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Apocalypse Culture II

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  492 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
When it was published in 1987, Apocalypse Culture was the first of its kind. No other book examined such disturbing cultural extremes, and no other book looked at the dark sides of society within the framework of the apocalypse. In the intervening 12 years, it has become clear that Apocalypse Culture inspired a new genre of cultural commentary that has been embraced by bot ...more
Paperback, 458 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Feral House (first published 2000)
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Olethros
Jul 26, 2015 Olethros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
-Madre mía, cómo está el personal.-

Género. Ensayo.

Lo que nos cuenta. Recopilación de diferentes textos realizada por Adam Parfrey, escritos por personas (por llamarlas de alguna manera) que comparten su visión sobre temas tan variados como la curiosa historia detrás de uno de los miembros del culto asesino de Charles Manson, una interpretación de las verdaderas intenciones del mapeado del genoma humano, las memorias de un par de esclavas sexuales de la élite política, empresarial y del entreteni
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No Remorse
Dec 13, 2010 No Remorse rated it really liked it
The book starts out with info from a group of people who are trying to clone Jesus. (what if he came out retarded?)

The government mixing human genes with pigs, so that they are bigger and have less cholesterol.

Scientists who did AIDS tests in mice and ended up creating a super airborne AIDS virus.

A Jap named Issei Sagawa who had the dream to eat the flesh of a white woman and carried out his fantasy when he shot a Dutch girl named Renée Hartevelt in the neck, violated her body and then cut piece
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Michael X
Jul 01, 2008 Michael X rated it it was amazing
Further exposes on all manner of counter culture. A must have for those interested in the extremes of undergournd culture.
Rachel
Aug 02, 2008 Rachel added it
Here's my blurb:

"Apocalypse Culture II is an instant classic, blasting through the last frontiers of taboo."
ba
Jul 29, 2007 ba rated it it was ok
A book of harsh stuff for "edgy" people. Mildly amusing.
Tristan Goding
May 13, 2016 Tristan Goding rated it liked it
This follow-up to the controversial original makes that one look like MAD magazine in comparison. This second book goes to some of the most unsavory places imaginable. Its mesmerizing and fascinating, for sure, but misfortune, oddities, and human perversions drip from every page. Even for someone like me who seeks out challenging literature, this book gave me pause. One thing is for sure, I'll never look our our culture the same way again. For those with strong stomachs, even you may want to tak ...more
Francisco Luis Benítez
Curioso a veces, inquietante a veces, extraño a veces; pero con largos interludios de aburrimiento. Un viaje rápido por las escatológicos derroteros de las tendencias más extravagantes de la antropología cultural humana: canibalismo, parafilias, sectas, asesinos en serie, conspiranoicos, judíos nazis, coprófilos, etc. Por citar unos ejemplos.

De lectura fácil y olvido rápido. Una pequeña montaña rusa mental que nos enfrenta a zonas oscuras de nuestra esencia humana.
Jason
Jan 08, 2010 Jason rated it really liked it
When attempting review this book, I find myself a bit perplexed. On one hand, I find so many of the essays, and so many of the authors and subjects of these works, to be totally aborrhant. I am disgusted by them. But maybe that's the point? For as dark and sick and twisted as this book may be, I will always adamantly stand up for its right to exist. Oh, and Crispin Glover is a personal hero of mine, so that doesn't hurt.
Kate
Dec 08, 2008 Kate rated it liked it
Shelves: bizarre
This book is totally exploitative and vulgar, under the guise of just exercising the right to free speech. However, I tend to be drawn to macabre things every now and then (to read about, not to participate in) like serial killers, satanists, evangelical endtimers, and the like, so I did find some of the entries pretty fascinating, particularly the Japanese cannibal.
Fernando Polanco
May 15, 2014 Fernando Polanco rated it really liked it
Un libro loquísmo que recopila todo tipo de textos, desde relatos a entrevistas ficticias, pasando por odas al nazismo, a la pedofília o a las muñecas hinchables. Una antología que te revuelve por dentro y te hace cerrar el libro en el metro por pura incomodidad.
Una propuesta única, arriesgada y (como defecto) muy irregular.
Matt Reese
Dec 03, 2012 Matt Reese rated it really liked it
Although not as great as the first this book sends it's message loud and clear. Now boarding the Apocalypse Express. Destination?.....
Spoon Popkin
Apr 16, 2008 Spoon Popkin rated it really liked it
Just as bizarre as the first one- cannibalism, necrophilia- it as goes in & never comes out of your brain.
Jhef
Jun 10, 2010 Jhef rated it it was amazing
Another of my favorite books in existence! There needs to be more writing available like this!
Becca
May 11, 2007 Becca rated it it was amazing
possibly even better than the first. genuine sickness, filth, and depravity. descend.
Justin
May 09, 2012 Justin rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books. A must read. Really anything by Adam Parfrey is.
Jeremiah Genest
Feb 14, 2008 Jeremiah Genest rated it liked it
Palfrey's books are a wonderful snapshot of American stranegness pre-Millenia.
Paolo
Aug 10, 2007 Paolo rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone.
Twice as pretty fucking amazing as the first volume.
Mano (Leslie)
Jan 21, 2008 Mano (Leslie) rated it really liked it
wowza. see comments on the first.
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Noted for his foresight as both a writer and publisher, Adam Parfrey’s Apocalypse Culture (1987) was hailed by J.G. Ballard as “the terminal documents of the Twentieth Century.” Cult Rapture (1995), subject of a notorious art exhibition at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art, included among its dozen pop culture investigations, Parfrey’s Village Voice cover story, the first published article on m ...more
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