Surrealists, obscurities and sick hipsters
Been a Chuck fan since the first printing of Fight Club. I remember that old wonky Owl's Books edition with the paint splatter cover - got that as a gift in 1997. Funnily enough I didn't read Survivor. I wound up going for Lullaby next. And so on and so forth. It's been a delirious and unforgettable ride.
Aside from Chuck, the best books I've read in the last ten years would include (in no particular order): Flicker (reprint) by T. Roszak, Fish Boy by Mark Richard, Arkansas Adios! by Earl Mac Rauch (don't get me started), everything by Cormac McCarthy, Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser, Parasites Like Us by Adam Johnson, Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass by Bruno Schulz, Dermaphoria by Craig Clevenger, Kiss Me, Judas by W. C. Baer, The Boats of Glen Carrig by William Hope Hodgson and the list goes on and on and on...
About me: I enjoy incredibly obscure new wave music (Iron Curtain anyone?), surrealist cinema, swimming, work (yes, honestly), talking about incredibly obscure new wave music and surrealist cinema, reading, remembering when I smoked and why I'm glad I've quit, watching clouds and writing.
As for the writing bit, my debut novel 6 Sick Hipsters will be at your local bookstore April 1st, 2008 (in the states) from Kensington Books. I call it a black comedy, my editor suggests Ellis flirting with Tarantino and I think Chuck's fans might get a kick out of it. You can read about the book here [URL=http://www.6sickhipsters.com]http://www.6sickhipsters.com[/URL].
Glad to be here -- been lurking for more years than I'd like to count -- and hope I can add to the conversation.