Blue on Blue

Blue on Blue In an artificially engineered loop of parallel time called the Alternative States of the American Fifties Victor Winton a talented but unfulfilled cartoonist struggles with the contradictory forces

  • Title: Blue on Blue
  • Author: Quentin S. Crisp
  • ISBN: 9781943813001
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • In an artificially engineered loop of parallel time called the Alternative States of the American Fifties, Victor Winton, a talented but unfulfilled cartoonist, struggles with the contradictory forces held in precarious stasis by the loop While trying to create the perfect pin up girl for his new comic strip series, he becomes intrigued with an ordinary girl by the nameIn an artificially engineered loop of parallel time called the Alternative States of the American Fifties, Victor Winton, a talented but unfulfilled cartoonist, struggles with the contradictory forces held in precarious stasis by the loop While trying to create the perfect pin up girl for his new comic strip series, he becomes intrigued with an ordinary girl by the name of Jenny Mills As he struggles to harness the fascinations at work in his life, they expand beyond the range of his control and threaten a fulfilment for which he might not be ready.Blue on Blue a cosy novel in which anything might happen.

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    1. With lyrical descriptions and at times a poetic ability, Mr. Crisp unfolds a story of strange teleportation events covering both fantasy and whimsical events that occur in the life of a comic book illustrator. In the Alternative States of the American Fifties (ASAF), Victor Winton comic book artist is trying to draw the perfect pin up girl. Thus, with color full inspiration (mainly blue) he creates Lara Lovelily his idea of the perfect woman. One day when Victor is out in the world he sees his n [...]

    2. I couldn't get a grip on this short novel, in that it's one of those books that seems to defy conventional classifications; like a stress fracture in a plane of glass that suddenly changes direction, just when it seemed I had gotten a handle on where the narrative was going it seemed to defy my expectations (note: I consider this a good thing). There are science fiction aspects at work here, both progressive (what with references to "sunken parallel time" and "sanctuary-loops") and 50's-retro (t [...]

    3. Blue on Blue starts off in the first person present and with a footnote on what the Alternative States of the American Fifties might be, a playful pretence at being academic that cannot be taken instructively of the fictional setup since too many undefined terms like ‘‘premises’ (using the word in its novelistic sense)’ which one’s mind viz mine skates off. There is a rationale to this book, justifying its existence and the tenses used, not relying on the lazy reader’s acceptance of [...]

    4. Originally published at Risingshadow.Quentin S. Crisp's Blue on Blue was an unexpected reading pleasure of the most pleasant kind. It was an enjoyable and beautifully written literary science fiction novel that impressed me.Before I write more about this novel and my thoughts about it, I'll say a few words about Quentin S. Crisp, because he may be an unknown author to many readers. Quentin S. Crisp's fiction has been published by several small presses and he is editor for Chômu Press. He is a t [...]

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