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Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
3.72
liked it
I read this when it first came out, but I had no context for it, it made no sense, I thought it was badly written.

A decade later, it sank in. It's sti
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Jun 26, 2017
Jun 25, 2017
 
Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader
4.18
really liked it
This Reader serves as a great introduction to Burroughs' work, and I've found my way from here into several of his novels. My critique of the antholog ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
3.98
really liked it
For a book set so close to the present, this novel feels like a tale from a distant place and time. That's the beauty of it. The writing is sparse and ...more
Jul 02, 2017
Jun 19, 2017
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8, Volume 2
4.18
really liked it
The bad movie that spun a campy tv show that became a cult classic for its wit, creativity, and emotional grit has morphed again into a beautifully il ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
City of Night
3.91
it was amazing
As queer and straight “cultures” merge all around us, it seems possible now for a young person to emerge into an “alternative” sexual awareness withou ...more
Mar 13, 2017
Mar 13, 2017
 
Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need (Twenty-First-Century)
4.24
really liked it
I started charting my astrology about a year ago just to prove that it was nonsense. After several months of following and recording my sun sign, I sa ...more
Feb 12, 2019
Feb 12, 2019
 
The Galactic Dialogue: Occult Initiations
2.93
it was ok
I gave this book an honest try and I wanted to like it. I came to know Thad's work through Disinfo and through his Facebook posts. This book, however, ...more
not set
Dec 18, 2014
 
Star.Ships: A Prehistory of the Spirits
4.54
really liked it
Star.Ships is a book I've been waiting to find--a complex, well-researched analysis of a growing body of evidence that the official story of human cul ...more
Jul 17, 2018
May 25, 2018
 
Radio Free Albemuth
3.80
really liked it
A strange book in the Dick's cannon, not because the concept is more bizarre or outlandish, but in terms of form this may be his most experimental boo ...more
Sep 20, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
All-Star Superman, Vol. 1
4.06
liked it
I'm not a fan of superhero comics in general, but knowing that Grant Morrison wrote this one I thought I'd give it a try. I walk away with a shrug. Th ...more
Jul 22, 2017
Jul 22, 2017
 
Home
3.74
did not like it
I have read all of Toni Morrison's books. She's written some defining novels, some amazing works of insight and beauty. I never thought she would writ ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2015
 
The Revenant
3.93
really liked it
There are many ways to discuss this book--a revenge tale, a story of extreme survival, a lesson about character. What sticks with me though is the por ...more
Aug 05, 2017
Aug 15, 2017
 
Angel & Faith: Live Through This (Season 9, Volume 1)
4.05
really liked it
After the brilliant arc of Buffy Season 8 (the comic extension of the tv series), this spin-off wrestles with the aftermath. Angel and Faith are the " ...more
Apr 29, 2017
Apr 29, 2017
 
What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction
4.25
liked it
Don't get me wrong, this book contains some breath taking moments, some of her best work. As a collection though, it's a very mixed bag and many of th ...more
not set
Feb 19, 2015
 
Aleister & Adolf
3.33
liked it
An interesting but slim book. I bought this with the high hopes of learning new information about this occult period of the 20th century, but the writ ...more
not set
Dec 13, 2016
 
Beautiful Evidence
4.14
really liked it
Not a book for everyone, but if you're interested in improving how you read data and in learning how to create information-dense products and presenta ...more
not set
Jul 27, 2013
 
Jitterbug Perfume
4.25
it was amazing
A lively, surreal, deeply felt book that is always fun, always a page-turner, and just an all around great read. This is my favorite summer read for 2 ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2014
 
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
4.01
it was amazing
A truly classic work of science fiction from the man I consider to be the master of Sci-Fi. This is one of Dick's most enjoyable and deeply weird book ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 11, 2013
 
Orlando
3.87
it was amazing
One of my favorite books by Woolf. This book is odd and daring and for the period in which it was written, there is no other like it.
not set
Feb 22, 2015
 
Pacific Agony
3.53
it was amazing
An accurately distorted account of the Northwest that pops the Portlandia bubble.
not set
Sep 22, 2014
 
A Scanner Darkly
4.01
it was amazing
One of the best books of the last fifty years--Sci-Fi or otherwise. This is one of Dick's masterworks.
Aug 14, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
 
Moby-Dick, or, the Whale
3.49
it was amazing
He doesn't get the whale, but that's not the point.
not set
Feb 19, 2015
 
The Man in the High Castle
3.63
liked it
I had heard so much about this book that I expected it to be on par with his best works: The Valis Trilogy, Martian Time Slip, Ubik. This one is stran ...more
not set
Dec 09, 2013
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.09
it was amazing
When you love a book as I love this one, saying anything about it runs the risk of blemishing the work itself. For, what can I say about a novel that ...more
Aug 28, 2017
not set
Jul 02, 2013
 
Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult
4.05
really liked it
A solid hit-or-miss anthology of modern magick in theory (less in practice). As Metzger says in the introduction, this book contains a lot of lies. So ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Nov 18, 2014
 
Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto
4.38
it was amazing
The Dark Mountain Project (a website, a print journal, a movement) led me to this manifest. I did not write it, but it speaks to me as though I did. T ...more
Jul 10, 2018
Feb 17, 2017
 
Slowness
3.66
really liked it
Not Kundera's greatest work, but still a very fun little read. This is his shortest novel and I often wonder if, as a younger man, he wouldn't have fo ...more
Aug 28, 2017
not set
Jul 02, 2013
 
The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic
4.29
Very difficult to get through if you aren't well versed in the tradition already. Confusingly put together (I read it as an ebook--maybe the print ver ...more
Feb 10, 2017
Dec 13, 2016
 
Habibi
4.03
it was amazing
A rare book that transcends it's genre. Beautifully told and drawn. This book is like an illuminated manuscript.
not set
May 22, 2013
 
At Least We Can Apologize
3.73
really liked it
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not set
Jul 03, 2014
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