477 pages

Russian language

Published Sept. 8, 2012 by ĖKSMO.

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Impressive and prophetic worldcraft

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Even if the plot itself is not really memorable, the world around it is brilliantly coherent. As if black mirror series were supercharged with black humor and artistic quality. Media as the main weapon, westen culture in self-deceiving bubble paying for the murderous show. 'Urkaina' of artificually constructed 'lower race', 'orcs', was conceived merely a couple of years before occupation of Crimea and war in Donbas. It is all about power of images to skew the reality itself. One of most influential books by Pelevin for me.

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