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“Bored Young Things”by Zach Plague

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$14.95


Zach Plague featherproof, 2008.

Tim Kinsella, Zach Plague, Susannah Felts, Jonathan Messinger, Blake Butler, Amelia Gray, Todd Dills, Brian Costello, Samia Saleem, Alyson Beaton, Christian TeBordo, Lindsay Hunter, Patrick Somerville

Forty odd years ago Richard Farina wrote a book called in which he re-created the insular world of a collage town, and captured the restlessness of a generation. It was only while writing this review that I realized how much Zach Plague had managed to do something similar for a different generation in . There's the same sense of quiet desperation gripping the characters in this book that was present in Farina's novel. The slow dawning on them that the promise of a life full of meaning, the motivation for going to school and attempting a career in the arts, was a lie, is not depicted in so many words, but the character's actions speak volumes.

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Title: boring boring boring boring boring boring boring
Author(s): Zach Plague
ISBN: 0-9771992-5-8 / 978-0-9771992-5-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Featherproof Books
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Zach Plague - Fantastic Fiction

Whatever else by Zach Plague is, it’s an intelligent, sometimes witty, and sometimes sad book that offers sharp criticism of the art world, and our society in general. Boredom has brought many an empire to its knees in the past, and Zach Plague has done a fine job of depicting the ennui that sucks the life out of us.

Forty odd years ago Richard Farina wrote a book called in which he re-created the insular world of a college town and captured the restlessness of a generation. It was only while writing this review that I realized how much Zach Plague had managed to do something similar for a different generation in . There’s the same sense of quiet desperation gripping the characters in this book that was present in Farina’s novel. The slow dawning on them that the promise of a life full of meaning, the motivation for going to school and attempting a career in the arts, was a lie, is not depicted in so many words, but the character’s actions speak volumes.