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eBook Outrageous Fortune: A Novel epub
  • ISBN: 0553589857
  • Author: Tim Scott
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spectra; Reissue edition (June 24, 2008)
  • ePUB size: 1630 kb
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In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new . Outrageous Fortune heralds a marvelous new talent sure to be delightfully altering the minds of readers for years to come.

In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new writers to break onto the sci-fi scene in decades asks the most loaded question of all. Don’t you hate it when this happens?. that’s what the business card asks Jonny X67, dream architect to the rich and jaded. It’s all the thieves who stole his house left behind. And if that weren’t bad enough, a saleswoman named Caroline E61 drops from the sky to sell him a set of encyclopedias and won’t take no for an answer.

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Outrageous Fortune book. Tim Scott is clearly a writer who looks at things sideways, and so comes up with great ideas about our world and where it's heading. Scott handles action extremely well, and builds anticipation in the reader to keep the him or her turning the page. Scott's use of profanity, when he uses it, is amusing. However, writing a novel with only one of the four elements is like riding a horse with only one leg. It doesn't matter how strong that leg is, riding the horse is not going to be pleasant or effective.

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Rarely does a first sf novel have as much energy and creativity as Scott s madcap, mischievously irreverent depiction of a definitely post-postmodern future

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Rarely does a first sf novel have as much energy and creativity as Scott s madcap, mischievously irreverent depiction of a definitely post-postmodern future. Consider this the opening salvo of one of the genre s most promising and original new voices in years.

Tim Scott's Outrageous Fortune marked the debut of one of the most wildly inventive writers to hit the sci-fi scene in years. Now he returns with a hilarious yet poignant novel of love, loss, and itinerant appliances. New Seattle Health and Safety. Do not die for no reason. This is the motto of a city so obsessed with the danger of sharp corners that it has almost forgotten how to live. But Huckleberry Lindbergh is about to find his trip to the city most decidedly unsafe. For a chance encounter leads him into the heart of a dark conspiracy.

About Outrageous Fortune. Rarely does a first sf novel have as much energy and creativity as Scott’s madcap, mischievously irreverent depiction of a definitely post-postmodern future

About Outrageous Fortune. In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new writers to break onto the sci-fi scene in decades asks the most loaded question of all. Rarely does a first sf novel have as much energy and creativity as Scott’s madcap, mischievously irreverent depiction of a definitely post-postmodern future. Consider this the opening salvo of one of the genre’s most promising and original new voices in years.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new writers to break onto the sci-fi scene in decades asks the most loaded question of allDon't you hate it wh. . In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new writers to break onto the sci-fi scene in decades asks the most loaded question of allDon't you hate it when this happens?thats what the business card asks Jonny X67, dream architect to the rich and jaded. Its all the thieves who stole his house left behind. And if that werent bad enough, a saleswoman named Caroline E61 drops from the sky to sell him a set of encyclopedias and wont take no for an answer

Don't you hate it when this happens?' - that's what the business card asks Jonny X67, dream architect to the rich and jaded. It's all the thieves who stole his house left behind.

In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new writers to break onto the sci-fi scene in decades asks the most loaded question of all…"Don't you hate it when this happens?"…that’s what the business card asks Jonny X67, dream architect to the rich and jaded. It’s all the thieves who stole his house left behind. And if that weren’t bad enough, a saleswoman named Caroline E61 drops from the sky to sell him a set of encyclopedias and won’t take no for an answer. Can his luck get any worse?In this rip-roaring roller-coaster ride through a brilliantly imagined future of paranoid absurdity, Jonny X will learn the answer soon enough when he falls afoul of a lunatic motorcycle gang nicknamed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a relentless Belgian assassin, and his own irate girlfriend. Traversing a cityscape whose neighborhoods are organized by musical genres, running into joke-telling elevators and holographic computer viruses, Jonny is about to learn what a nightmare it’s going to be to get his old life back in a reality warping faster than the speed of the imagination. Outrageous Fortune heralds a marvelous new talent sure to be delightfully altering the minds of readers for years to come.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Comments: (7)
Ariseym
I had a great time reading this. It is worth it, despite the relatively pathetic ending. Many of the ideas made me laugh out loud, and anyone who has been burgled will sympathize with the phone number on the card left at the scene- 1-800-AARRGHH! The four horsemen were fairly useless, and taking them out would have helped the novel, I think. Otherwise, a very good beginning to what I hope is a prolific career.
Fordrelis
Custom made dream designer Jonny X67 comes home from work only to find his house gone and a business card in its place. The thief apparently left him a sympathetic note: "Don't you hate it when this happens" and a phone number. The empathic cop informs Mr. X that since he had not seen a psychiatrist lately, he will wear an Odysseus Hat to insure health and safety; X knows that cannot include him as part of health and safety.

