Warhol Gang

Warhol Gang

Book - 2010
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Trotsky works for a neuromarketing company that scans his brain to test new products. Only his name isn't really Trotsky -- that's a code name he's forced to use. And the products aren't real -- they're hologram prototypes. Trapped in an increasingly unreal world that leaves him haunted by hallucinations, Trotsky goes to accident scenes at night in search of something genuine. Instead, he finds Holiday, a wannabe actress who fakes accidents for insurance settlements but who dreams of stardom. She leads him into an underground society of anti-corporate activists who live in a forgotten space in a mall. But when an encounter with a troubled cop turns deadly, the group is discovered by the media and dubbed the "Warhol Gang." At first Holiday and Trotsky embrace their notoriety, but they're forced to confront their own desires -- and differences -- when the gang takes on a life of its own and the body count rises.

The Warhol Gang is an absurdist tale for an age of absurdism, a black comedy for anyone who's ever been trapped in an endless mall or fantasized about killing everyone in the office.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : HarperCollins, 2010
ISBN: 9781554680764
Branch Call Number: FIC Darb
Characteristics: 309p

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671books
Sep 14, 2016

Nope. This book definitely wasn't for me. Hated the absurdist writing style and never felt any interest in the story of plot. Too bad too as the inside of the book jacket made it sound like a nice book to read.

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raindog4182
Apr 28, 2016

A very strange but hilariously funny novel by CDN author Peter Darbyshire. A mix of Carl Hiaasen and Chuck Palahniuk. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp (as I did his first novel, "Please") of modern times. Check out the Cross novels under his alias Peter Roman (you'll get the pun of his last name once you discover what the book is about).

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cmwallsm
Oct 10, 2011

A social satire on rampant consumerism taking over Western society. The storyline is very bizarre but incredibly interesting. A great read for those fascinated by and worried about the direction our society is headed in.

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raindog4182
Apr 28, 2016

raindog4182 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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