Monthly Archives: February 2014

Dicksquirt Stammerstuttery Mammyshagging Arsemaggot (David Mitchell, ‘Black Swan Green’)

“Is nostalgia stopping our culture’s ability to surge forward, or are we nostalgic precisely because our culture has stopped moving forward and so we inevitably look back to more momentous and dynamic times?” ..asks Simon Reynolds in Retromania: Pop Culture’s … Continue reading

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Dealey Plaza Has Since Become a Minor Sexual Nuisance Area (J. G. Ballard, ‘The Atrocity Exhibition’)

1. GROUND ZERO The Atrocity Exhibition is “the story cycle that stands at the ground zero of his explosive body of work”, proclaims writer Will Self of Ballard’s short but incendiary novel of micro-novels, through the dusty laptop screen, towards … Continue reading

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