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The Warhol Gang

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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 artificial world that leaves him haunted by hallucinations, Trotsky goes to accident scenes at night in search of something ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by HarperCollins Canada
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Part of the great frustration (and the appeal) of The Warhol Gang is that a description of the plot is practically impossible with, well, giving the entirety of the plot away. Darbyshire twists and warps reality to suit his own needs, and as Trotsky descends into a new level of madness that may or may not be real, not a page goes by without the addition of another puzzle piece to his scattered psyche. The miracle is that none of this feels forced; considering its manic narrative structure, Darby ...more
One of the most bizarre books out there. And yet, so painfully true with its underlying commentary about how we function today in an ever-changing, fast, intense, digital, and risky way of life.
Freda Labianca
This book felt like I was witnessing an acid trip by reading about it. It was weird, really weird.
I read the reviews on the back of the book before reading the story and saw things like, 'satire', quoted. I didn't find any satire qualities in it at all. Unless my understanding of the term is wrong, but there was no comedic parts. Not satire or otherwise. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
It reminded me of that movie, Six Degrees of Separation, only odder and forever separated. It just never came together for
Michael Seidlinger
Read this book and be inundated with ideas.

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