Speedboat or The Easter Parade
idk i've had discussions with a lot of men who think it's brave to hate joan didion who think speedboat is worthless '70s ruling class ennui or something but i think it's basically a sick collection of keenly observed microfiction/nonfiction
How many of them have even read it.
― Chris L, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 16:45 (five months ago) link
Oops meant to put that in block quotes.
Coming Through Slaughter is the only novel about a musician I've come across that really seems to have learned from music, that moves through short chapters of of layered, developmental momentum and tensions (thinking of counterpoint, b and c melodies, syncopation, vamping) surfacing and rolling along some more to, through and past the end (as some records keep you listening past the fade, like where are they going, what will happen down the line, or is this just hemidemisemiquavers of the insatiably impressionable audience mind, just not accepting the finality, but if so what's wrong with that) And it's not an affect the author could soak up from playing the subject's records over and over, because Buddy Bolden.Patternmaster is also good and inimitable and Octavia E. Butler, not Olivia (but yeah you're better off considering that series as a whole, same as, on a lower level, with Children of Dune.) I liked Triton very much. Did not know that Melvin Van Pebbles wrote a novel, will have to check.
― dow, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 17:24 (five months ago) link
A woman in film school the year ahead of me had actually started filming an adaptation of Bear, but I can't find any mention of it online now.
― Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 15 June 2021 21:23 (five months ago) link
everyone i follow online loves speedboat, but i haven't read it yet. not a great dune, not a great robbins iirc
woman on the edge of time is really quite arresting, but voting crews
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 02:05 (five months ago) link
i think i want to vote for Kiss of the Spiderwoman
― terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 02:37 (five months ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Thursday, 17 June 2021 00:01 (five months ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Friday, 18 June 2021 00:01 (five months ago) link
Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1977
― Daniel_Rf, Friday, 18 June 2021 09:33 (five months ago) link