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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (May 10 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155468076X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554680764
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 15 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Murray on May 17 2010
Format: Hardcover
Consuming and frightening and lingering. I read an advance copy a couple months ago and I still think about it like it's a transparent sheet laid down over my world. Brutal, funny, and scary. I laughed out loud at least a dozen times reading it, and winced a dozen more. For a crossroads comparison, I say Denis Johnson stomping Chuck Palahniuk into William Gibson while Kurt Vonnegut cheers him on. You have to read it.
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Format: Paperback
"I wander the mall to distract myself from whatever's wrong with me. The mall's tunnels go everywhere in the city - under the streets, up through walkways connecting office towers, into bus-station lobbies and hospital cafeterias. I don't think the mall has a beginning or an end. The mall is a part of everything or maybe everything is a part of the mall. Whatever I need is in the mall. Food courts. Clothing stores. Cinemas. I never have to leave the mall."

I don't believe Peter Darbyshire to be the greatest fan of consumerism. Not at all.

Neither is Chuck Palahniuk, at least in Fight Club (a novel that, like it or not, The Warhol Gang is inevitably going to be compared to). But as fresh and unusual as Fight Club was (and still is, I firmly believe it holds up), Palahniuk's other works have slowly but inexorably drifted into self-parody, most evident in the lazy, trite, wafer-thin, oh-so-irredeemably-bloody-awful Tell-All. Seriously, I loves me my Chuck, but he needs to take some time off to re-evaluate.

Where was I? Right, Darbyshire. Like Palahniuk (along with all great satirists such as Kurt Vonnegut and J.G. Ballard), Darbyshire is frustrated with certain aspects of society, and feels the need to point out the pointlessness of our foibles. Unlike Palahniuk, however (excepting, of course, if he takes a breather and recovers his senses), Darbyshire isn't running on empty. The Warhol Gang is a vivid, bizarre, fresh, sometimes excruciatingly incisive absurdist novel that not only marks a logical progression in satire (Swift-to-Vonnugut-to-Palahniuk-to-Darbyshire?
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Format: Hardcover
Three cheers for Peter Darbyshire.

The Vancouver based author has delivered a book that satisfies on three counts: it is deliciously AMORAL, thrillingly ANARCHIC and AESTHETICALLY sound. His central character is employed by a "neuromarketing company" that uses high tech methods to predict the next hot trend or product; employees are slid into a chamber and inundated with virtual images. The side effects can be dire, including realistic hallucinations that bedevil the protagonist long after working hours are over. He moves about in a detached reverie and it is in this state that he encounters a group bent on resisting the corporate name-branding of the world by staging various outrages and acts of vandalism. But then our hero inadvertently causes the group to change its tactics, becoming a terrorist organization with him as its poster boy and inspiration. The revolution, like all revolutions, is soon betrayed and it's yet another case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss". Disillusioned, still desperate for some kind of human contact in a world where consumerism and the cult of personality hold sway, our man enacts his own personal gotterdammerung, the conclusion of THE WARHOL GANG utterly unsentimental, the novel remaining true to itself to the bitter end.

It is unfortunate that the book has already drawn comparisons to the oeuvres of Chuck Palahniuk and Douglas Coupland, for that implies it is derivative--it is most certainly NOT. Mr. Darbyshire has presented us with an original and daring work, a novel of our time, set five minutes from now. Superbly conceived and crafted, THE WARHOL GANG is a savage and uncompromising vision of our acquisitive, superficial society and the dire effects it has on the minds and spirits of those who cannot escape its enticing clutches.
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Give This One an "AAA" Rating March 25 2011
By Cliff Burns - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Three cheers for Peter Darbyshire.

The Vancouver based author has delivered a book that satisfies on three counts: it is deliciously AMORAL, thrillingly ANARCHIC and AESTHETICALLY sound. His central character is employed by a "neuromarketing company" that uses high tech methods to predict the next hot trend or product; employees are slid into a chamber and inundated with virtual images. The side effects can be dire, including realistic hallucinations that bedevil the protagonist long after working hours are over. He moves about in a detached reverie and it is in this state that he encounters a group bent on resisting the corporate name-branding of the world by staging various outrages and acts of vandalism. But then our hero inadvertently causes the group to change its tactics, becoming a terrorist organization with him as its poster boy and inspiration. The revolution, like all revolutions, is soon betrayed and it's yet another case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss". Disillusioned, still desperate for some kind of human contact in a world where consumerism and the cult of personality hold sway, our man enacts his own personal gotterdammerung, the conclusion of THE WARHOL GANG utterly unsentimental, the novel remaining true to itself to the bitter end.

It is unfortunate that the book has already drawn comparisons to the oeuvres of Chuck Palahniuk and Douglas Coupland, for that implies it is derivative--it is most certainly NOT. Mr. Darbyshire has presented us with an original and daring work, a novel of our time, set five minutes from now. Superbly conceived and crafted, THE WARHOL GANG is a savage and uncompromising vision of our acquisitive, superficial society and the dire effects it has on the minds and spirits of those who cannot escape its enticing clutches.

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