An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (signed Edition): A Novel by Hank GreenAn Absolutely Remarkable Thing (signed Edition): A Novel by Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (signed Edition): A Novel

byHank Green

Hardcover | September 25, 2018

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In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--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. News quickly spreads that 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 center of an intense 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 big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye.
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 bu...
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Title:An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (signed Edition): A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:September 25, 2018Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1524744123

ISBN - 13:9781524744120

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolutely Good Book Slightly in the realm of science fiction, this book reminds me vaguely of Ender's Game or Ready Player One. It is excellent, with a mystery you'll want to solve. This book is funny, and I do hope he writes some more.
Date published: 2018-09-28