Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
LoveStar: A Novel Paperback – November 20, 2012
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"“While nature and the culture of Iceland enrich LoveStar, its concerns and targets are universal, its beleaguered, hapless citizen-pawns recognizable as our future selves. The imaginative power of novels like LoveStar may serve as a wake-up call, if only we read and heed them.”
—World Literature Today
"Strange and refreshing—a lushly imagined future that reminded me of Vonnegut and Brautigan."
—Ed Park, author of Personal Days
“Exuberantly odd, LoveStar [...] has a certain charm.”
— The Complete Review
“If you like Kurt Vonnegut’s writing style you will like this book, which is presented in a satirical way but with a serious message underneath.”
—I'd Rather Be in Iceland
“Equal parts Vonnegut and Calvino, but never truly derivative of either influence, Magnason’s novel takes a sometimes scathing, sometimes humorous look at what happens when we willing give up our freedoms in exchange for the promise of a better tomorrow that never arrives.”
“It is no small accomplishment that in the ten years since LoveStar was released, the book feels not obsolete, but rather prescient, or at least exasperatingly plausible...it’s compulsively readable, due in great part to Andri Snær’s kooky creativity and the novel’s simple, straightforward style of prose.”
"Morality tale? Cautionary tale? Bizarro fiction? LoveStar is specific on speed, a philosopher's nightmare, and the most engaging thing I've read in a long time.”
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Here, a distopic version of the future is put in a humorous context with the love of ones live being a calculated.. say technical fact and every single person being a walking advertisement, voluntarily and sometimes involuntarily if unlucky. The story follows two lovers living in this crazy future that one day are told that they have NOT been "calculated together" - they are not ment to be together - and their true partners are out there waiting for them, sad and lonely. Disbelieved and in love, they do everything they can to fight this calculated fact resulting in humorous scenarios and funerals in the skies..
I recommend this one to all that like the works of Douglas Adams.
All of a sudden the main character is screaming at people just because he has unwillingly been programmed to do so. This is, of course, to sell products. What, I ask myself? What is going on? And then as I read further it all becomes clearer to me, although I did find it confusing in places. But then the author's humor would kick in and I'd be laughing all over again. Of course, selling products is not the only thing the author writes about. But I'll let you determine what is going on as it is well worth the read.
It's funny to read and you do get a giggle out of it. It's a wonderful take on commercialism and how ludicrous people can be. It is also a lovely love story. Kind of like Romeo and Juliet in a weird way. Two people who are in some ways opposites, fall in love and people all around them are trying to break them up.
Sad, lovely, humorous, fun and in general, a really good read. It's almost haunting in the way I remember it. I read Love Star a number of months ago but didn't write a review. I just thought of it now and it's interesting how many details I've remembered about it. It deserves five stars and it'll be a great read for anyone wanting to veer off into unknown territory.
Great read for fans of sci-phi and fantasy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
And I'm so glad it was! Delightful and different and beautiful and bizarre. It's a book that makes you think.Published 21 months ago by Carrie G.
"Who would have thought it: the Mickys turned out bad, the Wolf good." Loved this book. A highly imaginative, funny, thought provoking, vividly written page turner.Published on March 29, 2014 by Miss Sockmonkey
LoveStar was included in my daughter's Wish List. It arrived on time. The condition was a surprise. I purchased used but, it appeared brand new. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by linda6770
Bizarre, imaginative tale, and could be closer to future truth than we'd like. An excellent read.
James C. Glass
author of EAGLE SQUAD
This guy has been considered for some of the top awards in Iceland! That's like saying someone is considered one of the top writers in one of the outlying bedroom communities in... Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by BigT
This is a different read. I enjoyed some of the themes that this book portrayed, however, it's a poorly written book. Aimed more towards a younger audience. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Tony Zachary
Imaginative..hilarious.. plausible. Phillip Dick had automated advertisements fly in like mini drones to plague your personal space; this novel takes it to the nth degree. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Oysterphille