is it about the Greens that can involuntarily transport you into a world of
their creation and captivate you until the very last page?
I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi comedy blockbusters but this one was definitely a clip to get hooked on. In his debut novel, Hank Green introduces the Carls, the giant sculptures that make a skeptic appearance everywhere in the world. Discovered by April May, a fresh grad from art school, our protagonist gets a taste of immense internet fame in less than 12 hours; and by immense, I mean she quickly but surely becomes the new face of humanity.
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing introduces more than an engaging storyline to follow, it tackles fundamentally human themes, it touches on politics, social media, fame and friendship while repeatedly discussing the definition of a worldview and its implications on humanity.
Granted, some parts felt like they dragged on, and I had to put down the book a few times, however, the plot quickly picks up with the familiar twists, turns and unfolding mysteries that Green keeps delivering.
Captivating, amusing, witty and rich with content, the novel is perfect for long days and longer nights.
Bonus: If you could track down the audio version of the book, narrated by Kristen Sieh and Hank Green himself, I promise you would be in for a treat.
Enjoy and always bring a book home. x