An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Hank Green


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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing





In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green - co-creator 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.

Ficção / Jovem adulto / Literatura Estrangeira

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O livro de surpreendeu de diversas maneiras. Ensina muito sobre polarização política, e como ela acontece e as pessoas vão se deixando levar por super simplificações porque é a coisa mais fácil de se fazer. Identificar um inimigo e colocar sobre ele todo o peso da maldade e do errado no mundo. Ensina como o ser humano se perde um pouco na busca por atenção, e como isso pode fazer você se afastar das pessoas que de fato estão ali por você. Mas, sobretudo, nos faz refletir sobre nossas... leia mais

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