What can I tell you? Pelevin is not known nearly well enough here in North America.

"Yellow Arrow" is an astonishing work by a young author. He reminds me of Bulgakov, that Russian version of mystic realism, but somehow deeper, sparer.

Reviews have suggested that the book is an allegory of post-glasnost Russia, but I think it's more than that. I think it can be understood on several levels, including the straight literal. I will look for more by him and gladly recommend him

>>By greenfyre   (Monday, 6 Oct 2003 14:57)

OK, now reading "The Life of Insects"; damn he's good!

Easily out Kafkas Kafka. We're not talking imitation here, this dude's portrayal of the entire post-modern human condition as much more agonizing than simple existential angst is scary.

If I weren't living it I would not find his stuff credible....

>>By greenfyre   (Sunday, 12 Oct 2003 05:56)

One should absolutely read Pelevin's Generation P or Chapaev and the Void - these are the apotheosis of his working. There is much more to him than these novels, but I found them mind-blowing - one ABSOLUTELY HAS TO READ THEM!
My sincere advice :)

>>By scyrlin   (Sunday, 26 Dec 2004 15:51)

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