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Max Barry wrote the novels Syrup, Jennifer Government, Company, Machine Man, and Lexicon. He also created the game NationStates and once found a sock full of pennies.

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Mon 28
Apr
2003

Ph34r my paperback

Jennifer Government Jennifer Government hits bookstore shelves across in Australia and New Zealand today, as what may be the world’s largest paperback. This thing is enormous. It’s like one of those giant Fosters cans they put out in other countries to trade off the stereotype of Australians as hard-drinking beer guzzlers, even though in Australia Fosters cans are just the normal size. Ah, marketing. But I digress.

Later today I’m going to check out bookstores and quietly move all their Jennifer Government copies to more prominent locations. (Oh come on, other authors do it.) I just need to limber up first. They are really big paperbacks.

Syrup returns

Syrup “It’s baaaaack.” Hmm, it really is hard to get the inflection right on that. But the point: Syrup is back in the US & Canada! It went briefly out of print in what was a terrible, dark time for, I think I can say, all of humanity. But especially me.

What this means: whether a bookstore has copies on its shelves or not, it can order some. So feel free, if your bookstore doesn’t have a Syrup, to demand they get some. Pound the counter, too. That makes you more persuasive.

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