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Project for a Revolution in New York: A Novel
3.87
Second reading on 2/18/13: Review forthcoming on HTMLGiant.

Okay, updated (and really, really long) review now up:
http://htmlgiant.com/reviews/the-revo
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Jul 02, 2010
Feb 26, 2009
 
Pig Tales: A Novel of Lust and Transformation
3.38
I read this in a single sitting (okay, to be fair I had to finish the last 10 pages on the bus, so I guess technically it was two sittings but whateve ...more
Mar 19, 2009
Feb 28, 2009
 
Compact
3.94
Beyond great; potentially a new favorite. Compact is a literal catalog of avant-garde textual techniques and how to apply them without resorting to gi ...more
Jul 03, 2009
Jul 05, 2009
 
The Thirst for Annihilation: Georges Bataille and Virulent Nihilism
4.35
I decided that I urgently needed to re-read this book after finishing the essay collection Fanged Noumena. I had read this before, three years ago pro ...more
Nov 22, 2009
Nov 22, 2009
 
FENCES
4.36
This book absolutely slays. The language completely destroyed me in the best way possible, and I considering immediately starting the book over upon f ...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
 
Red Colored Elegy
3.38
There is a sense of disillusionment here that I really like; recalls the despair that I think is inherent in a lot of the Japanese New Wave, a la Oshi ...more
Jan 23, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
 
Recollections of the Golden Triangle
3.84
It's hard for me to identify whatever my favorite Robbe-Grillet novel is, because as a general rule it's always "the last one I read." This one works ...more
Jul 22, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
Grimscribe: His Life And Works
4.23
After being vaguely disappointed by the selection in The Shadow at the Bottom of the World, I was afraid that reading Ligotti's earlier stories in the ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Flicker
4.00
I have now read this twice. Both times I have been pretty excited about what happens in the first 400 pages, and then become immediately frustrated an ...more
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 11, 2009
 
Codex Seraphinianus
4.59
I of course only read this visually, but what a story it was. This is something that I feel needs much more time than I have to be spent with it. It's ...more
May 24, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
You Know You Love Me (Gossip Girl, #2)
3.54
So, von Ziegesar is actually a terrible writer, and it's really annoying to be constantly reminded of the events that happened in the first book, but ...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
 
On Nietzsche
4.04
In terms of my interest, I'd place it between Inner Experience (3 Stars) and Guilty (5 Stars). A little bit of distance back from the project of mysti ...more
Mar 31, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
La Medusa
4.43
This book is fucking massive, and took me almost two months to read (way, way more time than I've spent on a book in a very long time), but I think it ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
 
Dark Spring
4.13
Totally destroys. Zurn is linguistically simple while conceptually complex and brief, and that makes each word sting even more. Some beautiful ideas & ...more
Nov 06, 2009
Nov 06, 2009
 
The voice in the closet
4.09
This is the square edition which includes the text ECHOES, by Maurice Roche, in the middle of the book. Which I didn't actually read, because it's in ...more
Aug 31, 2009
Aug 31, 2009
 
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
4.06
A) Parts of this seem relevant w/r/t design even outside of an architectural process. What this means is that I wish I had been told several of these ...more
Apr 18, 2009
Apr 18, 2009
 
The Doll
4.37
I want a copy of this, badly. This book is incredible; everything from Malcolm Green's introduction, to Eluard's poetry, to the somewhat miniscule pho ...more
Jul 16, 2009
Jul 18, 2009
 
The Park
3.64
Characters and tense shift, each protagonist might be a single, there are really beautiful passages here. Also, ideas. Characters are the conduit onto ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Feb 26, 2009
 
Divine Filth: Lost Writings (Modern Classics)
4.08
A second reading of this, in the midst of Bataille's entire oeuvre; highlights one thing in particular: Translator Mark Spitzer's decision to translat ...more
Mar 09, 2009
Aug 25, 2008
 
The Impossible
3.99
perhaps my favorite book

latest read, 12/3/13
for a book that i have, undoubtedly, returned to more than any other, and for a book that still holds the
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Jul 29, 2009
Aug 25, 2008
 
The Lover
3.78
own both a french edition (les edition des minuit) & english edition (pantheon)
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Jun 2009
May 18, 2009
 
Inner Experience
4.25
SECOND READING - AUGUST 30, 2014

Over five years after my initial read, and, as it turns out, literally 2 days before Stuart Kendall's new translation
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Aug 30, 2014
Feb 26, 2009
 
Ugly Man
3.39
Great. Really fucking great. This is a much better collection than Wrong. I was slightly annoyed that about 50 of the book's 250 pages reprinted Jerk ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
John Duncan [With CD]
5.00
January 11th, 2015 - Second Reading
Read this again today... the book is imperfect; there are typos and errors but, as I said before, it's the only ful
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Jan 11, 2015
Feb 26, 2009
 
Animal Rights and Pornography: Stories
4.15
Re-reading this probably five years after first purchasing & reading it, I arbitrarily picked this up again yesterday and decided to revisit it. A ...more
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 25, 2008
 
Visions of Excess
4.32
Considering how often I return to this to re-read specific essays, i think my initial 'review' here, considering the collection as a book in itself is ...more
Jan 26, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
 
Cities
4.40
This is a wonderful, beautifully worded little jet-setting exploration of the globe. It's similar to what I imagine Calvino's Invisible Cities will be ...more
Oct 21, 2009
Oct 24, 2009
 
Why Did I Ever
3.98
The prose in this is astounding. IT. IS. ASTOUNDING. A blurb calls this a Play It As it Lays for the 21st century, and--you know what?-- I'll buy that ...more
Jul 20, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Period
3.78
the best
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This book is incredible, and within the structure of the the cycle it's even more perfect. This book alternatively makes me want to wr
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Jun 03, 2009
Apr 17, 2008
 
Dreams of a Young Girl
3.90
Like with Sisters, reading Robbe-Grillet's prose divorced from Topology of a Phantom City & contextualized within the context of David Hamilton's ...more
Dec 22, 2009
Dec 22, 2009
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