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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 • 35 views • Tags: adult, cult, experimental, fantasy, gay, horror, humor, satire, surrealism, underground
Average rating: 2.86 · 232 ratings · 161 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Catastrophically Consequential

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Hideous Exuberance

2.89 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
by Frank Herbert
read in February, 2016
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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
Any Resemblance To A Coincidence Is Accidental
by Stephen C. Bird (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2015
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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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The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs
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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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Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
Moby-Dick
by Herman Melville
read in December, 2014
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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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Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
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read in August, 2014
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Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
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This book is one of my all-time favorites and my favorite of Paglia's. I prefer Paglia the "academic" as opposed to the "media whore" (IE as she has expressed herself in her column for Salon.com) -- As I am at least 50% in disagreement with her polit ...more
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Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk
Haunted
by Chuck Palahniuk (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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Previous to reading "Haunted", I had enjoyed "Fight Club", and my dentist had also recommended this book (my dentist not realizing that a guy who writes like Palahniuk can actually attain mainstream success). & so I decided to check it out. I kne ...more
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Camille Paglia
“Venus of Willendorf carries her cave with her. She is blind, masked. Her ropes of corn-row hair look forward to the invention agriculture. She has a furrowed brow. Her facelessness is the impersonality of primitive sex and religion. There is no psychology or identity yet, because there is no society, no cohesion. Men cower and scatter at the blast of the elements. Venus of Willendorf is eyeless because nature can be seen but not known. She is remote even as she kills and creates. The statuette, so overflowing and protuberant, is ritually invisible. She stifles the eye. She is the cloud of archaic night.”
Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

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“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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Camille Paglia
“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.”
Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia
“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.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

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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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