Lux the Poet

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Soft Skull Press, 2009 - Fiction - 202 pages
16 Reviews
There is something about Lux. He’s a thief and a liar; he is selfish and self-absorbed and hopelessly vain. But while he looks like Lana Turner and romances like a true Casanova, Lux is actually more like a bumbling, oblivious Mary Tyler Moore.

Amid shouting mobs, police shields, and the hurled bricks of the ’80s Brixton riots, Lux is searching for Pearl—the love of his life. Her home has been burned down by a stray petrol bomb, and she’s searching for sanctuary along with her friend Nicky. Nicky is traumatized after having killed her computer—her best friend—and is herself being followed by Happy Science PLC. It is their plan to breed a superior next generation by implanting the sperm of genius men inside beautiful women. She knows too much about the plan. Lux is helped in his quest by Kalia, a castaway of Heaven attempting to get back in God’s good graces by performing one million good deeds over countless lifetimes. There’s also a thrash metal band, a riot-party, past lives, and KY. Lots of KY.

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Review: Lux the Poet

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

A myriad cast of unnecessary minor characters bogged this down a bit for me. But I suppose that adds to the chaos. And the chaos is indeed necessary. It doesn't really help that Lux is so self absorbed that it's hard to really like him. He is quite entertaining though. Read full review

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User Review  - Tree Olive - Goodreads

I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK! someone stole it from me though which makes me SO MAD, but hopefully they like the book too and hopefully I can get another copy. IT'S AMAZING. total ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Martin Millar was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but has lived in London, England, for a long time. He has written a lot of things — novels and plays and short stories and articles. Millar has written seven other novels — Love and Peace with Melody Paradise; Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation; Lux the Poet; The Good Fairies of New York; Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving, Ruby & The Stone Age Diet, and Lonely Werewolf Girl.

Martin Millar likes Jane Austen novels, and wrote a stage play of Emma. He even wrote the novelisation of the Tank Girl movie.

Last, but not least, as Martin Scott, Millar writes the Thraxas series of books. There are five so far, and he won the World Fantasy Award for the first one.

When he's not writing, Millar likes to watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer, read history books, especially if they're about ancient Greece, and play the flute.

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