Since I announced the online magazine Babou 691 three weeks ago, Editor Amy M. Vaughn and I have received amazing feedback. From pitches and submissions for articles to those wishing to join our staff—we currently have two staff reviewers and five columnists—as well as a number of questions. So I thought Amy and I would … Continue reading Babou 691 Q & A
I am thrilled to announce the launch of an online magazine called Babou 691 this September! What does that mean? Author Amy M. Vaughn and I have been working together to bring you “Babou 691”—a site dedicated to the surreal and the bizarre in literature, film, and art. Imagine the content of this blog, but … Continue reading Announcement: New Magazine!
Lake of Urine by Guillermo Stitch Rating 10/10 “If anybody tells you this story isn’t true, they are lying. It is a true story; I am lying if it isn’t, and I don’t lie.” – Opening line If you ask me my favorite modern bizarre authors, I will immediately spout off the names Danger Slater, … Continue reading Book Review: Lake of Urine
I recently vacationed in St. Petersburg, Florida, a town that remains immune to what the rest of Florida has become. Think of it like a tropical Portland. And one thing it does not lack is culture, including a museum dedicated to my favorite visual artist and hero Salvador Dalí. In the course of my stay, … Continue reading Bizarre Travels: Dalí Museum
The Orphanarium by S.T. Cartledge Rating 9/10 Let me start by saying this is not a casual read for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Reading The Orphanarium is an experience. S.T. Cartledge presents us with a story that couldn’t be told in any medium outside print. It’s hard to classify. The closest I can manage would … Continue reading Book Review: THE ORPHANARIUM
We’ve all had those life-changing discoveries, those moments where we find things we could never imagine living without. Mine came with an obscure, underground small-press genre called bizarro fiction. In the summer of ’06, I visited Prague with my mother. My reading and writing at the time revolved around fantasy with bits of literary fiction … Continue reading How I Discovered Bizarro Fiction
I’ve been caught up with my new obsession, horror, but still managed to read some great bizarre books this winter. The books below were my favorites. I should note that these are books I’ve read in 2019, not necessarily books that came out in 2019. 1. IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELER by Italo … Continue reading My 5 Favorite (Bizarre) Books Winter 2019
Rating: 8/10 I don’t watch much TV these days. I know I sound like a pretentious jerk for saying that, but there isn’t much out there that interests me. So when I watched “The Shivering Truth,” I knew I had to share it with you. Imagine “Robot Chicken” written by William S. Burroughs and Salvador … Continue reading TV Review: The Shivering Truth