Jennifer Government

Title: Jennifer Government
Author: Max Barry
Genre: Dystopian
Publisher: Abacus
Publication Date: October 17, 2002

     Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It's a brave new corporate world, but you don't want to be caught without a platinum credit card--as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she's allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale--and everything must go. 

I couldn't finish this book. The part of the book I did managed to suffer through, it felt like I was reading a screenplay. A horrid screenplay. There was mainly dialog, with very little else. Characters are one dimensional, and the story is just plain forgettable.

Sorry Max Barry, I really have nothing else to say about this book.

Rating: One out of Five stars

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