An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

A Novel

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Published Sept. 25, 2018 by Penguin Audio.

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4 stars (8 reviews)

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Review of 'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Hank Green is great in SciShow, and his brother is great author. I went to do this book not expecting a lot – and I really didn't like it at first. But as I got into it, I was able to appreciated better. I really like I'm going feeling of optimism throughout, and I still have no idea who or why Carl is/was, but the overall feeling is that Earth's goodness, hidden though it is, is true and identifiable – it is an optimistic view during this current catastrophe of the pandemic!

Review of 'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a first-contact story that is resolutely positive amidst anxiety, exploring fame, betrayal, and media spin in an information vacuum around a strange global event. The Carls are weird, the Dream is fantastic.

It’s a celebration of how weird and wonderful humans are, mixed with a sadness and anxiety that 1) not everyone sees it and 2) maybe those people are right. It’s ultimately hopeful, but it has an anxious and winding road to get there. The premise is wonderful and bizarre, there’s a lot of fun and clever things, and a very strong message of the collective good that we can do when we work together to solve problems, even very weird problems.

The tone is generally upbeat but this isn't a light book. It's about a turning point, a global tragedy, xenophobia, and how people react to these kinds of things. It's also feels …

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