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text 2017-09-24 23:18
Reading progress update: I've read 146 out of 408 pages.
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (1907) - Roy Horniman

wow, terrific book. Rank seems to be close to performing his second slaying, while also having amorous feelings for two very different young ladies. he's a complicated man.

 

last year, roughly around this time, I read an old neglected Crime classic called Wieland, by Charles Brockden Brown (creepy and disturbing enough to also work as Horror). this year, it looks like the impressive surprise amongst hidden classics will be Israel Rank. I will never regret giving these types of books a chance.

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text 2017-09-24 17:57
Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 408 pages.
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (1907) - Roy Horniman

I was worried about a fusty, cobwebby old style to bore me...but worry unfounded! it reads easier than I anticipated. and Israel, with his autobiography full of vile thoughts and mayhem, has got me in a trance when I sit down with this. pleased!

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text 2017-09-24 03:33
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 408 pages.
Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal (1907) - Roy Horniman

call it The Martin Edwards Ripple Effect. "Edwards made me read it"; the phrase begins to echo throughout some of the corridors of Booklikes...

 

truly, I am looking forward to this very much! 1907. A neglected "criminal POV" novel from the Edward(s!!)ian Era! Edwards made me read it...thank you, Martin Edwards.

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photo 2017-09-20 13:43
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Gertrude Stein
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review 2017-07-27 15:39
„Don’t ask me to explain, I am no philosopher.“
The Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo - Oscar Zeta Acosta,Manuel Acosta Sero,Hunter S. Thompson

What do you expect from the autobiography of a man who called himself the Brown Buffalo? A man who ate the hottest hot sauce in the world for breakfast and chose A Whiter Shade of Pale as the theme song of his life? Regardless of what you might expect, you will be surprised, but not disappointed.

 

This is the most unapologetic account of one’s life I can imagine. Acosta is not afraid of giving honest descriptions of his childhood, his acid trips, his genitals, his fears, feelings, actions or anything else – because he didn’t give a shit about how other people perceived him. Neither his ulcers nor any amount of blood in his puke could stop him. As the true artist he believed himself to be, he took everything he could get his hands on and transformed it into art – even the contents of his stomach.

 

In his autobiography he takes you on a wild journey to the centre of his mind – quite literally beyond the seas of thought, beyond the realm of what, across the streams of hopes and dreams where things are really not. And for an attorney, Acosta really knew how to tell a story!

 

One can only imagine what this incredible Buffalo must have been like in real life, but if I were to picture him on his quest in discovering his own identity, I see a fierce, but peaceloving beast, stomping along his path with the Amboy Dukes singing in the background.

 

But please realise
You’ll probably be surprised
For it’s the land unknown to man
Where fantasy is fact
So if can, please understand
You might not come back.

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