The Impossible Fortress

The Impossible Fortress

3.76 (9,463 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.76 (9,463 ratings by Goodreads)

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It's 1987. Billy Marvin, the tallest boy in ninth grade, has just witnessed history.

Wheel of Fortune presenter Vanna White is on the cover of Playboy.

Billy and his friends, Alf and Clark, know that if they can get hold of the magazine, their world will change. For ever.

But as Billy says, 'No shopkeeper in America was going to sell Playboy to a fourteen-year-old boy.'

As they set out on their mission to find the most wanted images in America, they're blissfully unaware of the dangers, dramas and garbage dumpsters that lie ahead. And of how a girl called Mary might just change one of their lives. For ever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 21mm | 338g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9780571330621
  • 533,219

Review Text

The Impossible Fortress reads like a newly-unearthed Amblin movie - a sweet, funny and moving tribute to nerds and misfits everywhere, set in a magical time when cassettes were king, phones had cords and Playboy was the pinnacle of smut. Fans of Ernie Cline and Chuck Klosterman - this is your next favourite book. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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About Jason Rekulak

Jason Rekulak is the Publisher of Quirk Books, an independent publishing house based in Philadelphia, USA, known for New York Times bestsellers like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The Impossible Fortress is his first novel. Jason lives with his wife and two children in Philadelphia.
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9,463 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 20% (1,899)
4 44% (4,137)
3 29% (2,761)
2 6% (543)
1 1% (123)
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