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I found this collection rather showy and stilted I m afraidUpdate 20711I read this book on a ot bus a startlingly คนรวมวิญญาณ 1 โรงเรียนติววิญญาณ hot bus listening toissy Beatles via a fat man s eadphones I really love the brutal satire of late 70 s gay demi mondes spoofed ere though especially on this reading This was my least favorite Will Self book but for a guy who normally writes books as well Mary After All he does that doens t mean a lot These were longish stories 4 that filled an entire book and one of them the boring one was way longer than the others Still an awesome book though Self is an interesting writer I thinke s Lionboy (Lionboy Trilogy, honestly interested in the existential uestions this collection centers on but there s a lot missing For one thing Self while capable of some really good writing is typically a poor craftsman He just seems to lose interest inis stories characters and especially Halt v nebezpečí (Hraničářův učeň, his conceitsreturnreturnSelfas said in the past that Miss Emily he s really a novelist of ideas bute s not even willing to carry through with serious effort on those either as far as I can see It would seem to me that Phoenix (Black City, he thinksimself a satirist but wants to be celebrated by precisely the people What The Queen Wills (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales he wants to satirize Soe always or less pulls BabyCakes Covers the Classics his punches giving everyone in the book the excuse of our general existential plight and trying to recoupis edginess through graphic descriptions of bodily functions dysfunctionsreturnreturnIt just doesn t fly the decay of our bodies we Saul Bellow have to live with mindlessness fecklessness and cruelty we can do something about But seriously taking the satiric lash to those would mean attackingis own shallow celebrants Too bad really that e asn t the courage to do that I d read a couple of Self s short stories before I forget which ones and been impressed by their inventiveness But Oh My Gods! here it seems to me that Self is a great writer without much of a story to tell On the cover of the edition I read is a uote from a review by the Independent that states What counts most is Self s enthralling muscular and joyous use of language and I would agree with that main sentiment but to the extent that I think that there s really not much point to this beyond the occasional linguistic marvel I think muscular is uite an appropriate adjective for Self s writingere it s robust and corporeal with a grotesue twist kind of like a literary euivalent of that subset of Cronenberg films whose business is body orror But enthralled I wasn t the first of the four stories bored and annoyed me in eual measure and although part of Self s intention may ave been to Artful highlightow vapid and irritating middle class alcoholics are to do so by boring and irritating your audience into oblivion seems a bit like overkill The second story as a far interesting premise but then doesn t go anywhere after the crucial point is passed The third I suspect went mostly over my ead and was either therefore or merely simultaneously barely diverting and the fourth I again found pointless unenlightening and yes irritating too I really did find little ere of worth in the way of plot character or insight And the way that Self can string words together although very impressive didn t offset that I do plan to read of is work in the future as the potential for greatness is clear but I ll be عصير الرماد hoping for much sustenance for my efforts Dual UK and US citizen Will Self wrote three stories and a novella interconnected by both characters and the titular metabolic organ The first story Foie Humane italicsis applies an Outer Limits twist to an otherwise scatological series of er ur ur The Legacy (The Restoration Series, hee vintnerettes featuring the drunken denizens of The Plantation Club The second story the novella Leberknodel italicsis is a remix of elements from Perpetual Power (The Tressa Tremaine Series Book 1) his much praised novel How the Dead Live an old woman wrestles with issues of mortality and its epilogue despite the nagging presence. In this collection of four linked stories newly reissued by Grove Will Self takes aim at the disease and decay that target the largest ofuman organs the liver Set in locales as toxic as a London drinking club and mundane as a clinic in an orderly Swiss city the stories distill the ard lives of their subjects whether alcoholic drug addict or cancer patient In Foie Humaine set at the Plantation Club it's always a Tuesday afternoon in mi.
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Of er issue a wasted artiste daughter The third story Prometheus reimagines the world of advertising executives with characters from the Greek pantheon Imagine for a moment Don Draper sitting in the Men s Room biting on a wad of plush white tissue as a Skeksisian vulture nibbles on Charmed (The Donovan Legacy, his rib kibbleThe fourth story Birdy Num Num is aboutwell it s about waiting for the man in a decidedly grotty underground sans a swatch of velvet in sight The main character a junkie empowered byis junkiness but by no means is Ballet Shoes he His Junkyness lives in aeadworld wherein every day is The Party That is The Party starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards This story the narrator explains is a sort of investigative procedural Somebody is done in Is somebody done in Somebody is And then catches a late jet to Helsinki To Strictly Temporary - Volume One (Strictly Temporary, hell e sinks e Scene from The Party The media around Will Self s fiction suggests thate is carving out is own niche in the market This is the second Self book I ve read along with the Book of Dave and I agree e does offer something different to anything else mainstream Liver is effectively four mutually exclusive stories that are connected by the largest organ in the body the stories themselves ave immaterial crossover Disease addiction feature Of the four lobes the second is the most accessible where an aging cancer sufferer comes back from the brink but then that story drags towards the end The other three I struggled to maintain interest I didn t care about the characters and Cheri Red had the overwhelming sense that I was missing the point throughout I wish Iad the brain the size of a planetThe writing and language was attractive in parts but the stories themselves weren t enough to pull me through and I was glad to finally put the book down this morning so I could get on with reading the weekend papers about our financial armageddon Something different like a foregin cocktail but sad old me will return to the real ale methinks November 2009In Foie Humaine it s always a Tuesday afternoon at the Plantation Club the most cunt filled private pub in London and proprietor Val Carmichael the cunt is drowning the barman s liver in vodka and Discovering Your Heart With The Flag Page he might succeed ifis own liver that is doesn t fail Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, him first Elsewhere in