Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Cornelius Quartet: The Final Program, a Cure for Cancer, the English Assissin, the Condition of Muzak
A napalm bomb against linear structure…psychedelic hermaphrodite messiah meets James Bond parody Jerry Cornelius (yes another J.C.) is the “hero” through these interconnected “novels”.(though he is dead throughout most of one of them) More William Burrough type cut up then straight forward narrative these books throw pop culture and history into a blender and create a world where the U.S. napalms London, a women has the power to absorb others, characters disappear and reappear, news clipping become part of the story. A psychotropic kaleidoscope.