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The McAtrix Derided (GOLLANCZ S.F.) Paperback – 12 May 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; New edition edition (12 May 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575076674
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575076679
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.5 x 15.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,300,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The Gollancz parody bandwagon rolls on. The author of The Soddit does the Matrix.

About the Author

Robertski Brothers is an artificially constructed author whose existence is only possible in a world obsessed with empty celebrity and relentless non-achievement.
Robertski Brothers may also be A.R.R.R. Roberts. A.R.R.R. Roberts may also be Adam Roberts. And the world may well be an illusion. Frankly, who cares? I know I don't. Hey ho.

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The parody books Adam Roberts has been churning out under various names - parodies of the Matrix, the Hobbit, the Silmarillion, Star Wars, etc - need to be stamped out! I truly enjoyed his first few proper novels (especially Stone and Polystom), but his recent The Snow showed serious, debilitating flaws. My thesis is that if he spent less time on these frivolous, unfunny take-offs and more on his proper books, everybody would be better off. I beg him! Stop!
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HASH(0x9f847840) out of 5 stars A humorous snack 8 Jun. 2011
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There once was a guy named Nero, at least that was his internet-alias. The bloke lead a quiet and rather ordinary life. That is, until he became aware that he was actually rather notorious in being exceptionally not exceptional. He was so plain and bland that people refused to notice him while walking in the street. This capability of turning invisible became his most unique gift. Regrettably this again made him not so common anymore, which led him to lose his only talent. Ah, it all has something to do with a cat in a box and a guy named Schrödinger not being all that happy about it because he could never tell if he needed to feed the animal or not. But that is a totally different story.

As with many spoofs, you won't enjoy The McAtrix Derides that much if you haven't seen the original film. Even so, you should have watched actually the complete trilogy to understand all the jokes. The Robertski Brothers (alias of the author Adam Roberts) follows the three films rather closely, just interpreting the essence a bit differently. This leads to sometimes rather hilarious episodes that can easily be visualized by the reader just because it's so easy to imagine Keanu Reeves getting stuck in those silly situations. The pace never really drops and keeps the story enjoyably fresh. But do not expect major literature or deep insights. This book is pure entertainment and has no other aspirations.
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