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Review: Albert Brooks’ 2030

AKIE BERMISS: Albert Brooks’ new book, 2030, is a more complicated pleasure than one would think. If you think it’s just a bit of dark comedy about the near future, you’re in for a big surprise. It would appear that Mr. Brooks decided to write: a novel. Since I know him primarily as a humorist and actor I thought this would be a light bit of fluff, a quick read, and leave my mind as soon as a closed the book. Instead, the story and its prognostications stay with me. If I didn’t know that Brooks was a humorist, I’d be tempted to say this was actually a “sad” story.

HOWARD MEGDAL: It would be nearly impossible to find a more devoted Albert Brooks fan than me. I think I’ve seen Julie Hagerty lose her nest egg more than 50 times. I want every omelet to be the one served in Defendingg Your Life. And freezer burn, in my house, is “protective ice”. I once went to the Museum of TV and Radio just to see Albert Brooks’ short films made for Saturday Night Live before they were widely available. Continue reading

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