Friday, August 31, 2018

2018 Reading List Monthly Update: August

Books read in August of 2018:
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"Lilith's Legacy: Prose Poems and Short Stories" (Renée Vivien8-14-18
"Tales of Mystery & Imagination" (Edgar Allan Poe) 8-8-18
"The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins" (Clint McElroy/Carey Pietsch) 8-10-18
"Crampton" (Thomas Ligotti/Brandon Trenz) 8-16-18
"The Star of Gnosia" (Damian Murphy) 8-18-18
"The House on the Borderland" (William Hope Hodgson)
"Go Tell It on the Mountain" (James Baldwin)
"The Rimini-Ferrara Line" (Brendan Connell) 8-31-18
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2018 Reading List Total:
-
1. "Tomie" (Junji Ito) 1-2-18
2. "Call Me by Your Name" (André Aciman) 1-4-18 
3. "The Prozess Manifestations" (Mark Samuels) 1-11-18
4. "The Red Book: Liber Novus: A Reader's Edition" (C.G. Jung) 1-12-18
5. "The Soft Machine: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 1-16-18 +
6. "Injection: Volume 3" (Warren Ellis) 1-18-18
7. "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" (Denis Johnson) 1-20-18
8. "Ornaments in Jade" (Arthur Machen) 1-21-18
9. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror" (Robert Louis Stevenson) 1-28-18
10. "The Overnight" (Ramsey Campbell) 1-30-18
11. "Dragon's Crown Volume 1" (Yuztan) 2-3-18
12. "You Shall Never Know Security" (J.R. Hamantaschen) 2-5-18
13. "The Lord Came At Twilight" (Daniel Mills) 2-6-18
14. "The Night Ocean" (Robert H. Barlow/H.P. Lovecraft) 2-8-18
15. "Stupid Baby" (New Juche) 2-9-18
16. "Daughters of Apostasy" (Damian Murphy) 2-14-18
17. "Drowning in Beauty: the Neo-Decadent Anthology" (Various: edited by Justin Isis/Daniel Corrick) 2-18-18
18. "Mountainhead" (New Juche) 2-28-18
19. "Drifting" (J.-K. Huysmans) 3-5-18 +
20. "The Egg: Stories" (Michael Gira) 3-7-18
21. "The Runes of the Earth" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 3-9-18
22. "When People Die/Instagram Haikus" (Thomas Moore) 3-11-18
23. "Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes" (Peter J. Tomasi) 3-14-18
24. "Speak No Evil" (Uzodinma Iweala) 3-15-18
25. "The Ammonite Violin & Others" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-19-18
26. "Nova Express: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 3-21-18 +
27. "Less Than Zero" (Bret Easton Ellis) 3-24-18 *
28. "The Rules of Attraction" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-4-18 *
29. "The Divine Comedy" (Dante Alighieri- Lawrence Grant White translation) 4-6-18
30. "Scum" (Alex Binnie) 4-7-18
31. "The Cursed Soldier" (Tom Champagne) 4-7-18
32. "Down From" (Ursula Pflug) 4-12-18
33. "American Psycho" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-19-18
34. "N" (Arthur Machen) 4-21-18 +
35. "The Constructionists" (Joanna Tova Price) 4-26-18
36. "The Informers" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-1-18 *
37. "The Seekers" (Gea Philes) 5-5-18
38. "Glamorama" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-17-18 *
39. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (John Bellairs) 5-19-18
40. "Imperial Bedrooms" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-21-18 *
41. "The Heel" (Brendan Connell) 5-26-18
42. "Zac's Coral Reef" (Dennis Cooper) 5-29-18
43. "Decadence and Symbolism: A Showcase Anthology" (Various; translated by Brian Stableford) 6-4-18
44. "The Ticket That Exploded: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 6-13-18 +
45. "Aiaigasa" (Quentin S. Crisp) 6-14-18
46. "The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn" (John Bellairs) 6-17-18 *
47. "Civil War" (Simon Morris) 6-20-18
48. "Personal Ads" (No Authors Identified) 6-21-18
49. "The Mansion in the Mist" (John Bellairs) 6-28-18
50. "What is Anything? Memoirs of a Life in Lovecraft" (S.T. Joshi) 7-4-18
51. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (Douglas Adams) 7-5-18
52. "To Charles Fort, With Love" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 7-13-18
53. "Prophecies and Dooms" (Mark Samuels) 7-18-18
54. "The Undiscovered Self" (C.G. Jung) 7-19-18
55. "Already Dead" (Denis Johnson) 7-23-18
56. "Knapsacks" (J.-K. Huysmans) 7-24-18
57. "Catwings" (Ursula K. Le Guin) 7-25-18 *
58. "Studies of Death" (Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock) 7-25-18
59. "Pleasant Tales II" (Justin Isis) 7-27-18
60. "Lilith's Legacy: Prose Poems and Short Stories" (Renée Vivien8-14-18
61. "Tales of Mystery & Imagination" (Edgar Allan Poe) 8-8-18
62. "The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins" (Clint McElroy/Carey Pietsch) 8-10-18
63. "Crampton" (Thomas Ligotti/Brandon Trenz) 8-16-18
64. "The Star of Gnosia" (Damian Murphy) 8-18-18
65. "The House on the Borderland" (William Hope Hodgson)
66. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (James Baldwin)
67. "The Rimini-Ferrara Line" (Brendan Connell) 8-31-18
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*= book I have read at least once in the past
+= book I have read before, but not this reprint/edition/translation

