Tag: books

The More Things Change …

BOOK REVIEW by Jonathan Kieran THE GOLDEN ASS, or METAMORPHOSES Apuleius (translation by E.J. Kenney*) Penguin Classics Edition Though I tend to eschew the once noble and now tragically democratized art of “professional” book reviewing, the occasional exception is made for some vaunted pillar of the past that gleams with particular resonance or charms my pants off, quite literally. To wit, I am pleased … Read More The More Things Change …

Reading And Writing While Intoxicated (by LIFE, thank you very much)

I suppose some people might be interested in what (if anything) a writer likes to read while he or she is in the process of creating a new, long-form literary work of his or her own. Do I binge on vintage comic books culled from secretive forays to collectibles stores, flea-markets, and online eBay auctions? Do I crack open a box of bon-bons and … Read More Reading And Writing While Intoxicated (by LIFE, thank you very much)

Zanzibar Circus 5.30.16

____________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of Confessions from the Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop Culture Zombies (Brightbourne) as well as the Rowan Blaize series of epic fantasy books. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Explore this site to learn more about Jonathan’s work, or buy his books on Amazon by clicking the … Read More Zanzibar Circus 5.30.16

But was there enough gore left-over to chum the Enchanted Lake?

__ Jonathan Kieran is withdrawing from contemporary human society to protest a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. No! Let Mr. Kieran become your Vicarious Hermit, serving all of your needs for solitude and isolated contemplation by proxy, as it were. Otherwise, stick around: some form of epic and expectation-shattering work is … Read More But was there enough gore left-over to chum the Enchanted Lake?

Oh, Git’ Off the Bandwagon, Paula!

__ Jonathan Kieran is withdrawing from contemporary human society to protest a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. No! Let Mr. Kieran become your Vicarious Hermit, serving all of your needs for solitude and isolated contemplation by proxy, as it were. Otherwise, stick around: some form of epic and expectation-shattering work is … Read More Oh, Git’ Off the Bandwagon, Paula!

Learn it All at Mother’s Knee … #FairyTaleEndings

__ Jonathan Kieran is withdrawing from contemporary human society to protest a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. No! Let Mr. Kieran become your Vicarious Hermit, serving all of your needs for solitude and isolated contemplation by proxy, as it were. Otherwise, stick around: some form of epic and expectation-shattering work is … Read More Learn it All at Mother’s Knee … #FairyTaleEndings

Cindy finds NO correlation between her iPad and increased stupidity …

__ Jonathan Kieran is withdrawing from contemporary human society to protest a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. No! Let Mr. Kieran become your Vicarious Hermit, serving all of your needs for solitude and isolated contemplation by proxy, as it were. Otherwise, stick around: some form of epic and expectation-shattering work is … Read More Cindy finds NO correlation between her iPad and increased stupidity …

It’s easy to grade on the curve when the classroom is already warped. #GemsOfNihilism

__ Jonathan Kieran is withdrawing from contemporary human society to protest a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. No! Let Mr. Kieran become your Vicarious Hermit, serving all of your needs for solitude and isolated contemplation by proxy, as it were. Otherwise, stick around: some form of epic and expectation-shattering work is … Read More It’s easy to grade on the curve when the classroom is already warped. #GemsOfNihilism

So glad they took a real risk & chose an obscure, humble, “talented type” to be #BritishGQWomanOfTheYear #Refreshing

__ Jonathan Kieran is withdrawing from contemporary human society to protest a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. No! Let Mr. Kieran become your Vicarious Hermit, serving all of your needs for solitude and isolated contemplation by proxy, as it were. Otherwise, stick around: some form of epic and expectation-shattering work is … Read More So glad they took a real risk & chose an obscure, humble, “talented type” to be #BritishGQWomanOfTheYear #Refreshing

There is actually a new virus that makes humans [more] stupid …

__ Jonathan Kieran is withdrawing from contemporary human society to protest a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. No! Let Mr. Kieran become your Vicarious Hermit, serving all of your needs for solitude and isolated contemplation by proxy, as it were. Otherwise, stick around: some form of epic and expectation-shattering work is … Read More There is actually a new virus that makes humans [more] stupid …

When all else fails, pose with an electrified cat. #Standards

Lately I am loathe to play any sort of role as just one more babbling voice in what I call the “Great Cacophony” — this seemingly infinite and overloaded universe of disparate, narcissistic voices clamoring and competing for attention in the cyber realm and elsewhere. I do not want to become one of those paragons of vanity who bombards fellow human beings with pointless … Read More When all else fails, pose with an electrified cat. #Standards

Because a Mind is a Terrible Thing to Warp … #Nostalgia

__ Jonathan Kieran is slowly withdrawing from contemporary human society in protest against a multitude of offenses against taste and decency, but that doesn’t mean you need to head for the hills. Stick around: some form of epic new work is slated for release in 2015. News in that regard is forthcoming. Jonathan is currently the author of the classically appointed Rowan Blaize books … Read More Because a Mind is a Terrible Thing to Warp … #Nostalgia