Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review : Max Booth III - The Mind is a Razorblade (2014)


I am here. I am now. I am awake.

I've always seen an underlying order of things in literature, but during my formative years, the landscape of cinema was absolute chaos. Hollywood was still reeling from the cocaine era and late night television looked like the 7th circle of hell. Thinking about this bygone era makes me profoundly nostalgic and yearning from that crazy, out the left field artistic experience that just doesn't happen anymore in this age of micromanaged marketing. Max Booth III's novel THE MIND IS A RAZORBLADE is a throwback to the good ol' days of unpredictable cinema. I'd say that Booth's entire body of work is guilty of that. This novel just happens to be his longest and most unhinged piece to date. Welcome back to the Far West of Creativity.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Interview : Max Booth III

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Max Booth III is a horror writer based in Texas. No, he's not an alias of Joe R. Lansdale, so don't bother sending me conspiratory emails about it (i.e. visual evidence offered). I had the privilege to read his upcoming novel THE MIND IS A RAZORBLADE and whew! Start holding on to your belt buckles right now, gentlemen.

So I'm happy to have Max over today, for a quick interview. Thanks to his publisher and friend of the blog Kraken Press for setting this up. I am going to review THE MIND IS A RAZORBLADE tomorrow, so don't bother sending me conspiratory emails about it. It's indeed part of the concept, of the Greater Scheme of Things.

So without further ado, six questions for Max Booth III...