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The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries)

The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries)

"This book was first recommended to me by two friends after I asked for a book that would "really mess me up." It did not disappoint. Nick Harkaway is brilliantly clever, imaginative, and insightful. Reading The Gone-Away World is like reading the dystopian nightmare version of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, with all of the wit and snark still intact. The story follows two close friends that fight together in the Go Away Wars, and then help the world adjust to the fallout. Full of twists and turns, this is one of the few books that made me audibly gasp when certain secrets were revealed. If you're looking for a book that's going to shock you to your core, this is the perfect choice."

Melissa S.

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Author Nick Harkaway
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date 2009-08-11
Section Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Melissa S.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780307389077

A hilarious, action-packed look at the apocalypse that combines a touching tale of friendship, a thrilling war story, and an all out kung-fu infusedmission to save the world. Gonzo Lubitch and his best friend have been inseparable since birth. They grew up together, they studiedmartial arts together, they rebelled in college together, and they fought in the Go-Away War together. Now, with the world in shambles and dark nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, they have been tapped for an incredibly perilous mission. But they quickly realize that this assignment is not all it seems, and before it is over they will have encountered everything from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to one ultra-sinister mastermind, whose only goal is world domination. Unlike anything else, The Gone-Away World is a remarkable literary debut that will be remembered and rediscovered for years to come.

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