The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse by Jonathan Selwood

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ISBN 109780061464881, 9780061749339, 9780061464898

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Any idiot can be funny, but it takes a rare combination of genius and warped thinking to produce a genuinely funny novel - especially an intellectually stimulating one that satirizes and skewers the excesses and general insanity of our world as effectively as Jonathan Selwood's debut novel, The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse/5(12).

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JONATHAN SELWOOD was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He received an MFA in fiction from Columbia University in New York and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. His first novel is THE PINBALL THEORY OF THE APOCALYPSE. Pinball-ology. For enthusiasts, collectors, or anyone who has flipped, bumped, or banked a silver ball, the 3rd revised edition of pinball amusements has arrived.

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