An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

To be honest, I'm a little irritated at how good the book is. I don't need this kind of competition' Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473224217

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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IF YOU CAME ACROSS AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING AT 3 A.M. IN NEW YORK CITY . . . WOULD YOU KEEP WALKING? OR DO THE ONE THING THAT WOULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER? **************** 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 armour - 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 centre 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 . . . Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with how the social internet is changing fame and radicalisation; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration can follow a life in the public eye. ***************** 'A fun, contemporary adventure that cares about who we are as humans, especially when faced with remarkable events' Kirkus (starred review) 'Hank Green hasn't just written a great mystery adventure (though he has), and he hasn't just written the most interesting meditation on the internet and fame I've ever seen (but he did that too), Hank has written a book [that] expands your mind while taking you on a hell of a ride' Joseph Fink, author of Welcome to Night Vale 'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is pure book joy' Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians Trilogy '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' Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Praise for Hank Green's An Absolutely Remarkable Thing “Existential questions
born of online stardom figure prominently in Mr. Green's debut novel.” —The Wall
Street Journal “With this comic story about the ugly side of Internet fame, Green ...

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524743453

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best 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. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

The Carls just appeared.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Dutton

ISBN: 9781524744649

Category: Fame

Page: 357

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The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship -- 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. News quickly spreads that 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 intense 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.

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

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.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322425X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 514

'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. 'A raucous, boldly inventive tale' Booklist (starred review) 'A hopeful read that provides a Black Mirror-like warning of new technology without the heavy feeling of dread' USA Today

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour

The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 9781473224223

Category:

Page: 320

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The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into Carl's path, giving them their name, becoming their advocate, and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories

The Six Ways of Atheism

So it would indeed be an absolutely remarkable thing if there was an omnipotent
entity and that same entity was also by nature morally the best entity among the
millions upon millions of entities that have existed . Yet God would have to be ...

Author: Geoffrey Berg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780954395667

Category: Atheism

Page: 175

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Geoffrey Berg, a graduate of Cambridge University, England, believes the case for atheism has never been put in as forceful and logically cogent a way as it merits, least of all by the great philosophers. In this book he sets out to remedy that by strengthening some traditional atheistic arguments and by initiating some new logical arguments for atheism. Geoffrey Berg develops six simple completely logical arguments in clear language that practically everybody can understand in a way that has never been done before to prove that belief in God is not merely unsupported by Logic but is actually contrary to Logic. This is a groundbreaking book because it is probably the first attempt by a single author that devotes an entire book to absolutely disproving the existence of God, all the time matching verbal arguments with strictly logical formulations of the argument. It aims to crystallize the case for atheism in a way that has not been done before. It is likely in retrospect to be seen as a landmark book because some of the novel arguments in this book are likely to be used hereafter by people around the world.

The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law

It's just an absolutely remarkable thing — while it's very important to know who
the terrorists are , it's not quite so important to know if they are armed . I mean it's
just absolutely ludicrous . It is akin to the thing going on where you still can't bring
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Reporting Iraq

And it was an absolutely remarkable thing because it was so unrestrained . That
morning we'd gone in thinking , “ This is it , this is the end of the Iraqi regime , this
is the dawn of a new age . " By sundown that day , we had a security guy who ...

Author: Mike Hoyt

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 191

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A new history of the Iraq war and the way it was reported, including contributions from forty-four reporters, photographers, translators, editors, and stringers from around the world. Rich with anecdote and illustrated with color photographs--including many never before published in U.S. newspapers--Reporting Iraq is a major event.--Cover.

Resource sharing and information networks

When you think over the complexity of those standards and the kinds of
participation that was necessary to bring them into being , it's an absolutely
remarkable thing to me that it has happened at all . That's a national role that
needs to be ...

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Military Heroes Bundle A Soldier s Homecoming A Soldier s Redemption Danger in the Desert Strangers When We Meet Grayson s Surrender Taking Cover

Leaving the laundry, Faith took Ethan's hand and gently urged him toward the
door. “Thisis remarkable,” she said. “Absolutely remarkable.” He thought the only
truly remarkable thing wasthatthis woman,who had never seenhim before, was ...

