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Concrete Inspection: A Family Story Where a Mother is Looking for Something and Finds It

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Hardcover, 80 pages
Published February 28th 1992 by Volcanic Eruptions (first published February 1992)
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Jennifer Gutowski
Dec 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
really really great, but better when read to you by Crispin Glover himself. in bed. YEAH!
Illiterati
Dec 20, 2007 marked it as to-read
When I originally saw Crispin Glover's slide show of this book I found it to be spooky, lewd and highly suggestive. That was when he was selling the book for $75 which seemed equally obscene. The 2nd time I saw the book for sale (before his 2nd movie) it was selling for $25 but I had no cash on me. Sad Panda.

Based on the slide show. This book seems fantastic and based on the voting on Goodreads it's the highest rated of his messed up, twisted works. His books are more artwork than literature but
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - March 30, 2012

Warning to the reader of this review: all 3 of my reviews of Glover's bks begin w/ approximately the same contextualization. Otherwise, they aren't the same review.

I'm not very familiar w/ Crispin Hellion Glover's work. I've heard that he has a bit of a 'cult' following, I've heard that he was in some, by my standards, big budget films as an actor. I've seen a few of them: Back to the Future, R
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Connor
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Less horrifying than Oak Mot. More of a traditional "art book", but still adding on that template of editing a previous text into something profound. This was more heavily edited, and it felt like the concrete inspection original book was less integrator compared to Oak Mot.
Alexandra
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not for everyone, but well worth it if you appreciate CHG.
Tom Schulte
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
this little book is like a set of Russian nesting dolls three deep. on the outside, a hundred year old book on concrete inspection serves up the title and it's excerpts such contextual analysis done naturally and completely. in there, like a void in the imperfect slab, the anecdote of a family trip to the zoo enshrines a mother's search for something missing.
Em
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, non-fiction
Crispin Glover performed this book last night in Ottawa as part of his slide show & film tour. I bought a copy to be signed and read it this morning. It's a very odd little piece of art. I love this stuff. ...more
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Crispin Hellion Glover is primarily known as a film actor, but is also a painter, filmmaker, author, musician, and collector and archivist of esoterica. Glover is known for portraying eccentric people on screen, such as George McFly in Back to the Future, Layne in River's Edge, the "Creepy Thin Man" in the big screen adaptation of Charlie's Angels and Willard Stiles in Willard. In the early 2000s, ...more

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