Syrup

By Maxx Barry
Read by Scott Brick

10.60 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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When Scat comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he’s sure he’ll retire as the next savvy marketing success story. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America, there are no sure things. Suddenly Scat finds himself scrambling to save not only his idea, but his yet-to-be-realized career. With the help of a scarily beautiful and brainy girl called 6, he sets out on a mission to reclaim the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him. This brilliant debut is a scathingly hilarious send-up of celebrity, sexual politics, corporate America, and the fleeting status that comes with getting to the table first—before the other guy has you for lunch.

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Summary

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When Scat comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he’s sure he’ll retire as the next savvy marketing success story. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America, there are no sure things. Suddenly Scat finds himself scrambling to save not only his idea, but his yet-to-be-realized career. With the help of a scarily beautiful and brainy girl called 6, he sets out on a mission to reclaim the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him.

This brilliant debut is a scathingly hilarious send-up of celebrity, sexual politics, corporate America, and the fleeting status that comes with getting to the table first—before the other guy has you for lunch.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A deft, satirical indictment of an industry that makes its living pushing satire, Syrup is understandably deep in hip meta references. What distinguishes the novel from, say, a Thomas Frank-style critique is that it never gets mushy, even after Scat lands the girl.” Spin
“Barry’s delightful first novel delivers a charming and hilarious send-up of the wicked world of marketing…This terrific comic novel is certain to provoke as many belly laughs in print as it might one day on screen.” Booklist
“Scott Brick handily delivers Barry’s zany story of marketing and corporate politics…Scot Brick, the best narrator in the business, crawls inside this flawed but likeable hero and his nutty cohort, giving them the credibility that makes the plot work…Brick has a ball bringing these unlikely combatants to a wacky climax.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Maxx Barry

Maxx Barry is a survivor from the trenches of corporate marketing and has taught the subject at two major Australian universities. This is his first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English