This is a Buddhist love story. It follows two souls across multiple life times in their search for nirvana, and yes, I know David Mitchell wrote something kind of similar to that, but this is substantially different beyond that similar premise. It uses classical tales to tell the story of the two lovers, using works by Virgil, Shakespeare, Homer, and tales from the Bible in an attempt to tell a multi-life love story. Things that are in Iteration: Jesus having sex with his disciple John. King David having sex with Jonathan. An otter raping a baby seal to death. Gayer versions of classical tales by Virgil and Shakespeare. A rant against anti-vaxxers. Things that are not in Iteration: Racial epithets. Homophobic slurs. Hate speech. Two words that are the same right next to each other. Sentences starting with "and" or "but.""
- Paperback | 216 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12mm | 322g
- 07 Jun 2015
- Illustrations, black and white
About Robert F Kilcrease
Robert Kilcrease once worked as a farmhand on a small farm for a woman named Buttercup, whom he loved dearly. After letting his love be known, he set sail for the new world to make his fortune, but was unfortunately attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who supposedly killed Robert Kilcrease, much to the dismay of Buttercup. Unbeknownst to her, he actually served as an understudy to the Dread Pirate Roberts, took on the name of the Dread Pirate Roberts, and when Buttercup was taken hostage by some thieves in a conspiracy designed to implicate a warring nation in her murder plot, Robert Kilcrease came to her rescue, and defeated first one thief with his swordsmanship, then another thief he bested with strength, and finally another thief he outsmarted. All was not rosy, as Buttercup was engaged to another man at this time, and her fiance, a prince, had contracted the thieves to murder her so he could start a war, and he sent Robert Kilcrease to the Pit of Despair and tortured him, finally killing him. However, two of the thieves that he bested rescued him, brought him back to life, and helped Robert Kilcrease assault the castle in which Buttercup was being held, so he could save Buttercup from her fiance, which he did, and they lived happily ever after. He then went on to write Parasites."