Author Archives: misterdzhimbo

About misterdzhimbo

Anarcho-hippy fantasist, poetaster, psych-blues guitar strangler, co-author of Red Phone Box, a beautifully illustrated Urban Fantasy/New Weird story cycle (http://gwdbooks.com/books/red-phone-box-a-darkly-magical-story-cycle). I like tea.

‘England My England: Anglophilia Explained’ , ‘All the Young Dudes: Why Glam Matters’ by Mark Dery

England My England and All the Young Dudes are long-form essays, recently published online, by the internet’s favourite polymath and cultural critic Mark Dery in which he explores with his customary forensic analysis and Menckenesque wit two formative experiences: his … Continue reading

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BOMBSHELL: A NOVEL, by James Reich

The political thriller is a traditionally conservative genre, both ideologically and structurally: it rarely, if ever, ventures into questioning the sociopolitical status quo or exploring character and plot with any other literary technique than third-person realist linear narrative couched in … Continue reading

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Ballardian Man and His Symbols – Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard, 1967-2008

A user’s guide to the Ballardennium, Extreme Metaphors is a collection of forensic analyses of the ambiguous, liberating, nightmarish 20th/21st century, a Freudo-Nietzscho-Jungio-rightist-leftist-libertarian hymn to the extremity of our obsessions. We inhabit the dreamworld we have made for ourselves, projected … Continue reading

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The Quiddity of Will Self, by Sam Mills

This book has all kinds of metafictional fun and games in store for you, if you choose to step into author Sam Mills’s Alice in Ayahuasca Land surrealist paean to the almighty Will Self. Self’s spirit and style, cleverly parodied … Continue reading

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The New Elizabethans – An Alternative List

You are almost certainly aware – it’s been shoved down our throats since last year, after all – that our glorious unelected head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, will be enjoying (yes, she does occasionally crack a smile) her sixtieth … Continue reading

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‘The Sea Is My Brother: The Lost Novel’, by Jack Kerouac

It wasn’t worth finding.

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‘I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams’, by Mark Dery

For the last couple of decades Mark Dery has been investigating the cutting-edge of American culture and counterculture with an eye at once empathic and horrified, thrilled with the creatively liberating possibilities of the future and dismayed at the still-powerful … Continue reading

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