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For years I've been a little leery of this book. First published in 1987, this anthology of doomster essays has become a fixture on the bookshelves of every Tom, Pierced Dick, and Harry. After finally reading it, I have to admit that my prejudice against those who think that being cool means reading lots of ReSearch magazines kept me away from what is actually a fascinating volume, wherein the most absurd, inexcusable positions are defended with calm intelligence and witty rationality. With essays ranging from the sexual liberation of necrophiliacs to strong cases against art and agriculture, editor Adam Parfrey's collection is one that Tristan Tzara would enjoy, if he were to rise from his mouldy grave in search of good bathroom reading.
If you haven't read this book (or 'Apocalypse Culture II'), then you must have still been in diapers in the 90s. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Quale
Contains several "underground" essays and manifestos that are tough to locate nowadays.Published 3 months ago by Molly Millions
I'm still reading it. It's ok.
Probably best if read between the angry ages of 17 and 24.
Apocalypse Culture is a gritty look back at a time before the Internet and the explosion of the Information age when publishing houses like Feral House (and let's be fair, there... Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. Michael Wilson
If this book doesn't start some kind of fire inside you-you're probably dead. This book should be mailed to you along with your military draft card at 18 and memorized.Published 18 months ago by JamesMagnus
Wonderful book for those with attention deficit disorder. Great toilet read. Several different contributing essay writers make this a must have for the macabre.Published 23 months ago by Mike Maes
Hasn't travelled, in time, as well as I would have liked. Either that, or I've not travelled as well. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by David S. Wellhauser
Regardless of whether you "like" what you read in these pages, you will be left rethinking many of the american myths you have been fed and raised on. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by betty black
Amazingly I've seen these for sale on the shelves of Borders in the past. Thought "Special Interest" literature wasn't available unless you knew what you were ordering in... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer