Oct 192015
 
Review: Year ZeroYear Zero by Rob Reid
Published by Del Rey on Apr 30, 2013
Genres: Adult, Humour
Format: Paperback from Purchased
Find the book: Amazon, Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on American pop songs ever since “Year Zero” (1977 to us), resulting in the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang and bankrupting the whole universe. Nick has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly. Thankfully, this unlikely galaxy-hopping hero does know a thing or two about copyright law. Now, with Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick has forty-eight hours to save humanity—while hoping to wow the hot girl who lives down the hall from him.

Dude.
This book is so funny.
It’s like Hitchhiker’s Guide to Galaxy but with music instead of the demolition of Earth.

Apparently the Earth isn’t far into its evolution. Except for music. Earthlings make music that completely outdoes anything else in the galaxy. So much so that they restarted the galactic calendar based on when they started listening to it. And now the galaxy owes us because of our copyright laws. Like big time owes us, and they obviously aren’t happy about it.

So starts the book, and the hilarity of aliens and lawyers, and bad puns and a ton of music related jokes.

I seriously enjoyed this book, laughing at many parts and even snorting at others. It makes for a great light-hearted read for anyone interested in amusing science fiction.

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