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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

De : Hank Green
Durée : 9 h et 25 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 notations)

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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 realising 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., 23-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship - like a 10-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 centre 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 radicalisation; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanisation that follows a life in the public eye. 

©2018 Hank Green (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Arrow
  • 04/10/2018

Wow!

Holy shitballs Hank! You should be so proud. This was an amazing story and it was told so well. Kudos.

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  • Signe Lemhagen
  • 15/10/2018

If you wanna have a good time (just give me a Carl?)

Holy shitballs! Sorry, I just finished reading and am still a bit caught up in the story. It’s a really exiting, can’t-put-it-down kind of book.
What I like most about it however is that it is the kind of art that helps you (or at least helped me) to think about and interact with complicated and heavy subjects. I’m glad so many people will read it because I’m gonna need to find someone to talk with about it all. It feels like a important book in how It could not have been written in any other time than now. Not just because of technology, but because of the challenges specific to our time.
And I liked the characters.
Glad I read it.

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  • Susanne
  • 25/09/2018

DFTBA!

If you liked Sleeping Giants you're gonna love this book. It's entertaining and a great read

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  • Yaakov Gorensteyn
  • 29/01/2020

Good book, well read.

I enjoyed Hank's writing, probably more than his brother's even. Nice sci-fi book, can't wait for the sequel.

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  • Andy
  • 25/11/2019

My poor heart

This book came as a balm to me. I have a twitter account where my opinions are weapons to toss at people with the wrong ones. It’s easy to forget that we’re all just trying to get by. Thanks to April May and the Carls, maybe I’ll be able to remember more often. This is hope punk.

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  • nechemiah s.
  • 31/10/2019

this was an excellent story, recommend it

I absolutely love the story, great plot, great performance, great writing, an excellent ending.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/06/2019

A great story.

I loved every minute of it. It gives us a peek into the life of the Internet and how fame can change us.

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  • Lior
  • 16/04/2019

Recommendable

I enjoyed that story. There is no long prelude, it goes right to the action. There is always things happening and yet I got more and more excited towards the end.

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  • net
  • 11/04/2019

It was fun

Very contemporery. Interesting ideas, light read. The narrator(s) did a good job. Still don't know why people will take that much interest in April but yep...very nice

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30/01/2019

Very Realistic

Great story, good narrator. Are you a young person? This book is for you. This is probably the best depiction I've seen of people in their early 20s dealing with the realities of modern day life. The reflective way in which it is written really helps with that aesthetic. it also deals with things like fame and the internet in ways that are both realistic and contemporary. Excellent book, definitely recommend, particularly if you are in your 20s.

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  • Alejandro
  • 23/08/2019

Phantastisch.<br />Eine fesselnde Geschichte mit...

... einer wundervollen Botschaft für jung und alt. Hank Green schafft die Perspektive eines jungen Erwachsenen und die mit unserer Zeit verbundenen social-media Komponenten, über die weltweite politische Lagen in seiner Story darzustellen. Es fühlt sich sehr natürlich an, wie die Geschichte von April Mai erst völlig banal und fast alltäglich anfängt, und dann ein quantensprung ins SciFi Territorium zu schaffen.

Ich hatte viel Spaß mit diesem Hörbuch und kann es nur weiterempfehlen

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 25/04/2019

Really lovely

15 words about how absolutely lovely and beautifully crafted this story is, genuinely like it.

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  • Andreas Teschner
  • 25/03/2019

Why an author should never read their own book!

I love this book! New, fresh and so full of life that made me cast a different eye on some of the attitudes of my own teenage daughter. It is surprisingly deep given the very flippant language and pushes on at a tremendous pace. The main characters are believable and well read by Kristen Sieh until Hank Green spoils it all! He so is NOT the character he is reading. We know Andy from April's side of the story and this 'imposter' sounds nothing like him. A pale, meekly, shy and insecure geeky lovable guy all in a sudden becomes this cliché US boy-shool voice, self-assured, tanned well trained good looking body with a bit of an attitude. Shame really.
But hey, I adore the character of April May and the voice she was given by Kristen Sieh.

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  • Stanislava Zaefferer
  • 24/01/2019

Absolutely recommendable!

Dare I say... Better than all of his brother's books!
Great storytelling, great character design!

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  • jemand_wie_ich
  • 11/11/2018

Erfahrungen zu Internetruhm, verpackt mit ✋Aliens🤚

Ein Roman mit Gedanken und tiefen Einblicken in plötzlichen Ruhm, was es für die eigene Persönlichkeit und den Freundeskreis bedeutet, eine Internetpersönlichkeit zu werden bzw. sein, und seltsame Außerirdische als Aufhänger. Aber wirklich bloß als Aufhänger, der Kern von Greens Buch scheint April Mays Umgang mit und Verlangen nach (sowie Validierung durch) Ruhm zu sein.