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Starbucks Nation

2.46  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Morgan Beale is a pop icon and hates every second of it. He begins adapting the latest bestseller, The Chihuahua in the Blue Prada Bag, into a blockbuster movie just before his celebutante wife starts remodeling their Hollywood home, driving Beale to a hotel. Dodging the paparazzi one morning on his way to Starbucks, he spots his writing partner, Luke, who has been dead fo ...more
Hardcover, 241 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by Arcade Publishing
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Dec 27, 2011 John rated it did not like it
Incoherent score-settling book posing as a "satire." The author is a former screenwriter who, judging from this book, thinks he's too clever for the "chimps" in Hollywood, though judging by his IMDB credits I doubt it. So he opts to settle scores by calling everyone who's ever had power over him names and just shooing pot shots at him. You can't do this in a conventional novel narrative, so he invents this hallucinogenic journey that's something like Lewis Carroll on speed, in order to line up h ...more
Jan 24, 2009 Caroline rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Hilarious, laugh-out-loud book about a guy who falls into a whole and gets his arm stuck in a starbucks vending machine (that's inside the hole) becuase he's checking to see if his dead best friend (who is now a talking chihuahua)'s typewriter is plugged in. He calls OnStar (because they now have a deal with Starbucks vending machines) and tells them that his hand is stuck. The OnStar guy comes, but then out of a hole within the hole comes the writer of the novel that the guy is trying to adapt ...more
Feb 26, 2009 Liren rated it did not like it
I don't usually read book jackets (maybe I should), and I must have confused this with Starbucked when I picked this up, but the words "A Novel" should have been my red flag. When I started reading Starbucks Nation, I was not expecting the satire, and it took me quite a long while to resign myself to the sarcasm. Midway through the book, I finally was able to accept what the author was trying to accomplish, and there are even some nuggets of humor scattered throughout, but I do find myself racin ...more
Jun 27, 2014 Natasha rated it did not like it
Didn't finish it.
Feb 10, 2008 Sarah rated it really liked it
Oh what fun. Merciless portrayal of celebrity obsessions, news media circuses with some Central American explorer elves thrown in for good measure. It's as if you started with Adaptation and splattered some E! news all over it. Solid satire.
Sep 21, 2015 Abbey rated it did not like it
I couldn't make it past the first few chapters.
Nov 28, 2009 Kaitlyn rated it really liked it
I randomly was browsing through the library and this book caught my eye. I read it in 3 days! it is weird but defin. entertaining.
Sep 10, 2008 Ellen rated it liked it
Hysterically bizarre! If caffeine caused hallucinations, this book would be your strange dreams.
Aug 09, 2008 Lori rated it liked it
My daughter recommended...She loved it.
Jul 26, 2011 Wendy rated it did not like it
Terrible - didn't finish it.
Dec 04, 2009 Milagros rated it did not like it
Absolute trash.
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