1 year ago
Shamanic experience through childhood illness. Dissociated psychic environments, access there unto.
Not just cos of the interesting content ('The stone book' added to my to-read list - I did like 'Thursbitch' but probably not quite a smuch as @poetix's description of it)) but also the general style of the piece, which takes me back to how telly used to be... all the weird cuts and zoom outs... the generally didactic style. The music too.
"One of the best ways to make a place exciting is to write about it"
"Every generation of my family has made it's mark here, one way or another. It's as if we own the place. And by 'own' I don't mean that it belongs to us, more that we belong to it. We acknowledge it, we own up to it. You could say we know our place."
Interesting about how he was told never to touch the Yew tree, presumably cos of the poisonous element.
Have you ever read him? I feel like someone on here, luke I think, said unless you read them as a child, they'll make no impact. I thought thursbitch was good but a bit too cryptic maybe. But I'm gonna try again with him after watching that.