- Narrated by: uncredited
- Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-23-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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In this rip-roaring roller-coaster ride through a brilliantly imagined future of paranoid absurdity, Jonny X will learn the answer soon enough when he falls afoul of a lunatic motorcycle gang nicknamed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a relentless Belgian assassin, and his own irate girlfriend. Traversing a cityscape whose neighborhoods are organized by musical genres, running into joke-telling elevators and holographic computer viruses, Jonny is about to learn what a nightmare it's going to be to get his old life back, in a reality warping faster than the speed of imagination. Outrageous Fortune heralds a marvelous new talent sure to be delightfully altering the minds of readers for years to come.
"Diverting...[A] delightfully droll sense of humor." (Publishers Weekly)
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By R. Caviness on 08-05-07
This is a very funny book. However, I don't think Scott should be compared to Adams and Pratchett as much as he is. This is a comic novel, but Scott's style is more surreal than Adams and Pratchett's. I was occasionally reminded of Kafka by the unexpectedness of the events.
I don't think that only English authors can write funny novels. Vonnegut did okay, and he was from Indianapolis.
I also enjoyed the reader. The book is set in Santa Cruz, and the protaganist and his buddies are surfers. The reader did a great job of conveying the laid back attitude of the central California beach crowd.
Try this book out if you're looking for a funny adventure in a bizarrely imagined, not-too-distant future.
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