Reviews for Notes From The Internet Apocalypse
"With his sharp wit…Gladstone … throw[s] us unexpectedly into the sublime. At its core, “Notes from the Internet Apocalypse” is a love story [that] will break your heart."
—Washington Post (Full Review HERE)
"[A] belly-laugh account of what would happen . . . if someone stole the Internet, [that] touches on some of the fundamental issues of our times."
—Toronto Star (Full Review HERE)
"[A] profane, very funny comedy [with] a surprising amount of pathological drama . . . that shows there’s a lot of brains behind all those dirty jokes. An acid cultural satire that skewers what we would miss most about the online world."
--Kirkus Reviews (Full Review HERE)
"An oddly heartfelt journey through the wasteland of a techno-collapse. Gladstone takes an admittedly far-fetched . . . story idea and breathes startling life into it. He gambles here, but he wins."
"From the opening pages of the Internet Apocalypse Trilogy, Wayne Gladstone masterfully embarks on a dreamy story filled with characters both comical and terrifying, anchored in a world both familiar and inventively surreal, and written with great wit."
—Mark McKinney, Co-Creator of Kids in the Hall and Slings and Arrows
"A fine writer [who has] provided me much pleasure. Good and painful work."
"Insightful and wickedly funny."
--Engineering & Technology Magazine
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and only a veteran Cracked.com columnist could dream it up. The Internet has stopped working, and a character named Gladstone, who’s already lost his wife, is deep in mourning. But he’s provoked out of his lethargy—and out of his house—when he hears rumors that someone in New York is still online. Geeky literary first novel thrills.
"This is satire in its purest form: an exaggerated, filthy and ridiculous world - which happens to be exactly the world we live in. Gladstone has conceived and successfully executed a clever thought experiment that illustrates just how crazy the Internet has made all of us. Witty, profane and entertaining."
—Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
“A story whose humor is matched by its insight into technology's effect on our relationships. You'll laugh,you'll cry, you'll beg your Internet provider to never leave you."
—Frank Lesser, writer for The Colbert Report and author of Sad Monsters.
"Wayne Gladstone's satire is a high-concept page-turner brimming with LOL-worthy one-liners and observations about the web-addicted zombies we've become and the price we've paid for our sins."
—Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
"Gladstone's novel makes it clear that losing the Internet would indeed be apocalyptic, but it would also be funny, thrilling, and would perhaps be necessary to remind us of who we really are."
—John Warner, Editor-at-Large of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and author of The Funny Man
—New York Post (Full Review HERE)
"[Gladstone] forces us to consider our relationship with the internet . . . and I found myself thinking about this after I’d finished the book."
—Fantasy Literature (Full Review HERE)
"[T]he punchlines are pitch-perfect. Anyone who spends time sharing jokes in web communities will find this satire irresistible."
Reviews for Agents of the Internet Apocalypse
"This is a fun read with undeniable depth. Even readers that didn't read the first book .... can easily dive into this, and should look forward to the final book in the trilogy." -- Science Fiction Book Club [Full Review Here]
"This book has the most unique premise of any book I have ever read .... Agents Of The Internet Apocalypse is 250 pages of interesting." -- Geeks of Doom [Full Review Here]
"It’s funny, and it’s sad ... full of snark and witty banter. And it’s spot-on social commentary for how we live today."
-- My Bookish Ways [Full Review Here]
"Required reading for fans of its predecessor." -- Booklist
Reviews for Reports on the Internet Apocalypse
"During this quest for justice and the return of the Net, Gladstone considers such
important topics as Net neutrality and online content filtering, both self- and government-imposed. Will
Gladstone ever settle his vendetta against the true archvillain behind it all? Will the Internet be reinstated
for good? The surprising answers are secondary to the emotional connections forged between the true
nodes of the networks: people." -- Booklist
"Conspiracy theorists, mystery aficionados, and just people looking for a nice, juicy novel to pick up should love this. Even without reading the other two (although I really recommend it), there is enough explanation to get anyone deeply involved in this unique story. It is really difficult to do an original apocalyptic story, and Gladstone managed to do it, and do it well." -- Geeks of Doom