Pendulum Pet is a romp through the vicissitudes of a gregarious advanced culture with too much time, information and technology on its hands. Paranoia is placed and misplaced, the devious succeed through manipulations of those who gaze in wonder at the mundane like chimps on acid, or fail when the truly bizarre and unthinkable inadvertently stand in their way.
Civilizations clash, as they will, when Metaore, a transnational mining corporation headed by CEO Budd Dimples, purchases a field behind Boris and Beeba’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Tavern, a cult concert venue and meeting place of an eclectic collection of feckless artists, in order to undertake a remarkable experiment: drilling a geopunctural borehole to heal the Earth. Budd has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and taken a sudden turn toward esoteric wisdom, much encouraged by his healer and sex therapist Ashtara Wolf.Bogomyr Yadvig, one of the more outré of the regulars, lives in a tent nearby with Rex the tavern hound – his idea of communing with Greek Cynics in preparation for an upcoming performance piece. He has cause to lose sleep and accumulate suspicion that the corporation has nefarious unstated ends in mind, particularly when he has his Roswell moment, if that is indeed what it is.
The corporate endeavour comes to a sudden halt when their drill runs into an impenetrable barrier, leading to mutually unfortunate and potentially combustible discoveries, along with stunning truths about parallel evolution and devolution. Yes, the world of the techno-information age has gone mad and survival may very well depend on the whims of a pendulum pet.
Please note that this novel is adult, poignant satire. As such it contains explicit language, sex scenes, politically incorrect depictions, and may be offensive to the more irritable readers. Even though the work is part of a series, the story is self-contained and can be read independently of the other Cynicism Management Series novels. It also includes links to free music by the fictional musicians appearing in the story – to the actual soundtrack for this literary work.
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Bori Praper is a Slovenian musician, writer and translator, living in Berlin. Currently he focuses predominantly on his slightly belated literary efforts (Bori published his first novel in English at the tender age of 36) as well as on “Cynicism Management”, his alternative rock band; “Ray Kosmick”, his psychedelic rock / indietronica / soundtracks alter ego; and a few shorter-term side projects. Bori’s debut novel “Cynicism Management”, a satire with elements of sci-fi/cyberpunk, was published in 2013 by a small U.K. e-book publisher. In 2015 Bori decided to hop on the indie author train, so he published the updated 2nd edition of “Cynicism Management”. In March 2016 he published “Pendulum Pet”, his second novel. Bori is currently writing the third book in the series as well as composing music for it.