Hallucination in Hong Kong by Rohan Quine, chapter 1 “So here is the horror, to sicken the sun”
Hallucination in Hong Kong by Rohan Quine, chapter 1
“So here is the horror, to sicken the sun”
(This video is also on YouTube.)
In Hallucination in Hong Kong by Rohan Quine, sliding from joy to nightmare and back, a plane flight frames a journey into Jaymi’s and Angel’s polarised identities and perceptions, where past and present merge in an obsessive fantasy of love, death, horror and apocalyptic beauty. At take-off, warmed by the presence of his friend Angel beside him, Jaymi starts to doze, and enters a fog of horror in seeming to remember that their destination lies in the past, not ahead … forcing him to explore those hellish possible events lying beneath the surface of our present and future, always ready to break through into reality. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021.
For some short teasers (many of them less than a minute) excerpted from all of the above, see here.
Here are the basics of what the novella is all about.
Here are some great reviews of it.
The three chapters of Hallucination in Hong Kong‘s Video-Book format are here too:
And in the YouTube playlist “HALLUCINATION IN HONG KONG (novella) – Video-Book format – Rohan Quine”:
1, 2 and 3. (If playback of any of these videos looks at all fuzzy on YouTube, then you can quickly and easily adjust the YouTube video-player’s playback “Quality” setting, by doing the following: (1) if you’re on a mobile device, first touch the video image, then touch the three-dots symbol that appears in the top-right corner of the player, touch “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”); or (2) if you’re on a laptop/desktop device, click the cog symbol on the lower edge of the video-player, click “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”).)
The three chapter title-cards of Hallucination in Hong Kong‘s video-book format are also in the Google Photos album “Rohan Quine – HALLUCINATION IN HONG KONG (novella) – chapter titles”.
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