Todd Zuniga (Opium, Literary Death Match) has good taste, and he seemed to like Imperial Bedrooms. Is this the final clue from God that I should read the (possibly terrible) follow up to one of my favorite books ever?
The dark undergrounds of real-deal metropolitan cities (NYC, SF, LA, London, etc.) can be grim, horrifying places. We’ve all heard stories (or at least seen Requiem for a Dream). I don’t have the constitution to live in this world, though I wish, maybe, I had the strength to write about it (I don’t; I’ve tried). But I can’t stop admiring Ellis’ bold handling of a city’s dark identity, especially one that’s going on right under our noses inside the safe-seeming boundaries of our first-world American Dreamscape. So upsetting, haunting, fucked, ruthless, rattling and frightening.
And I wish I could read more.
(Via The Rumpus)