An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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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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Quando eu vi a sinopse do livro, não pensei nem por um segundo que ia gostar tanto da história, até porque nem imaginava como ia sair uma história desse plot. Talvez o mais interessante seja realmente a pitada de nonsense que tem, o fato de que o Hank não se levou muito a sério na hora de criar o plot, e isso permitiu que ele se levasse bem a sério na hora de fazer toda a parte da vida online, como lidar com a fama e o que a fama faz com as pessoas. Ele é um youtuber relativamente famo... leia mais

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