Thursday, August 10, 2006

Pelevin's The Helmet of Horror

I've been trying to think of what to say about Victor Pelevin's The Helmet of Horror. The first thing to remember is that it's been translated from the original Russian, and I think it's possibly lost something in translation. It takes places through a series of chats in a closed chat room, but I think only once does he use an actual internet abbreviation. It's not actually an annoying chat-room story, and there's a good reason for the medium. However, I still feel like it was missing a lot. Interesting philosophical questions were brought up but mixed up in confusing images that probably lost a lot in translation.

In other news, you should all check out Homo Edax's latest post on the gods as applied to modernity.


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