Leberkn del a woman with terminal liver cancer goes to Zurich to ender own life only to mysteriously miraculously recover after changing Websters Ii Dictionary, Third Edition, Office Edition her mind An advertisor in Prometheus re enacts an old Greek myth much to the delight of a liver eating vulture and in Birdy Num Num everyone in Tony Riley s little drug den especially Billy Chobham is completely fucked up just ask the virus that s infected them allI veeard of Will Self and remember seeing a few of Aladdin his story collections in stores but I just addedim to my To Read list Volume 3 and promptly forgot But I found Liver advertised as a GoodReads First Reads giveaway entered on a whim and won Awesome Will Self as some interesting stories to tell and the impressive vocabulary with which to tell them although you may briefly doubt that when learning about the many and varied uses of the word cunt in Foie Humaine It s ard to judge a writer on four storiesnovellas alone so I ll definitely give Self another try Though I keep going back to this author I really The Message Glorious have to wonder aboutis state of mind The most mundane of objects are described in gross corporeal terms In Foie Humain a carpet is the color of middle aged shit while in Leberknodel water rivulets bleed across the airplane window and the rivet O Cérebro de Broca heads are described as a pimplesurrounded by a ring of infective rust Self s writingas a way of creeping up on you as an accretion of disgust At precisely the moment you start recoiling from the coarse descriptors and the book s cast of rejects the author reminds even admonishes you not to judge the characters or their detestab. Dwinter and the shivering denizens of this dusty realm spend their days observing its proprietor as Damia's Children: Rowan 3 (The Tower Hive Sequence) by Anne McCaffrey (1994-02-03) he force feeds the barman vodka spiked beer Joyce Beddoes protagonist of Leberkndelas terminal liver cancer and is on Breaking The Curse (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales her way to be euthanized in Zurich when miraculouslyer disease goes into remission In Prometheus a young copywriter at London's most cutting edge ad agency as is liver nibbled by a griffon thrice daily but e's always.
Le surroundingsOh and did I mention what must be an absolutely record inclusion of the word cunt This is my 100th book reviewThe last time I read a book by Will Self I didn t like it I actually gave it 1 out of 5 stars But somehow I find myself reaching for another book by Will Self and decided to give im another chance And this chance was rather interesting and intriguing as a matter of factSo instead of a novel I picked up Liver A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes This is a short storynovella collection than a novel It contains four tales and each of these tales as something to do with each other and the characters relate and connect to the other characters in the other stories Most importantly owever all short stories Keeper of the Light have something to do with the liver This perhaps is the most bizarre and yet most interesting facet of this book After all who writes a story about someone s liverThe first story is entitled Foie Humain and without giving everything away this perhaps was a very good introduction to the series The story is told from the perspective of an innocent bystander and because of that the story feels like it lacks direction at times thisappens to be the main reason why I Shattered Spear (The Lost Stars, hated the latest Will Self book I read All the bystander does is narrate what isappening in a certain pub in SoHo However at a sudden twist in the end one realizes that one The Homing has just read the most bizarre and disturbing short story ever involving an alien with a rather interesting appetite Think Frenchaute cuisineThe second story is entitled Leberkn del and this is the story of an old lady with liver cancer who is originally from Britain but goes to Switzerland to undergo assisted suicide Her daughter is one of the regulars in the bar in SoHo that was mentioned in the first story The interesting thing is that the old lady decides not to kill The Women of Easter herself and because of thater body seems to be rejuvenating to the point that people around Why Are You So Scared? her thinks that she is a miracle This starts auge religious fiasco with priests trying to prove that a miracle as appened and therefore someone new should be canonized as a saintThe third story is another bizarre one It tells the story of Prometheus who according to ancient Greek mythology is this Titan who is punished by Zeus because The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, he stole fire from the Gods and gave it toumans His punishment involved a bird eating He Who Dares his liver every night ase is tied to a rock and The Thing About December his liver grows back again However what is differentere is that Prometheus and the rest of the characters in Greek mythology are living in modern day London Zeus is this corporate Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar head and Prometheus is one ofis employees Totally bizarreThe last story unfortunately pales in comparison to the other three Told from the point of view of an HIV virus it tells the story of a group of drug addicts and t how they pass the HIV virus around themselves Nothing too spectacularAnyway contrary to my previous experience with Will Self andis satirical fiction I think I like this better I am glad that I gave im another chance Perhaps that s just the inherent characteristic of satirical fiction what I thought as aving lack of direction in the novel actually worked out Stand Up and Fight here and the short story is the right size for it Somehow a full novel s worth of satire seems to be too much for me After all it gets tedious reading about a universe when there are so many things that oneas already violated There ave been too many pieces of common sense that as been thrown out the window However in the short story genre the amount is just rightSo I enjoyed reading this book I think I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars not a Now Is the Hour happy book but then again most people don t realise they evenave a liver until it s in distressthis is the sort of book you won t realize is a novel until the very endeverything is connected. In the pink the following morning and ready to make that killer pitch If blood and bile flow through liverish London the two arteries meet in Birdy Num Num where career junky Billy Chobham performs little services for the customers who gather to wait for the Man while in is blood a virus pullulates A moving portrayal of egos appetites and addictions Liver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most talented minds working today.
William Self is an English novelist reviewer and columnist He received his education at University College School Christ's College Finchley and Exeter College Oxford He is married to journalist Deborah OrrSelf is known for his satirical grotesue and fantastic novels and short stories set in seemingly parallel universes