Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. February 1, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase. There's a dearth of female authors in my library but Ann Sterzinger stands out. I never got into Poppy Z.
Brite and only read a page or two of Kaitlin Kiernan so far, so the closest inside-culture analogue to this I know of is Amy Tan. But Tan tends to write about different stages of womanhood within the Chinese-American experience, so it's really not fair to present this as an objective review at all. My metaphors are kinda whack because I am at a IRS workshop so my attention is on my budget and reflecting on my folly therein. I feel exactly like John Jaggo, not even joking. Maybe also because it's only about the tenth electronic novel I've read, the format to me is like talking to a friend via email or text messages.
Maybe it wouldn't work well on paper for reasons of ephemerality too.
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I don't know. I truly do not know what the future of the book is going to be, more about this later. All I know is that in keeping with this fictional account that seems like the writing of a writing of a friend the author tends toward the perfect filters. Void of politics and very much showing off, except in the fugue state of venting, this story of protagonist John Jaggo was the perfect medicine for me at the moment. So Sterzinger, who I am pretty sure edits the Taki magazine web site at present, seems to prove that editing is a craft that improves the art of writing, fiction or otherwise.
The problem with the future of the book isn't anything new.
I think, Knut Hamsun laid it all out with his "Hunger" published years ago , yet there's something about the ephemerality and the desperation of these astoundingly funny and wry. Maybe it's the level of precision with the author's music tastes matched mine, and why I never got into Poppy Z. Brite and only read a page or two of Kaitlin Kiernan so far, not really into her either. Which is weird because it was never a thing with Clive Barker or Philip K.
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Dick but I never claimed to be objective. Anyway the last time I laughed at a book like this was when I read Semiotext e 's Science Fiction "Unbearables" thirteen years ago. August 2, - Published on Amazon. Lurking in the shadows of the seedy underbelly of the American heartland are the kinds of people you're probably scared of. The kinds of people you, perhaps, don't think of often. The kinds of people who just scrape by, praying for lottery-ticket miracles, and Heavenly rewards, and three consecutive days of tranquility and security.
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People like John Jaggo. John Jaggo, of course, is long dead. His decade-long relationship with a girl named Kat recently ended after she informed him that she had not been in love with him for the last seven years. Now that he is stranded both emotionally and vocationally, he has taken to writing a polemic addressed to the future.
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In addition to talking about his personal problems, he attempts to explain the political situation in modern-day America using contemporary examples such as the Occupy Wall Street protests. His tone is perpetually cynical and misanthropic. Whereas most of the time he speaks directly to the future, at other times he will direct his angst against the people of his own time, as in the following excerpt from a much longer diatribe about his feelings of alienation in an increasingly overpopulated and globalized world:.
Do you really shed tears when millions of your competitors in the marketplace of civic importance are crushed in an avalanche? Despite his morose attitude, John Jaggo seems—for the most part—a fairly normal guy.
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His situation is probably easy to relate to for many other thirty-somethings these days. We get a sense that his voice could possibly represent some definition of his generation, but things take a turn for the strange when he wakes up on Halloween day after a night of excessive drinking to find a demon in his apartment…well, not a demon per se , but a lesser form of demonic creature known as an a nimani that he summoned late the night before in a drunken stupor after researching ways to get revenge on his ex-girlfriend. The hideous demonic manifestation calls itself Bertram, and informs him that he will destroy Kat, but only after Jaggo falls in love again.
Additionally, killing off Kat comes with a price; Bertram must also kill someone Jaggo loves. From here until the thrilling fireball-filled conclusion of the novel, Bertram follows Jaggo around, observing his movements, drinking all his beer and liquor, and making irreverent commentary. It is no wonder that the historians of the future question the authenticity of the John Jaggo Manuscript. Perhaps the demonic manifestation is only a psychosomatic hallucination; an excuse for Jaggo to remain closed off and alienated as a result of his fear of falling in love.