Saturday, July 30, 2005

Imaginary Books (3)

Here you go:

A Study of Depressive Symptoms among Men Living without Pretty Girls

Rock Bottom

If you loved Requiem for a Dream, this a book for you. In chapter one, the author shares what sounds like "rock bottom": searching his wrecked body for a vein, he breaks his glass syringe, spilling his precious fix on the cement floor of the warehouse he's made a haven of; he finds himself frantically licking up glass shards and rat feces. And it gets better. There are nineteen chapters.

Tristan Sandy

The Mystery of Hatred

The Science of Ridicule and Belittlement

Eating for Six

I was born in the Court of the King of the Four Winds: An Autobiography

"I was born, the child of a scribe and slave girl in the court of the King of the Four Winds, Shar-Kali-Shari," runs the opening sentence. As we all know, Shar-Kali-Shari was the last dynamic ruler of the Akkadian empire. That was the first of all empires. The author has been around for a while, and he has nothing kind to say about empire building.

Very Old Things

A Photo-catalogue of Books Inscribed on Human Skin

My favorite is the guy who has Isaiah tattooed on his body in 4 point type.

How to Avoid Traveling with a Salmon


In the comments to my previous post, Cary presented a neat idea: turn this imaginary books thing into an installation of some sort. Well, I like that idea (probably because I'm a pompous ass), but it will require thousands of titles. If you've got any special imaginary books you'd like to share, you can send them to me, either in the comments here or at the following email address: chill807 (at) juno (dot) com. (Please include in the subject line "Imaginary Books.") If the titles you send are articles from imaginary magazines or journals, you must send those titles as well. I will see to cataloging them according the Dewey Decimal System and everything, then we'll see about getting us a place. Hit me!