• 515 pages
  • English
  • Paperback

→ Many PopCo ⟊ PDF Author Scarlett Thomas ⡸ The code breaking and making heroine of Thomas s latest smart, engaging novel after Going Out takes a critical view of the corporate marketing of cool, an exploit she knows from inside the rapaciously hip boardrooms of the titular British toy company, the third largest in the world Twenty nine year old Alice Butler has parlayed her expertise in crosswords, cryptography, and cryptanalysis talents she gained from her mathematically inclined grandparents into a job at PopCo s Ideation and Design department, where she creates sleuthing kits for kids KidSpy, KidTec and KidCracker At a companywide countryside retreat aka Thought Camp , the CEO selects Alice to help invent a product that will spark a craze for teenage girls While Alice looks into her past for insight to this inadequately tapped market and for clues to her own identity she also ponders a locket from her grandfather that may contain the code to a centuries old puzzle As Alice works on PopCo s blockbuster product and decodes the ancient brainteaser, as well as encrypted messages from an anonymous PopCo colleague, she becomes increasingly disenchanted with her employer s ubiquitous branding, advertising and exploitation of young consumers Thomas delivers a captivating heroine and a pointed cultural critique that will especially resonate with the No Logo crowd Oct Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Mathematical puzzles Mind bending codes A secret manuscript And a cake recipe, too Thomas latest after 2004 s Going Out has a chronic case of attention deficit disorder As the novel opens, Brit Alice Butler is en route to a retreat sponsored by her employer, PopCo, a cutting edge and slightly creepy toy company Alice takes the midnight train to avoid colleagues and human contact in general an early indication that she is a little off kilter It s no wonder Alice considers herself an outsider her father disappeared when she was nine, leaving her in the care of her grandparents, two quirky cryptanalysts privy to the whereabouts of a centuries old buried treasure Meanwhile, at the company conference, Alice and her colleagues are charged with developing the ultimate product for the teen girl market Alice is soon distracted from the task by mysterious encoded messages slipped under her door Will deciphering them shape her future, or perhaps shed light on the past Although Thomas premise is clever, her digressions into esoteric topics Godel, anyone are likely to leave readers exhausted than amused Allison Block Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved Popcorn Time Watch Free Movies and TV Shows Skip the downloads best movies shows on Popcorn instantly in HD, with subtitles, for free Available Windows, Mac, Android, iOS Linux bol Popco, Scarlett Thomas Boeken Popco paperback PopCo tells story of Alice Butler a subversively smart girl our commercial soaked world who grows from recluse orphan to 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