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Literary Extremism

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The Sluts
The Sluts
"A distant relation to Cooper's George Miles cycle, and an equal to Frisk."
Proxy: Peter Sotos Pornography 1993-2000
Proxy: Peter Sotos Pornography 1993-2000
"Collection of 5 Sotos books.  Aggressive, bleak, hardcore."
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
"The grandfather."
American Psycho
American Psycho
"The godfather."
The Turner Diaries
The Turner Diaries
"A racist utopia.  It's certainly unsettling."
Killing for Culture: An Illustrated History of Death Film from Mondo to Snuff (Creation Cinema)
Killing for Culture: An Illustrated History of Death Film from Mondo to Snuff (Creation Cinema)
"Makes film criticism edgy, exciting, limitless."
Eden, Eden, Eden
Eden, Eden, Eden
"Linguistic somersaults.  Baffling."
Blood Electric
Blood Electric
"See above."
The Consumer and Other Stories
The Consumer and Other Stories
"Swans and Angels of Light frontman Gira's early short screeds."
From Hell - New Cover Edition
From Hell - New Cover Edition
"The smartest comic in existence?"
Cinema Sewer
Cinema Sewer
"Fetid cinema: great fun.  You'll never look at Thora Birch in the same way."
Cows
Cows
"Meat, meat, meat. Francis Bacon would surely have approved."
Howl (Pocket Poets) (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)
Howl (Pocket Poets) (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)
"An apt title: thrilling."
THEATRE OF INCEST (American Literature Series)
THEATRE OF INCEST (American Literature Series)
"Isabelle Hupert ought to try and get this filmed."
Story of the Eye (Twentieth Century Classics)
Story of the Eye (Twentieth Century Classics)
"Holds up outrageously well."
Crash
Crash
"Before Ballard started writing respectable thrillers for the middle classes, he wrote this stuff.  Just hedges The Atrocity Exhibition."
Blood Meridian: Or, the Evening Redness in the West (Picador Books)
Blood Meridian: Or, the Evening Redness in the West (Picador Books)
"Sickeningly good.  Dense, lyrical, brutal, and disorientating."
Child of God (Picador Books)
Child of God (Picador Books)
"McCarthy's minimalist take on the Ed Gein mythos."
Marabou Stork Nightmares
Marabou Stork Nightmares
"The usual Welsh brutality with genuinely disturbing sequences.  Overlooked."
Exercises in Style (Oneworld Classics)
Exercises in Style (Oneworld Classics)
"A non-story repeated 99 times in 99 styles."
The Baby Jesus Butt Plug
The Baby Jesus Butt Plug
"Maybe too self-consciously 'wacky,' but Mellick's titles get him through to the semis every time."
House Of Leaves
House Of Leaves
"Utterly beautiful, cryptic, postmodern reworking of the haunted house tale."
Haunted Hillbilly, the (Soft Skull Shortlit)
Haunted Hillbilly, the (Soft Skull Shortlit)
"The sparse tale of Hank Williams and his gay vampire tailer."
Finnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classics)
Finnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classics)
"The great unread novel."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Vintage Classics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Vintage Classics)
"Seems to get more nuts each time I read it."