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"Plague's debut is designed nearly to death and mocks the minor talents of the art school set. Ollister (spelled with a Greek Omega as the O), the enfant terrible of Uni-Arts College, and Adelaide, his ex-girlfriend, find themselves in the clutches of Platypus, the 'ruler of the local art scene,' who, convinced that the secret to Ollister's genius lies in Ollister's journal, turns the former lovers against one another in hopes of securing the notebook. This sets off a chain of near catastrophes overseen by Punk, Ollister's dim-witted punk rocker henchman. As Ollister and Punk plot their revenge on the Platypus, they stumble upon an intoxicating Viagra-like drug and unleash an ambitionless group of 'Art Terrorists.' Plague's seething contempt for banal art gives this satire an edge, but much more attention is paid to aesthetics (myriad designs and fonts are deployed — sometimes sublimely, sometimes to distraction) than to the prose, which could use some sharpening. It's an intriguing concept, but the execution makes it feel more like an exercise than a harmonious whole." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A mysterious gray book drives Ollister and Adelaides twisted po-mo relationship. When it goes missing, they go nuts: he plots revenge against art patriarch The Platypus while she obsesses over their anti-love affair. Meanwhile, the other art school scenesters experiment with bad drugs, bad sex, and bad ideas. When a punk named Punk shows up with a potent sex drug, the whole wild crowd gets caught up in the gravitational pull of The Platypus sinister White Ball, where a confused art terrorism cell threatens a ludicrous and hilarious implosion. With an unerring, unflinching eye for satire, Zach Plagues brilliant hybrid of image and text lampoons the art world and those boring enough to fall into its traps. Featuring dynamic graphic text on every page, boring boring boring boring boring boring boring is an intrigue of mundane proportion.

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ISBN:
9780977199259
Author:
Plague, Zach
Publisher:
Featherproof Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Art students
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 15.5 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Plague's debut is designed nearly to death and mocks the minor talents of the art school set. Ollister (spelled with a Greek Omega as the O), the enfant terrible of Uni-Arts College, and Adelaide, his ex-girlfriend, find themselves in the clutches of Platypus, the 'ruler of the local art scene,' who, convinced that the secret to Ollister's genius lies in Ollister's journal, turns the former lovers against one another in hopes of securing the notebook. This sets off a chain of near catastrophes overseen by Punk, Ollister's dim-witted punk rocker henchman. As Ollister and Punk plot their revenge on the Platypus, they stumble upon an intoxicating Viagra-like drug and unleash an ambitionless group of 'Art Terrorists.' Plague's seething contempt for banal art gives this satire an edge, but much more attention is paid to aesthetics (myriad designs and fonts are deployed — sometimes sublimely, sometimes to distraction) than to the prose, which could use some sharpening. It's an intriguing concept, but the execution makes it feel more like an exercise than a harmonious whole." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A mysterious gray book drives Ollister and Adelaides twisted po-mo relationship. When it goes missing, they go nuts: he plots revenge against art patriarch The Platypus while she obsesses over their anti-love affair. Meanwhile, the other art school scenesters experiment with bad drugs, bad sex, and bad ideas. When a punk named Punk shows up with a potent sex drug, the whole wild crowd gets caught up in the gravitational pull of The Platypus sinister White Ball, where a confused art terrorism cell threatens a ludicrous and hilarious implosion. With an unerring, unflinching eye for satire, Zach Plagues brilliant hybrid of image and text lampoons the art world and those boring enough to fall into its traps. Featuring dynamic graphic text on every page, boring boring boring boring boring boring boring is an intrigue of mundane proportion.
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