Currently Reading:

"The Secret Agent" (Joseph Conrad) 

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Ten Year Anniversary of the start of "Mauve Movies"

Today is something of an anniversary for me: specifically, the ten year anniversary of the day that I began writing, on August 25 2008, in a black Gallery leather journal, in the break room of a Barnes & Noble, the first draft of "Mauve Movies," which I consider my first canon horror/Weird Fiction story. Little did I know at that time that this story, begun on a whim, would lead to the creation of an entire collection (Grimoire, which was published by Rebel Satori Press in 2012)... or to two further story collections, plus a novel.

I re-read the story today, for the first time since its initial publication in 2012, and I was pleased to see that (in my humble opinion) it still holds up: while there were things in it I'd probably do differently if I were writing it now, for the most part I think it still works, and I even found reading it tremendously moving... as a first stab at the genre I don't think it's too shabby, and while I don't believe I'll ever see a "best of Champagne" collection in my lifetime, certainly "Mauve Movies" would deserve to be included in such a hypothetical volume, perhaps being honored with the first story slot. 


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2018 Reading List Monthly Update: July

Books read in July of 2018:
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"What is Anything? Memoirs of a Life in Lovecraft" (S.T. Joshi) 7-4-18
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (Douglas Adams) 7-5-18
"To Charles Fort, With Love" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 7-13-18
"Prophecies and Dooms" (Mark Samuels) 7-18-18
"The Undiscovered Self" (C.G. Jung) 7-19-18
"Already Dead" (Denis Johnson) 7-23-18
"Knapsacks" (J.-K. Huysmans) 7-24-18
"Catwings" (Ursula K. Le Guin) 7-25-18 *
"Studies of Death" (Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock) 7-25-18
"Pleasant Tales II" (Justin Isis) 7-27-18-
2018 Reading List Total:
-
1. "Tomie" (Junji Ito) 1-2-18
2. "Call Me by Your Name" (André Aciman) 1-4-18 
3. "The Prozess Manifestations" (Mark Samuels) 1-11-18
4. "The Red Book: Liber Novus: A Reader's Edition" (C.G. Jung) 1-12-18
5. "The Soft Machine: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 1-16-18 +
6. "Injection: Volume 3" (Warren Ellis) 1-18-18
7. "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" (Denis Johnson) 1-20-18
8. "Ornaments in Jade" (Arthur Machen) 1-21-18
9. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror" (Robert Louis Stevenson) 1-28-18
10. "The Overnight" (Ramsey Campbell) 1-30-18
11. "Dragon's Crown Volume 1" (Yuztan) 2-3-18
12. "You Shall Never Know Security" (J.R. Hamantaschen) 2-5-18
13. "The Lord Came At Twilight" (Daniel Mills) 2-6-18
14. "The Night Ocean" (Robert H. Barlow/H.P. Lovecraft) 2-8-18
15. "Stupid Baby" (New Juche) 2-9-18
16. "Daughters of Apostasy" (Damian Murphy) 2-14-18
17. "Drowning in Beauty: the Neo-Decadent Anthology" (Various: edited by Justin Isis/Daniel Corrick) 2-18-18
18. "Mountainhead" (New Juche) 2-28-18
19. "Drifting" (J.-K. Huysmans) 3-5-18 +
20. "The Egg: Stories" (Michael Gira) 3-7-18
21. "The Runes of the Earth" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 3-9-18
22. "When People Die/Instagram Haikus" (Thomas Moore) 3-11-18
23. "Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes" (Peter J. Tomasi) 3-14-18
24. "Speak No Evil" (Uzodinma Iweala) 3-15-18
25. "The Ammonite Violin & Others" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-19-18
26. "Nova Express: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 3-21-18 +
27. "Less Than Zero" (Bret Easton Ellis) 3-24-18 *
28. "The Rules of Attraction" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-4-18 *
29. "The Divine Comedy" (Dante Alighieri- Lawrence Grant White translation) 4-6-18
30. "Scum" (Alex Binnie) 4-7-18
31. "The Cursed Soldier" (Tom Champagne) 4-7-18
32. "Down From" (Ursula Pflug) 4-12-18
33. "American Psycho" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-19-18
34. "N" (Arthur Machen) 4-21-18 +
35. "The Constructionists" (Joanna Tova Price) 4-26-18
36. "The Informers" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-1-18 *
37. "The Seekers" (Gea Philes) 5-5-18
38. "Glamorama" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-17-18 *
39. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (John Bellairs) 5-19-18
40. "Imperial Bedrooms" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-21-18 *
41. "The Heel" (Brendan Connell) 5-26-18
42. "Zac's Coral Reef" (Dennis Cooper) 5-29-18
43. "Decadence and Symbolism: A Showcase Anthology" (Various; translated by Brian Stableford) 6-4-18
44. "The Ticket That Exploded: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 6-13-18 +
45. "Aiaigasa" (Quentin S. Crisp) 6-14-18
46. "The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn" (John Bellairs) 6-17-18 *
47. "Civil War" (Simon Morris) 6-20-18
48. "Personal Ads" (No Authors Identified) 6-21-18
49. "The Mansion in the Mist" (John Bellairs) 6-28-18
50. "What is Anything? Memoirs of a Life in Lovecraft" (S.T. Joshi) 7-4-18
51. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (Douglas Adams) 7-5-18
52. "To Charles Fort, With Love" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 7-13-18
53. "Prophecies and Dooms" (Mark Samuels) 7-18-18
54. "The Undiscovered Self" (C.G. Jung) 7-19-18
55. "Already Dead" (Denis Johnson) 7-23-18
56. "Knapsacks" (J.-K. Huysmans) 7-24-18
57. "Catwings" (Ursula K. Le Guin) 7-25-18 *
58. "Studies of Death" (Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock) 7-25-18
59. "Pleasant Tales II" (Justin Isis) 7-27-18
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*= book I have read at least once in the past
+= book I have read before, but not this reprint/edition/translation

Currently Reading:

Edgar Allan Poe's "Tales of Mystery & Imagination" 
Renée Vivien's "Lilith's Legacy: Prose Poems and Short Stories" 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

