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Year Zero

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Definitely Needs a Sequel!

Year Zero a sc-fi novel by Rob Reid is a hysterical Hitnchhiker's Guide-esque novel about the Earth's music industry. It seems that aliens all over the universe are totally head over tentacles about the Earth's music. This book had me laughing out loud. The character...
Year Zero a sc-fi novel by Rob Reid is a hysterical Hitnchhiker's Guide-esque novel about the Earth's music industry. It seems that aliens all over the universe are totally head over tentacles about the Earth's music. This book had me laughing out loud. The characters were very "human" and well developed. The plot was crazy but almost believable. The descriptions of alien life forms, worlds and cultures hit a bit too close to home. If you love sarcasm you will love this book. If you know the answer to life, the universe, and everything then this is the book for you. If your favorite cocktail is the trans-galactic gargle blaster then you should run right out and find a copy of this book. Year Zero needs a sequel. What kind of fate can the Earthlings inflict on the universe next?

posted by Han on July 10, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Copyright Law

Overall:
An enjoyable book that with some great one liners, and some meh moments.

The Good:
A well written book with a good plot and great comedic elements.

The Bad:
Heavy on 'in' jokes. Has foot notes at then end of each chapter, which don't translate well to...
Overall:
An enjoyable book that with some great one liners, and some meh moments.

The Good:
A well written book with a good plot and great comedic elements.

The Bad:
Heavy on 'in' jokes. Has foot notes at then end of each chapter, which don't translate well to the nook.

The Ugly:
A stretch in the middle in a Douglas Adams style you will either love or loathe.

posted by 4207351 on July 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    An enjoyable read

    No, it's not another "Hitchhikers". But it was a fun read. If you can't read for fun occasionally, then you're boring, and who gives a rats ass about your banal comments anyway?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Great geek beach read!

    Just plain techno fun! Goofy, unreal and entirely escapist while still managing to be interesting comentary on our legal system.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Entertaining

    Good alien story, not gonna win any awards but who cares? It was an entertaining story. I loved the main character's boss Judy. So over the top, that was the joke! I liked the way the author poked fun at government workers. Would read more from this author.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    We got ourselves a problem. A huge problem. Well, a worldly hu

    We got ourselves a problem.

    A huge problem.

    Well, a worldly huge problem.

    The Aliens are here.

    The Aliens love our music.

    The Aliens have been stealing our music.

    Now they need someone to help them, and it seems it's Nick Carter. No not the Backstreet Boys singer
    Nick Carter, but legal counsel Nick Carter for Music industries seems to fit for the Aliens.

    The World is doomed!!!!!

    A funny, hilarious take on the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book and another great alien may be
    dumber than we think book!! I kind of liked it. Took a while to get into it, but I finished it.

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