Nineteen-year-old loader Roman Shtorkin leads an unremarkable life, like thousands, and maybe millions of his peers around the world. But one day, due to a number of mysterious circumstances beyond his control, Roman is turned into a vampire, Rama II. Surprised to learn that it turns out that the Earth has long been ruled by the vampire community, Rama plunges headlong into the study of the course of the main vampiric sciences: glamor and discourse. But it turns out breaking the connection with people is not so easy. And even despite the new vampire essence, Roma-Rama never ceases to ask himself the eternal questions of concern to humanity: «where did the world come from?» and «what is truth?»
Performed by: Sergei Chonishvili
© V. Pelevin
© & ℗ SP Vorobiev V.A.
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Also, do not miss the previously released audiobooks by Viktor Pelevin:
IPhuck 10, Chapaev and Emptiness, SNUFF, Generation P, T, Love for the Three Zuckerbrins, Stories performed by the author, Methuselah Lamp, Batman Apollo, Pineapple water for a beautiful lady, Insect life, Caretaker, Omon Ra, Secret views of Mount Fuji, Yellow Arrow and other stories, Sleep, Nika, Crystal World, Bulldozer Day, News from Nepal, Ukhryab, Tarzanka, Friedman’s Space, Assassin, Vera Pavlovna’s Ninth Dream, Hall of Singing Caryatids, Feeding Crocodile Khufu.
— Brahma told the truth. I began to dream of the past — as if a small cozy cinema hall was discovered in my head, where a documentary film about my childhood began to be watched. How strange, I thought, because from the very beginning I was afraid of vampires …
— These laws also operated in the world of loaders — it was supposed to steal correctly (no less and no more than a certain norm), it was supposed to have a common fund, it was supposed to fight for a place closer to the invisible sun, and not to fight at random, but with the help of gestures consecrated by the custom. In general, Fuji, albeit short and vomited, was here too.
— Culture shock. In human mythology, it is believed that one who becomes a vampire loses a soul. This is bullshit. It’s like saying that a boat loses its soul when a motor is put on it. You haven’t lost anything. You just got it. But he gained so much that everything you knew before was shrunk to complete insignificance. Hence the feeling of loss.
— It is believed that people are the top of the pyramid, since they can eat anyone, anytime, in any way and in any amount. Human self-respect is based on this. But in fact, the food chain has an even higher floor that most people have no idea about. This is us vampires. We are the highest link on Earth. The penultimate one.
— People have long believed that evil triumphs in the world, and that good is rewarded after death. It turned out to be a kind of equation connecting the earth and the sky. In our time, the equation has become inequality. Heavenly reward seems like sheer absurdity today. But the triumph of evil in the earthly world has not been canceled. Therefore, any normal person who seeks positive on earth naturally takes the side of evil: this is as logical as joining the only ruling party. Evil, on the side of which a person stands, is in his head, and nowhere else. But when all people secretly take the side of evil, which is nowhere else but in their heads, does evil need another victory?