HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The…
Loading...

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The Carls) (edition 2019)

by Hank Green (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,642898,706 (4.06)49
"In his much-anticipated 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. 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. 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 from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye"--… (more)
Member:purplegwemlin
Title:An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The Carls)
Authors:Hank Green (Author)
Info:Dutton (2019), Edition: Reprint, 352 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:None

Work Information

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

  1. 10
    Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis (Anonymous user)
  2. 00
    Sourdough by Robin Sloan (Waterbuggg)
  3. 00
    The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Waterbuggg)
    Waterbuggg: Both books feature a small group of young adults trying to solve a mystery. They both have funny parts but also deal with serious issues surrounding identity and have a bit of violence.
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 49 mentions

English (85)  German (3)  Hungarian (1)  All languages (89)
Showing 1-5 of 85 (next | show all)
“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
“A quirky millennial mix of sci-fi alien mystery, celebrity and social media commentary.”
–Family Circle ( )
  shn98815 | Jun 13, 2022 |
This was a relatively quick read that touched on many topics related to the effects of living in a social media crazy world. ( )
  kruz01 | Apr 24, 2022 |
Haven't been truly excited by a book in a long time, this one did it for me though!! ( )
  roseandisabella | Mar 18, 2022 |
This was so fun to read! An adventure from beginning to end. This book is like that first taste when you bite into Bubble-Yum and it stays that way the entire time. I loved it. ( )
  Tosta | Mar 13, 2022 |
"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" is an astounding book, especially from a first-time author. Hank Green has done a lot of writing, but this is his first novel. I am thankful that he continuing to write novels.

I bought the book when it first came out, but have a hard time reading print. Thanks to the Altoona Public Library's online lending I was able to obtain an audiobook.

Kristen Sieh, who narrates about 97% of the book, gives each character a life of their own. The Hank Green reads the end, which is "Knock. Knock."

What is most amazing about this book is that it was written before the Trump era. He so well predicted what would happen. Society was ripe for it.

Hank Green is the master of many things. When he wants to do something he learns it until he masters it. He does it until he doesn't want to do it anymore. I hope it keeps writing. He is an exceptionally good writer. ( )
  nab6215 | Jan 18, 2022 |
Showing 1-5 of 85 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hank Greenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kall, KaitlinCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sieh, KristenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

Belongs to Series

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
Thanks, Mom!
First words
Look, I am aware that you're here for an epic tale of intrigue and mystery and adventure and near death and actual death, but in order to get to that (unless you want to skip to chapter 13--I'm not your boss), you're going to have to deal with the fact that I, April May, in addition to being one of the most important things that has ever happened to the human race, am also a woman in her twenties who has made some mistakes.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

"In his much-anticipated 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. 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. 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 from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye"--

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.06)
0.5 1
1 3
1.5
2 15
2.5 3
3 60
3.5 29
4 146
4.5 24
5 134

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 171,862,210 books! | Top bar: Always visible