Monday, September 5, 2016

Buried in Books - My New Precioussssess

Because I can't possibly read every single book that finds its way into my home IMMEDIATELY, though I fully intend to die trying, allow me to show off our most recently acquired precioussssess...

For Review

Chad Reynolds
Greying Ghost

Chad Reynolds writes with such fluidity, with such an ecstatic sense of time and space that upon reading Drummer, as was the case with its predecessor City of Tomorrow, one cannot help but imagine Robert Walser at a Buddy Rich concert that is taking place in the seediest slum on the moon. This is a collection of poems so musical in nature that it belongs on a turntable. John Bonham on Moby Dick. Ginger Baker on Toad. Chad Reynolds on Drummer. 

*Publisher solicited / Never say no to Greying Ghost!

Nate Pritts
Greying Ghost

“I will always keep a copy of Sky Poems in my backpack for those days when I’m on a particularly long train ride or the park by my house is empty and I can just sit alone and absorb each fleeting moment of newness that drips off of each poem. Sky Poems evokes a feeling of being on the run even though you’re not a fugitive. The clouds could simply open up and pour airplanes, the dead, or our mail. You could simply look up and have this book fall into your hands. Sky Poems is that phenomenal.” (from publishers website)

*Publisher solicited / Never say no to Greying Ghost!

Judson Hamilton
Greying Ghost

"Don't reckon this as Darger-inspired literature or Dahl-hued imaginings. This is Judson Hamilton's No Rainbow, a uniquely intrepid tale about a group of youngsters who seek to expand themselves in a world that is slowly shrinking 'one word, one creature, one color at a time.'"

*Publisher solicited / Never say no to Greying Ghost!

Tilted Axis Press

An oblique, hard-edged novel tinged with offbeat fantasy, One Hundred Shadows is set in a slum electronics market in central Seoul – an area earmarked for demolition in a city better known for its shiny skyscrapers and slick pop videos. Here, the awkward, tentative relationship between Eungyo and Mujae, who both dropped out of formal education to work as repair-shop assistants, is made yet more uncertain by their economic circumstances, while their matter-of-fact discussion of a strange recent development – the shadows of the slum’s inhabitants have started to ‘rise’ – leaves the reader to make up their own mind as to the nature of this shape-shifting tale. Hwang’s spare prose is illuminated by arresting images, quirky dialogue and moments of great lyricism, crafting a deeply affecting novel of perfectly calibrated emotional restraint. Known for her interest in social minorities, Hwang eschews the dreary realism usually employed for such issues, without her social criticism being any less keen. As well as an important contribution to contemporary working-class literature, One Hundred Shadows depicts the little-known underside of a society which can be viciously superficial, complicating the shiny, ultra-modern face which South Korea presents to the world. 

*Unsolicted / From Publisher

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