"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." —Patton Oswalt
"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
"[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
The Internet Apocalypse Trilogy
When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data, instant messages, and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets, talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards. The economy tumbles further and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act.
For Gladstone, the Net's disappearance comes particularly hard following the loss of his wife, leaving his flask of Jamesons and grandfather’s fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment. But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online. Someone set apart from this new world where Facebook flirters "poke" each other in real life and members of Anonymous trade memes at secret parties. Where a former librarian can sell information as a human search engine, and the perverted fulfill their secret fetishes at the blossoming Rule 34 club. With the help of his friends, a blogger and a webcam girl both now out of work, Gladstone sets off to find the Internet. But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse?