A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (Paperback)Hank Green (author)
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'A raucous, boldly inventive tale' BOOKLIST
'Provides a "Black Mirror"-like warning of new technology without the heavy feeling of dread' USA TODAY
The magnificent sequel to Hank Green's #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
The statues disappeared in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. They also contributed to the untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into their path, naming them the Carls and gaining viral fame in an avalanche of conspiracy theories.
When April's friends try to carry on with their lives, a series of clues arrive - mysterious books that seem to predict the future - and which also seem to suggest April may be very much alive . . . But there's a bigger mystery to solve.
Did the Carls ever really leave us, and what happens if they're here to stay?
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is a bold and brilliant conclusion that asks whether anyone has the right to change the world.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm
A raucous, boldly inventive tale of alien technology, social media and influencers, the limits of the human mind, and the lengths humans will go to get what they want. Even after a satisfying ending, readers will have much to think about * Booklist (starred review) *
A book about people pursuing second acts after a traumatic crisis is pretty timely - and such a book, filled with compassion, bravery, smart mobs and stupid ones, and a hell of a metaphor for late-stage capitalism, besides * Cory Doctorow *
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor builds in every way on the thrills of the first book, featuring twists that are even twistier, mysteries that are even more mysterious, and, most impressive of all, solutions to those mysteries that are as interesting as their set-ups. This is a book that thinks deeply and wisely about fame, wealth, the internet, and the future of humanity, but also, and I'm not sure how Hank pulled this off, it's fun as hell * Joseph Fink, author of Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead *
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