I found his deleted scene (for After On) to be very funny and that prompted me to go to his book signing.
The plot of Year Zero had lots of promise and it started out really funny, but about half way through the jokes got old and I also became bored by the story. Sometimes it was hard to follow all the descriptions of copyright laws and the descriptions of the alien worlds. I hate to admit that I started to skim about three quarters of the way through.
Also, the footnotes were distracting. Small ones were fine, but they often turned into whole paragraphs. That tangent is just unnecessary and I also just skipped reading those all together towards the end.
I didn’t find myself connecting with any of the characters so in the end I didn’t really care what happened. Hence the skimming.
I feel horrible giving such a poor review but it is an honest one.
Since I already bought After On I will give that one a shot and hope I like it better than Year Zero.
2 out of 5 Downloaded Songs.