Dang, check out this is great new 5-star review of "The Billionth Monkey" from Amazon:
Despite the almost inevitable invocations of the names Wilson, Pratchett, Adams, and Robbins, Kaczynski is clearly his own monkey, and as a joyride through turn-of-the-aeon mass media culture, 'Billionth Monkey' takes a back seat to no one's V-173. You don't need x-ray specs to see that this is one hot tomato, and I eagerly await an academician's edition containing Prof. Kaczynski's annotated guide to all the in-jokes, oblique strategos, and pop culture easter eggs. (Qlippoth Press, are you listening?)tl;dr: 'The Billionth Monkey' is a gleeful romp through iGeneration popular culture that plays with just about every early twenty-first century tabloid trope you know, and a pawful you've probably never heard of. It's more fun than... nah, I just can't say it.
Speaking of an "annotated guide to all the in-jokes, oblique strategos, and pop culture easter eggs," I will be doing just that in an upcoming series of posts that go through the book in order. But before beginning, I'm giving people some time to pick up the book and read through it first.
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