Zoey Is Too Drunk for This Dystopia (Zoey Ashe #3) (Hardcover)
Zoey is Too Drunk for This Dystopia is the latest installment in New York Times bestselling author Jason Pargin's thrilling Zoey Ashe sci-fi series.
Zoey Ashe wakes up every day feeling like she’s trying to steer a battleship while tied to the propeller. The twenty-three-year-old heiress to a criminal empire is navigating a futuristic world of high-tech liars and cutthroats, forced to learn the rules of a devious game she never asked to play. Now she’s facing a crisis that is both bigger and stranger than all that came before:
The gleaming new city of Tabula Ra$a is hosting its massive annual music festival, which every year precedes the equally massive annual drunken riot. This is all organized by Zoey's people, including the riot. As her advisors explain, the citizens need a little controlled chaos now and then. Zoey, however, fears the chaos will not stay controlled for long.
When a horrific crime is broadcast live on an all-seeing social network, Zoey and her team suspect a carefully-stage hoax arranged by one of the Tabula Ra$a’s shadowy power players. But in a city in which lies are always served in layers, even that explanation will prove far too simple.
Praise for ZOEY IS TOO DRUNK FOR THIS DYSTOPIA:
"Jason Pargin’s Zoey Ashe series is the dystopias of Margaret Atwood meets Parks and Recreation, a fast-paced, witty and much-needed shot in the arm to the genre. Funny without being flippant, cynical without being insincere, this is one of the best ongoing series out there today. —Lindsay Ellis, New York Times bestselling author of Axiom's End
"Pargin’s signature fluid style keeps the gonzo action moving as he uses Zoey’s predicament to explore themes of social justice, political necessity, and the sometimes-adverse correlation of wealth to happiness." —Publisher's Weekly
Praise for ZOEY PUNCHES THE FUTURE IN THE DICK:
"[Zoey Punches the Future] is at its best when [Pargin] explores the nature of wealth and power. In the character of Zoey, [Pargin] pushes against the fairy-tale cliché where the downtrodden (through supernatural means or otherwise) are rewarded a life of carefree prosperity." —Locus Magazine
"The future is simultaneously familiar and utterly ridiculous in Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick, the second Zoey Ashe thriller from [Jason Pargin]...a funhouse mirror of modern society viewed through a superhero comic or a James Bond movie...rich with commentary on celebrity culture, social media and toxic masculinity, readers will be laughing too hard for it to ever feel preachy." —Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"[Pargin] once again achieves the perfect balance between sardonic humor and satirical digs at the digital age..." —Library Journal (starred review)
"[Pargin] sneaks a nuanced examination of the surrealist nature of the digital age into the nonstop action, whipping technological, philosophical, and ethical questions into a wild romp that satirizes everything from the men’s rights movement to gaming culture to the cult of celebrity. This is a brilliant modern parable disguised as pop fiction." —Publishers Weekly
"[Pargin's] trademark imagination and humor remain but it's his grounded sense of humanity that elevates this work." —Booklist
Praise for FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS:
"With verve and velocity, the story moves...one cinematic set piece after another, strung together with twisty fun and wit." —The New York Times Book Review
"Like Jonathan Swift for the internet age, [Pargin's] novel offers an engrossing journey and razor-sharp wit inside of an uncanny prediction of an American future. His newest is only more proof that he will be remembered as one of today’s great satirists." —Nerdist
"All right, grab some popcorn and strap in. We're in for another profane and funny roller-coaster ride from [Pargin]." —Kirkus Reviews
"[Pargin] unabashedly trolls everyone and lampoons everything in this beautifully outrageous science fiction adventure...Biting humor and blatant digs at modern society overlay a subtly brilliant and thoughtful plot focused on one young woman’s growth and survival against all odds." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A sofa clutching read from beginning to end, and a great look at the constantly growing world of social networking." —Starbust, 9 out of 10 stars