Syrup: A Novel by Max Barry

Syrup: A Novel

byMax Barry

Paperback | July 1, 2000

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When Scat comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire the next rich, savvy marketing success story. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America there are no sure things--and suddenly Scat has to save not only his idea but his yet-to-be-realized career. With the help of the scarily beautiful and brainy 6, he sets out on a mission to reclaim the fame and fortune that, time and again, eludes him. This brilliantly scathing debut is a hilarious send-up of celebrity, sexual politics, corporate America, and the fleeting status that comes with getting to the table first--before the other guy has you for lunch.

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Maxx Barry, a veteran of the trenches of big-time marketing, teaches the subject at Monash and Curtin universities in Australia. This is his first novel.
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Title:Syrup: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.76 × 5.08 × 0.6 inPublished:July 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140291873

ISBN - 13:9780140291872

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This ripping debut novel is hilarious, intelligent and sexy, and is bound to raise a few eyebrows. Syrup from author Maxx Barry centres on Scat, a young idealistic and capitalistic wanna-be business type who comes up with an idea for the hottest new soda drink. Convinced he’s on the verge of retiring rich from his idea, he quickly learns the ropes of corporate American greed and all that it entails. Within a short period of time he goes from dreaming of spending his millions to wondering how he can keep the idea from being stolen by the big boys and ruining his career. With only the help of a luscious and brainy woman whom he trusts, he sets about trying to save his potential millions, his job and his sanity. A brilliant and biting debut that attacks celebrity, sexual politics and the corporate American dream.

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"A FAST-PACED TOUR THROUGH CORPORATE AMERICA" -- CHICAGO SUN-TIMES