LIBER EXUVIA by ELYTRON FRASS

Synopsis of Statements Indicative of a Weird, Shared Experience

                                                                                                                                                   House, Joyless/ You

 

1. A short time ago I read Liber Exuvia by Elytron Frass_______________________________Y/

2. I believe in reincarnation__________________________________________________N/

3. I take a keen interest in matters of the occult, witchcraft, astrology and ancient mysticism and

     religion______________________________________________________________N/

4. Liber Exuvia is constructed in such a strange , fascinating way as to command the attention of any

    fan of offbeat literature or dark art____________________________________________Y/

5. This book includes a series of grim tales chronicling the trials of a soul in various human and insect

     incarnations___________________________________________________________Y/

6. Recalled are past lives led in all parts of the world from hundreds of years ago to the near twentieth

     century_______________________________________________________________Y/

7. These tales are largely free of filth and fornication__________________________________N/

8. Central to these stories is the reoccurring appearance of a rape-happy manifestation of mantis____Y/

9. The curious predatory/sexual practices and karmic implications of the self-decapitating mantis are

     a theme throughout the book________________________________________________Y/

10. There is no orgasm like the self-decapitating orgasm________________________________?/

11. I guess this would be hard knowledge to garner for one who doesn't remember his former lives___Y/

12. This book struck me as a fascinating, refreshing exercise in inverse-solipsism_______________Y/

13. By the ingenious construction of this book, Frass reinvents the notion of "economy of words" which 

      has devolved into self parody in much of today's independent literature (and which I am failing at in

      this review)____________________________________________________________Y/

14. Frankly, I was knocked on my ass by this book____________________________________N/

15. Well, figuratively speaking__________________________________________________Y/

16. Parts of this book are dedicated to spells, prayers and incantations translatable by a consistent set of

      glyphs________________________________________________________________Y/

17. I had the patience to translate a few of these______________________________________Y/

18. The book includes many cryptograms, seals, charts and illustrations that are effective simply as visual

       art__________________________________________________________________Y/

 

19. Always, the theme of the self-beheading mantis remains present________________________Y/

20. There is a section titled "Piss-coated Thorax"_____________________________________Y/

21. Also, "Cum-coated" and "Blood-coated Thorax"____________________________________Y/

22. Need you ask more?______________________________________________________N/

23. Incidentally, I picked Liber Exuvia up on the recommendation of Manuel Marrero of Expat Press__Y/

24. A true champion of the underappreciated arts that Manny is___________________________Y/

25. For further insight into Elytron Frass, see this interview of sorts on Expat Press______________Y/

     

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