The Blue Lantern
The Blue Lantern by Victor Pelevin is a collection of short stories which sidestep the world we take for granted, to tumble around the unconscious, bursting with absurd wit and existential satire.
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The short stories of Victor Pelevin are as individual, reality-warping and endlessly inventive as his novels, moving effortlessly between different genres and moods, bursting with absurd wit and existential satire. In The Blue Lantern he brings together sex-change prostitutes, melancholy animals and a cabinful of young boys obsessed by death. Sidestepping the world we take for granted, these stories show in miniature the fantastical talent for which the Observer acclaimed Pelevin’s work as ‘the real thing, fiction of world class’.
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