Placebo: The Beauty and Horror of Lies
A satirical and grotesque novel: Placebo: The Beauty and Horror of Lies is one of the most successful novels written by Sead Mahmutefendić. It is a novel about the character of the one Gojko R., whose meta-fiction and pseudo reality attract readers with its rhythm, dynamics and refined environment. Constrained with his own frustrations and feelings of solitude and rebellious slavery Gojko R. finds a refuge in fantastic and surreal stories and monologues about his invented successes and triumphs, re-shaping the vision of reality which sharpens up the picture of his life and character. The message of the novel is: ‘Isn’t the laugh, multidimensional and vociferous one of the anthropological panaceas for expensive enjoyments and of the ways of survival.
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This is a satirical novel written by one of the most controversial Bosnian writers at the beginning of the 21st Century.