Max Barry

Synopsis of Syrup

After coming up with a million-dollar idea for promoting a new soda, a neophyte in the cutthroat world of L.A. marketing joins forces with a cold-blooded female manipulator to see their concept to fruition, in a humorous look at corporate and sexual politics, ambition, and modern life.

Reviews of Syrup


The writing is fairly painless, with no glaring awkwardness, and Barry manages a few genuinely witty scenes. -- Complete Review

The style and wit are layered flavors of Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Woody Allen. -- Kevin Zepper, Bookpage