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Victor Pelevin - Babylon
Victor Pelevin is emerging ad one of the world's most exciting novelists. In Babylon he gives us a deliciously comic vision of vanity, greed and advertising, Moscow style. The collapse od the Societ Union has opened up a vast market, ripe for exploitation. Everybody wants a but of the action. But how do you sell things to a generation who grew up with just one brand of cola? Enter Tatarsky, a lowly shop assistant, who discovers a hidden talent for devising homegrown alternatives to Western ads. Soon Russian television is ablaze with new slogans: 'Do it yourself, Motherfucker!' for trainers, and 'Gucci for Man - Be a European, Smell Better!' Tatarsky is propelled into a world of gangsters, spin-doctors and drug dealers, fuelled by cocaine and hallucinogenic mushrooms. But as his fortunes soar, reality loosens its grip, old certainties crumble. Who is the boss - man, or his television set? When advertisers talk about 'twisting reality', do they mean it quite literally? Can Tatarsky trust the analysis of advertising communicated by the spirit of the late Che Guevera? And exactly what does go on at the Institute of Apiculture? Babylon is a stunning and ingenious work of imagination, humour and poignance, a satire which cuts both ways, East and West. It confirms Pelevin as the true heir of Gogol, Bulgakov and Dostoevsky, and 'the future of the Russian novel'. (Independent)
Victor Pelevin - Omon Ra
"An inventive comedy as black as outer space itself. Makes The Right Stuff looks like a NASA handout."—Tibor Fischer. Victor Pelevin's novel Omon Ra has been widely praised for its poetry and its wickedness, a novel in line with the great works of Gogol and Bulgakov: "full of the ridiculous and the sublime," says The Observer [London]. Omon is chosen to be trained in the Soviet space program the fulfillment of his lifelong dream. However, he enrolls only to encounter the terrifying absurdity of Soviet protocol and its backward technology: a bicycle-powered moonwalker; the outrageous Colonel Urgachin ("a kind of Sovier Dr. Strangelove"—The New York Times); and a one-way assignment to the moon. The New Yorker proclaimed: "Omon's adventure is like a rocket firing off its various stages—each incident is more jolting and propulsively absurd than the one before."
Victor Pelevin - Buddha's Little Finger
Russian novelist Victor Pelevin is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most brilliant young writers at work today. His comic inventiveness and mind-bending talent prompted Time magazine to proclaim him a "psychedelic Nabokov for the cyber-age." In his third novel, Buddha's Little Finger, Pelevin has created an intellectually dazzling tale about identity and Russian history, as well as a spectacular elaboration of Buddhist philosophy. Moving between events of the Russian Civil War of 1919 and the thoughts of a man incarcerated in a contemporary Moscow psychiatric hospital, Buddha's Little Finger is a work of demonic absurdism by a writer who continues to delight and astonish.
Victor Pelevin - The Life of Insects
Set in a crumbling Soviet Black Sea resort, The Life of Insects with its motley cast of characters who exist simultaneously as human beings (racketeers, mystics, drug addicts and prostitutes) and as insects, extended the surreal comic range for which Pelevin's first novel Omon Ra was acclaimed by critics. With consummate literary skill Pelevin creates a satirical bestiary which is as realistic as it is delirious - a bitter parable of contemporary Russia, full of the probing, disenchanted comedy that makes Pelevin a vital and altogether surprising writer.
Victor Pelevin - The Helmet of Horror
They have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms which open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered a dialogue which they cannot escape - a discourse defined and destroyed by the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant force they call Asterisk, a force for good and ill in which the Minotaur is forever present and Theseus is the great unknown. Victor Pelevin has created a mesmerising world where the surreal and the hyperreal collide. _The Helmet of Horror_ is structured according to the internet exchanges of the twenty-first century, radically reinventing the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable.
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