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The Warhol Gang
by Peter Darbyshire (Goodreads Author)
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, 314 pages
Published by HarperCollins Canada
(first published September 16th 2010)
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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
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