Clickby Kristopher Young
Intelligent fiction for the mentally unhinged. Click is urban grit of the highest order - a first person romp through the unreality of an unnamed metropolis in which the protagonist is stalked by his inner demons while half-heartedly trying to save the world. Fun and excitement for the whole dysfuntional family, Click is not to be missed.Plot Summary - Click's hero is experiencing glitches in the universe. He may have tapped into a strange ability which gives him control over the world around him. Or, there's the disturbing possiblity that he's a case study in paranoid schizophrenia. After all, -they- might be after him.He's falling apart -- and to make matters worse, his girlfriend may just be crazier than he is. Forced to face his fears and come to terms with his own flawed nature, he must discover what it means to truly evolve.
- another sky press
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- 0.41(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)
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well, there's no synopsis here, so i guess i'll give a shot at one: this is the tale of a young man whose mind is falling apart, and who doesn't know whats true and what isn't, his confusion and depression over his world leads him to play russian roulette, so that he can truly enjoy his life when he knows it could be taken away. he discovers that he has the ability to shape the immediate future by throwing himself into a loop that plays all the possible ways a moment could turn out, and then choosing the future that he wants. and there's also a whole subplot with his psychotically whimsical sort-of girlfriend while he worries that he's no more sane than she is.
the story is told by a very talented upcoming author. he shapes the story into a paranoid and off balance experience for the reader, putting together word combinations you won't find anywhere else, describing pieces of the world in a shattered and grimy way that you'll never forget. sentences start without capitalization, and end in a different chapter from where they started, conversations take place without quotation marks, leaving you to wonder what was said out loud and what was only in his head.
a very rough-hewn and raw story and a visceral way of telling it combine to make this an unforgettable read. can't recommend it highly enough. it's a very quick read, but one you won't be able to get out of your head.
also, if you find the price to be too much for such a short book, you can find it for about $4 directly from the publishers at anothersky.org