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PopCo av Scarlett Thomas
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PopCo (urspr publ 2004; utgåvan 2005)

av Scarlett Thomas

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Alice is quietly becoming the star of PopCo's 'ideation' team. Now she's been called to a mysterious 'thought camp' in Devon where they are brainstorming over the toy market for teenage girls. Alice thinks she's cracked it, but suddenly she's not sure she wants to unleash it on the world.
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Titel:PopCo
Författare:Scarlett Thomas
Info:Harvest Books (2005), Edition: 1, Paperback, 512 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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PopCo av Scarlett Thomas (2004)

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Wow, this was good. Brilliant engaging story, intelligent characters and very well written. You could take this as a but preachy but you could also see past that. Was this a YA novel? It had that essential vitality and pathos that inhabits those creations. Either way that doesn’t lessen the impact of this book. You would know in the first twenty pages if this book is for you or not. You can also learn interesting stuff by reading this. I made lots of notes on the Kindle.


On the strength of this novel I am now reading am now reading The End of Mr Y. ( )
  Ken-Me-Old-Mate | Sep 24, 2020 |
Very disappointing compared to Scarlett Thomas's other novels - all build up and no payoff. ( )
  plumtingz | Dec 14, 2017 |
It's been years since I've read this book, but I really liked it.

I received it when I was about 13 or 14, a time in my life when I was in the awkward in-between stage of young adult / children's books and adult books and read it really quickly, even though it's quite a large book.

I really liked the writing style, I liked the main character. I like that the main female protagonist was very wry and witty and not overtly feminine.

This book has a bit of a dark side, but more importantly I think it also has a dark sense of humour. I don't really remember the plot very well, but I tend to read books for the writing and not for the plot, anyway.

I enjoyed this book's self-awareness, its cleverness and the way the plot slowly unwound like a clock.

I'd be interested to read the rest of Thomas' writing and see if it's any similar to this piece. ( )
  lydia1879 | Aug 31, 2016 |
Oh dear Scarlett Thomas, one of your more infuriating efforts. Self-indulgent, pretentious, verbose and so sixth form in its attacks on corporate elites that it might just be self-satirising (but sadly I doubt it). ( )
  m_k_m | May 26, 2016 |
This is the best Scarlett Thomas book I've read so far (I loved The End of Mr Y as well, was not quite so keen on Our Tragic Universe - it had its good points, but not enough to outweigh the directionless mish mash of a story).

I love the idea of it being set in a toy company. I love the protagonist. I love all the codebreaking stuff. This book appeals to all of my sensibilities. Yeah, it's a bit hammy in places, but that's part of its appeal. These kind of things are supposed to be hammy. The veganism/vegetarianism stuff sort of annoyed me, but not enough to take away from the fact that this is the most cohesively narrated of Thomas's books (of the one's I've read, rather) and that the central hook is both the most accessible (some of the thought experiment stuff in TEOMY would, I suspect, put people off) and most inherently enjoyable and applicable of her "gimmicks". As a piece of speculative fiction, this is... just. I can't explain it. Just read it, you'll see what I mean. Also, running theme in my reviews today, but Alice felt believable. She wasn't a Lisbeth Salander/Katniss/Whatever caricature, she completely seemed normal! Result!

I am FULLY aware of how terrible these reviews are, btw, but I go to Barcelona tomorrow and there is no way I'll remember anything I wanted to write after that. Sorry! If I EVER get a chance to reread any of these, I'll fix them, I swear. ( )
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
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Alice is quietly becoming the star of PopCo's 'ideation' team. Now she's been called to a mysterious 'thought camp' in Devon where they are brainstorming over the toy market for teenage girls. Alice thinks she's cracked it, but suddenly she's not sure she wants to unleash it on the world.

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