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7/8 Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring Boring

Posted by novoscene on July 8, 2008

Or not so boring. By all descriptions Zach Plague’s debut novel is a rollicking good skewer of hipsters, the art scene and most commonly held notions of book layout and typography.

“When the mysterious gray book that drives their twisted relationship goes missing, Ollister and Adelaide lose their post-modern marbles. He plots revenge against art patriarch The Platypus, while she obsesses over their anti-love affair. Meanwhile, the art school set experiments with bad drugs, bad sex, and bad ideas. But none of these desperate young minds has counted on the intrusion of a punk named Punk and his potent sex drug. This wild slew of characters get caught up in the gravitational pull of The Platypus’ giant art ball, where a confused art terrorism cell threatens a ludicrous and hilarious implosion.”

See? That doesn’t sound dull at all. Plague calls the project a” hybrid typo/graphic novel” which also doubles a series of folded posters. So even if you aren’t feeling the words, you can always bliss out on the pretty pictures. Check him out tonight at Pegasus.-kwan

Zach Plague reading
Free
7:30
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
510.649.1320
www.pegasusbookstore.com

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