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Ifer Government is one of the coolest books ever so #what the shrimp do I know And the moral of this crappy non review is love this book hate this #the shrimp do I know And the moral of this crappy non review is love this book hate this udge this book I don t give a fishing damn It is and forever will be pure delicious awesomeness to me HaPre review nonsense uestion Is this still one of the coolest books I ve ever read Answer Crappy non review to come In 2025 Or whenever I don t find the time to write it This was really fucking good Not uite five star read *But I M Giving It *I m giving it anyway BecauseReview might come If I ever do the other 5000 I ve been promising Back a few years after the turn of the century the world was brand crazy More than that it was murderously brand crazy Remember the debacle around Nike Murders in gangland over shoes Or how about the whole stink surrounding the marketing departments who not only capitalized but doubled down on the policies that made thisYeahWell this novel truly capitalizes on THAT And Max Barry takes it all to its natural conclusion Governments are gutted corporations rule everything Do you want your loyalty rewards How about unfettered capitalism without any restrictions whatsoeverPlease have your credit card handy if you want ambulance service Barry is one of my go to guys now Screamingly fast writing razor sharp commentary and wonderful character driven In a word Max Barry is overrated He has no ear for dialogue and his characters are completely flat and forgettable He has an annoying habit of making his female characters drop dead gorgeous and going on at length about Gendered Citizenships just how gorgeous they are And exactly what they re wearing That being said he s got a good enough sense of pacing and enough satirical bite though it never breaks the skin to keep a person reading I mean there has to be some explanation for the fact that I read three of his books in two weeks I find myself irritated with his mediocre writing and tired observations yet unable to put his books down until they re done Jennifer Government is set in a dystopian future in which the individual is so irrelevant that they take on the name of whatever corporation they work for There are some truly funny moments but the bookust feels like unfulfilled potential I would say he s like the JJ Abrams of books you kinda like the ideas but the execution blows A satire about neoliberalism leads to its ultimate goal that shows the immense flaws and unlogic of this fairy tale Imagine the opposite of a state dictatorship like communism or state communism with state owned companies and directed market economy Instead companies own everything and the state belongs to them One may ask where there is a difference to our actual situation Well in this case it is official and no farce is held all few years and called a democratic election In this gritty sick world and setting many tropes and ideas to caricature privatization and globalization can be set in place Instead of hitting on Milton Friedman Friedrich von Hayek and their successors one should spread novels like that cause laughing about something has two great effects Once it doesn t make one angry or sad and secondly it s the only appropriate reaction to this whole mambo umbo yada yada economic system Readers who liked the idea might like

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Morgans novel Market Forces deals with a similar scenery And leftist non fiction in general A marketopia populated by the rabid people surnamed after the companies they work for An inane world for profit Tongue in the cheek market worshipping leading to perception of capital and enterprise as the pinnacle of human achievement And don t forget your constitutional rights fraud included Ad. For a subcontracting deal and lease the assassination to the experienced NRA Enter Jennifer Government a tough talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a personal problem with John Nike the boss of the other John Nike And a gun Hack is about to find out what it really means to mess with market forces. ,

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Jennifer GovernmentJennifer Government by Max Berry is pure rock n roll satire turned up to ten In the fictional world of the novel American corporations run the world But if you think that up to ten In the fictional world of the novel American corporations run the world But if you think that we have the peace of pushing around grocery carts and walking around stores looking for the best sales and visiting strip malls on the way home to pick up a hot dog think again Corporations have always been murderously competitive Think Jack in the Box vs McDonald s Think Nike vs Adidas Think of corporate marketing ideas such as the Nike President hiring the NRA to shoot up kids at a mall in order to increase the street cred of a new Nike shoe to increase sales After fourteen kids are shot dead sales increase 1000 percent Give that merchandising executive a raiseJennifer Government a government police agent works for the rump power that remains of the United States government Hack Nike works for Nike Buy Mitsui works for Mitsui Billy NRA works for the NRA The last name of people is always that of whom they work for If people don t have a ob with a company they have no last name at all Taxes are illegal If the government does #Any Work Like Fight #work like fight fire or investigate a crime they charge upfront before "Showing Up Only The "up Only the Union still has governments in control of individual countries taxes and businesses American corporations are in charge of the rest of the world and they always get paid for their services or there is no serviceJohn Nike has a plan He wants to rid the world of what remains of the government He also wants to get rid of the competitor merchandising group called the Team Advantage an aligned co operative group of corporations Nike belongs to the US Alliance which competes with the corporations of Team Advantage The US Alliance is not aware of John Nike s assassination plot But as John knows all an executive needs to do is take charge assign