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Review: Agents of the Internet Apocalypse: A NovelAgents of the Internet Apocalypse: A Novel by Wayne Gladstone
Published by Thomas Dunne Books on Jul 21, 2015
Genres: Adult, Dystopia, Humour
Format: eARC from Netgalley
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: dnf

Gladstone, the so-called “Internet Messiah,” has not only failed to bring back the Web, but his search has landed him in a New York City psychiatric ward. The rest of the world isn't doing so well either. The economy continues to suffer, further stoking the discontent of frenzied former Internet users still looking for a fix. More importantly, the government has ramped up its draconian NET Recovery Act, interrogating and detaining anyone deemed a “person of interest.” For Gladstone, finding the Net has taken a backseat to winning over his ex-wife. But even though he follows her to Los Angeles, he still can't shake the demands of his followers when his former account of the Internet Apocalypse goes “paper viral.” This newfound celebrity makes him a target for desperate online addicts, anarchic members of Anonymous, and shadowy government agents who have their own plans for him.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I want to like this, but I didn’t. It felt like the story was trying too hard to be funny, and ended up failing. There was too much college frat boy humour for me to enjoy, and once you removed the humour, the story fell apart.

I read more than half of the story, but it just didn’t keep me interested enough to continue.

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