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Oak-Mot

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  163 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Volcanic Eruptions
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karen
Oct 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this is probably my favorite of all my crispin glover books. it is not a book i can effectively review, i dont think, but i like a challenge and my class doesnt start for another 40 minutes, so i suppose i have some time to give it a try. its. its what you might expect if you know anything about crispin glover. if you have the cd, if you have seen the movies (not back to the future or even fast sofa -im talking about the snail movie... you know)its a riot of images and words... and scrawl. and ...more
Paquita Maria Sanchez
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
First and foremost, a special thanks to Mariel for motivating me to "grow a pair," "cowboy-up," and write this inevitably difficult review. This book has been haunting me, it's true. I pick it up and handle it like it's the Hope Diamond, gently fanning the glossy pages, and all I can feel is the deepest panic. How to approach this man, this dark and mysterious stranger in the corner staring me down with beady eyes and finely-slicked hair, this handsome, seemingly immortal eccentric engrossed in ...more
Mir
Jan 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
A funky, imaginative little mixed media project in which an old book is altered to create a new story.

I was confused by the last section, which occurs years after the rest and involves Hitler.
Connor
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Horrifying, brilliant images. Glover edits an old, existing text into a terrifying work of art. The images are truly spooky, especially some of the fixations on nazi imagery and screaming ghosts.
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
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Crispin Hellion Glover's Oak Mot
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, River's Edge,
...more
Shannon L.
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Crispin Hellion Glover is an anomaly. A brilliant, mad genius. He's books are all reclaimed vintage books in which he has altered the texts to tell new, beautifully strange stories. These are best received when viewed primarily with his slideshow, so we may hear and view this lovely and eerie imagery straight from his mind. I got this book signed when I bought it from him on a tour. He's and extremely sweet and sincere man. These books are each works of art and I can't wait for him to publish ...more
Patrick Healy
Jul 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
The opening picture of this book made Sam Van Diliner scream.
Rebecca McNutt
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art, fiction
Like The Gashlycrumb Tinies, Goth-Icky and Handbook for the Recently Deceased, Oak-Mot is an eccentric novelty better used for decoration or aesthetic inspiration than reading material, but that isn't to say that this book isn't worth having a flip through every so often. The author's quirky use of off-beat artwork is definitely worth it.
Brooke
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I'm not sure what just happened, but I think maybe that was the point. Oak Mot is not an ordinary piece of fiction. It is a small piece of strange art in a book. If you are interested in the strange and can manage to get your hands on this book, do it.
Christopher
May 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Had the CD on which there are excerpts of this since 2003. Always meant to read, and just got an autographed copy from the author himself.

Its reclaimed and retold versions of older stories with custom illustrations. It is strange. Im pretty sure the physically and mentally disabled main character in fantasizing and re-writing aspects of their life for much of it if not the entire thing. The creepy uncle serves as either the villain or something else recast as a villain in this perspective. Its
...more
Jonathan
Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
Let me begin by saying that this book really does not have much of a plot or a message. It is mostly just loosely joined randomness that's designed to be weird and taboo. I gave the book 4 stars just because of how interesting and unique it is. Like a lot of Crispin Glover's work, this book has unnecessary racism laced into it. I find that kind of funny. :)
Fishface
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freak-lit, fiction
The delightfully obscure and hard-to-follow tale of a sickly child named Adrey. Faintly macabre, with twisted illustrations Edward Gorey would have admired. This story goes all over the place and ends up, um, nowhere. Classic Crispin.
Steig
Aug 27, 2008 added it
I'm very, very afraid.
Jess
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: nypl
Strange. I'm not sure I understood it, yet mildly fascinating.
Lehcim Nosre-dna
Jun 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: art dorks
Fun insane stuff. Makes your eyes dolt around in your head.
Tedb0t
May 28, 2008 rated it liked it
A review of this book is less appropriate than a review of Crispin Glover himself: What a magnificently fucked up weirdo. Do NOT pass up the chance to hear him do a "reading" live.
Emily Niles
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sooo strange but I love it. I also got to new him when I got it so I have an nice autographed copy...... Sweet
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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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