A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor
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A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

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'Adventurous, witty and compelling' Library Journal (starred review)

The hugely anticipated sequel to Hank Green's #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

The statutes disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. Well, that's not exactly true. Part of their impact was the untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into their path and named them the Carls, gaining viral fame and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories.

Now, the world is as confused as ever. Andy has picked up April's mantle of fame, speaking at conferences and online about the world post-Carls; Maya, ravaged by grief, begins to follow a string of mysteries that she is convinced will lead her to April; and Miranda infiltrates a new scientific operation . . . one that might have repercussions beyond anyone's comprehension.

As they each get further down their own paths, a series of clues arrive - mysterious books that seem to predict the future and control the actions of their readers - which seem to suggest April may be very much alive . . . But there's a new threat. A growing force that wants to control our reality.

Did the Carls ever really leave us, and what happens if they're here to stay?

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is a bold and brilliant conclusion that asks whether anyone has the right to change the world forever.

Read by Kristen Sieh, Joe Hempel, Jesse Vilinsky, Kevin R. Free, Nicole Lewis, Hank Green, Oliver Wyman, Robert Petkoff, Hillary Huber, P.J. Ochlan, Angelo Di Loreto, And Gabra Zackman

(p) Penguin Random House Audio LLC 2020
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 36mm | 560g
  • Trapeze
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473224233
  • 9781473224230
  • 272

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It's good stuff. Fun and full of truth. To be honest, I'm a little irritated at how good the book is. I don't need this kind of competition. [on An Absolutely Remarkable Thing]

You're about to meet somebody named April May who you're immediately going to want to be best friends with. And bonus, she spends all her time having incredible adventures with giant robots and dream puzzles and accidental Internet fame. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is pure book-joy - Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians Trilogy

[Green's] writing is light-hearted, clever, resonating and funny, tackling socially relevant themes, including the darker side of social media, sexuality, the naivety of youth and media representation . . . Get ready to be absorbed in the story, glued to the book and a little more afraid of Twitter [on An Absolutely Remarkable Thing] - Stylist

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is perhaps most like a cheerier John Wyndham: a first contact story that, rather than dwelling too much on why aliens have arrived, focuses on how humans react. - Guardian

The book we all need right now [on An Absolutely Remarkable Thing] - Holly Bourne

Adventurous, witty, and compelling novel, Green delivers sharp social commentary on the power of social media and both the benefits and horrendous consequences that follow when we give too much of ourselves to technology. An essential choice for all sf collections [A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR] - Library Journal (starred review)
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About Hank Green

Hank Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He's also the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him "one of America's most popular science teachers." Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Hank and his brother, John, are also raising money to dramatically and systematically improve maternal healthcare in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth. You can join them at PIH.org/hankandjohn.
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