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eBook SYRUP: A Novel ePub
Author: Maxx Barry
ISBN: 014029614X
ISBN13: 978-0140296143
Publisher: Penguin Books; First edition thus. edition (2000)
Pages: 300
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 411
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ePub file: 1769 kb
Fb2 file: 1341 kb

Maxx Barry is a survivor from the trenches of corporate marketing and has taught the subject at two major universities in Australia. He is also the author of Jennifer Government. A Note to the Reader. I’d like to gratefully acknowledge those who made especially important contributions to this book: the members of the Internet Writing Workshop, particularly Charles Thiesen, for their unique and invaluable advice; Carolyn Carlson and the team at Viking, for their unending enthusiasm and skill in bringing Syrup to the shelves; and Todd Keithley, for his confidence, support and that truly spectacular demonstration of.

Syrup is a novel written by Max Barry under the pseudonym Maxx Barry, which satirizes consumerism and marketing techniques. It is Barry's debut novel, published in 1999, and adapted into the 2013 film Syrup. Scat – Protagonist, a recent marketing graduate, the original creator of Fukk. Sneaky Pete – Antagonist, Scat's college friend, former roommate, and eventual boss. 6 – Scat's partner and love interest, a marketing executive. Cindy – Scat's on again off again girlfriend, later named Babe-A-Licious.

Maxx Barry's Syrup is an absolutely HILARIOUS satire about marketing . Syrup is another extremely quick read and a fabulous first book by Maxx Barry.

Maxx Barry's Syrup is an absolutely HILARIOUS satire about marketing and Corporate America. Syrup is a big meh. Max Barry himself said in a pretty good interview that, if he had it to do over again, he would rewrite the last third of the book. The last third of the book was the part I actually enjoyed the most–it was the first two-thirds that dragged. The story follows a fellow who calls himself Scat. He reverted to using Max as his first name for this other two books: Jennifer Government and Company.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. When Scat comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire the next rich.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Syrup: A Novel. Never as hilarious as the author intended, this first novel remains a moderately humorous riff on advertising and corporate life.

Электронная книга "Syrup: A Novel", Max Barry This sharp-witted novel is a scathingly funny satire of celebrity, the pop culture machine, and the length to which a guy will go to get ahead-and get a date while doing it.

Электронная книга "Syrup: A Novel", Max Barry. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Syrup: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. This sharp-witted novel is a scathingly funny satire of celebrity, the pop culture machine, and the length to which a guy will go to get ahead-and get a date while doing it. Подробне. крыть. Другие книги автора Max Barry. Ещё. Lexicon: A Novel.

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All the Max Barry book news and other fun stuff, from Max and his publishers. He put an extra X in his name for Syrup because he thought it was a funny joke about marketing and failed to realize everyone would assume he was a pretentious asshole. Jennifer Government, his second novel, was published without any superfluous Xs and sold much better. To help promote his novels, Max wrote the online political game NationStates, which has been played by over a million people and is currently causing him to drown in e-mail from people who want new features. His third novel, Company, was published in 2006.

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When Scat comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire the next rich, savvy marketing success story. Now a major motion picture starring Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, Kellan Lutz, and Brittany Snow Scat (formerly known as Michael Holloway) is young, underemployed, and trying to make it in Los Angeles. When he comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he s sure he ll become the next overnight sensation, maybe even retire early.

I am a huge fan of Maxx Barry. I have read all his books and none of them have disappointed me. This is his second novel out of five so far. I can see some hiccups that have since been refined over the later books, but for a second novel this is good stuff.

This book is about a man who is an "idea man." As the cover shows he is working for a soda company, and not just any soda company, Coke. He first comes up with the idea for a new soda and then starts to run ads for them. There are twists and turns along the way which I will not divulge here. There is a hint of romance and lots of hardship followed by shear determination. If you have read other Maxx Barry books then you will be able to predict some of the things that happen. If not, there might be some great surprises in store.
This is probably one of my least favorite books I've read in the last year, and that's coming from someone who generally likes Max Barry's writing. I did read it cover to cover though. I'm going to break it down into a few categories of why, and anything spoiler-ish will be labelled beforehand.

