Monday, September 24, 2007


Okay, I think I'm going to stop with the porn references intended to generate traffic. It's getting a little out of hand.

From today only, keywords that brought people to my site: shitting links, i fucked my butler, boy erection, boy erections, how does the rectum work and diagram, erections in showers, shitting, pamela porn, right tit bigger than left?

Can you get flagged by the government from people landing on your site looking for child porn when you were just kidding?

Perhaps some more appropo: Padgett Powell jumping jacks weight loss, Gilbert Sorrentino steak flavored bubble gum, Robert Coover sex scenes, The Tunnel William H. Gass, Omensetter's Luck, Donald Barthelme deathbed wish, Irreversible violence scenes, A Clockwork Orange sequel, Twin Peaks explained, cohesion between Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire as an exit strategy for the body, David Lynch exercise shorts, Mary Gaitskill autographed riding crop, Secretary with Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, Crispin Glover spoken word Chewbacca elegy, how to clean an invisible wound, Invisible Cities, adios.

Finished rereading Blood Meridian last night. What a champion book. Now I am going to reread Ben Marcus's Notable American Women and finally finish my Roy Kesey review.


jereme said...

Crispin Glover is fascinating to watch.

Jason Jordan said...

What do you like about Notable American Women? I just finished my first run through, but I can't say I enjoyed it all that much.


Agreed Jereme.

Jason: I first read it when it first came out. I'll get back to you after I reread and can thus better speak to why.

jereme said...

So Jason, you would say that there was nothing notable about it?

Lyndall-O said...

I finally got my copy of Blood Meridian from Amazon. It's on my shelf anxiously waiting to be read. It'll have to wait until I've finished my Ballard book though, which shouldn't be long as it's a veritable page turner!

I will let you know what I think.

Josh Maday said...

So the literary porn is working well, then, eh?

Man, I have to get reading. Notable and Blood Meridian are still in the pile, unread.

I think this batch of keywords is particularly satisfying. Is the porn-search traffic heavy?

Please do offer your thoughts on Notable American Women. The reading public demands to know.


The main thing I like about Notable American Women, from what I remember of it, having read several years back, was the way Marcus invents not a new language, but a new application for the language. There are no expectations. It's more about feel than about narrative or such: everything is invention, and in the invention, new application. Plus it's severely self-referential and playful with its heady fuckery, and it ends up creating a world that while way different from reality, seems very real and full of the fucked indefinables that make every day intangibly itself.

But that's just from my memory of it. I'll more specific and less blah-blah in my reading.

Though this morning while laying in bed I started reading Chris Adrian's THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL on a whim and I'm afraid Notable just got pushed back a smidge.

Jason Jordan said...

@ Jereme:

I'd definitely say it's notable in the sense that it works well on the levels that Blake mentioned already ("new application of language," etc.). It's also a unique story, but I didn't like the "self-referential" elements, nor did I think bookending the novel with lengthy letters worked.

I couldn't muster the motivation to care for any of the characters, or what happened to them. It seemed overly dry to me, and thus reading it was more like a chore than I felt it should be. I may review it for decomP soon, so I don't wanna say too much about it yet. That's enough for now, I guess. =p

Have you read it, though?

jereme said...

No I have not read it.

I will try to read it but no promises.

I can promise to start.

I usually read 3-4 books at a time at different stages. It is weird. I don't know why I do it but I can't keep focus.

If it is a chore to read I won't finish it. I can tell you that right now.


i dont find it a chore at all. i think it's funny. try it.