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Now a major motion picture starring Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, Kellan Lutz, and Brittany Snow
Scat (formerly known as Michael Holloway) is young, underemployed, and trying to make it in Los Angeles. When he comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he’s sure he’ll become the next overnight sensation, maybe even retire early. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America there are no sure things and Scat finds that he has to fight to save his idea if his yet-to-be-realized career will ever get off the ground. With the help of a scarily gorgeous and brilliant marketing director named 6, he sets out on a mission to grab hold the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him. This sharp-witted novel is a scathingly funny satire of celebrity, the pop culture machine, and the length to which a guy will go to get ahead—and get a date while doing it.
From Publishers Weekly
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This is one of the funniest books I've read in a long time! It is definitely worth the money.
If his subsequent books (I hope there are more to come!) are even half as entertaining as this one, we'll all be I'm for a good time!
Hyperliminal Messages Still Make You Want Popcorn
After the first few pages of Syrup, I wasn't sure it could stay out of its own way. Barry proved me wrong by deftly mixing overt allegory with reality in a way that, by the book's end, is legitimately endearing. Never mind that this makes you exactly the kind of sap that the characters in Syrup love to exploit - just take pleasure in being manipulated now that you know what it's like to manipulate.