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by Norman Spinard

eBook Bug Jack Barron download ISBN: 0553297953
Author: Norman Spinard
Publisher: Spectra (July 1, 1992)
Language: English
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Bug Jack Barron, Norman Spinrad’s fourth novel, was first published in 1969, and is commonly acknowledged to be the book that established Spinrad’s brilliant style and made his name.

Bug Jack Barron, Norman Spinrad’s fourth novel, was first published in 1969, and is commonly acknowledged to be the book that established Spinrad’s brilliant style and made his name. Its exploration of the timeless and universally relevant theme of big business corrupting democratic process, stands out now as an unforgettable and bitingly satirical work of imagination that remains as relevant as ever to today’s television and media obsessed culture.

NORMAN SPINRAD Bug Jack Barron. Dedicated, in gratitude, to. Michael Moorcock. bug Jack Barron? Not a night to be alone, Sara Westerfeld unwittingly found herself thinking under the sardonic blind gaze of the dead glass eye of the portable TV which suddenly seemed to have infiltrated itself into her consciousness in her living room, where Don and Linda and Mike and the Wolfman stood unknowing guard against loneliness-ghosts of Wednesday nights past, and she against her.

Bug Jack Barron is a 1969 science fiction novel by American writer Norman Spinrad. It was nominated for the 1970 Hugo awards.

BUG JACK BARRON -red letters (purposefully crude imitation of traditional Yankee Go Home sign scrawled on walls in Mexico, Cuba, Cairo, Bangkok, Paris) .

BUG JACK BARRON -red letters (purposefully crude imitation of traditional Yankee Go Home sign scrawled on walls in Mexico, Cuba, Cairo, Bangkok, Paris) against flat dark-blue background.

BUG JACK BARRON -red letters (purposefully crude imitation of traditional Yankee Go Home sign scrawled on walls in Mexico, Cuba, Cairo, Bangkok, Paris) against flat dark-blue background

BUG JACK BARRON -red letters (purposefully crude imitation of traditional Yankee Go Home sign scrawled on walls in Mexico, Cuba, Cairo, Bangkok, Paris) against flat dark-blue background.

Roderick (1980) and Roderick at Random (1983) domestically in one volume. Like the Sladek novels, Spinrad's 1969 title is a satirical look at humankind, which sf does so well.

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Bug Jack Barron (Overlook. has been added to your Cart. This 1969 offering from Norman Spinrad, his fourth novel and the one that really made his name, sometimes threatens to collapse under creaky hipster dialogue and the social paranoia of its times. But underneath is a brilliantly constructed political thriller in a (then-) near future. The promise of immortality leads to a massive power struggle between a corrupt plutocrat and the title character, a self-righteous media manipulator whose attack-dog style is a downright eerie premonition of the O'Reillys that the real world has since delivered.

Dedicated, in gratitude, to Michael Moorcock and to the Milford Mafia. 1 'Split boys, will you?' drawled Lukas Greene, waving his black hand (and for that nasty little moment, for some reason, thinking of it as black) at the two men (perversely seeing them for the tired moment as niggers) in the Mississippi State Police (coon to the right) and Mississippi National Guard (schvug to the left) uniforms.

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Lover and hero, Jack Barron, the sold-out media god of the Bug Jack Barron Show, has one last chance to hit it big when he meets Benedict Howards, the power-mad man with the secret to immortality. Original.
Comments: (7)
Ranenast
This is a great pre-cyberpunk novel. The main character, Jack Barron, is a TV journalist. His nemesis and arch-villain is one rich and ruthless industrial. He enjoys picking on that guy, and playing the part of the chivalrous, 1st amendment fanatic journalist. No problem...
Then, one day, he for a change decides to run with a different story: someone has apparently been ... hmm ... buying young children from poor, very poor families... Over the course of a few weeks, Jack Barron will discover how those events are connected, who is behind all that (you have one guess...) and what is the goal behind them (do you like the idea of dying? Just asking...)
Then, he will be face with the ultimate challenge... What exactly is the price of his silence?
A very good book, much better written than many other Spinrad books (he's a little bit too weird for my taste, at times...) A great read.
Gogul
I read this back in the early days, 1970 or 71, and it is one of a handful of "Hippy Style" novels that left me thinking about deeper meanings.

It still does.
Togar
Norman Spinrad is one of those authors who never "broke out" but not because of the quality of his work. I would rank him with Ellison and Dick for quality. In short, he should be one of the greats.
His imagination is so rich that you will spend as much, or more, time thinking about what you are reading as actually reading his work. This book is a tremendous example of his gift. Spinrad understands the direction our purient privacy denying society twenty years before we arrived in our current sorry state.
If anything, reading this book you often forget when he was writing because the society he describes is seemingly so famil
Vozilkree
This was probably a much better book back in its day. One of the problems with a lot of older stories is they're one-trick ponies. There's a single plot line and that's it. Over time readers have demanded more and more intricate and complex plots and subplots, and books that don't rise to that challenge seem dull in comparison. I think that's why it took so long for me to read Bug Jack Barron. You have Howards the rich evil guy trying to pull one over on America, and you have Barron the media celebrity with a direct line to the public standing in his way; and that's the whole of conflict in the entire story.

So while an interesting read as far as seeing the ideas Spinrad had and the world he's created, unless you're going to pick this up just to check another off your 'classics' list, go with something fresher.
Delalbine
I love some of Spinrad's stuff, specifically "Agent of Chaos" and "The Iron Dream". But this one moved so slowly and had such unrelatable characters that I just couldn't choke it down. I was doubly disappointed because of so many other excellent reviews. Thirty or forty pages in I gave up and haven't looked back. This work struck me as what happens when a writer sits down to write "literature" instead of sticking to storytelling first and foremost. Your taste not only _may_ vary, it most likely will.
Gravelblade
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Tori Texer
Not what I consider science fiction. For me, classic sci fi is big space, etc. But Norman Spinrad is a great writer and the book was enjoyable.
In the late 1960s, the "new wave" of science fiction writers unleashed a flood of mind-expanded and civil rights-obsessed product that probably seemed brilliant and insightful at the time, but most of which now seems laughably dated and self-indulgent. But just like any cultural craze, a few specimens have long-term staying power, as long as future readers can get past the crusty slang and political references. This 1969 offering from Norman Spinrad, his fourth novel and the one that really made his name, sometimes threatens to collapse under creaky hipster dialogue and the social paranoia of its times. But underneath is a brilliantly constructed political thriller in a (then-) near future.

The promise of immortality leads to a massive power struggle between a corrupt plutocrat and the title character, a self-righteous media manipulator whose attack-dog style is a downright eerie premonition of the O'Reillys that the real world has since delivered. (But at least Barron eventually develops a bit of a conscience.) Spinrad concocted an equally impressive exploration of the bleak future possibilities of around-the-clock media saturation and image-obsessed politics, and also delivered winning messages on the true natures of power and inequality. In 1969, such messages were in Spinrad's near future and are now in our near past. While some aspects of this book are definitely showing their age, the underlying messages of techno-political corruption and social paranoia are timeless, not to mention expertly constructed in this relentlessly brutal story. [~doomsdayer520~]