A feel good story about the end of the world.
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As seen in The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times: Fifty-years-ago, the United States created the most powerful weapon of all time, capable of destroying not just the Earth, but the entire Universe - then managed to lose it. Now, it's been found, by a thirteen-year-old boy, named Alex Graham, who decides to sell it on eBay.
As a result, Alex finds himself the target of US Intelligence, foreign governments, international arms dealers, fundamentalist Christians, an insane United States President and, of course, Islamic terrorists. His only hope is a CIA Agent, named Charlie Draper.
The problem is, Charlie is a broken man. Tormented by the death of his wife and daughter, Charlie has stopped caring much about anything. When Alex is orphaned by German Neo-Nazi soldiers-of-fortune, the two are thrown together on a desperate, dangerous and epic journey to find the meaning of life, the universe and everything and, hopefully, some half decent reason to keep it all going.
Ranging from laugh-out-loud comedy to, at times, heartfelt anguish, Chaos Theory is reminiscent of both the dark satire of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five and the outlandish wit of Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
It's the end of the world as we know it in this fine Dr. Strangelove-ian satire... Robertson's self-billed "feel good story about the end of the world ... is exceedingly clever and entertaining and, at times, spot-on loony... Robertson is adept at balancing the story's farcical and gritty elements. The book's violence is sudden and punishing, which underscores the high stakes and invests the story with a gravitas that makes its absurdist passages even funnier. ...there are also some sublimely silly passages whose deadpan musings recall the late Douglas Adams... - Kirkus Reviews
Who knew the end of the world could be so much fun? ... When the news all seems bad in the world, Colin Robertson's raucous farce, Chaos Theory, a "feel good story about the end of the world," puts an amusingly absurd spin on heavy affairs. His variety pack of eccentric characters--terrorists, politicians, and scientists--are sketched out in witheringly funny detail alongside a fast-moving plot. Despite the daunting premise, there's no fear in seeing this book through to the end (of the world). - Forward Reviews
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Nov 02, 2015
- Publisher: Gin & Tonic Press
- Seller: Colin Robertson
- Print Length: 340 Pages
- Language: English