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Flat Mountain

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i like gloopy void stuff + textual noise.. → indie lit / expanded field / fractured poetics / cut-up technique

NOTE: Ratings are entirely subjective approximations of how the text resonated with me at the particular moment I read it. If I took the time to quote/rate/review then you can presume I enjoyed the work in some way. (I probs won't record books the here that didn't land with me.)

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Fire Sermons (PDF Micro-Chapbook, 2021, Ghost City Press) 5 stars

lung stuff

5 stars

A journal excavated from the dust of a burned-out world / an ashen requiem penned in the margins of a napalm biosphere. FIRE SERMONS drifts in through the cracks / creeping through ventilation / hissing through broken seals. Its prophetic prose blackens the horizon / congests the sky / blisters the world.

Open up and breathe the smoke future in.

No Tiger (Paperback, Apocalypse Party) 3 stars

A girl is under fire from terrible psychic weaponry. Lizard women fornicate under corroded skylines. …

venom round

3 stars

Slim volume of gun oil poetry // a series of shock therapy sermons embedded in a 240p stream of gorecore hentai // a transmission of glitching dismemberment delivered via drone strike.

NO TIGER is a parasite signal loaded into an assault rifle, scavenged from a charred desert corpse. Beneath its caustic surface noise is something gut-wrenchingly human / something stained bloody / something like a body, a girl, a process, a loss.

Cyclonopedia (2008, Re.Press) 3 stars

Cyclonopedia is theoretical-fiction novel by Iranian philosopher and writer Reza Negarestani. Hailed by novelists, philosophers …

desert demonologistics

3 stars

"Outright slaughter". (Dr. Hamid Parsani)

"The rigorous psychosis of experimental writing". (Reza Negarestani)

Delirious pulp collapsing "mad black Deleuzianism" and Weird Fiction tropes, distilling the result through an alchemical obsession with petrochemical geo-politik and desert demonology. Emerging adjacent to the CCRU cyber-occulture, Cyclonopedia feels like a polytemporal artefact / a cybernetic Wasteland gothic scatter-shot through with Middle Eastern theology→mythology.

Negarestani's embryonic theory-fiction unfolds in a Chthonic fractal of lunatic neologisms, feverishly punctuated by cryptic schematics. It's a textual blood-feast, merging the cosmic (external) terror of Lovecraft with the earthbound (internal) trauma of b-movie body-horror.

Reading like a Solomonic grimoire extracted from an oil pipeline, this is an unholy→hol(e)y text for post-structural Priests / a set of maddening rites and observances drafted to aid in the ontological exorcism of tellurian sentience. A fringe archaeological manuscript documenting a solar conspiracy to "accelerate the Earth towards a union with the Sun in an …

No Tiger (Paperback, Apocalypse Party) 3 stars

A girl is under fire from terrible psychic weaponry. Lizard women fornicate under corroded skylines. …

she's developing strategies for saving America. val was always a patriot at heart. capitalists were illuminati. board execs operate as state-sanctioned terrorists. saving America from impaling itself on the sword of Al-Qaeda again. saving America from itself & installing communism [whatever kind sounds coolest at the time] & herself. val wants to be the tyrant for once. let the girl drive a tank, crush a few torsos under muddy treads. val would look stunning w/ a gold plated AK-47 slung across her midsection.

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Negative Space (paperback, 2020, Apocalypse Party) No rating

"Like smoke off a collision between Dennis Cooper’s George Miles Cycle and Beyond The Black …

The town was shrinking. Every month it felt like there were fewer stores, fewer restaurants, fewer homes. Fewer people. Everything going to ruin like the old mills where our ancestors had worked, weaving fabrics and carving paper from pulped wood. Everything dissolved into vacant lots. The emptiness expanding.

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