An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
General Fiction (Adult)
Orion Publishing Group
25 Sep 2018
The Carls just appeared . . .
While roaming the streets of New York City at 3 a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture she calls Carl. Delighted by its appearance - like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor - April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life.
There are Carls in dozens of cities around the world - everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires - and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an international media spotlight.
Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us . . .
UHM… what do I think of this book?
It’s about aliens, it’s about social media, it’s it’s it’s… it’s an unusual combination and scary starting point for a book IMHO but in this case, it worked out. Not just worked out it worked out great! If it wasn’t for the ugliest cover in years I would have picked this book up much earlier and would have given this praise way earlier.
Look behind the cover and you’ll have a great time reading this book!
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