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YOU: A Fiction

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A bizarre second-person narrative about identity, the nature of fiction, industrial refrigeration, divorce, sex, love, and the permeability between public and personal responsibility. It's related to UNKNOWN ARMIES. ...more
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John Willson
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant book. Laugh-out-loud funny, vibrant characters, a self-consistent supernatural tint on the otherwise very naturalistic world, and a really chewy mystery.

Thankfully, there is no villainous mastermind plotting to destroy the world "just because." Instead, we get highly original conundrums of love, hate and magic. What do YOU do when someone whom you suspect of ruining your life has a serious gunshot wound, and is probably going to die because he insists on stitching himself up instead of
Stuart Dollar
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You pulls no punches. It starts out with a brutally honest statement "This book hates You." The "You" in question is Leo Evans, a man surrounded by a cast of very broken, half-crazy people. Bev, his ex-wife. In the first chapter, he gets mugged, not for his wallet, but for a book. This may be the best thing that happens to You in the first 90% of the novel.

Then it gets weirder. On the whole, Stolze channels a wonderful mix of Tim Powers, with just a touch of Harry Harrison, and breaks the fourth
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
So I like reading RPG texts for games I may or may not ever play. And the book for Unknown Armies (2nd ed) is THE best text of its type. It really did rewire my brain and make me see the world differently. But I think the format is actually its strength; bits of rumor and innuendo go a long way, and fertilize the imagination. A lot of people walk away from that book asking “OK, that’s neat, but what do you DO?”

Ans I guess this book answers that, but the answer is basically “not much.”
Alex Neilson
This book hates you. It says so on the first page.
It promises to be nasty, and delivers in full force.
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun urban fantasy. Makes you want to play Unknown Armies...Greg, you crafty devil.
neko cam
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
'YOU' primarily concerns the tribulations that befall Leo Evans, a middle-aged, unhappily divorced cultist with a degree of cosmic insight and some resultant magick power. Many of the other major players in this story are similarly powered and include but are not limited to: Bev, Leo's ex-wife and Godwalker of the Necessary Servant; fuckin' Rico, an Avatar of the Masterless Man; and (view spoiler).

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Greg Stolze (born 1970) is an American novelist and writer, whose work has mainly focused on properties derived from role-playing games.

Stolze has contributed to numerous role-playing game books for White Wolf Game Studio and Atlas Games, including Demon: the Fallen. Some of Stolze's recent work has been self-published using the "ransom method", whereby the game is only released when enough potent

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