Life Kills

Life Kills Life Kills follows the dark journey and twisted mind ravines of a mysterious unnamed terrorist as he goes about his business On his flight stewards Bubbles and Sparkles pilots Brad and Chad and a b

  • Title: Life Kills
  • Author: Miles Vertigan
  • ISBN: 9781742701851
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life Kills follows the dark journey and twisted mind ravines of a mysterious unnamed terrorist as he goes about his business On his flight, stewards Bubbles and Sparkles, pilots Brad and Chad, and a bunch of burnt out z list hackster celebrities face their own particular brands of demons The terrorist anti hero faces terrible choices along the way, torn between burning pLife Kills follows the dark journey and twisted mind ravines of a mysterious unnamed terrorist as he goes about his business On his flight, stewards Bubbles and Sparkles, pilots Brad and Chad, and a bunch of burnt out z list hackster celebrities face their own particular brands of demons The terrorist anti hero faces terrible choices along the way, torn between burning passion and mindless passivity and throughout, the Inflight Infotainment system lurks, ever present but becoming a powerful and sinister force as the story unfolds In short snapshots, Life Kills ridicules the many contradictions in the way people live their lives, with an authentic humour that belies the anger boiling beneath the surface For hipsters, boomers, and anything in between.

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    1. Life KillsLife Kills is short as novels go. Which feels apt, since there’s no punctuation except full stops at the end of each section, rare hyphens (apart from word breaks at the end of lines), and apostrophes, occasionally misplaced, as in ‘you’re out of you’re fucking mind’ (p. 26). The resultant breathless momentum of this astutely spaced, well-laid-out text made it challenging to read aloud to my partner, but we shared lots of laughs.And yet this always scintillating and at times [...]

    2. When I first started reading this book I was shocked at how my brain could piece together the grammer missing. It's amazing to see your brain go in to autopilot, it even changed the voices so I knew which character was saying what. But I find with novellas you do have to dedicate some time and read it in one go. After a while of only being able to read half an hour of it a day I felt like I wasn't getting any further into the story. The characters weren't really developing and the story seemed t [...]

    3. Life Kills is insanely hilarious and disturbingly sane. It may be the funniest and least complacent novel I've ever read.

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