First we met John Lazoo, the illiterate but magnetic figure whose idea for a stage play became the modus operandi for the Tongue Murders, for which he was charged and tried, and then mysteriously able to walk away from. The love of a woman was enough to take center-stage in John Lazoo the book, thus introducing Genisis Jones, a worthy adversary by plot, but also the valued prize whom Lazoo eventually wins. In book II, WIPE, Polina Rada supersedes the potential global phenomenon of a video game with her wish to be part of a family. Afamasaga the narrator, Lazoo the poet, Metofeaz the writer, and Jon Le Mac the producer, otherwise known as LMLA-ink (for Lazoo, Metofeaz, Le Mac and Afamasaga), come close enough to telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth in the GUIOPERA.
every innuendo, palms off every slippery one and then feasts upon a dumb question with an array of one liners mangled into such a ball of fury it disintegrates into morsels for consumption long after it hits one in the guts of his or her ignorance. "The devices capture the rapture, digital formats are becoming warm, not too far off in the future coldness--colder than this front that has hit us--will have to be manufactured on video cameras." The boss shouts out, "CUT!"
No sooner is the order given than Arley's daughter is next to her mother. Genisis steps out of her heels as two wardrobe people appear around her holding a pair of high leather boots. "But that's not what I wore," she says as the two assistants each take an arm, lead her to a chair, sit her down, and then begin sliding the long leather footwear onto her long limbs.
Out on the balcony, the musicians are entertained as Metofeaz and John Page take turns at being the conductor with first the most absurd and then the most offensive co