Max Kindred: Trip the Light Fantastic

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Sick humor and violence to test the reader when they re least expecting it However also in the spirit of the best transgressive fiction it reveals the insane beauty to be found when we decide to dig into the dark side of life The way in which Kindred uses language is so creative and original I was left than impressed and definitely in awe of his talentFor those who are fans of Burroughs Cities of the Red Night and Bret Easton Ellis s Glamorama Max Kindred s Trip the Light Fantastic is a real find I would also recommend to anyone interested in transgressive fiction as a genre as it showcases some of the most intriguing themes of the transgressive traditio. Their wants and addictions Divided into four parts this modern tragedy chronicles four lives through a series of events before and after their friend’s death and that of the following summ.

T intimate ride of how they experience the Valley a place that seems to be on the surface part of the city of Los Angeles and what most of us think of when the term is used packed with wannabe models and actors celebrity culture and lots and lots of sex and drugs But as we ride along with each character s POV it becomes ever clear that the Valley in this case might be that but it is also much The Valley gradually morphs into a haunting and twisted Hell world where reality plays on a loop and it appears at times that everyone is already deadIn the spirit of the very best of transgressive fiction Trip the Light Fantastic pushes all the boundaries and uses. A girl within their circle dies from a dose of poisoned heroin when they are brought face to face with death the identity of a iller and the plausibility of their dreams as they succumb to.

I started out reading this book and thought I Arizona! (Wagons West, knew what to expect how things would unfold and how the story would take shape and then about halfway through I realized Inew nothing I was uncomfortable disoriented and had the feeling of being in a carnival funhouse where there s a crazy warped mirror around every turnAnd I loved every second of itMax Kindred has managed to pull off the almost impossible feat of invoking the ghost of the voice of William S Burroughs to an eerie degree while also maintaining an impressive commitment to the authenticity of his own In Trip the Light Fantastic we meet four very different characters who take us on a brutal ye. Vladimir wants Kourtney Kourtney wants the world Deena wants Troy Troy wants Deena and then some but everyone wants the abundance of heroin that courses through the Valley It’s not until.

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