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Agents of the Internet Apocalypse: Internet Apocalypse Series, Book 2
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Gladstone, the so-called "Internet Messiah," has not only failed to bring back the Web, but his search has landed him in a New York City psychiatric ward. The rest of the world isn't doing so well either, filled with disconnected Internet users still jonesing for a fix, and an increasingly draconian Government, interrogating and detaining anyone deemed a "person of interest" under the NET Recovery Act.
For Gladstone, however, finding the Net is less important than heading to Los Angeles to win back his ex-wife. He takes up residence on the couch of his old friend, gossip-blogger Tobey, while trying to rebuild his lost romance. But when Gladstone's old journal account of the Internet Apocalypse goes "paper viral," his newfound celebrity puts him at the forefront of the Internet Reclamation Movement. Soon he is a target for shadowy government agents, and a reluctant collaborator with Anonymous who provides a clue that promises to explain the Internet's disappearance.
Full of funny yet cutting social commentary, Agents of the Internet Apocalypse continues the trilogy that imagines a dystopian world without the Web.

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Gladstone, the so-called "Internet Messiah," has not only failed to bring back the Web, but his search has landed him in a New York City psychiatric ward. The rest of the world isn't doing so well either, filled with disconnected Internet users still jonesing for a fix, and an increasingly draconian Government, interrogating and detaining anyone deemed a "person of interest" under the NET Recovery Act.
For Gladstone, however, finding the Net is less important than heading to Los Angeles to win back his ex-wife. He takes up residence on the couch of his old friend, gossip-blogger Tobey, while trying to rebuild his lost romance. But when Gladstone's old journal account of the Internet Apocalypse goes "paper viral," his newfound celebrity puts him at the forefront of the Internet Reclamation Movement. Soon he is a target for shadowy government agents, and a reluctant collaborator with Anonymous who provides a clue that promises to explain the Internet's disappearance.
Full of funny yet cutting social commentary, Agents of the Internet Apocalypse continues the trilogy that imagines a dystopian world without the Web.

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        "With his sharp wit and Googlesque knowledge of the Web, Gladstone lays bare the ways viral communication has become the infrastructure of our economic and cultural identity....At its core, Notes from the Internet Apocalypse is a love story...it will break your heart."

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      • content: "The punchlines are pitch-perfect. Anyone who spends time sharing jokes in web communities will find this satire irresistible. "
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      • content: "A belly-laugh account."
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      • content: "An acid cultural satire that skewers what we would miss most about the online world."
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      • content: "An amusing but thoughtful look at what might happen to our culture if the World Wide Web went down for good."
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      • content: "An oddly heartfelt journey through the wasteland of a techno-collapse. Gladstone takes an admittedly far-fetched and off-putting story idea and breathes startling life into it. He gambles here, but he wins. Give it a read."
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      • source: Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, on Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
      • content: "This is satire in its purest form: an exaggerated, filthy and ridiculous world - which happens to be exactly the world we live in. Gladstone has conceived and successfully executed a clever thought experiment that illustrates just how crazy the Internet has made all of us. Witty, profane and entertaining."
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        At the opening of this darker middle act of the Internet Apocalypse trilogy, the consequences of Internet Messiah Gladstone's hallucinatory depression have landed him in a mental institution. Once sprung, he travels west in hopes of rekindling romance with his ex-wife, Romaya. Though conflicted about his original mission's value, he cannot deny his role at the head of the movement to restore the Internet, and he and online friend Tobey attract a host of followers who help manually retweet photocopies of Gladstone's personal diary. The scope and pacing of this installment feel as sprawling as its Los Angeles setting, compared to the density and focus of the New York locale of Notes from the Internet Apocalypse (2014). Then, suddenly, the author pulls hard on all the loose threads, ensnaring Gladstone in a dangerous web of deception and leaving a huge cliff-hanger to make the final book of the series enticing. With fewer jokes but still plenty of snark, this is required reading for fans of its predecessor. And until the final volume, all the disconnected Net junkies out there will be craving a fix.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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        Cracked.com writer Gladstone's Notes from the Internet Apocalypse offered acidulous social satire about a world shocked stupid by the sudden disappearance of the Internet, with a hero named Gladstone (dubbed the "Internet Messiah") trying to get it back. In this second in a trilogy, his efforts have landed him in a psychiatric ward, as the economy flounders and the government intensifies its interrogation of "persons of interest" allowed by the NET Recovery Act.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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For Gladstone, however, finding the Net is less important than heading to Los Angeles to win back his ex-wife. He takes up residence on the couch of his old friend, gossip-blogger Tobey, while trying to rebuild his lost romance. But when Gladstone's old journal account of the Internet Apocalypse goes "paper viral," his newfound celebrity puts him at the forefront of the Internet Reclamation Movement. Soon he is a target for shadowy government agents, and a reluctant collaborator with Anonymous who provides a clue that promises to explain the Internet's disappearance.
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