The dream architect figures nothing could get worse, but a motorcycle gang try to kill him as a test run of their strategic objective to kill God. More assaults occur with the worst being Caroline E61, a tenacious angel, using a helicopter to come from heaven demanding he buy her encyclopedia. Feeling like Job from biblical fame, X wonders why him and soon begins to postulate that his work on the Dream Virus Project to link dreams to DNA is the answer, but he needs to know how to extract himself with Big Brother watching him and the forces of good and evil ganging up on him but that remains just outside his scope.

OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE paints a zany future as Tim Scott brings humor and more darkness to Orwell's bleak future. The story line is fast-paced from the moment Mr. X deals with the bureaucracy following the theft of his house. The tale never slows down until the final delightful somewhat rushed twist. Fans of wild witty satires will appreciate this amusing futuristic spin.

Harriet Klausner
Shakar
There is a fine line between Outrageous and Ridiculous. Unfortunately, the author crossed it too many times. From a literary standpoint, he completely missed what he was going for.

This doesn't stop it from being entertaining and a good read, if one ignores the fact that it is, at times, annoying and irritating. Who the hell drinks Long Island Ice Teas and goes surfing constantly? Is this how Brits see us Americans? The entire concept for Inconvenient the Bar just annoyed me. It was an amusing idea that the author did not realize that he took too far.

This book was alright. It was funny and amusing, yet irritating. The ending was fair to poor and left a lot of holes. I walked away thinking that it was completely implausible. Good scifi is interesting because it could possibly happen in the future. Bad scifi leaves you saying, "Yeah right."

I guess my answer to this book is - "yeah right."
Alianyau
"Outrageous Fortune" is a work of absurdist science fiction comedy, in the hallowed tradition of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. It's a hard genre to pull off. There is a fine line between successful bizarre comedy and painfully lame silliness, and it takes a deft hand to make it work. I'm happy to report that Scott succeeds, at least 90% of the time.

The story is set in the not too distant future. The narrator, Jonny X67, is having a Very Bad Day. His house has been stolen, he is being chased for unknown reasons by the self-styled Four Bikers of the Apocalypse, as well as being stalked by a very persistent Encyclopedia saleswoman. If it sounds confusing, well, it's supposed to be; that's where the funny comes from. A bewildered Jonny sets off on a mapcap race through a deranged urban landscape, trying to determine, between trips to the bar, what the heck is really going on.

I especially enjoyed Jonny's trip to the Zone Traffic Police headquarters. His struggles with the monolithic, inhuman, yet basically inept bureaucracy is like a scene from the movie "Brazil;" it is both absurd and frightening at the same time.

The book is flat-out funny; I giggled and snorted throughout. Scott is a clever writer with a light, wry touch. Though reminiscent of Douglas Adams, Scott has a style of his own. Sure, there are joke-telling elevators and a hangout called The Most Inconvenient Bar in the World. But Scott is less heavy-handed than Adams, and can at times be poignant and even moving. And the opening line is a classic.

The only real disappointment was the ending. Having bought into the ridiculousness of Scott's world for 300 pages, we suddenly find out it all has a neat, rational explanation. It was contrived, I thought, and something of a cop-out.

So, subtracting a star for the ending, we're still left with a 4-star read filled with originality and wit. Enjoy!
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