U are Catullus, a young poet who loves Lesbia and hates Cicero. Being who U are, U also enjoy drinking, going to parties, and cursing at the gods. This is the simple premise behind U Catullus, Jean Paaulhan’s ingenious e-book. Based on the work of the scandalous Roman poet Catullus (87 B.C. - 57 B.C.), the reader is called upon to make decisions within the epic poem that lead to different storylines and outcomes. In lyrical poetic form, U Catullus unfolds like an ancient Roman version of TMZ, or a libertine novella for our interconnected age.
U Catullus is part of U R__X, a series of contemporary e-books published by Badlands Unlimited and written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist in the story, or poem, or experimental text, and making choices that determine the shape of the reading experience.