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Fka USA
Fka USA: The Complete Unabridged and Annotated Edition | Reed King
Reed King's amazingly audacious novel is something of a cross between L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, Douglas Adams's A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and Ernie Cline's Ready Player One. In Reed King's wildly imaginative and possibly prescient debut, the United States has dissolved in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic policies of its final president. It is 2085, and Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas, before the secessions), has no grand ambitions besides maybe, possibly, losing his virginity someday. But when Truckee is thrust unexpectedly into the spotlight he is tapped by the President for a sensitive political mission: to deliver a talking goat across the continent. The fate of the world depends upon it. The problem is--Truckee's not sure it's worth it. Joined on the road by an android who wants to be human and a former convict lobotomized in Texas, Truckee will navigate an environmentally depleted and lawless continent with devastating--and hilarious--parallels to our own, dodging body pickers and Elvis-worshippers and logo girls, body subbers, and VR addicts. Elvis-willing, he may even lose his virginity. FKA USA is the epic novel we've all been waiting for about the American end of times, with its unavoidable sense of being on the wrong end of the roller coaster ride. It is a masterwork of ambition, humor, and satire with the power to make us cry, despair, and laugh out loud all at once. It is a tour de force unlike anything else you will read this year.
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Just finished this one. I enjoyed it but it seems to either have the reaction of love or hate. I enjoyed the world building and uniqueness of the story.

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hjreviews
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My reading buddy today ❤️
#catsoflitsy

TheSpineView Awwww...💜🐾 5mo
tournevis Aaaaaaaaaawwwww 5mo
brit91 Awwww😻😻😻😻😻 5mo
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ElvinaGB
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Well this is going to be interesting.

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Mirandareads
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Bailedbailed

I was able to get about three quarters through this one and then just couldn't do it any longer. There are really funny parts but the majority is so all over the place and at times overally detailed that it was very hard to stick with it.

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BethFishReads
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Solo dinner tonight. Lentil soup, wine, & a book.

Tamra Looks delicious! 7mo
BethFishReads @Tamra it was! 7mo
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barry
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This is a page from Recursion by Blake Crouch. Coincidence? #blakecrouch #recursion

Trashcanman Dig your anthrax pic 7mo
tpixie Fun! 7mo
barry I'm the walking dude @Trashcanman 7mo
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PJPeski
Mehso-so

Too many footnotes which seem to be a cop out in a world building tale. But the basic premise was fun with its nods to the Oz characters and some very funny humor. Overall SoSo.

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TheLibrarian
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Day 22 - New Release

This title was release on 6/18/19 and sounds pretty interesting.

#30junebooks

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KatieDid927
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Bailedbailed

I can‘t with this book. I got about a quarter of the way through and I give up. It‘s all over the place, poorly written and I just do not care about any of it. Not worth the time or the excessive footnotes. 👎🏼 #ARC

AmyG I won this and I couldn‘t either. Not for me at all. 8mo
KatieDid927 @AmyG I won it too. Just a big ol‘ nope. 8mo
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InBooksILive
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(Fat cats are rich people BTW)

I swear I've never laughed out loud with any book as much as I have with this one!

Whoever the author is behind this Reed King acronym is freaking hilarious!

Truckee Wallace is incredible

tpixie Lol 10mo
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InBooksILive
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The very first thing I read when I open this book to chapter 1 😂 yeah, I have a good feeling I'm going to really enjoy this book!

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InBooksILive
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I got this ARC in the mail... last week or week before I believe and I never heard of it and didn't really look it over much until today. It sounds so good! It says its "a topsy-turvy, madcap adventure where The Wizard of Oz meets Ready Player One's Oasis." Now how incredibly interesting does this book sound?! I will be starting this one tonight!

wordzie Super 😎 11mo
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Rhondareads
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A road trip through America ,a destroyed country .A grifter a talking goat🐐a crazy wild adventure a quirky exciting read full of imaginative scenes characters come along for the wild ride thx @flatironbooks