Anti-Social Media is an interesting little tale that attempts to show us some of the failings of our internet and social media lifestyle.
The book was relatively inoffensive and at times did raise a laugh or two. Perhaps I'm still social media naive but the basic premise seemed to be just a bit too far-fetched. That having been said it was an enjoyable read and one that I got some satisfaction from.
The basic plot revolves around an unknown screenwriter, Constance, accidentally following a major Hollywood actress, Jennifer, and then being accidentally followed back. What ensues could best be described as a comedy of errors as Constance is sucked into a world she knows little about and is even less prepared to handle.
As a first-time author Heywood has probably taken on a difficult subject, but in general, it was well handled. The characters were almost caricatures of real people, but that may have been the author's intent to highlight the stupidity and falseness of social media.
Despite my reservations, I would still say that this was a book that might well appeal to a wide range of people, especially those that live much of their lives out on the social media. I found it all a bit predictable and a little heavy on detail at times. A good read for a boring afternoon. Three stars from me.
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