• Nova Express, William Burroughs (Grove Press 1964)
Not so much a book as an injection of the hardest of hardcore heresiarcho-heroin into the darkly throbbing heart of the American Dream.
• Doubled Slaughter: Barbarism, Brutalism and Bestial Bloodlust in the Music of Simon and Garfunkel, Dr Miriam B. Stimbers (University of Nebraska Press 2014)
Psychoanalytic scholarship sets sail for the septic center of folk-rock ferality.
• Baltimore Booty: An Anglo Academic Goes Undercover in Da Ghetto, Mikita Brottman (TransVisceral Books 2015)
Mikita Brottman’s über-controversial memoir of how she has regularly used skin-dye, wigs and prosthetic buttocks to enter and share the life of one of America’s most vulnerable Black communities.
• Naked Krunch: The Sinister, Sordid and Strangely Scrumptious Story of Sav-Snaq, Dr David M. Mitchell (Savoy Books 2016)
“Our Bite Macht Frei!” Savoy Books, long hailed as England’s loudest publishers, storm the ramparts of the savoury-snack / party-nibbles market, fighting off vicious legal challenges from the Health and Safety Executive when they launch a Burroughs-themed heroin-flavoured crisp range. As Sav-Snaq’s advertising boasts: “You’ll Nosh Nowt Noxiouser!”
• Art-Bandit: Interrogating the Outlaw Aesthetics of Über-Maverick Gay Atelierista John Coulthart, Dr Joan Jay Jefferson (University of Salford Press 2016)
Recently serialized in the Observer, this new edition of Joan Jay Jefferson’s “butt-breaking biography” (Terry Eagleton) brings Coulthart’s stormtrooping story fully up-to-date with incisive analysis of the deeply disturbing rap-video he has made with Alan Moore, Will Self and Laurie Penny.
• Nekro-Feral: The David Kerekes Story, Dr Muhammad Rafiqi (Visceral Visions 2016)
A candid and compelling portrait of a true titan of transgression, the Anglo-Romanian author, editor and counter-cultural commentator David Kerekes. As Dr Rafiqi writes on page 85: “When David was inside the scanner, we turned on the video of selected death-clips and he began to watch. On the monitors we could now see what regions were being activated in his brain. The veteran neuro-scientists beside me gasped in horror and I [cont. pg. 86].”
• Nekro-Fetid: The David Slater Story, Dr Miriam B. Stimbers (Visceral Visions 2016)
The very first biography of the enigmatic simul-scribe of seminal snuff-study Killing for Culture. Long overshadowed by his more prolific thinking-buddy David Kerekes, Slater now emerges in his own right as a dedicated denizen of depravity’s darkest domains. As Dr Stimbers writes in her introduction: “Frankly, I think you should call the police.”
• Merciless Gods, Chris Tsiolkas (Atlantic Books 2012)
Justin T. McGliverton writes: “It’s brief but it’s a bombshell: after picking up Tsiolkas’ gripping collection of short stories, I encountered one of the finest passages of Beatles-based slash-fic it has ever been my privilege to read.”
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