The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us....
|Title||:||An Absolutely Remarkable Thing|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Reviews
Túto knihu som čítala ešte v čase, keď sa volala April May and New York Carl - a tak už STO ROKOV ŽIJEM S VEDOMÍM, ŽE JE STRAŠNE SUPER A JA TO NEMÔŽEM NIKOMU POVEDAŤ. AAAGHHRR!!!
Mám na srdci dve veci, ktoré by som vám o tejto vskutku pozoruhodnej záležitosti rada povedala:
1) Nie je to YA a nie je to nový John Green. Nope. Nopity Nope. Nič z toho. Mám Johna Greena rada, ale... úprimne... všetky jeho knihy sú o tom istom. A Hank Green je ako závan sviežeho vzduchu - ľahký, vtipný, zábavný a bez ot ...more
I hate that people are calling this "young adult". It's not. Stop it with the inane labels that turn people off instead of bringing them in.
The main character isn't even in high school OR college for that matter!
This is a book for people that like to read quirky, pop-culture-filled, sci-fi-ish books -- those people might be 15 years old (and their parents don't mind them reading the occasional profanity). Maybe it's a late 20s human that also enjoys reading the novels of Ernest Cline, Robin Sl ...more
eu não sabia muito bem o que esperar desse livro e o que eu encontrei aqui, definitivamente, me surpreendeu muito. eu passei boa parte da leitura com BIRRA da protagonista e dos personagens secundários que me pareciam rasos demais, mas conforme a narrativa foi me dando as peças que eu precisava pra entender a mensagem da minha maneira, fui ficando fascinado pelas ideias malucas de hank green.
assim que eu terminei a última página (berrando), chamei rafael para contar pra ele um pouco sobre o liv ...more
"Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May..."
Nope. Ya lost me.
I knew it!
I still listen to Hank and John Green's podcast, and a few episodes ago Hank teased an announcement. Totally nailed it with my guess it was going to be a book!
Love both the brothers and the impact they've had on Internet culture. Hank is especially well-spoken and enthusiastic about so many important things, can't wait to see how this translates into a novel.
*casually sells soul for an ARC*
*(...or at least a release date? C'mon!)
Immediate thoughts after finishing, sorry if this is disjointed.
Excellent read. Great tone, great mystery, great build up. I read it in two days, couldn't put it down. The tone and overall story reminded me of The Oracle Year in a very different but awesome way - so if you liked that, you may like this. I loved both.
The main character is going to be one that is love her or hate her, I happened to enjoy her character but I can see where others may not. She's narcissistic and not always likeabl ...more
What a thrill! Review to come.
This was like a weird mix between READY PLAYER ONE, SIGNS and TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY. I feel like this is going to be one of those books that stays in my head for a while, rolls around a bit in tar, feathers, gum, jelly (see what I did there?) and muddy about until I figure out exactly how I feel about it. So this review might be a little rambley and will probably change.
Admittedly, I picked up this book because it was written by Hank Green, John Green's brother and youtuber extraordinaire. That sa ...more