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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the world's going to hell in a handbasket
_Apocalyspe Culture_ edited by

Adam Palfrey (second edition)
is a hard book to classify;

perhaps the closest one could

get is to describe it as a

compilation of alternative

writings on the sorry state of

current society.

The book is divided into two

parts. The first part...
Published on 23 Jun 1997

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pre-internet ramblings
This is the kind of book that would have seemed full of crazy, heretical insights about 20 years ago.. Not so any more.. The Internet has done many wonderful things for us, but one sad thing is that it has made what used to seem esoteric and difficult-to-track-down commonplace... there is nothing in this book that you wouldn't find trawling various...
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the world's going to hell in a handbasket, 23 Jun 1997
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This review is from: Apocalypse Culture (Paperback)
_Apocalyspe Culture_ edited by

Adam Palfrey (second edition)
is a hard book to classify;

perhaps the closest one could

get is to describe it as a

compilation of alternative

writings on the sorry state of

current society.

The book is divided into two

parts. The first part points to

the evidence of our society's

moral decay, with essays ranging

from one that encourages

self-castration, to an interview

with an admitted necrophiliac,

to the Muslim program as

outlined by Elijah Muhammed.

The second part of the book

purports to show the

sociopolitcal results of the

decay of our culture, and

includes an essay by the founder

of the Church of Satan, much

about the supposedly secret role

that the Freemasons play in the

political arena, and the

connection between the atomic

bomb and mysticism.

This book isn't for everyone,

particularly not the faint of
heart because of some of the

photos included. However, I
found it interesting, if

disturbing, reading. Highly

recommended for people who think

the world's going to hell in a

handbasket, or just like to read

material about the outer fringes

of society.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this book., 24 May 1996
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This review is from: Apocalypse Culture (Paperback)
Reality is mediated, and most people don't have the time or
interest in exploring different realities -- but for those of
us who know that reality is a strange and wonderful place,
AC is alot of fun. This book opens up the world for the reader
and explores regions of mankind which are ignored by the
national media. Get this book and read it, and never again
be satisfied with the commodified, safe version of humankind
delivered by traditional sources. Conspiracy, freaks, the end
of civilization; Take a look.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy and intriguing, 18 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Apocalypse Culture (Paperback)
This book is a collection of magazine length articles about alternative culture opinions about the world.

Examples of the stuff in this book: an interview with a female necrophiliac, was Wilhelm Reich a victim of a conspiracy to silence his discovery that radiation is harmful, weird letters sent to magazines, a collection of pro eugenics quotes from sources such as Aldous Huxley and lots of other strange things.

Some of the stuff here is quite crazy but a lot of it made me stop and think.

This is one of the interesting books I have ever read and a must read for people that like strange things.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pre-internet ramblings, 27 July 2011
This review is from: Apocalypse Culture (Paperback)
This is the kind of book that would have seemed full of crazy, heretical insights about 20 years ago.. Not so any more.. The Internet has done many wonderful things for us, but one sad thing is that it has made what used to seem esoteric and difficult-to-track-down commonplace... there is nothing in this book that you wouldn't find trawling various occult/political/magickal forums and websites of an evening. An interesting piece of social history but not worth buying for the content.
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TOTALLY ENTERTAINING, 27 Aug 1998
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This review is from: Apocalypse Culture (Paperback)
This book is like a magazine filled with the illest sensationalistic articles:
Masonic/Kennedy Conspiracy Technophobia Schizophrenic Writing Lycanthropy Fakir Musafa JPL Crowley Conspiracy
It's been a while since I've read this so I'm not doing it justice. I just remember not wanting to put it down.
If you like this book, also check out all the Re/Search books, the Amok Sourcebooks, Cosmic Trigger, and Kooks.
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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every teenage wannabe intellectual should have this, 15 Aug 2000
This review is from: Apocalypse Culture (Paperback)
I first read this at the age of eighteen,and it is still one of those books I read from time to time,as I get older,thus getting a different view of it.Basically,it will shock those of a weak constitution,and,despite Parfray's voyeuristic approach,it will leave those of a liberal persuasion feeling uneasy. For me personally,the articles that left me feeling a bit squemish were Parfray's interview with Peter Sotos,Parfray's list of quotes on Eugenics,and the ... list of quotes under the title of "Long live Death".I loved it! One of the few books that genuinly reflects those recesses of human behaviour,a must for any collection of twentieth centuary thought.
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