Syrup by Max Barry
I noticed that it's not being made or sold right now, from what I can tell. But it likely is at your library (which is where I read it). :)
I bought it on Amazon.com used...but it hasn't arrived yet
i looked everywhere in all of the libraries at my county and it wasnt there! i was so mad!
I recommend Interlibrary loan if your library fails to have a book you wish to read. Also, vote for funding for libraries!
An interesting sidenote: Who do you suppose funds libraries in Jennifer Government's world? Or Universities? Pepsico State University. Yuch.
I think you're right Condorcet....didn't Jennifer's daughter go to the Mattel School or some such?
I just go Syrup a week ago...AWESOME, it's hilarious and really really interesting.
I ordered a copy through my bookstore with no problem, reading it now and laughing out loud!
Very-very clever and aware of itself in a honestly cool way, instead of that annoyingly fake "hip" post-modern way we're so often sold.
It's also cute where the faux-American idiom slips and the Australian accent comes through.
For those looking for the book and having trouble finding it: Got mine through Barnes&Noble, book published in trade paper by Penguin, 2000. ISBN: 0140291873. $11.95 (Not exactly the best cover art - if that's supossed to be Scat and 6, they kinda missed)
i was just reading Syrup again, and man is it great.