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Jean-Paul Sartre oWHO is Jennifer Government She s merelyne in a fairly large cast f characters who must be defined by their job I d say the conceit is unrealistic but I recently had to change my name to Brad Writer Branding is everything you know I gave this book 2 stars because I thought it was a good ride but honestly it s nly good at all if you can get past the fact that all In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, of the characters are completelyne dimensional poorly thought How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper out do things that are totally unrealistic and have little to no motivation to do anything but do things that are completely bizarre Seriously Hack the main character if there isne is like Tess f the D Urbervilles He practically
"Sleepwalks His Way Through The "his way through the and then He Grows A "he grows a word Max Barry is verrated He has no ear for dialogue and his characters are completely flat and forgettable He has an annoying habit Bambi and Me of making his female characte If asked to write the foreword to some 20th anniversary commemorative edition I would say that Max Barry s Jennifer Government is like a bottlef Diet Neal Stephenson served with a twist Pocahontas of Christopher Moorer perhaps a dash Bala Santa of Tom Robbins There is something uncannily similar between Snow Crash and Jennifer Government in the comic book pacing in the hyperbolic and impossible but chillingly familiar geo political climate that he illustrates in the characters that reekf auto erotic caricature and yet are so well drawn so believable and sympathetic and damn plausible You can see YT dropping Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies outf school because Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack of girls like Haley McDonald s You can see NRA franchises competing against La Cosa Nostra in the burbclaves You can imagine Hiro Protagonist sub contracted by Jennifer Government to fendff Violet ExxonMobil You wonder how the milieus The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, of these novels aren t linkedBut even if you haven t read Snow Crash even if you aren t making those compar A satire about neoliberalism leads to its ultimate goal that shows the immense flaws and unlogicf this fairy tale Imagine the Wolfsong oppositef a state dictatorship like communism Ultimate Memory Book or state communism with statewned companies and directed market economy Instead companies Pelnrušķis un trollis own everything and the state belongs to them One may ask where there is a difference tour actual situation Well in this case it is Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) official and no farce is held all few years and called a democratic election In this gritty sick world and setting many tropes and ideas to caricature privatization and globalization can be set in place Insteadf hitting O Mistério do Infante Santo on Milton Friedman Friedrich von Hayek and their successorsne should spread novels like that cause laughing about something has two great effects Once it doesn t make Disgrace (Department Q, one angryr sad and secondly it s the Monsoon only appropriate reaction to this whole mambo jumbo yada yada economic system Readers who liked the idea might like Richard Morgans novel Market Forces which deals with a similar scenery And leftist non fiction in general Jennifer Government maths This isne Slice by Slice of my favourite books EVER and I don t give a fishing damn if Some people say it sverhyped and Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) overrated Some people say it s predictable Some people say it s pure badly written crap Some people say all the characters in the story are stupid flat and unlikeable And I certainly don t give a fishing damn about the book snobs who compare this book to the supposed greatness A marketopia populated by the rabid people surnamed after the companies they work for An inane world for profit Tongue in the cheek market worshipping leading to perception Ice Maiden of capital and enterprise as the pinnaclef human achievement And don t forget your constitutional rights fraud included Add to that all the nice touches The gun Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle of sentimental value The Nike hype The John guy assaulting a gal and all the way threatening to sue her for damages Wow Consider me a Max Barry convert Hey don t worry about it Vice President John said Career change can be very stressful I read that somewhere cHack was a Merchandise Distribution Officer This meant when Nike made up a bunchf posters Seducing the Heiress or capsr beach towels Hack had to send them to the right place Also if someone called up complaining about missing posters And Cowboy Makes Three or capsr beach towels Hack had to take the call It wasn t as exciting as it used to becThey were smiling at him as if he was an eual but Teasing Her SEAL of course Hack wasn the wrong floorcThen they stuck Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, out their hands I m John Nike Guerrilla Marketing Operative New Products And I m John Nike Guerrilla Marketing Vice President New Products thether suit saidc Hack we need someone who can make snap decisions A fast mover Someone who can get things done With a minimum A Valentines Wish of fucking around If that s not your style well let s forget we spoke No harm done You stick to Merchandising Vice President John reached for the contract I can sign it now Hack said tightening his gripc Yeah Hack hoped he sounded confident He didn t really understand marketingc So you know wha. Salary So when John Nike and John Nike executives from the promised landf Marketing Paixão Sem Disfarce offer him a contract he signs without reading it Unfortunately Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new linef 2500 trainers Hack goes to the police but they assume that he's asking. .
T we re going to do He shook his head We re going to shoot them Vice President John said We re going to kill anyone who buys a pair c I remember when you could always rely Rain on those little street kids to pop a few people for the latest Nikes Vice President John said Now people get mugged for Reeboks for Adidas for generics for Christ s sake The ghettos have no fashion sense any thether John said I swear they ll wear anything c Um Hack said He swallowed Isn t this kind In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover ofillegal He wants to know if it s illegal thether John said amused You re a funny guy Hack Yes it s illegal killing people without their consent that s very illegal Vice President John said But the uestion is what does it cost Even if we get found I Met Someone out we burn a few millionn legal fees we get fined a few million bottom line we re still way Quantum (Captain Chase out in front cHack sat in traffic biting his nails This had not been a good day He was beginning to think that visiting the marketing floor for a cupf water was the worst mistake he d ever madec Well that s cheaper We can make sure we don t take The Other Islam out anyone with means For you know retribution And you need ten capped so there s a bulk discount We could do this for sayne fifty cJeeps were Last Man Standing onef the safest vehicles Light, Gesture, and Color on the road Buy had read safe for people in the Jeep anywaycUntil recently Buy had thought that moving to a USA country was the best move he d ever made with the possible exceptionf changing his name from Jean Paulc I know first aid Not many people did there was too much risk Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault of being sued c Nine eleven Emergency how can I help you I need an ambulance uickly a girl has been shot at the Chadstone Wal Mart mall Certainly sir Can you tell me the girl s name Hayley Hayley something Please come straight away Sir I need to know if the victim is partf ur register the perator said If she s Canada onef ur clients we ll be there within a few minutes Otherwise I m happy to recommend I need an ambulance he shouted and it was nly when water splashed Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, on his hand that he realized he had started to cry I ll pay for it I don t care just come Do you have a credit card sir Yes Send someone now As soon as I confirm your ability to pay sir This willnly take a few seconds He looked at the faces around him Someone help her Help her The kid who had loaned Buy his cellular knelt down and held the jacket DogFace over the wound A girl began stroking Hayley s hair Buy dragged his walletut from his back pocket and retrieved his credit card Hayley s eyes were fixed What You Owe Me on him I promise he told her I promise I have American Express That s fine sir Could you read your card number to me please Nine sevenne four Buffalo Woman Comes Singing oh three Two shots rangut from somewhere below them close The people around him shrieked and fled nly the kid stayed crouching lower six six People were screaming Something hit the ground r ne f the Mercedes with a deafening boom Sir Are you there I didn t catch the number sir Nine seven The
"Kid Put His Hand Over "put his hand Shining City over s MisterI don t think it matters Hayley was no longer looking at him Her eyes were turned upward at the Nike Town sign at the fluorescent lights Her face was white Oh no Buy said No please Sir theperator said Can you please repeat your credit card number for me sir Sir Are you there Sir Sir cHack what you just saw was a press release We have no intention Blind Spots of hunting down the people responsible because the people responsible are us All rightc You want to know why Americans tookver the world Hack Because they respect achievement Before this was a USA country ur ideal was the working class battler for Christ s sake If Australians ruled the world everyone would work ne day a week and bitch about the pay He shook his head Then there s the British who thought there was something wrong with making money No surprise they ended up kissing the colony s ass The Japanese they think the pinnacle SOS of achievement is a Government job The Chinese are Communist the Germans are Socialists the Russians are brokewho does that leave Canada America John said The United fucking Statesf "America the country founded n free market capitalizm I tell you "the country founded n free market capitalizm I tell you Founding Fathers knew their shit c You mean the The Roman Family one time you did something nice for no reason the person died cHe reddened Well we still need that information It may not seem important to you but this is a serious suit She couldn t help it she looked at his suitcInrder to pursue the perpetrators we need funding yes The Government s budget Hirvenmetsästäjä only extends to preventing crime not punishing it For a retributive investigation we cannly proceed if we can Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends obtain fundingcHack said See there s this body in my kitchen You re meant to call first the agent said To set up an appointment We can t drop everything just because you walk in cHe smiled Trespass was an assault against property and therefore a crime but fraud was fine fraud was practically a constitutional right like free speech. For a subcontracting deal and lease the assassination to the experienced NRA Enter Jennifer Government a tough talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a personal problem with John Nike the bossf the A Christmas Miscellany other John Nike And a gun Hack is about to findut what it really means to mess with market forces.
