Discussion in 'Off Topic Abyss' started by doswizard, Apr 15, 2018.
Michael Moorcock made Fantasy a Reality.
I have varied tastes.
I've always love Melville.
But then I also like modern like Douglas Coupland.
I caught onto him when I read "Polaroids From the Dead" in Spin magazine while working a swing shift.
It's a narrative of three (as I remember) groups of people who follow the Grateful Dead.
Even if you can't stand the Dead it's a really great read.
Also dig most stuff from Bret Easton Ellis.
The current gen lost me with David Foster Wallace.
Seemed like a load of self indulgent bloated pretentious pseudo intellectual BS.
But that's just one guys opinion. Well actually a shared opinion.
I am going to try Infinite Jest again at some point.
I do give every effort to understand the author that constitutes a generation's touchstone.
From the Generation before mine.
Mailer- Armies of the Night (a great read about the 60's),Oswalds Tail (about Lee Harvey Oswald), Executioner's Song
And Bukowski. I love his novels but I think he's more relevant as a poet than novelist.
The Genius of the Crowd is well......genius. And others of his early poetry.
His later poetry became short passages of prose IMO.
I even hear the mountains
the way they laugh
up and down their blue sides
and down in the water
the fish cry
and the water
is their tears.
I listen to the water
on nights I drink away
and the sadness becomes so great
I hear it in my clock
it becomes knobs upon my dresser
it becomes paper on the floor
it becomes a shoehorn
a laundry ticket
climbing a chapel of dark vines. . .
it matters little
very little love is not so bad
or very little life
is waiting on walls
I was born for this
I was born to hustle roses down the avenues of the dead
Another favorite of mine!
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