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Stephen C. Bird

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Stephen C. Bird is visual artist and fiction writer. Mr. Bird grew up in Erie County, NY. He lived in NYC for many years and currently resides in Canada.

An ambitious book offers an amalgam of opinion, satire, and character sketch. Armed with a brain-teasingly bizarre title that foretells its peculiar contents ..... a chorus of quirky voices chanting messages of solidarity, gay pride, and anti-homogeneous individualism. The book opens with an anonymous woman’s exquisitely sarcastic rant parodying a social media outlet (“Fakebook”), accusing it o... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 24, 2016 15:39 • 63 views • Tags: adult, cult, experimental, fantasy, gay, horror, humor, satire, surrealism, underground
Average rating: 2.85 · 262 ratings · 178 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Catastrophically Consequential

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Hideous Exuberance

2.90 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Any Resemblance to a Coinci...

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I read this book for the first time about 10 years ago; I remember having liked it, but not much else about it. However, Heinrich von Kleist's "The Marquise of O and Other Stories" impressed me enough for me to hold onto my paperback copy. Now having ...more
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I can say with certainty that this is a life changing book for me. I've started reading it for a second time as I'm sure there's a lot that I've missed. I can see how many readers could be repelled by Bataille's deconstruction of the heavy, harsh rea ...more
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It took me over a year to finish this. At about page 400, I couldn't go any further; I was going through a heavy time in my life and this was the wrong book to be reading at that time. So I took a break and read the entire Stieg Larsson Millennium Tr ...more
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Any Resemblance to a Coincidence is Accidental by Stephen C. Bird
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Chapter One: An anonymous female “Fakebook spokesperson” deconstructs sociological manifestations of popular culture, as they occur on Fakebook. She ends her lecture by introducing the central character of Noloso Chushingura. Chapter
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I was looking for a therapist and during one consultation this book was recommended to me. This work addresses problems that are classically inherent to gay men: body fascism, objectification, perfectionism, inauthenticity, "instamacy", abuse / self- ...more
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This was not a book that I'd considered reading except when it was recommended to me by two very different members of my extended community of friends. It took a concerted effort on my part to keep going with this novel; it took me about eight months ...more
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Camille Paglia
“Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their ''evil'' look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it”
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“Gay men are guardians of the masculine impulse. To have anonymous sex in a dark alleyway is to pay homage to the dream of male freedom. The unknown stranger is a wandering pagan god. The altar, as in pre-history, is anywhere you kneel.”
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“The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture”
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Anaïs Nin
“The secret of a full life is to live and relate to others as if they might not be there tomorrow, as if you might not be there tomorrow. It eliminates the vice of procrastination, the sin of postponement, failed communications, failed communions. This thought has made me more and more attentive to all encounters. meetings, introductions, which might contain the seed of depth that might be carelessly overlooked. This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day now that we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm, now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us. The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision.”
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Martha Graham
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others”
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Stephen Bird ChattyKat wrote: "Hi Stephen... thanks for the friend invite!"

You're welcome ChattyKat! All the best -- Steve Bird


ChattyKat Hi Stephen... thanks for the friend invite!


Stephen Bird Lucinda wrote: "Dear Stephen,
I would like to thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I really enjoyed reading your novel 'Catastrophically Consequential' and look forward to reading more of your ..."


Thanks Lucinda --
I greatly appreciate the support !!!
Cheers -- Steve Bird


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