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Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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IF YOU CAME ACROSS AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING

AT 3 A.M. IN NEW YORK CITY . . .

WOULD YOU KEEP WALKING?

OR DO THE ONE THING THAT WOULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER?

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The Carls just appeared . . .

While roaming the streets of New York City at 3 a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture she calls Carl. Delighted by its appearance - like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armour - 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.

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 centre of an 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 . . .

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with how the social internet is changing fame and radicalisation; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration can follow a life in the public eye.

*This edition includes beautifully designed endpapers and is definitely not one to miss out on*

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'A fun, contemporary adventure that cares about who we are as humans, especially when faced with remarkable events' Kirkus (starred review)

'Hank Green hasn't just written a great mystery adventure (though he has), and he hasn't just written the most interesting meditation on the internet and fame I've ever seen (but he did that too), Hank has written a book [that] expands your mind while taking you on a hell of a ride' Joseph Fink, author of Welcome to Night Vale

'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is pure book joy' Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians Trilogy

'Fun and full of truth. To be honest, I'm a little irritated at how good the book is. I don't need this kind of competition' Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles

Portrait
Hank Green is the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him 'one of America's most popular science teachers.' Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Green cofounded a number of other small businesses, including DFTBA.com, which helps online creators make money by selling cool stuff to their communities; and VidCon, the world's largest conference for the online video community. In 2017, VidCon drew more than forty thousand attendees across three events in Anaheim, Amsterdam, and Australia. Hank and his brother, John, also started the Project for Awesome, which last year raised more than two million dollars for charities, including Save the Children and Partners in Health. Hank lives in Montana with his wife, son, and cat.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 25.09.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4732-2418-6
Verlag Orion
Maße (L/B/H) 24,3/16,4/3,2 cm
Gewicht 597 g
Verkaufsrang 4.712
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
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"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" is the debut novel of internet personality and musician Hank Green. When April May stumbles upon "Carl", a ten-foot-tall robot, she thinks he's some kind of amazing art project. In order to share her remarkable find, she dedicates a YouTube video to him, which quickly goes... "An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" is the debut novel of internet personality and musician Hank Green. When April May stumbles upon "Carl", a ten-foot-tall robot, she thinks he's some kind of amazing art project. In order to share her remarkable find, she dedicates a YouTube video to him, which quickly goes viral. What she doesn't anticipate is the mystery that surrounds him and the other 63 "Carls" that pop up all over the world, and her almost instantaneous rise to fame that will forever change her life. Going into this novel I did know absolutely nothing about it, except that it was penned by Hank Green. At first I struggled to really get into the story, but it slowly but surely won me over. "A Truly Remarkable Thing" reads like a memoir, hooks its readers by way of its mysterious plot and also doubles as a social commentary. It tackles topics such as social media, the need of external validation, life in the public eye and radicalisation. I really admire the way Green manages to shed light on all of the afforementioned issues and more, whilst also creating a compelling and clever storyline. Side note: I know it's not the easiest thing to execute, but since Hank Green himself is a professional YouTuber, it would have been amazing if some of the mentioned videos would have been filmed and made available on the platform. That really would have been the cherry on top. This debut really took me by surprise in the best way possible and I wholeheartedly recommend it.