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Nov 20, 2012 | ISBN 9781609804268

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“Orwell, Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams are felt on every page, though Magnason is never derivative. His satire and insightful social commentary sweeten the pot and the sheer wackiness of Magnason’s oversized imagination is invigorating.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

““While nature and the culture of Iceland enrich LoveStar, its concerns and targets are universal, its beleaguered, hapless citizen-pawns recognizable as our future selves. The imaginative power of novels like LoveStar may serve as a wake-up call, if only we read and heed them.” World Literature Today

“Strange and refreshing—a lushly imagined future that reminded me of Vonnegut and Brautigan.” —Ed Park, author of Personal Days

“Exuberantly odd, LoveStar […] has a certain charm.” —The Complete Review  

“If you like Kurt Vonnegut’s writing style you will like this book, which is presented in a satirical way but with a serious message underneath.” I’d Rather Be in Iceland

“Equal parts Vonnegut and Calvino, but never truly derivative of either influence, Magnason’s novel takes a sometimes scathing, sometimes humorous look at what happens when we willing give up our freedoms in exchange for the promise of a better tomorrow that never arrives.” —Typographical Era

“It is no small accomplishment that in the ten years since LoveStar was released, the book feels not obsolete, but rather prescient, or at least exasperatingly plausible…it’s compulsively readable, due in great part to Andri Snær’s kooky creativity and the novel’s simple, straightforward style of prose.” —Three Percent

“Morality tale? Cautionary tale? Bizarro fiction? LoveStar is specific on speed, a philosopher’s nightmare, and the most engaging thing I’ve read in a long time.” –RS Bohn 


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