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Vampire Lectures
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Becca Becca said: "Don't expect a normal "lit crit" book that's easy to follow. Reading this is really like listening to a series of brilliant lectures. Best of all, there are so many seeds of ideas that you can use to jump-start your own thinking. One thing I especial...more "

 
Viriconium
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Viriconium by M. John Harrison
Viriconium
by M. John Harrison
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I've been saving this book for awhile because I love Harrison so much. Now I'm savoring it, reading slowly....
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New Grub Street by George Gissing
New Grub Street
by George Gissing
recommended for: pessimists, VS majors
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why do i love this book so damn much? cannot account for it, since i am usually pretty bored by realism. but gissing's pessimism is the perfect antidote to victorian sentimentality. and even though this could almost be a nonfiction history of vict. p...more
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Deranged by Harold Schechter
Deranged
by Harold Schechter
recommended for: cannibals
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schecter is the best crime writer i know of. this book is very tightly written. however, it should be supplemented by viewing the recently released documentary on fish, which puts fish in a religious context that schecter misses. but if you want all...more
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Doom Patrol, Vol. 2 by Grant Morrison
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best DP volume i've read so far. introduces the best team of supervillains ever: the brotherhood of dada.
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Doom Patrol, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison
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more subversive than the x-men.
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Doom Patrol, Vol. 3 by Grant Morrison
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not as good as the first two volumes. get's a little too "cosmic" in scope.
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The Confessions of Aleister Crowley by Aleister Crowley
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even though it's oop, you can't say you know crowley till you've read this. find a copy -- it's worth the price.
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Book of the Dead by Jamie Russell
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one word: finally! it's about time there was an intelligent history of the zombie on film. covers everthing from caribbean origins to italian gore to the millenial uprising of the undead.
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Killing for Culture by David Kerekes
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mondo, snuff, fictional serial killers. throughly explores every aspect of death on film. generously accompanied by photographs. should be required reading for anyone who wonders why they're so sick.
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