So…a book club, huh, that I’m leading because, well, I definitely read this book. All of the words. So if you too read all of the words in Infinite Jest then join me as I extrapolate meaning and wonder from this book.… Read the rest
Immobility is about an amnesiac man named Horkai, and in typical amnesic style Horkai begins this novel having no idea who he is, where he is, or who those around him are. So, he must trust the word of those around him, namely a man named Rasmus. Rasmus tells Horkai that he has been brought out of a cryogenic state after 30 or so years and must go on a mission to retrieve something for Rasmus. So, Horkai does.
Now the first half of the novel plays around with Horkai’s alternating discovery of and hesitation to accept his surrounds. It’s a typical blank memory novel for a while. But then, the novel quickly becomes so much more. It becomes, what I interpret, as a commentary on organized religion, specifically the aggressive, and perhaps selfish, nature of religions missionaries.
See, during Horkai’s journey, he finds people who seem very willing, eager even, to help him.… Read the rest
I’ve reached 1,000 subscribers! This is a big deal for me. For many YouTube channels 1,000 subscribers is something that happens within weeks. For me it’s taken just over 2 years. I don’t make the most accessible videos, I know. I make videos about books (strike 1) that many people have never heard of (strike 2) that tend to be longer than 1 ½ minutes (strike 3). The fact that I reached 1,000 subscribers at all is a bit of a miracle.
To celebrate this milestone I’m doing something special. I’m giving away books. If you are a YouTuber, all you have to do is make a video for your channel that promotes my channel. Let me know when the video is posted. Then, I send you any book you want (within monetary reason; I’m not rich).
I want to thank every one of my 1,000+ subscribers for looking forward to my videos.… Read the rest
Four years ago I read a passage from Brian Evenson’s creepy story “Eye” to my toddler (watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S522l8f0q1s). I revisit the experience to see if my child’s reaction to and perceptions of the story have changed.… Read the rest
The new year greets us with a few laughably dumb awareness events. Join me and Wichita-based stand up comedian Doug Wilson as we discuss 6 such events…well, that’s not true; not all of the 6 are dumb. But with our commentary, they sure seem dumb.
Visit Doug: http://www.gigsalad.com/doug_wilson_wichita… Read the rest