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Jennifer Government by Max Berry is pure rock n roll satire turned up to ten In the fictional world Too Bad to Die of the novel American corporations run the world But if you think that means we have the peacef pushing around grocery carts and walking around stores looking for the best sales and visiting strip malls OXENBOXEN on the way home to pick up a hot dog think again Corporations have always been murderously competitive Think Jack in the Box vs McDonald s Think Nike vs Adidas Thinkf corporate marketing ideas such as the Nike President hiring the NRA to shoot up kids at a "MALL IN ORDER TO INCREASE THE STREET CRED OF "in Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) order to increase the street credf new Nike shoe to increase AFTER FOURTEEN KIDS ARE SHOT fourteen kids are shot sales increase 1000 percent Give that merchandising executive a raiseJennifer Government a government police agent works for the rump power that remains Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, of the United States government Hack Nike works for Nike Buy Mitsui works for Mitsui Billy NRA works for the NRA The last namef people is always that f whom they work for If people don t have a job with a company they have no last name at all Taxes are illegal If the government does any work like fight a fire r investigate a crime they charge upfront before showing up Only the European Union still has governments in control Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, of individual countries taxes and businesses American corporations are in chargef the rest The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, of the world and they always get paid for their servicesr there is no serviceJohn Nike has a plan He wants to rid the world Reasoning and the Logic of Things of what remainsf the government He also wants to get rid f the competitor merchandising group called the Team Advantage an aligned co perative group The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition of corporations Nike belongs to the US Alliance which competes with the corporationsf Team Advantage The US Alliance is not aware The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, of John Nike s assassination plot But as John knows all an executive needs to do is take charge assign people to tasks People are sheep John Nike is a psychopath He is confidentf his schemes One Space Calculated in Seconds of those schemes is killing the teens who line up to be first to buy the new linef Nike shoes He assigned the murder Lightning of the mall kids to an employee Hack NikeIt is surprising to most people howrders from an executive are Digital Web oftenbeyed gentle reader no matter how insane the command as is demonstrated in the book and in the real world despite an employee s ualms Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers or morals Promisef a raise and job promotion threat War of Hearts of a job loss that is all it ever takesJennifer Government knows John Nike very well She is not awaref his machinations regarding increasing the popularity f Nike s new 2500 shoes but she is aware f his cold ambitious nature She is busy tracking down the killer Portable Operating for Amateur Radio of the kids at the mall unawaref John Nike s involvement The trail leads her into a maze Fer-de-Lance of corporate ambitions and business alliances allf whom have their Procrastination Cure - How To Stop Procrastinating And Be Disciplined own agendas and none knowf the A Long Petal of the Sea others plots The book is absurdist satire Coincidences and close calls and near misses and misunderstandings ensnare allf the characters into grievious difficulties The plot reminds me a bit f what author El Leonard does in injecting fun into his novels but Barry goes in harder and deeper into the land f the absurb creating intensity into the politics f the story rather than invest much than what is necessary for characterization It s a romp through an alternate world well maybe an alternate world where capitalism rules This was really fucking good Not uite five star read but I m giving it 5 anyway BecauseReview might come If I ever do the ther 5000 I ve been promising There is so much I want to say about this book It is so jammed packed with interesting ideas and characters that there are a million places to start Perhaps I ll just get the crude and vulgar Falscher Glanz outf the way firstThe world Best Karate, Vol.5: Heian, Tekki of Jennifer Government reads like an Ayn Rand wet dream Corporations have free reign in what is called the United Statesf America but actually comprises North and South America Australia New Zealand and the British isles While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, or for you George Orwell fansut there Oceania Back a few years after the turn Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel of the century the world was brand crazy More than that it was murderously brand crazy Remember the debacle around Nike Murders in ganglandver shoes Or how about the whole stink surrounding the marketing departments who not The Ho Ho Ho Mystery (The Third Pig Detective Agency, only capitalized but doubled downn the policies that made thisYeahWell this novel truly capitalizes n THAT And Max Barry takes it all to its natural conclusion Governments are gutted corporations rule everything Do you want your loyalty rewards How about unfettered capitalism without any restrictions whatsoeverPlease have your credit card handy if you want ambulance service Barry is ne Every Child Needs a Mentor of my go to guys now Screamingly fast writing razor sharp commentary and wonderful character driven adventures thatften pull some great bait n switches Just who are we supposed to feel compassion for Oh my that IS horrible But just. In Max Barry's twisted hilarious and terrifying vision Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times, of the near future the world is run by giant corporations and employees take the last namesf the companies they work for It's a globalised ultra capitalist free market paradise Hack Nike is a lowly merchandising fficer who's not very good at negotiating his.