Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Black Wave

Black Wave / Michelle Tea, 326 pgs.

In the first part of the book, our protagonist spends about all of her time drunk, high, or having sex with someone that isn't her girlfriend.  To say this lifestyle is a mess isn't giving it enough credit.  The second half of the book, everyone is awaiting the end of the world which has been announced to be coming in one year.  Oddly, the ending leaves our subject feeling a bit hopeful.  Like now is the time to make a difference, finish her book and live happily in the book store that was given to her by her former bosses.

I have to say, the juxtaposition of a character living a supremely self destructive life, finally kind of getting it together at the end of the world is a fun read.  There is a lot of humor and many upbeat ideas included in a book that is very dark.

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