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Red pill : a novel

Kunzru, Hari 1969- (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780451493712 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    283 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: 2020

Content descriptions

General Note: "A novel"--Dust jacket cover.
Summary, etc.: "After receiving a prestigious writing fellowship in Germany, the narrator of Red Pill arrives in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee and struggles to accomplish anything at all. Instead of working on the book he has proposed to write, he takes long walks and binge-watches "Blue Lives"--a violent cop show that becomes weirdly compelling in its bleak, Darwinian view of life--and soon begins to wonder if his writing has any value at all. Wannsee is a place full of ghosts: across the lake the narrator can see the villa where the Nazis planned the Final Solution, and in his walks he passes the grave of the Romantic writer Heinrich von Kleist, who killed himself after deciding that "no happiness was possible here on earth." When some friends drag him to a party where he meets Anton, the creator of "Blue Lives," the narrator begins to believe that the two of them are involved in a cosmic battle, and that Anton is "red-pilling" his viewers--turning them towards an ugly, alt-rightish worldview--ultimately forcing the narrator to wonder if he is losing his mind"--
Subject: Authors -- Fiction
Television cop shows -- Fiction
Political culture -- Fiction
Polarization (Social sciences) -- Fiction
Television programs -- Influence -- Fiction
Television broadcasting -- Social aspects -- Fiction
Television broadcasting -- Political aspects -- Fiction
Berlin (Germany) -- Fiction
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria FIC Kunzr 38080500305469 Adult Checked out 12/04/2020

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