2018 Reading List Monthly Update: June

Books read in June of 2018:
-
"Decadence and Symbolism: A Showcase Anthology" (Various; translated by Brian Stableford) 6-4-18
"The Ticket That Exploded: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 6-13-18 +
"Aiaigasa" (Quentin S. Crisp) 6-14-18
"The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn" (John Bellairs) 6-17-18 *
"Civil War" (Simon Morris) 6-20-18
"Personal Ads" (No Authors Identified) 6-21-18
"The Mansion in the Mist" (John Bellairs) 6-28-18
-
2018 Reading List Total:
-
1. "Tomie" (Junji Ito) 1-2-18
2. "Call Me by Your Name" (André Aciman) 1-4-18 
3. "The Prozess Manifestations" (Mark Samuels) 1-11-18
4. "The Red Book: Liber Novus: A Reader's Edition" (C.G. Jung) 1-12-18
5. "The Soft Machine: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 1-16-18 +
6. "Injection: Volume 3" (Warren Ellis) 1-18-18
7. "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" (Denis Johnson) 1-20-18
8. "Ornaments in Jade" (Arthur Machen) 1-21-18
9. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror" (Robert Louis Stevenson) 1-28-18
10. "The Overnight" (Ramsey Campbell) 1-30-18
11. "Dragon's Crown Volume 1" (Yuztan) 2-3-18
12. "You Shall Never Know Security" (J.R. Hamantaschen) 2-5-18
13. "The Lord Came At Twilight" (Daniel Mills) 2-6-18
14. "The Night Ocean" (Robert H. Barlow/H.P. Lovecraft) 2-8-18
15. "Stupid Baby" (New Juche) 2-9-18
16. "Daughters of Apostasy" (Damian Murphy) 2-14-18
17. "Drowning in Beauty: the Neo-Decadent Anthology" (Various: edited by Justin Isis/Daniel Corrick) 2-18-18
18. "Mountainhead" (New Juche) 2-28-18
19. "Drifting" (J.-K. Huysmans) 3-5-18 +
20. "The Egg: Stories" (Michael Gira) 3-7-18
21. "The Runes of the Earth" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 3-9-18
22. "When People Die/Instagram Haikus" (Thomas Moore) 3-11-18
23. "Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes" (Peter J. Tomasi) 3-14-18
24. "Speak No Evil" (Uzodinma Iweala) 3-15-18
25. "The Ammonite Violin & Others" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-19-18
26. "Nova Express: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 3-21-18 +
27. "Less Than Zero" (Bret Easton Ellis) 3-24-18 *
28. "The Rules of Attraction" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-4-18 *
29. "The Divine Comedy" (Dante Alighieri- Lawrence Grant White translation) 4-6-18
30. "Scum" (Alex Binnie) 4-7-18
31. "The Cursed Soldier" (Tom Champagne) 4-7-18
32. "Down From" (Ursula Pflug) 4-12-18
33. "American Psycho" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-19-18
34. "N" (Arthur Machen) 4-21-18 +
35. "The Constructionists" (Joanna Tova Price) 4-26-18
36. "The Informers" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-1-18 *
37. "The Seekers" (Gea Philes) 5-5-18
38. "Glamorama" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-17-18 *
39. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (John Bellairs) 5-19-18
40. "Imperial Bedrooms" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-21-18 *
41. "The Heel" (Brendan Connell) 5-26-18
42. "Zac's Coral Reef" (Dennis Cooper) 5-29-18
43. "Decadence and Symbolism: A Showcase Anthology" (Various; translated by Brian Stableford) 6-4-18
44. "The Ticket That Exploded: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 6-13-18 +
45. "Aiaigasa" (Quentin S. Crisp) 6-14-18
46. "The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn" (John Bellairs) 6-17-18 *
47. "Civil War" (Simon Morris) 6-20-18
48. "Personal Ads" (No Authors Identified) 6-21-18
49. "The Mansion in the Mist" (John Bellairs) 6-28-18
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*= book I have read at least once in the past
+= book I have read before, but not this reprint/edition/translation

Currently Reading:

