Posts Tagged: books
1958 English bank clerk referees his internal wrestling match: tardy sexual awakening v catholic guilt. Guilt wins, TKO.
A real life road-to-Damascus tale on an epic larger-than-life 60s New York City scale.
“Am I literally living in the past?”, “Can thoughts think?”, “Am I whoever you think I am, based on who I appeared to be when you last thought about me?”
A frightful children’s educational story from 1962 dealing with themes of theology, ‘animal’ promiscuity and courtship. Published under the White Stripes brand, also responsible for Elephant.
Frank Farrow and Roman Otis hit a pizza shop in D.C. called May’s. A cop was shot. A boy was dead. Dozens of lives were shattered forever. Three years later, Dimitri Karras, who lost a son, has discovered the killers’ identity.
Graham Greene* said of Fleetwood Mac, ‘While I admire Faulkner’s view of how the heart behaves, it is Miss Mac’s view of how it misbehaves which captivates all the more’.
Pop science tome. Highly polished set of arguments for the idea that the universe is a figment of someone’s imagination. A highly overactive imagination.
This study of the brain and its neurological activity when placed in sonic isolation makes its successor – ‘Fear of Music’ from fellow American thinker Tobias Heads – appear juicily supercharged. We’re talking arid, here.
From the hugely popular ‘Ant Books’ series for children, a history of the cowboy in the ‘Wild West’. Unfortunately the lively and colourful paper cover is missing. Published by Lee Miall & Merrick.
Classic paperback. The story of two catholic sisters growing up in a swiftly changing post-war Britain.
70s American illustrated pre-school board book containing seven simple sentences, including ‘I love my Mommy’s cakes’ and ‘Daddy works real hard’.
Safety booklet from the 70s – published by the Neutral Milk* Airport Hotel, Korea for use in its rooms and waiting areas.
A collection of poetry written while in confinement (7 years for grand theft). Each poem is inspired by a book in the prison library. This copy was stolen from the library, by the author. Ooops.