people to tasks People are sheep John Nike is a psychopath He is confident of his schemes One of those schemes is killing the teens who line up to be first to buy the new line of Nike shoes He assigned the murder of the mall kids to an employee Hack NikeIt is surprising to most people how orders from an executive are often obeyed gentle reader no matter how insane the command as is demonstrated in the book and in the real world despite an employee s ualms or morals Promise of a raise and Singing the Law job promotion threat of aob loss that is all it ever takesJennifer Government knows John Nike very well She is not aware of his machinations regarding increasing the popularity of Nike s new 2500 shoes but she is aware of his cold ambitious nature She is busy tracking down the killer of the kids at the mall unaware of John Nike s involvement The trail leads her into a maze of corporate ambitions and business alliances all of whom have their own agendas and none know of the others plots The book is absurdist satire Coincidences and close calls and near misses and misunderstandings ensnare all of the characters into grievious difficulties The plot reminds me a bit of what author El Leonard does in injecting fun into his novels but Barry goes in harder and deeper into the land of the absurb creating intensity into the politics of the story rather than invest much than what is necessary for characterization It s a romp through an alternate world well maybe an alternate world where capitalism rules There is so much I want to say about this book It is so Alchemic jammed packed with interesting ideas and characters that there are a million places to start Perhaps I llust get the crude and vulgar out of the way firstThe world of Jennifer Government reads like an Ayn Rand wet dream Corpor. In Max Barry's twisted hilarious and terrifying vision of the near future the world is run by giant corporations and employees take the last names of the companies they work for It's a globalised ultra capitalist free market paradise Hack Nike is a lowly merchandising officer who's not very good at negotiating his. Ations have free reign in what is called the United States of America but actually comprises North and South America Australia New Zealand and I gave this book 2 stars because I thought it was a good ride but honestly it s only good at all if you can get past the fact that all of the characters are completely one dimensional poorly thought out do things that are totally unrealistic and have little to no motivation *to do anything but do things that are completely bizarre Seriously *do anything but do things that are completely bizarre Seriously the main character if there is one is like Tess of the D Urbervilles He practically sleepwalks his way through the book and then when he grows a spine it s all pointless The big secret of Jennifer Government s eye tattoo wasn t anything worthwhile either There s so much pointlessness in this book and so much out of the blue action that it makes you wonder how this book got any good reviews at all If anyone in my book club actually reads this I ll be amazed and I d be totally up for discussing how bad it is with anyone who asks If asked to write the foreword to some 20th anniversary commemorative edition I would say that Max Barry s Jennifer Government is like a bottle of Diet Neal Stephenson served with a twist of Christopher Moore or perhaps a dash of Tom Robbins There is something uncannily similar between Snow Crash and Jennifer Government in the comic book pacing in the hyperbolic and impossible but chillingly familiar geo political climate that he illustrates in the characters that reek of auto erotic caricature and yet are so well drawn so believable and sympathetic and damn plausible You can see YT dropping out of school because of girls like Haley McDonald s You can see NRA franchises competing against La Cosa Nostra in the burbclaves You can imagine Hiro Protagonist sub contracted by Jennifer Government to fend You can imagine Hiro Protagonist sub contracted by Jennifer Government to fend Violet ExxonMobil You wonder how the milieus of these novels aren t linkedBut even if you haven t read Snow Crash even if you aren t making those comparisons you will find this one wholly enjoyable It has an immediate start thrusts you headlong into the story already in progress but makes sure to catch you up ust as uickly And it never loses this momentum The chapters coming at you fast each about 3 5 pages and are fairly dialogue driven Before you know it you ll #FIND YOU VE BURNED THROUGH 100 PAGES THIS IS #you ve burned through 100 pages THIS IS A BAD THING The narrative draws you in the prose gets out of the way and the characters encourage you to get investedBorderline 5 star review There is a whimsy to this tale that draws on a lot of familiar dystopian capitalist tropes eg the libertarian anarchy of free market capitalism run amok it borders on cliche but doesn t uite cross the frontier into hackneyed territory That it gets that close that the prose taps its toes on cliche s fences is where we lose the fifth star in the rating But that the narrative goes there so unabashedly in all of its over the top banality that is a beautiful thing Jennifer Government maths This is one of my favourite books EVER and I don t give a fishing damn if Some people say it s overhyped and overrated Some people say it s predictable Some people say it s pure badly written crap Some people say all the characters in the story are stupid flat and unlikeable And I certainly don t give a fishing damn about the book snobs who compare this book to the supposed greatness of novels written by Huxley Orwell Stephenson and the like The reverse book snob in me happens to think all these authors are greatly overrrrrrrated I d rather reread The Duke and I than have to go through Snow Crash or Brave New World again But hey I m clueless enough to think Jenn. Salary So when John Nike and John Nike executives from the promised land of Marketing offer him a contract he signs without reading it Unfortunately Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new line of 2500 trainers Hack goes to the police but they assume that he's asking. ,