Buddha's Little Finger by Victor Pelevin

By Victor Pelevin

Russian novelist Victor Pelevin is quickly constructing himself as the most marvelous younger writers at paintings at the present time. His comedian inventiveness and mind-bending expertise triggered Time journal to proclaim him a "psychedelic Nabokov for the cyber-age." In his 3rd novel, Buddha's Little Finger, Pelevin has created an intellectually impressive story approximately id and Russian historical past, in addition to a astounding elaboration of Buddhist philosophy. relocating among occasions of the Russian Civil conflict of 1919 and the concepts of a guy incarcerated in a latest Moscow psychiatric sanatorium, Buddha's Little Finger is a piece of demonic absurdism via a author who maintains to thrill and astonish.

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I turned over on to my side, reached under my leg and felt the holster with the Mauser, and then I looked around me. Above my head hung a silk canopy with astoundingly beautiful yellow tassels. The sky outside the window was a cloudless blue, and the roofs in the distance glowed a dull red 63 in the rays of the winter sun. i huge metal woman in childbirth. Suddenly 1 realized that I had not been dreaming the music I could hear it playing clearly just beyond the wall I began trying to grasp how I had come to be here and suddenly; like an electric shock, yesterday's memories came flooding back in a single second, and I realized that 1 was in Vorblei's apartment.

Protruding out of the fuselage directly in front of her was a long metal form with a rounded, slightly swollen tip - it was strange that she hadn't noticed it before. It looked like a narrow vertical wing, and it immediately roused immodest associations in Maria's mind, although its dimensions were significantly larger than any encountered in real life. One glance at this powerful protuberance was enough to quell her fear and replace it with a joyful inspiration that had always been so lacking with all those languid Miguels and drunken Ivans from the television.

She frowned slightly, drawing her frizzy eyebrows together, and the fear in her heart was replaced by a feeling of jealousy for this immense insect of glass and metal, which clearly occupied quite as important a place in Schwarzenegger's heart as she did herself. He approached the plane. Sunk in thought, Maria remained standing on the spot until she was jerked forward in turn - rather as if Schwarzenegger were a tractor and she were some piece of agricultural machinery casually hooked on to it.

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