Max Barry (Author)
January 06, 2004
5.1 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Max Barry is an Australian, for which he apologizes. He is the author of the cult hit Syrup, although he spelled his name "Maxx" for that novel, "because it seemed like a funny joke about marketing, and I failed to realize everyone would assume I was a pretentious asshole." He was born on March 18, 1973, and lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he writes full-time, the advantage being that he can do it while wearing boxer shorts.
"Wicked and wonderful. . . . [It] does just about everything right. Fast-moving, funny and involving."--The Washington Post Book World "Funny and clever. . . . A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove. [Barry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast." --The New York Times Book "May be the most fun you'll find in a bookstore this year. . . . Full of wit, humor and imagination, Jennifer Government ultimately pulls off its over-the-top conceit."--Time Out New York "A riotous satirical rant. . . . [Its characters'] excesses . . . make Barry's world of unregulated corporate greed and unrelenting consumerism so frightening and funny."--Entertainment Weekly "The plot rockets forward on hyperdrive . . . fresh and very clever."--The Boston Globe "[A] devilish satire that made me laugh out loud."--Dick Adler, The Chicago Tribune