Friday, June 1, 2018

2018 Reading List Monthly Update: May

Books read in May of 2018:
-
"The Informers" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-1-18 *
"The Seekers" (Gea Philes) 5-5-18
"Glamorama" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-17-18 *
"The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (John Bellairs) 5-19-18
"Imperial Bedrooms" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-21-18 *
"The Heel" (Brendan Connell) 5-26-18
"Zac's Coral Reef" (Dennis Cooper) 5-29-18
-
2018 Reading List Total:
-
1. "Tomie" (Junji Ito) 1-2-18
2. "Call Me by Your Name" (André Aciman) 1-4-18 
3. "The Prozess Manifestations" (Mark Samuels) 1-11-18
4. "The Red Book: Liber Novus: A Reader's Edition" (C.G. Jung) 1-12-18
5. "The Soft Machine: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 1-16-18 +
6. "Injection: Volume 3" (Warren Ellis) 1-18-18
7. "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" (Denis Johnson) 1-20-18
8. "Ornaments in Jade" (Arthur Machen) 1-21-18
9. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror" (Robert Louis Stevenson) 1-28-18
10. "The Overnight" (Ramsey Campbell) 1-30-18
11. "Dragon's Crown Volume 1" (Yuztan) 2-3-18
12. "You Shall Never Know Security" (J.R. Hamantaschen) 2-5-18
13. "The Lord Came At Twilight" (Daniel Mills) 2-6-18
14. "The Night Ocean" (Robert H. Barlow/H.P. Lovecraft) 2-8-18
15. "Stupid Baby" (New Juche) 2-9-18
16. "Daughters of Apostasy" (Damian Murphy) 2-14-18
17. "Drowning in Beauty: the Neo-Decadent Anthology" (Various: edited by Justin Isis/Daniel Corrick) 2-18-18
18. "Mountainhead" (New Juche) 2-28-18
19. "Drifting" (J.-K. Huysmans) 3-5-18 +
20. "The Egg: Stories" (Michael Gira) 3-7-18
21. "The Runes of the Earth" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 3-9-18
22. "When People Die/Instagram Haikus" (Thomas Moore) 3-11-18
23. "Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes" (Peter J. Tomasi) 3-14-18
24. "Speak No Evil" (Uzodinma Iweala) 3-15-18
25. "The Ammonite Violin & Others" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-19-18
26. "Nova Express: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 3-21-18 +
27. "Less Than Zero" (Bret Easton Ellis) 3-24-18 *
28. "The Rules of Attraction" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-4-18 *
29. "The Divine Comedy" (Dante Alighieri- Lawrence Grant White translation) 4-6-18
30. "Scum" (Alex Binnie) 4-7-18
31. "The Cursed Soldier" (Tom Champagne) 4-7-18
32. "Down From" (Ursula Pflug) 4-12-18
33. "American Psycho" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-19-18
34. "N" (Arthur Machen) 4-21-18 +
35. "The Constructionists" (Joanna Tova Price) 4-26-18
36. "The Informers" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-1-18 *
37. "The Seekers" (Gea Philes) 5-5-18
38. "Glamorama" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-17-18 *
39. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" (John Bellairs) 5-19-18
40. "Imperial Bedrooms" (Bret Easton Ellis) 5-21-18 *
41. "The Heel" (Brendan Connell) 5-26-18
42. "Zac's Coral Reef" (Dennis Cooper) 5-29-18
