Reviews for Notes from the Internet Apocalypse
"An oddly heartfelt journey through the wasteland of a techno-collapse. Gladstone takes an admittedly far-fetched . . . story idea and breathes startling life into it. He gambles here, but he wins." —Patton Oswalt
"With his sharp wit…Gladstone … throw[s] us unexpectedly into the sublime. At its core, “Notes from the Internet Apocalypse” is a love story [that] will break your heart."
"[A] profane, very funny comedy [with] a surprising amount of pathological drama . . . that shows there’s a lot of brains behind all those dirty jokes. An acid cultural satire that skewers what we would miss most about the online world."
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The Internet Apocalypse Series
Gladstone, the so-called “Internet Messiah,” has not only failed to bring back the Web, but his search has landed him in a New York City psychiatric ward. The rest of the world isn't doing so well either -- filled with disconnected Internet users still jonesing for a fix and an increasingly draconian Government, interrogating and detaining anyone deemed a “person of interest" under the NET Recovery Act.
For Gladstone, however, finding the Net is less important than heading to Los Angeles to win back his ex-wife. He takes up residence on the couch of his old friend, gossip-blogger Tobey, while trying to rebuild his lost romance. But when Gladstone's old journal account of the Internet Apocalypse goes “paper viral,” his newfound celebrity puts him at the forefront of the Internet Reclamation Movement. Soon he is a target for shadowy government agents and a reluctant collaborator with Anonymous who provides a clue that promises to explain the Internet's disappearance.
Full of funny yet cutting social commentary, Agents of the Internet Apocalypse continues the trilogy that imagines a dystopian world without the Web.