• Title : Black Hole

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  • ISBN: 037542380X

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 368 pages


Black Hole Description

Suburban Seattle, the mid 1970s We learn from the out set that a strange plague has descended upon the area s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact The disease is manifested in any number of ways from the hideously grotesque to the subtle and concealable but once you ve got it, that s it There s no turning back.As we inhabit the heads of several key characters some kids who have it, some who don t, some who are about to get it what unfolds isn t the expected battle to fight the plague, or bring heightened awareness to it , or even to treat it What we become witness to instead is a fascinating and eerie portrait of the nature of high school alienation itself the savagery, the cruelty, the relentless anxiety and ennui, the longing for escape.And then the murders start.As hypnotically beautiful as it is horrifying, Black Hole transcends its genre by deftly exploring a specific American cultural moment in flux and the kids who are caught in it back when it wasn t exactly cool to be a hippie any, but Bowie was still just a little too weird To say nothing of sprouting horns and molting your skin.



Black Hole Reviews

thumbnail Title: Black Hole
Author:Charles Burns
ISBN :037542380X
ranting: 3.5
Reviewer: 282 Reviews
Description: Suburban Seattle, the mid 1970s We learn from the out set that a strange plague has descended upon the area s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact The disease is manifested in any number of ways f

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