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by Rayo Casablanco
Kensington Books, March 2008, $

A group of pop culture-obsessed 20- to 30-somethings hailing from the hipster haven of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, band together to assassinate a serial killer named Doctor Jeep, who's been dispatching influential members of the trendy set. But of course their plans go horribly awry, and this expose of the secret life of Gen Y becomes a frenzied cat-and-mouse game peppered with dystopian commentary on capitalism and the selling of cool. That's right: there's social commentary in them thar pages!

Author Casablanca satirizes his characters and their edgy lifestyles, filled with obscure art and music references, many of which may alienate casual readers outside of the indie bubble. The conversations here are often so far out, (and at times mind-numbingly idle), it's easy to read around the chatter and instead home in on the gory and often elaborate methods of murder taking out musicians, filmmakers, and artists. But if anything, 6 Sick Hipsters will stand as a testament to this pop culture moment, a period piece commemorating the golden age of subgenre-subscribing, faux-bohemian hipsterdom.

Nicole K. Sia

A group of pop culture-obsessed 20- to 30-somethings hailing from the hipster haven of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, band together to assassinate a serial killer named Doctor Jeep, who's been dispatching influential members of the trendy set. But of course their plans go horribly awry, and this expose of the secret life of Gen Y becomes a frenzied cat-and-mouse game peppered with dystopian commentary on capitalism and the selling of cool. That's right: there's social commentary in them thar pages!

Author Casablanca satirizes his characters and their edgy lifestyles, filled with obscure art and music references, many of which may alienate casual readers outside of the indie bubble. The conversations here are often so far out, (and at times mind-numbingly idle), it's easy to read around the chatter and instead home in on the gory and often elaborate methods of murder taking out musicians, filmmakers, and artists. But if anything, 6 Sick Hipsters will stand as a testament to this pop culture moment, a period piece commemorating the golden age of subgenre-subscribing, faux-bohemian hipsterdom.

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by Rayo Casablanco
Kensington Books, March 2008, $

Casablanco
March 2008
6-sick-hipsters
Kensington Books