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Tune : vanishing point (edition 2012)

by Derek Kirk Kim

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Title:Tune : vanishing point
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Tune: Vanishing Point by Derek Kirk Kim

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Andy crash-lands in the real world after dropping out of art school, but when his parents demand that he get a job--NOW--his search for employment leads him to both his long-time art school crush and to aliens who want to pay him to be a year-long exhibit in an interdimensional zoo. For excellent pay and benefits. What's a starving artist to do?
  LibraryGirl11 | May 4, 2013 |
Starts off great but I wasn't terribly impressed with the aliens. Will have to see what the sequel holds. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
This is a humorous story about a young man who quits art school to pursue his career but ends up in a very different job instead. I won't go into details but this book might appeal to fans of humor and science fiction. ( )
  GirlsonFire | Mar 11, 2013 |
Perhaps Andy Go got a bit ahead of himself, dropping out of art school. His path seemed so clear and easy: stop wasting time with school, get hired, get payed. But now he's stuck living with his parents, unable to face the friends he left behind, including his crush, Yumi. Isolated by his shame, and constantly nagged by his parents to get a real job, Andy is forced to scour the classifieds for a source of income. Things get strange when he interviews for a job at a zoo - the opening is not for a zoo keeper, but as a zoo animal, and the zoo exists in a completely different dimension. How could he take a job where he's gawked at daily by aliens, well-paying though it is? How, with pressures from his parents and his own feelings of worthlessness, could he not? A humorous look at the disappointment of life after college, this wry tale makes full use of Kim's expressive, caricature-like cartooning style. Though he makes a relatable protagonist in Andy, there's a woefully familiar air of desperate, disappointed entitlement to him that makes the reader reflect on the dissonance between what they expected after school, and what they got. This volume ends just as things begin to take on a sci-fi bent, leaving readers desperate for more. ( )
  rjmoir | Dec 5, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159643516X, Paperback)

Andy's life is going nowhere, fast. He left art school with his career all worked out ahead of time, but ...to say it didn't work out is the understatement of the century. Unemployed and living with his overbearing parents, Andy struggles to keep sight of the lofty goals that once drove him. But it's hard, even when he reconnects with his old art school crush, Yumi.
 
Things look better, briefly, with Yumi back in the picture and an actual job offer on the table. But then Andy takes the job offer--to work at a zoo--and finds himself in an alternate dimension. The zoo? Is run by aliens. The exhibit? Is him.
 
Derek Kirk Kim is back with an offbeat, poignant new project. The first volume of a series, Tune is a science fiction comedy, but it's also a smart and affectionate examination of human nature.

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Andy's life is going nowhere, fast. He left art school with his career all worked out ahead of time, but ...to say it didn't work out is the understatement of the century. Unemployed and living with his overbearing parents, Andy struggles to keep sight of the lofty goals that once drove him. But it's hard, even when he reconnects with his old art school crush, Yumi.Things look better, briefly, with Yumi back in the picture and an actual job offer on the table. But then Andy takes the job offer--to work at a zoo--and finds himself in an alternate dimension. The zoo? Is run by aliens. The exhibit? Is him.… (more)

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