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« Reply #795 on: November 01, 2019, 09:21:32 AM »

Just started “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” by Michelle McNamara about the search for the Golden State Killer. Apparently it’s supposed to be great.

It's an utter piece of useless trash that clearly suffers from the xanax, fentanyl and adderall which was found in her system when she died.


Totally agree, it should never have been published in the state it was. It read more like a collection of articles put together than a coherent book
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« Reply #796 on: November 04, 2019, 10:03:38 PM »

Did a fair amount of searching the forums with no success, and if a new thread is needed I could start one but -

I'm looking for some recommendations on the subject of sound. Particularly theory, approach, etc... not so much composition or formality.
I have been recommended In Search of a Concrete Music by Pierre Schaeffer which seems like a good starting point, but am wondering if anyone else has some books on this subject they find compelling. Another loose example: I was gifted awhile ago the first Arcana book by John Zorn...

Thanks in advance

High Static Dead Lines: Sonic Spectres and the Object Hereafter by Kristen Gallerneaux

Might be up your alley, might not be...I'm eagerly awaiting my copy. More a history/collection of....sonic oddities than anything I guess. Radio pills that can be swallowed so that a doctor can tune in, emf phones that talk to the dead, fax machines used to decode the *language* of hurricanes, etc
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« Reply #797 on: November 04, 2019, 10:11:44 PM »

Coming up on the last story in the collected Breece D'J Pancake. Heartbreaking and incredible southern gothic. The heir apparent to Flannery O'Connor. If you're a fan of hers, he's an absolute must.
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« Reply #798 on: November 07, 2019, 04:20:45 AM »

I just read The Inconvenient Indian - really solid read about a really dark subject. The author approached it with a lot of humour and optimism but wow man as a Canadian facing no hardships it’s hard to not feel shitty after reading this.

Just started Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Seems trashy and fun. I like trashy and fun.

I also started The Forgotten Island by David Sodergren. And I put it down after 20 pages. Cool cover but wow this writing is fucking TRASH. I mean fuck dude I bet my fucking dog has could write a better book.
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« Reply #799 on: November 07, 2019, 05:33:00 AM »

JAKA'S STORY
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« Reply #800 on: November 07, 2019, 10:12:03 AM »

I am reading an "Hoke Moseley Omnibus", 4 detective novels by Charles Willeford.  One of my favorite writers.   Excellent writer who does not spare the brutality in his "pulp" fiction. 
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« Reply #801 on: November 09, 2019, 09:29:26 PM »

I finally finished up the Goblin "Seven Notes In Red" book - pretty good. A LOT of info I didn't need and I skimmed over quite a bit. Authoritative and well done to be sure but that doesn't always make for an easy read. Going to save the "biographies" for another time.

I was reading Heart Shaped Box and put it down. Just not that great. Would love to find some contemporary horror fiction worth reading, this was just kind of dull and after 50 pages I wasn't really feeling it.

Started The Dead Zone by Stephen King - I have read most of his books (up until about 1995 or so) and somehow bypassed this one.
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« Reply #802 on: November 10, 2019, 11:02:00 PM »

I finally finished up the Goblin "Seven Notes In Red" book - pretty good. A LOT of info I didn't need and I skimmed over quite a bit. Authoritative and well done to be sure but that doesn't always make for an easy read. Going to save the "biographies" for another time.
I've been meaning to give that a read myself. My girlfriend picked it up in anticipation of their latest tour that's already passed through our town. It definitely struck me as being thick for a band book
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« Reply #803 on: November 16, 2019, 04:12:39 PM »

Right now reading Swans - Sacrifice and Transcendence by Nick Soulsby while repeatedly listening to new Swans - Leaving Meaning. I'm enjoying both very much. Easy, as I'm a total Swans fan, all eras and incarnations. No excuse.

 And also just started Charles Bronson - Loonyology book.
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« Reply #804 on: November 16, 2019, 04:45:21 PM »


 And also just started Charles Bronson - Loonyology book.

"Fucking loonies... they're great, mate, but... well... they're fucking loonies, aren't they?"
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« Reply #805 on: November 16, 2019, 07:35:44 PM »

I am about to finish BRONSON, the autobiography, incredible.
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« Reply #806 on: December 06, 2019, 01:24:56 AM »

Has anyone gotten into New Juche's latest yet? I'll be picking it up soon
Which book? From what publisher?

Phillip Best just published a new title from N.J. entitled "The Devils".

Not too long ago I read an earlier book by an author Best is publishing. He's an ex-porn actor* & the book* was half-ass Dennis Cooper. Just awful. Can't remember his name (or his porn name) nor the name of the book.

*Christopher Zeischegg aka Danny Wylde; "The Wolves that live in skin and Space"

Sucks to hear about Zeischegg. I’ve been looking forward to his Magician coming out through AS. Seems ambitious at the very least since it’s a novel, art book, and a film. With that said, though, I’m not expecting it to be this generation’s Genet, or to be, like, REALLY impressed with the writing. But it definitely seems interesting. Steak Mtn made a cool cover for the novel as well.
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« Reply #807 on: December 06, 2019, 08:04:17 AM »

Just got a nice stack from Infinity Land-Heliogabalus, or The Crowned Anarchist by Antonin Artaud, and their Coil tribute book. Both are really impressively laid out.

Recently finished Baron Wenkheim's Homecoming by Laszlo Krasznahorkai and Earth is Best by Peter O'Leary. The former was absolutely crushing,highest recommendation. The latter is a volume of poetry about the fungal kingdom, beautiful stuff.
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« Reply #808 on: December 14, 2019, 03:22:50 AM »

Currently reading Lee M. Hollander's translation of The Poetic Edda. He tries to recapture the context and spirit of the texts, but the language can be a slog to get through at times. Over all, a good and engaging text that demands close attention to detail.

Anyone have recommendations for other translations or interpretations of this text?
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