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*= book I have read at least once in the past
+= book I have read before, but not this reprint/edition/translation

Currently Reading:

"Decadence and Symbolism: A Showcase Anthology" (Various; translated by Brian Stableford) 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018 Reading List Monthly Update: April

Books read in April of 2018:
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"The Rules of Attraction" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-4-18 *
"The Divine Comedy" (Dante Alighieri- Lawrence Grant White translation) 4-6-18
"Scum" (Alex Binnie) 4-7-18
"The Cursed Soldier" (Tom Champagne) 4-7-18
"Down From" (Ursula Pflug) 4-12-18
"American Psycho" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-19-18
"N" (Arthur Machen) 4-21-18 +
"The Constructionists" (Joanna Tova Price) 4-26-18 
-
2018 Reading List Total:
-
1. "Tomie" (Junji Ito) 1-2-18
2. "Call Me by Your Name" (André Aciman) 1-4-18 
3. "The Prozess Manifestations" (Mark Samuels) 1-11-18
4. "The Red Book: Liber Novus: A Reader's Edition" (C.G. Jung) 1-12-18
5. "The Soft Machine: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 1-16-18 +
6. "Injection: Volume 3" (Warren Ellis) 1-18-18
7. "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" (Denis Johnson) 1-20-18
8. "Ornaments in Jade" (Arthur Machen) 1-21-18
9. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror" (Robert Louis Stevenson) 1-28-18
10. "The Overnight" (Ramsey Campbell) 1-30-18
11. "Dragon's Crown Volume 1" (Yuztan) 2-3-18
12. "You Shall Never Know Security" (J.R. Hamantaschen) 2-5-18
13. "The Lord Came At Twilight" (Daniel Mills) 2-6-18
14. "The Night Ocean" (Robert H. Barlow/H.P. Lovecraft) 2-8-18
15. "Stupid Baby" (New Juche) 2-9-18
16. "Daughters of Apostasy" (Damian Murphy) 2-14-18
17. "Drowning in Beauty: the Neo-Decadent Anthology" (Various: edited by Justin Isis/Daniel Corrick) 2-18-18
18. "Mountainhead" (New Juche) 2-28-18
19. "Drifting" (J.-K. Huysmans) 3-5-18 +
20. "The Egg: Stories" (Michael Gira) 3-7-18
21. "The Runes of the Earth" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 3-9-18
22. "When People Die/Instagram Haikus" (Thomas Moore) 3-11-18
23. "Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes" (Peter J. Tomasi) 3-14-18
24. "Speak No Evil" (Uzodinma Iweala) 3-15-18
25. "The Ammonite Violin & Others" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-19-18
26. "Nova Express: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 3-21-18 +
27. "Less Than Zero" (Bret Easton Ellis) 3-24-18 *
28. "The Rules of Attraction" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-4-18 *
29. "The Divine Comedy" (Dante Alighieri- Lawrence Grant White translation) 4-6-18
30. "Scum" (Alex Binnie) 4-7-18
31. "The Cursed Soldier" (Tom Champagne) 4-7-18
32. "Down From" (Ursula Pflug) 4-12-18
33. "American Psycho" (Bret Easton Ellis) 4-19-18
34. "N" (Arthur Machen) 4-21-18 +
35. "The Constructionists" (Joanna Tova Price) 4-26-18
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*= book I have read at least once in the past
+= book I have read before, but not this reprint/edition/translation

