has a proper ending and can be enjoyed on its own.
I'd hate to have to travel on the spaceship to Mars it sounds as bad as the tube on a hot day.