Characters: Completely one dimensional. You never learn anything about anyone or their motives. You never learn anything about why 'Sneaky Pete' did what he did. @ has literally no backstory. Nothing is explained about 6 and why she acted the way that she did. And maybe I'm the only one that thought it, but these names are completely stupid. They have business meetings and go 'And now presenting Mr. Sneaky Pete'. Seriously bring me out of the moment.

Marketing: For something about marketing, I don't think I've ever seen anyone get anything so wrong. Every 'marketing' idea they had I groaned and rolled my eyes. Then there's little 'Marketing Tips' throughout the book that add very little to the context. This entire part fell flat to me.

Spoilers ahead!

Story (Spoilers ahead): None of the story made sense. None of it. At one point, they have to come up with a new summer campaign because they decided not to do the old summer campaign. And now there's not enough time to do the old summer campaign, but there *is* enough time to come up with an entirely new campaign? How does that work?

Then the ending falls absolutely flat. Everything works just because, there is no ending, no sense of closure, no character development or growth. All around disappointing.

I do like Max Barry's earlier stuff though, so I was surprised at my reaction to this. I recommend picking up Machine Man as a light read if you'd like to get acquainted with him rather than this.
Having first read Machine Man, and thoroughly enjoyed it, I chose to read Syrup after reading several favorable reviews. I found the premise of the book and the cynical view of Marketing and big corporations enjoyable. I also liked the naming of the Characters: Sneaky Pete, Skat, 6, @. How could a book with character names like that miss? But I found the climax of the book a little disappointing. After a huge buildup, the ultimate defeat of Sneaky Pete was a little too easy. And the characters didn't seem to have much depth. What was Sneaky Pete's back story? How did he get to be Sneaky Pete? Why was 6 so closed about feelings and relationships? We will never know. I did enjoy the book, just not quite as much as Machine Man, but I will be reading more Max Berry.
The goal is fame and fortune. But when Scat realises he doesn't have what it takes to be an actor (or musician), and there's no big inheritance on the way, developing a million dollar idea seems to be he only way to go. Easy, since he has so many of them. However, problems start when all his know-how of the flash of business (Marketing), requires a bit (a lot) more savvy and substance.
I absolutely enjoyed the book from start to end, and continue to enjoy it every time I read it. It brings a smile to my face, it makes me laugh out in places where laughing out is completely inappropriate. Syrup makes "marketing" interesting enough to understand and pleasantly entertaining to read. It's literally pure satire about marketing a new product.
This has to be one of the most ingenious books I have had the pleasure of reading yet.
Good going, Maxx Barry, I applaud you.
As a huge Max fan, having read all his previous, I expected more from Syrup. It's a fun, quick read with Max's voice whispering; however, not as adventurous as his others.

I give 4 comparing his previous, if this were his first (or mine of his) would be a 5.
I don't understand why some people are so angry at this book. This book was entertaining. Is that not what books are intended to do? And for crying out loud, it's about soda! All the people griping about it not being accurate to marketing, or that it was boring, or whatever is said about it (I didn't read too many negative comments - it was getting boring)were just reading too much into it. It was a fun read, the end. I am not a very fast reader, by any means, but I have read this book a few times and each time I finish it within 2 or 3 days (for me, that's fast). Not many books can do that for me. Sure, the main character, Scat, gets into a few, I mean a lot, of situations that you think "What the hell did you do this time and how are you going to get out" but that's what keeps you interested and wanting to keep reading! This is definitely one of my favorite books simply because, for no other purpose, takes you away for a lot of fun and excitement!

I know this review did not get into details of this book and why it's good or bad, but there are plenty of reviews that give an outline of Syrup. I just had something to say about this book. So I did.
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