Revisiting two classics of underground and cult cinema, Amos Vogel's Film As Subversive Art (Random House) and Hoberman & Rosenbaum's Midnight Movies (Da Capo). Great to be immersed in these writers and their examinations of cinema. Also, deep in Lowenstein's Shocking Representation (Columbia), an exploration of - amongst other things - allegory, trauma theory and horror movies. Once again I find myself taking copious notes and exploring numerous lines of flight and potentialities.
The Hiliker Curse - James Ellroy's latest book, sees the author exploring his relationships with women, from lust to love, all haunted by his relationship to his murdered mother. Not as powerful as My Dark Places, but Ellroy's writing style always makes for an enjoyable read.
Finally, independent publishing house Inkblot have issued a limited edition paperback of a previously unpublished essay by Brion Gysin Living With Islam, an examination of his experiences as a westerner living in Tangiers in the 50s. Expect a 'review' to be posted here soon.