The Impossible Fortress

A Novel

    • 4.2 • 52 Ratings
    • $13.99
    • $13.99

Publisher Description

A love letter to the 1980s and to nerds everywhere—The Impossible Fortress will make you remember what it feels like to love someone—or something—for the first time.

Billy Marvin’s first love was his computer.

Then he met Mary Zelinsky.

Do you remember your first love?

It’s May 1987. Fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd. Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Rocky Balboa or Freddy Krueger? Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel? Magnum P.I. or T.J. Hooker?), and programming video games on his Commodore 64 late into the night. Then Playboy magazine publishes photos of their idol, Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White, Billy meets expert computer programmer Mary Zelinsky, and everything changes.

“A sweet and surprising story about young love” (A.V. Club), and a “quirky, endearing, full embrace of the late eighties” (USA TODAY), The Impossible Fortress will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you remember in exquisite detail what it feels like to love for the very first time. Heralded as one of the most anticipated novels of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, and InStyle.com, The Impossible Fortress is a surefire “unexpected retro delight” (Booklist, starred review).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
February 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
6
MB

Customer Reviews

cieraRAE18 ,

amazing

yet another amazing book from Jason! i fell in love with the characters, felt the sadness for them but by the end i felt nothing but happiness (and saddness it was over) im so glad i read this book.

PatrickWells2879 ,

Creepy and misogynistic

Did I read the same book as other reviewers? Does anyone even know what romance is anymore? This isn’t sweet or romantic at all. It’s an incel’s wet dream.

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