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Van Greenway, R. Corman, M.R.James, live on, live on...,
This review is from: The Picture of Contented New Wealth: a Metaphysical Horror (Zero Books) (Paperback)
I read this swiftly, in two sittings. Highly enjoyable stuff, tongue slipping into cheek somewhat in certain parts. The lyrics of Mark E. Smith (The Fall), notably from 'Spectre Vs. Rector', intrude occasionally. Indeed, the novel takes its point of departure from this song. Yuppies, migrating from the city into the isolated Tyger Tyger House - one of the great haunted houses of supernatural fiction, surely - encounter a fascinating and seductive demonic power. The spectre takes possession of the woman of the house, Brigit, apparently having opened her up to its influence years prior through the medium of Deleuzian theory (brilliant!!!) and the only hope lies with The Rector ('came from the hills-ah!'). Highly recommended. Sludge Hai Choi!
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Initial post: 12 Apr 2013 19:30:40 BDT
Thanks for the laugh--20th-century French thought as the gateway to hell--oh, my, wonderful. Certainly hope this is one of the tongue-in-cheek parts, & on that assumption this book's going onto the wish list. Thanks.
'Sludge Hai Choi'? is this some sort of mantra that prevents Baudrillard from wreaking evil upon you?
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