Currently Reading:

"The Informers" (Bret Easton Ellis) *  

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Drowning in Beauty: The Neo-Decadent Anthology

The new Snuggly Books anthology DROWNING IN BEAUTY is now available to order (from the Snuggly website and all the usual sources). I have a story in it, that'll probably be in my 3rd collection, but if you want to read it ahead of time, now's your chance. Anyway, with the help of a number of the contributors I put together an introduction to the book and its writers that is being hosted on Dennis Cooper's blog this weekend, so... knock yourself out.

https://denniscooperblog.com/the-neo-decadents-present-drowning-in-beauty-a-neo-decadence-day/

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

2018 Reading List Monthly Update: March

Books read in March of 2018:
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"Drifting" (J.-K. Huysmans) 3-5-18 +
"The Egg: Stories" (Michael Gira) 3-7-18
"The Runes of the Earth" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 3-9-18
"When People Die/Instagram Haikus" (Thomas Moore) 3-11-18
"Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes" (Peter J. Tomasi) 3-14-18
"Speak No Evil" (Uzodinma Iweala) 3-15-18
"The Ammonite Violin & Others" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-19-18
"Nova Express: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 3-21-18 +
"Less Than Zero" (Bret Easton Ellis) 3-24-18 *
-
2018 Reading List Total:
-
1. "Tomie" (Junji Ito) 1-2-18
2. "Call Me by Your Name" (André Aciman) 1-4-18 
3. "The Prozess Manifestations" (Mark Samuels) 1-11-18
4. "The Red Book: Liber Novus: A Reader's Edition" (C.G. Jung) 1-12-18
5. "The Soft Machine: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 1-16-18 +
6. "Injection: Volume 3" (Warren Ellis) 1-18-18
7. "The Largesse of the Sea Maiden" (Denis Johnson) 1-20-18
8. "Ornaments in Jade" (Arthur Machen) 1-21-18
9. "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror" (Robert Louis Stevenson) 1-28-18
10. "The Overnight" (Ramsey Campbell) 1-30-18
11. "Dragon's Crown Volume 1" (Yuztan) 2-3-18
12. "You Shall Never Know Security" (J.R. Hamantaschen) 2-5-18
13. "The Lord Came At Twilight" (Daniel Mills) 2-6-18
14. "The Night Ocean" (Robert H. Barlow/H.P. Lovecraft) 2-8-18
15. "Stupid Baby" (New Juche) 2-9-18
16. "Daughters of Apostasy" (Damian Murphy) 2-14-18
17. "Drowning in Beauty: the Neo-Decadent Anthology" (Various: edited by Justin Isis/Daniel Corrick) 2-18-18
18. "Mountainhead" (New Juche) 2-28-18
19. "Drifting" (J.-K. Huysmans) 3-5-18 +
20. "The Egg: Stories" (Michael Gira) 3-7-18
21. "The Runes of the Earth" (Stephen R. Donaldson) 3-9-18
22. "When People Die/Instagram Haikus" (Thomas Moore) 3-11-18
23. "Super Sons Vol. 2: Planet of the Capes" (Peter J. Tomasi) 3-14-18
24. "Speak No Evil" (Uzodinma Iweala) 3-15-18
25. "The Ammonite Violin & Others" (Caitlín R. Kiernan) 3-19-18
26. "Nova Express: The Restored Text" (William S. Burroughs) 3-21-18 +
27. "Less Than Zero" (Bret Easton Ellis) 3-24-18 *
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*= book I have read at least once in the past
+= book I have read before, but not this reprint/edition/translation

Currently Reading:

"The Rules of Attraction" (Bret Easton Ellis) re-read
"The Dive Comedy" (Dante Alighieri)