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Barry, Max 1973-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 170 publications in 7 languages and 6,570 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Manuscripts 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PS3552.A7424, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Max Barry
Jennifer Government : a novel by Max Barry ( Book )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations and employees take the last name of the companies they work for. Hot on the trail of John Nike, an executive from the land of Marketing, is agent Jennifer Government, the consumer watchdog from hell. 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. A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever. In a corporate-governed future world where people take the last names of the companies they work for, merchandising officer Hack Nike tries to get out of a contract that requires him to shoot teenagers, a situation that results in his unwitting involvement with an agent who is out to get Hack's employer
Lexicon by Max Barry ( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emily Ruff belongs to a secretive, influential organization whose "poets" can break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. Then she makes a catastrophic mistake and falls in love with Wil Jamieson who holds the key to a secret war between rival factions of "poets." In order to survive, Wil must journey to the toxically decimated town of Broken Hill, Australia, as the world crashes toward a Tower of Babel event which would leave all language meaningless
Company : a novel by Max Barry ( Book )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his first day of training, Stephen Jones, a young recruit, reports to the Zephyr Holding Building, where he finds a company defined by its lack of clarity, a building numbered in reverse, an invisible CEO, and a crisis over the theft of a donut
Syrup : a novel by Max Barry ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A marketing whiz sells Coca-Cola on a million-dollar idea for a new drink, only to have it stolen by his roommate, who sells it for even more millions to someone else at Coca-Cola. But the whiz is not giving up. A spoof on advertising
Machine man by Max Barry ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement."--Publisher's description
Company by Max Barry ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A raucous black comedy about corporate management
Jennifer Government [a novel] by Max Barry ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Max Barry's hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American coporations, and employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly traded security firms, and the U.S. government may only investigate crimes if they can bill a citizen directly. When lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike unwittingly signs a contract that involves shooting teenagers to build up street credibility for Nike's new line of $2,500 sneakers, he goes to The Police, only to be pursued by Jennifer Government, a tough-talking agent with a bar-code tattoo under eye - the consumer watchdog from hell"--Container
Syrup ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lowly marketing exec enlists the help of a scarily beautiful, brainy co-worker to save his million-dollar idea from corporate espionage in this scathingly funny send-up of sex, celebrity, and greed
Syrup a novel by Max Barry ( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A marketing whiz sells Coca-Cola on a million-dollar idea for a new drink, only to have it stolen by his roommate, who sells it for even more millions to someone else at Coca-Cola. But the whiz is not giving up. A spoof on advertising
Lexicon by Max Barry ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics. Instead, they are taught to persuade. The very best will graduate as 'poets': adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive. Whip-smart orphan Emily Ruff becomes the school's most talented prodigy until she makes a catastrophic mistake: She falls in love
Machine man by Max Barry ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement
Lexicon a novel by Max Barry ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Company by Max Barry ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een nieuwkomer probeert de bureaucratie van het bedrijf waar hij werkt te doorbreken
Jennifer Government by Max Barry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In een wereld waarin Amerika volledig geprivatiseerd is, raakt een man betrokken bij een moord en komt in de problemen
Tian mi tang jiang by Max Barry ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Logo land by Max Barry ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zhen ni fo zheng fu by Bai Rui ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La corporación by Max Barry ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chefsache : Roman by Max Barry ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jennifer Gouvernement : roman by Max Barry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman de science-fiction (anticipation)
 
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Alternative Names
Barry, Max
Barry, Maxx.
Barry, Maxx, 1973-
バリー, マックス
Languages
English (113)
Spanish (6)
German (4)
Chinese (3)
Italian (3)
Dutch (3)
French (1)
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