Haruki Murakami ~ Kafka On The Shore

Just finished reading one of the Perfect Books ever: Haruki Murakami‘s Kafka on the Shore. the perfect prose incarnation of the Border of the World: the cusp of fate and experience, of the timeless universality of musical creativity, of the resonance of our dreams through the archive of Time, or the boundaries and extremities of …

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Philip K. Dick ~ Second Variety (The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol. II)

Just finished reading this volume of Philip K. Dick short stories from the 50s. Gollancz publishes the complete stories in five beautiful volumes, chronologically. i was pretty astonished at how matur these early stories are from the 20th Century’s greatest metaphysical writer. hadn’t read but one of them (A Small Town) before, and this volume …

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Kris Saknussemm ~ The Humble Assessment

just finished reading Kris Saknussemm‘s brilliant absurdist drama, the horrifying and hilarious play, The Humble Assessment. Kris was kind enough to invite me to compose music for his latest novel, Reverend America. No one had previously asked me to write anything original for a book before, but Kris is so musically astute in a variety …

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J.S. Breukelaar ~ American Monster

Just finished reading American Monster by J.S. Breukelaar, a sci-fi novel of sentient stars, a cyborg samurai post-apocalyptic quest with a rich and multi-layered cosmology and a lot of fine and romantically visceral writing all along the way. One Horn to Rule Them All thanks to the coterie of FB sci-fi writers and artists from …

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