Sensation: Acerbic novel about pop culture and popular madness as functions of parasitic manipulation

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5 Responses to “Sensation: Acerbic novel about pop culture and popular madness as functions of parasitic manipulation”

  1. VagabondAstronomer says:

    Shite.
    I had planned a story where the driving force to most human endeavours is candida albacans, an insidious colony intelligence that does pretty much the same thing.
    But not as cool. Going to have to get this one. Thanks for the heads-up, Cory.

    • Anonymous says:

      Heh, I was always suspicious of our gut bacteria, just think of all those armies in history that all died of dysentery at some convenient moment.

  2. Chentzilla says:

    But is it better than Pelevin’s Insect Life?

  3. T Nielsen Hayden says:

    Leiber, spiders and snakes. The old ways are sound.

  4. frogworth says:

    This is a really excellent novel. I echo Cory’s recommendation.
    Mamatas is a compelling writer – this is a decidedly weird book, weirdly constructed and written from a weird perspective, but it kept me reading all the way. It maintains throughout a charming and often hilarious commentary on politics, social engineering, relationships, how America thinks of itself, and so much more.

    Glad to see it appearing on BoingBoing. I think it’d appeal to a lot of the readers here.

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