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My Favorite Band Does Not Exist: 04/11/14

cover artMy Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek is YA metafiction that starts with a premise similar to Spintal tap and runs with it in the direction of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The titular band is Youforia, a hoax band created by Idea Deity and his friends. Except now it seems that a real band has taken up the mantel and is reaping in the benefits of the hoax created furvor. Idea decides to track down the rogue band and stop it before things get too out of hand.

Except (and there is always an exception) it's not that simple. Insert the flash/bang effect of traveling between universes from Fringe here. Because that's what Idea has to contend with.

In the parallel story, we get the perspective of Reacher Mirage, the lead singer of Youforia. It's quickly apparent that he's not aware of the hoax nor of Idea Deity. As far as he knows, the story perpetuated by Idea has actually happened.

The thing linking these two worlds together is a meta-fantasy novel, Fireskull's Reverant. It's their Neverending Story. And there's a woman who can see and interact with both halves of the story, Eunice Truant. She is like Yuko of the CLAMP series: Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle and xxxHolic.

Four stars

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