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Year Zero by Rob Reid
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it was amazing
bookshelves: scifi, humor, reviewed

If you like Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, then you'll like this book. It has that same, "people of Earth are silly and manage to avoid planetary destruction through inadvertent ineptitude" feel to it. There are a few key differences, first that the author is American, not British, so this story is set in New York and has a slightly different humor to it. Another difference from HHGG is that it was written recently, so it includes some very modern references that were refreshing. Finally, although the main characters are not heroes per se, they are also a bit more competent that their counterparts in HHGG, which means they actually end up using their wits a little more than blind luck to win out in the end.

Definitely a book I would recommend.

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Reading Progress

May 1, 2013 – Started Reading
May 1, 2013 – Shelved as: humor
May 1, 2013 – Shelved
May 1, 2013 – Shelved as: scifi
May 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
June 11, 2013 – Shelved as: reviewed

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