Monday, March 10, 2008

Romantic Times

From the April '08 issue. Many thanks to Liz.

And here is the review from the same issue. (The summary is the best I've read yet):

6 Sick Hipsters
Rayo Casablanca

Casablanca refashions the serial killer mystery amid a strange amalgam of slacker/hipster nightclubbers. The wacked-out violence and grotesquely flawed characters aren’t for everyone, but the mystery works even if the motive is convoluted and hard to parse. At the very least, Casablanca is a unique flavor on the mystery scene.

Summary: After the grisly murders of three high-profile hipsters in Brooklyn, a loosely connected group of friends deduce that a serial killer is targeting them for extinction. Armed with not much more than their wits and plenty of attitude, Harrison, a paleontologist who secretly writes scientific porn, and Beth, a subversive knitter whose eyesight is fading, lead the charge to track down the monstrous Doctor Jeep, who seems to be killing urban techno youths. A vicious war begins, and a bizarre counterculture movement appears to be at the heart of a deadly mission to counteract rampant consumerism. (KENSINGTON, Apr., 288 pp., $15.00)

Tara Gelsomino

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