Year Zero by Rob Reid
A Novel

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Reid’s book is a fun and madcap affair, and as a result has been likened to Douglas Adam’s classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
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Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on American pop songs ever since “Year Zero” (1977 to us), resulting in the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang and bankrupting the whole universe. Nick has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly. Thankfully, this unlikely galaxy-hopping hero does know a thing or two about copyright law. Now, with Carly and Frampton as his guides, Nick has forty-eight hours to save humanity—while hoping to wow the hot girl who lives down the hall from him.
 

About Rob Reid

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Rob Reid is the founder of Listen.com, which created the Rhapsody service, the world's largest seller of online music until it was eclipsed (rather badly, he'll admit) by Apple's iTunes service. He is the author of Year One, a memoir about student life at Harvard Business School, and Architects of the Web, a business history of the Internet. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Morgan.
 
Published July 10, 2012 by Del Rey. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Raju Mudhar on Aug 02 2012

Reid’s book is a fun and madcap affair, and as a result has been likened to Douglas Adam’s classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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