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474008313

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

View: 886

A sexy, adventure-filled collection featuring daring military heroes and the women they'd die for! New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee

Transcendental Metaphysics

tabulated . But he does not expose some of their serious shortcomings : for
instance , how absolutisms fail in their ( competing ) exclusive powers , and how
it would be an absolutely remarkable thing if any of them were to fix logicin a
unique ...

Author: Richard Sylvan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 525

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Richard Sylvan died suddenly at the age of 60, when he had just completed this major text. But though this volume is the mature expression of one of our foremost modern philosophers, it remains, like all his work, pioneering, eclectic and controversial. Sylvan's theory of 'plurallism', the culmination of his life's work, is the subject of this important text. In his own characteristically provocative words, 'There is not merely a plurality of correct theories and more or less satisfactory worldviews: there is a corresponding plurality of actual worlds. Plurality penetrates deeper in full plurallism than linguistic surface or than conceptual or theoretical structure, to worlds...There is no single fact of the matter, there are facts and matters.'

Debates of the Senate Official Report Hansard

One Canadian described it as “ an absolutely remarkable thing ” with potential
benefit as a tourist attraction A U.S. delegate raised another issue of concern to
the to both Canada and the United States . It was agreed that the United States ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate

Publisher:

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Category: Canada

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Montage

What an absolutely remarkable moment . Remarkable ! So I told him , “ These are
the very things that the people will not like ; perhaps not understand . These
human characters have been shown by you to be so much deeper into reality .

Author: Mrinal Sen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 372

View: 667

Veteran filmmaker Mrinal Sen has always seen his life and work as part of the social and political fabric of his time. As he has continued to experiment with cinema over the decades, evolving his own quest in response to the changing times, he has also maintained an acute social critique which shows in his films, writings and interviews. The enfant terrible of Indian cinema in the 1960s and 70s, he is now known for his subtle nuanced films which capture a moment of crisis, a moment of truth, in the ordinary lives of ordinary people. This collection encapsulates close to half a century of filmmaking. It includes original writings, memoirs, letters, musings on politics, literature, theatre and cinema; critiques of Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak, Chaplin and a host of other international filmmakers especially those from Latin-America; and intensive interviews with scholars, critics and filmmakers such as Samik Bandyopadhyay, Swapan Mullick and Reinhard Hauff. In juxtaposition with intimate photographs of the artist at work and stills from his movies, these form a rare montage of the filmmaker and the man, mapping an unusual creative landscape which offers valuable insights into his films. There is also a complete filmography encompassing his features, telefilms and documentaries

Motor Body Paint and Trim

The absolutely remarkable thing about its performance , however , was that it
reached the driving park towing the heavy dog ambulance of the Women's
Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals . This performance
brought ...

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Masterworks of Man Nature

The absolutely remarkable thing about Costa Rica's sole listing is that it covers
over 10 % of the country's total land area . This is a great testimony to Costa
Rica's dedication and commitment , not just to the World Heritage Convention ,
but to ...

Author: Mark Swadling

Publisher: World Heaitage Pub

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 447

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Volume, organized by geographic location, which illustrates the ways in which our cultural heritage is tied to the Earth's natural heritage. Examines the ways in which our actions today determine our future.

Planning Global Information Infrastructure

One of the most important things is the human network , as I have repeatedly
stressed many times . The human network is the most ... it was a remarkable thing
. The University of Maribor created it almost overnight -- an absolutely remarkable
 ...

Author: Qingzhi Chen

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 547

View: 464

A comprehensive reference for electrical and electronic engineers and other professionals, technicians, and students involved with power electronics. Encompasses power semiconductor devices, electrical machines, converter circuits, pulse width modification techniques, AC machine drives, simulation techniques, estimation and identification, microprocessors, and artificial intelligence techniques. The reader is assumed to have a basic knowledge of power electronics and variable frequency drives. Teeming with diagrams, equations and formulae, and references. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Pakistan an Anthology

... to answer when is mother calls him ! The magnificent epic poems of Mir Anis
deal with the story of the martyrdom of Husain and bis family , which took place in
Arabia in the seventh century A . D . : but the most remarkable thing about these ...

Author: Syed Sajjad Husain

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Category: Pakistan

Page: 255

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The Countryman

Perhaps the most remarkable thing was the cub ' s disregard for the absolutely
indescribable noise we were both making as we endeavoured to keep her in
sight . She passed under bushes and piles of dead branches ; these we had
either to ...

Author: John William Robertson Scott

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Category: Agriculture

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