Agents of the Internet Apocalypse

Agents of the Internet Apocalypse : A Novel

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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 lnternet's disappearance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 147 x 217 x 23mm | 344g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250048397
  • 9781250048394
  • 1,548,796

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A story whose humor is matched by its insight into technology's effect on our relationships. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll beg your Internet provider to never leave you.--Frank Lesser, writer for The Colbert Report and author of Sad Monsters, on Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
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About Wayne Gladstone

Wayne Gladstone is a longtime columnist for He is the creator and star of the Hate by Numbers online video series. He is the author of Notes from the Internet Apocalypse and his writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Comedy Central's Indecision, and in the collections You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News and The McSweeney's Joke Book of Book Jokes. He lives in New York.
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