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Albert Lawrence Brooks was born Albert Lawrence Einstein, but changed his surname so as not to be confused with the famous physicist. He was born on July 22, 1947 and is an American actor. He attended Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, but dropped out after one year to focus on his comedy career. visa mer Brooks has starred in many comedic roles in such films as Unfaithfully Yours, Broadcast News, Defending your Life, I'll Do Anything and The In-Laws. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 1987 for Best Supporting Actor in his role played in Broadcast News. In 2011, he published a fiction novel entitled 2030. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Albert Brooks, Alberts Brooks

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Comedy Minus One 2 exemplar

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An interesting book but it had an irritating habit of dumping large amounts of information instead of telling a story. I wish the story had been more important than the predictions of what the world might look like. This was closer to 2.5 stars than 3.
cdaley | 35 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |
This was really interesting read about what The United States could look like in the year 2030. What's scary about it is that Albert Brooks depiction is pretty grim, but sad to say, obviously something that really could come to pass. This could have been a depressing read but there was a certain light hearted tone throughout the book and there is an encouraging and hopeful ending that doesn't come off has a cop out happy ending.
kevinkevbo | 35 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2023 |
With a title like "2030," there's a good chance that many who read this novel will automatically draw comparisons to "1984" and its string of projected incidents which have become reality. And indeed, the premise of "2030" draws strongly on the indications of today American society -- financial chaos, the consequences of extended life through healthcare and higher standards of living, the shrinking working generation and the burgeoning senior and retirees. In this novel, one of the primary movements is amongst the young people, who are shouldering the burden of caring for the "olds" and are now rebelling against the costs of education, of healthcare, having been told that they must take out loans which can never be repaid in their current situations -- something that could have been lifted from the headlines describing any of the recent Occupy movements. Add into the plot a devastating earthquake which destroys the infrastructure and wealth of an entire coast; a push by a medical genius to solve problems of aging such that people could live to be over one hundred fifty years old; and a political system thoroughly broken by greed and egocentricism, and you have a pretty good picture of Brooks' fictional future America.

Reading this book is a little painful because it does reflect some of the current lines of thinking that I've heard tossed about, even in passing or in jest. Seeing how these ideas might play out, even in fiction, is horrifying. One interesting conversations in the novel is about halfway through, when the leader of the young organization Enough is Enough meets with an older Dr. Masters, who specializes in mercy euthanasia for the functionally brain dead and terminally ill. It is a fascinating book, and well worth reading.
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resoundingjoy | 35 andra recensioner | Jan 1, 2021 |
I really really wanted to love this book. Great premise, characters have interesting bios, but something is off. Pacing is stilted, and author Albert Brooks does too much telling not enough showing -- making it hard to care about these people, who come off rather flat. Makes me realize how much it takes for an author to make characters really come alive. Brooks' view of the future is absolutely fascinating, however, and quite anxiety-provoking, because it's realistic enough to be...true? Could we be vulnerable to land-grabbing countries because the U.S. debt will be so out of control?… (mer)
Mona07452 | 35 andra recensioner | Oct 23, 2020 |



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