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“Keen, shocking, and shockingly funny, This Boring Apocalypse glitters like a mirrorball of razors above a dance floor packed with severed legs. Each page is a grisly prism. Each page flashes with a kind of light. In tiny, honed chapters, this book creates a world where love bleeds into horror, where there is neither life nor death but a life-death hybrid, where everything ...more
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Published March 2nd 2015 by Civil Coping Mechanisms
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Lori
Jan 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Read 2/17/15 - 2/18/15
3 Stars - Recommended to fans of the Blake Butler and Ben Spivey style literature
Pages: 122
Publisher: Civil Coping Mechanisms
Releases: March 2015


I should start a "Note Worthy" review series, specifically for the books I've taken notes on as I read. I feel like this is becoming a recent trend. First, for The Country of Ice Cream Star, to keep track of the amazingly beautiful, but initially complicated, invented dialect. And now for This Boring Apocalypse, which is just one
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Leia Penina
Dec 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Last night I made monsters with paper, read This Boring Apocalypse, and drank. I made many monsters. I like drinking. I was not bored.

In This Boring Apocalypse, the reader finds a patchwork woman, who, over the course of this book, is dissembled, reassembled, investigated, consumed, revamped. Erotic-life and erotic-death (as well as whatever is between that) are so intimated bonded here. I absolutely adored the appetite of Apocalypse. Full of peculiar, fantastic, anxious moments that I didn’t
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Brian Alan Ellis
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
This Boring Apocalypse is like The Notebook meets Re-Animator.

But only almost.

Only not at all.

Really, it’s a sadistically imaginative child playing house then burning down the house.

It’s very funny.

And scary.

Read more of this review @ www.revolutionjohnmagazine.wordpress.com
David Bridges
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I finished The Boring Apocalypse and last time I checked I still have all my appendages. This was a absurd, violent, and at time poignant read. It took me minute to get the rhythm, requiring me to reread some of the pages, but once I found the rhythm I enjoyed it. I found it funny and disturbing which are two words you don't always hear together. If you only enjoy more traditional narratives this may not be the book for you. With that being said if you can take a deep breath and stop trying to ...more
David Keaton
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Best. Cookbook. Ever. Not being a smart ass. This book made me hungry, made me wish I cared enough about people, and by proxy their bodies, so that I could also rip them open like Christmas morning. Read this if you want to see what happens when an author can't get close enough to her subjects by more conventional means and literally reaches inside. Read it if you want to get an idea how intoxicating such a disassembly could be. In a weird way, it reminded me of Cameron Pierce's Ass Goblins of ...more
Matt
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is more straight-up body horror, or maybe fractured fairy tale than it is Wells' contribution to the genre exemplified by Scorch Atlas or Apocalypse, Baby. What I mean is, this already takes place in a radically detourned space, and it's a single (more or less) narrative thread, as a singular protagonist tries to make sense out of this world where she (?) lives.

She creates a mate, tortures and eats him; creates another, and then things get weirder. Relationships between the trio shift,
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Andrew Miller
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The mostly sublimely bizarre tale of love and loss and human consumption I've ever, EVER come across. Wells crafts a story of the apocalyptic nature of our relationships and the tedium that they can create through the language of sadistic murder, zombiesque imagery and skinned cats. For the number of times Wells pokes fun at cliche, her novel is anything but and I guaranteed it to be one of the least cliche, most unique views of modern human interactions.
xTx xTx
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
brandi never disappoints.
i loved this.
KnNaRfF
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
As I was reading this book my face did not know if it should be grinning or looking bemused, so it kept alternating between the two expressions. As I
continued to read the poetic flow of the story began to feel more like a logical reality to me than the reality we are forced to live on a daily basis.

Brandi Wells is an incredibly talented author. I am very grateful that there are Indie publishers (like CCM) who have the guts to publish very original and imaginative books like 'This boring
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Julia
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
I really liked this. It was magnificently absurd, and I spent the majority of my read fixating on how masterful it is, the craft of taking those tiny seeds of realness and... extrapolating them. It's a crazy read, an eye-opening read, and sometimes I said oh dear that's just silly and sometimes I felt very, very sad.
Ryan Bradford
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This Boring Apocalypse is kind of like if torture and dismemberment were a jazz piece. It feels very seat-of-the-pants, but with an underlying complexity. It's like trying to ascribe logic to a nightmare, or trying to assign order to a mass of body parts thrown at you. Violent minutia fuels and leaps, which don't always land, but are often incredibly funny and absurd.
Matthew
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
I love fiction as experiment, but something in this one left me a bit cold. The surrealism is incredible and makes the mind swirl.
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