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The United States and the Soviet Union were allies, not enemies. The moon landing was a hoax filmed by Stanley Kubrick. The Space Race and the Cold War were diversions enacted to cover up the biggest secret ever kept. But Wallace Heath Orcuson (Wall to his friends) has more immediate problems to deal with. He’s just woken up in an apartment he’s never seen before. There’s ...more
Paperback, 357 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by KERNPUNKT Press
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David Rice
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A mind-blowing trip into a century's worth of paranoia, nested conspiracies, alternate histories of alternate histories, and the reliable unreliability of narrative itself (within or beyond the will of any given narrator), ultimately revealing the deeply strange nature of *any* account of reality, no matter how sane it may seem.

Farkas' novel is also a reading experience unlike any other, causing a kind of mental crackle and frisson that'll truly take you someplace you've never been before... rig
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Martha
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I know the author of this book and know he will likely be reading this review, so take whatever grains of salt you feel might be necessary for that. That said, I always try to be as honest as possible in reviews.

This is a very strange book, and not the kind I usually like. I tend to prefer stories thta emotionally engage me, get me invested in the characters, and of course The Big Red Herring isn't about that. It's more about interrogating the entire roll of narrative and narration w
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David
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is wonderfully dizzying. It moves like a knuckleball, which is definitely intentional after reading. Impressive for many things, not the least of which is managing to pull all this off. Great stuff.
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