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Omon Ra - Victor Pelevin, Andrew Bromfield
Omon Ra
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"An inventive comedy as black as outer space itself. Makes The Right Stuff looks like a NASA handout."—Tibor Fischer.Victor Pelevin's novel Omon Ra has been widely praised for its poetry and its wickedness, a novel in line with the great works of Gogol and Bulgakov: "full of the ridiculous and... show more
"An inventive comedy as black as outer space itself. Makes The Right Stuff looks like a NASA handout."—Tibor Fischer.Victor Pelevin's novel Omon Ra has been widely praised for its poetry and its wickedness, a novel in line with the great works of Gogol and Bulgakov: "full of the ridiculous and the sublime," says The Observer [London]. Omon is chosen to be trained in the Soviet space program the fulfillment of his lifelong dream. However, he enrolls only to encounter the terrifying absurdity of Soviet protocol and its backward technology: a bicycle-powered moonwalker; the outrageous Colonel Urgachin ("a kind of Sovier Dr. Strangelove"—The New York Times); and a one-way assignment to the moon. The New Yorker proclaimed: "Omon's adventure is like a rocket firing off its various stages—each incident is more jolting and propulsively absurd than the one before."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780811213646 (0811213641)
ASIN: 811213641
Publisher: New Directions
Pages no: 154
Edition language: English
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Vigdis
Vigdis rated it
Noen ganger blir man ferdig med en bok og tenker "Jeg må ha misforstått, det må være noe jeg har gått glipp av." Noen ganger er det visst ikke det.
JK
JK rated it
There's so much to consider in this tiny book. I love it!
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh rated it
4.0 Omon Ra
Pretty awesome. Huge personal plus as a direct consequence of bicycle references. I love the "light touch" of the imagery.
koralute
koralute rated it
I probably would have liked it quite a bit more if it weren't for the translation. Very clunky and, at times, just outright awkward.
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
3.0
This book is the key to understand Pelevin.We're talking about a talented author who fills his novels with a thousand elements coming from Russian popular culture, literature, poetry, politics, history and much more. His pen often dances on the narrow line between geniality and presumption.At a firs...
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