Scorch Atlas characters ï 107

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Scorch AtlasOrhoods drown in mud glass rains from the sky birds speak gibberish and parents of young children disappear Millions starve while others grow coats of mold But a few are able to survive and find a light in the aftermath illuminating what we’ve become In The Disappeared a father is arrested for missing free throws leaving his son to search alone for his lost mother A boy swe.

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Lls to fill his parents’ ransacked attic in The Ruined Child Rendered in a variety of narrative forms from a psychedelic fable to a skewed insurance claim uestionnaire Blake Butler’s full length fiction debut paints a gorgeously grotesue version of America bringing to mind both Kelly Link and William H Gass yet imbued with Butler's own vision of the apocalyptic and bizarre.

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Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Blake Butler is the author of EVER Scorch Atlas and two books forthcoming in and from Harper Perennial He edits 'the internet literature magazine blog of the future' HTML Giant His other writing have appeared in The Believer Unsaid Fence Dzanc's Best of the Web He lives in Atlanta.

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  • Joshua Nomen-Mutatio

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasA lot of stuff gets compared to the films of David Lynch This book is no exception In an interview I read with Butler right before starting this book Lynch's film INLAND EMPIRE was raised as a prominent influence on his work The comparison is apt enough I'm a huge Lynch fan and got to see him present the film at the Music Box Theater in Chicago back when it was first released It happened to fall on a day that my friends and I also went to the flying boat shape known as the Milwaukee Art Museum it has retractable wings to view a huge collection of the works of Lynch influencing painter Francis Bacon The day was full of the promise and hype I'd projected upon it While I enjoyed the film on the whole while viewing it that night and in a non drug free way and it definitely was full of muscle clenching suspense and disorientation but I d

  • Ben Winch

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasFaux gothic airbrushed precocious prose wallpaper No scene all summary Occasional cute contortions of form because he can The discrepancy between reputation and actuality is startling

  • Nate D

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasOverhead the sky was melting the cracked cream color rubbing off in cogs of brine The fields far ahead of me in endless pudding studded here and there with what had been homes and houses hair and heirlooms habits hallways hauntings hope p124I think I'm starting to get what Blake Butler is up to here And up to in general And it's fantastic The first immediate draw to his work for me was purely visceral his utter derangement of language into a singular blasted poetry of decay coupled with his completely feverish visions of personal apocalypse wild with unpredictable motion and grippingly told But that's not allIn Scorch Atlas the context seems to be that the world is being obliterated by a series of thirteen plagues teeth static that make those of biblical renown seem altogether uaint But this isn't about how nations or social structures or science deals with upheaval and disaster No that would be far too rational a take on a universe that seems given o

  • knig

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasButler speaks and Perraultian vipers slither out suirmudgeoning onto ink blotted grey pastiche paper and tranvesting into diamonds toads and diamonds toads and diamonds how I love Perraultinanisms Blake has language but no meaning Words oscillate with a vested light and charge the plane of paper until they combust Apocalyptic prophet Butler reams his world with doom embedded imagery lacking spatio temporal placement but suffused with emotion alienation destruction fragmentation I get this guy He’s consumed by feeling powered by sensation but blind to any Vision in the grand s

  • Jonfaith

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasSometime in the late 1990s our CFO gave me tickets for Rigoletto I asked M if she wanted to go she paused and shrugged It was no surprise that she dyed her hair bright orange and inserted a rather tribal ring through septum I wore a Radiohead t shirt We arrived conveying absolute indifference then somewhere along the way despite the patrician trappings I found myself enrapturedThis did not happen when reading Scorch Atlas This novel in stories consists of tendrils of dread and putrefaction a pillaging of the thesaurus for synon

  • Maciek

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasI enjoy dystopias and fiction set during and after the apocalypse; I like to see the world being creatively remade a new one entering into the place left empty by the old There's just so

  • Zach

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasLess a collection of short stories than a litany of vignettes and lists that's right a litany of lists of things crumbling rotting molding falling from the sky drowning vomiting dripping disintegrating breaking down melting bubbling decaying putrefying stinking degenerating deteriorating and dissolving This physical decrepitude of humans animals buildings Earth everything is mirrored in all of these stories by familial breakdowns between parents and sons there's a kind of daughter in one story but the father is the protagonist in that one or siblings which is a nice techniue but when it's the only techniue present in every single storyThe language further veers wildly between lofty and poetic and oddly pedestrian This might be a conscious choice but if it is I hate itWith a lot of editing and condensing and combining these 13 mediocre or worse stories could have been condensed down to like 2 3 really great ones The Ruined Child being I think th

  • Spencer

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasAn array of cataclysms are collected together here to form a surreal and bleak tapestry of despair and destruction Blake Butler’s prose is finely crafted in such an effective way to give decay a strange beauty and haunting poignancy I’ve not read any of Blake’s other work but I’m definitely interested now as I found this to be very impressive

  • Benoit Lelièvre

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasI have been vocal about my admiration for Blake Butler's work before but wow Is reading that guy a trip or what His writing is an otherworldly experience in itself How could I describe Scorch Atlas and give you an accurate portrait of what it feels like It's a series of portraits of families affected by an unnamed natural disaster and an inexplicable plague that seems to have followed There are few characters named They are referred to by their role in their respective families mother father daughter son etc So maybe the same family is featured in different stories but there's no way to know and I believe that's by design Scorch Atlas is a book about the frailty of reality You spend all your life constructing this fragile existence for yourself and what is left of it once some

  • Darius

    Scorch Atlas characters ï 107 Scorch AtlasIt's hard to say anything positive about this book There's something very awkward about Butler's prose something strained and forced that makes it very difficult to r