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Inspired by and reminiscent of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist stage play “Waiting for Godot,” this Y2K theater comedy satirizes the frivolous extravagance of the mega-rich.

Bob’s Billionaire Boat boasts the world’s 2,000 richest people on it, and will enable them to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000 twice in a row by crossing the International Dateline on New Year's Eve 19
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N.M. Silber
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Waiting for 2000 is a wonderfully witty, and truly absurd, ode to Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, Waiting for Godot. Mr. Love pays careful attention to detail, and manages to pay tribute to Beckett's famous work, while still remaining marvelously original and true to his own voice, no easy feat to accomplish. The dialogue includes just the right amount of repetition and the right rhythm to endow it with authenticity. In fact, the two principal characters, Sam and Al, (names are also cleverly ch ...more
Anita Viccica - Toss
You know those days when you come home from work (Usually on a Monday!) after having a grueling, stressful day? When all you want to do is wind down and relax, but walk through the door only to find that your cat has puked up a fur ball on your brand new area rug and the kids have piled dirty dishes sky high in the sink instead of putting them in the dishwasher? You know that feeling ... you just need a break- an escape from reality! Well, Zack Love's "Waiting for 2000" is DEFINITELY that escape ...more
Elena Cruz (Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf)
Waiting For 2000 is another hilarious story from Zack Love. I can't tell you how many times I laughed reading this play. There are some great characters, from the co-captains Al and Sam, to the billionaires Mr. Ching, Little Blue, and French fashion designers Paula and Dana. There is never a dull moment in this story. If you've read any of Zack Love's other work it has that clever and funny writing style that he's so great at. If you're looking a fun read, check out Waiting For 2000 by Zack Love ...more
Janet
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Get in a time machine and join the play!
Zack Love has hit a home run yet again I say!

Happy New Year! Firecrackers and fireworks,
Waiting for 2000 gives me belly laughs that simply burst!

Two commas, three commas. Which is the zone?
How do I get there? By how much you own!

Better toothpicks will make you rich,
Gold and silver may do the trick.

Dot.com, domain name,
Pick the right one or you aren’t in the fame game.

Little Blue with dolphins too,
What time is it, autographs for you.

The queer queen-kings o
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Diane
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This review is MY opinion of this book. Please read the synopsis and any other reviews before deciding on purchasing this book.

Zack Love took me out of my comfort zone, again. Waiting for 2000 is a play. Al and Sam are the co-captains of Bob's Billionaire Boats. They are taking the 2000 richest people in the world to the International Date Line to celebrate the year 1999 ending a second time. During the trip the guests pop in with their quirkiness. A Chinese man who has gold teeth and uses gold
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K.M. Golland
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ALL ABOARD

Oh my goodness! All I can is that I need to hitch a ride with the dolphins and somehow board Bob's ship. In all honesty, I could fill a bowl with popcorn, find a comfy seat, and sit and listen to Al and Sam indulge in discussion all day. Okay, so maybe not all day... I would need a toilet stop... preferably in Bob's VIP bathroom BY pushing the pulsating orb and saying 'Open says me. The king nerd must pee.'

The crazy silly characters in this theatre comedy are highly amusing... and conf
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Letty  (Cover to Cover Book Blog Reviewer)
If you're looking for an exquisitely fun read, then Waiting for 2000 is the book for you. Set as a play, you are made to feel like you're sitting in the audience, watching the characters perform on stage as the story unfolds.

You are presented with moments of laughter as character after character enters the Captain's cabin, full of quirkiness and demanding a solution to their problems. The witty conversations between the Captains and their overly eccentric billionaire guests will provide more tha
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Verna Loves Books
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love a book that has me thinking about things and laughing all at the same time.
Waiting for 2000 is one of these books. I love that Zack isn’t afraid to write comedy type books and make people smile while he’s doing it.

All of the people on Bob’s ship are just hilariously funny and leave you wondering if most people really are that way. Well rich people that is. Each person on the ship has there own uniqueness about them and there own view of how things should be. This book is a bre
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Anima
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fun
Everybody loves a good laugh because life is too stressful. This play was equal parts funny, weird and thought provoking. I say funny because it's just silly that 2000 billionaires are travelling to a different time zone to have another Y2K New Years. Weird because the conversations with a few passengers are quite strange but fitting with the story. Our captains are thought provoking with some pretty serious topics. This would actually make for a fun performance.
Colleen Farrell
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Again Zack is dosing us in his brilliance.

Im a huge fan and he as yet to disappoint weather it be a short story like his previous work The Doorman or City Solipsism or a longer read like this.He truly is a great author and his passion for his writing is inspiring.

I look forward to more amazing books to come.
Daina Lazzarotto
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laugh out loud funny.
I would love to see this on a stage!
The writing was excellent. I recommend this to everyone.
One click this story...for this price you would be crazy not too.
Sometimes you need a break from the heart breaks and this is just the thing. Thanks for recharging me Zack!
Lily (Hopelessly Devoted 2 Books) Wallis
I'm going to start this by saying I have always had a love hate relationship with theatre so for me reading this was either going to be a huge hit or an epic failure and I can honestly say that I loved it! It had me laughing all the way through and the dialogue between Sam & Al had me in absolute pieces! I loved the wide range of characters and all of their quirks, it made them seem more human! I'm actually a little ashamed to admit that I would have loved to be on that cruise!! I never though i ...more
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Zack Love graduated from Harvard College, where he studied mostly literature, psychology, philosophy, and film. After college, he moved to New York City and took a corporate consulting job that had absolutely nothing to do with his studies. The attacks of September 11, 2001
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