Exit Strategy: A Novel
Set in the near-future (2008), Exit Strategy is a darkly comic send-up of the dot.com mania of the late 1990s and a modern-day retelling of the story of Joseph. Like Joseph, Jamie Cohen is betrayed by his compadres but unexpectedly finds himself at the right hand of power. He helps a huge venture capitalist build pyramids - except these are investment pyramids based on technology idols. An additional narrative conceit is this: 200 years later, anthropologists find the virtual manuscript of Exit Strategy and begin annotating the text. Hundreds of readers have already contributed footnotes for the book - they are charming, wacky, compelling and Rushkoff has selected one hundred of his favorites for inclusion.
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Review: Exit StrategyUser Review - Goodreads
Really torn over this book. It's a cool concept--an "open source" novel, but I'm not sure it worked in practice. The annotations both from Rushkoff's character, and readers, really added nothing of value. The Phildickian ending saved it though. Read full review