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Pelevin incorporates hilarious parodies of name brand shirts and the people we hold up as celebrities which isn't done often enough in literature as far as I'm concerned.
The story begins with Lena, a young woman who is auditioning for a position as a singer in a club.
It turns out that after being requested to sing her song on top of a desk with one leg lifted in the air, she lands the job in this prestigious underground club that caters to Russia's wealthy and powerful men. Lena and eleven other women are specifically chosen to round out the group of performers: Lena looked around at the gathering.
In all, there were twelve girls in the small conference room - they were all gorgeous, but so assorted, so different, as if specially chosen to play up the contrasting types of physical appearance - just to drive home the beauty.
There two black girls, one cocoa, two dark girls from Central Asia, two Japanese-looking ones with small, narrow eyes Asya was more beautiful than the other one , five generally European-looking girls: three blondes Lena included herself , one brunette, and one with chestnut hair.
After a bizarre orientation meeting that leaves the women with more questions than before about whom they are working for and what exactly they are hired to do, they are led down a long hall into a dressing room where they smear themselves with malachite paste and wear wigs in order to resemble a caryatid. They are told they are to sing and stand without movement for hours like a caryatid which their boss, Uncle Pete, explains via the Russian dictionary, "tells us that the word 'caryatid' signifies a sculpture of a woman that acts as a support for a roof or appears to perform this function Once injected and made up, the women are led to Malachite Hall where they are placed on twelve pedestals and stand motionless while purring two pieces without using any of the lyrics.
With their eyes closed, they purr the theme from Swan Lake and the song Mondo Bongo. They are told to open their eyes only when spoken to by one of the rich clients. After a couple of shifts, the injections of Mantis-B Lena begins to enjoy them because her "body felt like a light glass flask, with some invisible flame of life burning inside it,"and she develops a sense that there are two Lenas. The second Lena is visited by a huge praying mantis with five eyes that has the ability to read her mind and allow them to communicate with each other without language.
Her interactions with the praying mantis are enlightening: It could be described approximately as follows: whereas the last time Lena had thought that the world around her turned into something like the visualizer in Windows Media Player now she herself became the visualizer. As her experiences with the praying mantis become more compelling and involved, it's becomes more difficult for her to leave the world she enters after taking the injection.
She looks forward to working, despite the hierarchical system that even exists in this secret underground club that specializes in attracting the high-power men of Russia with 'USAs' - units of sexual attraction.
The role of drug use in the book[ edit ] There are three drug-related themes in the book, all of them symbolizing and relating to different issues. Tatarsky's first hallucinogenic experience is eating fly agarics with his institute mate Gireyev, who has turned to various kinds of esoteric and Buddhist learnings. This experience is one of the bonds tying the plot of the book to Mesopotamian Mythology.
Fly agaric is a sacred mushroom of Ishtar the most prominent female deity, feminine origin, and also a symbol of a starry sky. In Mesopotamian Cosmology she was related to Venus , the morning star. It is said that Fly Agaric mushrooms were given to the contestants participants of the so-called Grand Lottery also called The Game Without a Name, which requires that the contestant answers the three Chaldean riddles before he is allowed to ascend Ishtar's ziggurat or the Tower of Babel , and that the "ascent" is nothing more than a hallucinogenic "trip" or an effect of A.
Muscaria induced intoxication. In a similar manner Tatarsky perceives that the Biblical phrase — mixing of the tongues, or loss of ability to understand another person's language which the Bible interprets as a consequence of divine wrath and the reason the Tower of Babel was left unfinished should be understood literally as "mixing of the tongue" meaning that a heavily intoxicated person appears to others to be speaking "gibberish".
The novel is rather unclear whether Tatarsky ingested only the Muscaria species of Amanita family. Gireiev assures Tatarsky that there are "no brown ones" in the tea he made, and yet, during their walk in the forest Tatarsky picks up and ingests a brown "mukhomor" Fly Agaric in Russian and later, during his LSD trip he is lectured by a mythical guard of the Babel Tower, — Siruf, against the use of Pantherine mushrooms among other substances.
Since Amanita Pantherina is brown in colour unlike its red cousin Muscaria, and differs in its effects, it is likely the author implies that Tatarsky ingested both varieties.
The other two experiences are juxtaposed with each other. Tatarsky's cocaine abuse signifies rather his social status than the addiction itself. Vavilen himself notes that it is the price of the drug that counts and that if glue cost a thousand dollars for a tube it would be the top trend drug taken by all the celebrities. The other issue he pays attention to is the way to take it cocaine — to sniff it through a hundred dollar bill. Thus the essence of cocaine intake is in its material value, and the status it gives you not the physical experience itself, and what's more, physical experience of cocaine is, contrary to what it is typically described as in the literature, — hardly pleasant.
Tatarsky suspects that the mixture is made up of mostly worthless cut and a small amount of amphetamines rather than cocaine.
LSD , on the contrary, is represented by the drug pusher a minor personage of the novel as a "pure drug", a stimulant that let us experience spiritual enlightenment. Acid is also a kind of transition between ancient stimulants like mushrooms and modern synthetic drugs, which combines modern technology and ancient purpose.
The picture printed on an LSD blotter stamp is perceived by the dealer to influence the effects of LSD acting similarly to an advertisement, imprinting certain associations upon the user.
While tripping on 5 hits of LSD with a picture of some Babylonian-looking idol character Tatarsky begins to see an uncanny parallel between the TV set and Chaldean altar for human sacrifice. The TV through advertising incorporated in it, feeds the viewer to the flames of material consumption and Tatarsky, being a copywriter, begins to see himself as a serviceman of such an inferno.
The irony here is that if LSD does in fact make Tatarsky experience some form of spiritual enlightenment, then aesthetic enjoyment or clarity of thought do not seem to be among its necessary ingredients.
Tatarsky experiences a rather frightening trip, at the end of which, taken over by remorse and piety he creates a humorous yet cynical TV advertisement for none other but Jesus Christ himself in his fantasized ad Jesus comes out of a white luxury car as a halo of bright light from which are seen only a hand on the car's door and a foot stepping outside. The scene is accompanied by slogan "Reputable Lord for reputable lords". Mammon — Oranus[ edit ] Pelevin employs a similar motif to one that belongs to William S.
What is important, is that Pelevin's oranus, is built upon already existing psychological needs of consumption and defecation.