Time is the Assassin
Victor Boulle's new book Time is the Assassin takes the form of an autobiographical novel, ghostwritten by Kristian Skylstad. The story FOLLOWS Victor, his two brothers, and two of Reviews their friends on a night out in the neighborhood were Victor Grew up (and Skylstad too, as chance would have it.) Time is the Assassin is narrated chiefly in the form of a dialogue between the five of them at, interspersed with flashbacks two Victor's past and the Increasingly perverse and surreal events of Reviews their intoxicated night as it unfolds, out of Victor's hands.
Autobiographical truth and the Presumed consistency of Victor's self gradually unravels as it merges with Skylstad's Attempts at expanding the reflective operations of his character across an insurmountable array of topics and references, abandoning the concept of autobiography in favor of a furious, interpretative, projective and wildly schizophrenic prose-exposition of the narrative's central character, Victor Boulle.
The text feels underwritten with the sadistic glee of a ghost writerthat knows his subject is bound by contract two accept his version as final. Sophisticated montage technique is conflated with shameless plagiarism and downright theft. The factthat constitute the autobiographical part of this book are only a point of departure for a foray into the confused and tormented psyche of ... well, that's hard to tell. Wether unwitting victim or self-abasing man-in-control, Victor Boulle emerges from the ruins of this narrative certainly not unscathed, and assuredly not whole.Ghost Written by Kristian Skylstad.