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Year Zero by Rob  Reid
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Aug 08, 12

bookshelves: audiobooks, read-2012
Read from August 13 to 16, 2012

Consider this: Earth stands on the brink of self-destruction and the astronomically absurd copyright laws are to blame? That's the idea behind Rob Reid's satirical scifi novel. I listened to the audiobook version, narrated by The Daily Show's John Hodgman. While it wasn't hilarious, the book had its share of comedic moments. The most enjoyable parts of this book were the copious clever pop-culture references, of which many flew over my head I'm sure. But aside from the light-heartedness of the novel, Reid does provide an interesting look at several important issues of our day. Topics ranging from social-networking to governmental corruption, and of course internet piracy, all receive a healthy dose of commentary. In the end, I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to read something light, entertaining, and culturally relevant. It may also help if you enjoy classic rock music.
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