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In this hysterical fever dream of a novel meet an unhinged paramedic turned porn director uprooted from an ever shifting '80s fantasy Discover a crime that circles back through time. An absolutely insane novel made up of three elaborately nested narratives a porn director gradually going insane because of his odd hatred of tattoos; a young ish couple I was never able to figure out how old they were actually but that's definitely a pattern with a lot of this book who really hate police officers and make a plan to blow one's head off with a bomb; and a much stranger third narrative about a paramedic and a woman who nearly died while having sex in a car which starts off in the background but takes over the book in the most elaborate fascinating way This book is all voice and dialogue there's very little exposition in the traditional sense but this kind of propulsive elaborate digression mostly focused around pulpy 70s and 80s film The nested narratives remind me of David Lynch in a very specific sense it bothers me to say that since everything gets compared to Lynch but seriously they sit together inside and around each other so strangely and with a such peculiar asymmetric logic Time and scene don't behave the way they should and the narrative eventually seems both elaborately constructed and shapeless; sometimes the book gives us keys to itself but eventually we realize we have a ring full of keys but we don't know where the door is There are things about this book that will bother a lot of readers in particular I missed most of the movie references and I could have gone without about 100 pages of the conversations between Billy and Bully but I think Keaton realizes the last thing the world needs is another difficult novel so along the way it never forgets to be a lot of fun It's genuinely one of the funniest books I've ever read and though already long patches of the novel are missing in my head the standout scenes are incredible Joe Fuck and his broken penis; an argument on the realest fake road in any amusement park ever; a man with an eviscerated penis getting his eyes gouged out on the beach And all kind of random things about dogs It's rare to see a book this long from a small press but I think this one was definitely worth taking a chance on

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The Last ProjectorMystery surrounding three generations of women and the one secret they share And follow two amateur terrorists whose unlikely love story rushes headlong toward a drive in apocalypse. For me THE LAST PROJECTOR by David James Keaton is a hefty volume not unlike the Holy Bible King James Version As the Bible does for some folks THE LAST PROJECTOR speaks to me as though it had been written for me Unlike the Bible you don't have to skip around to get to the good parts Watch John Carpenter's THE THING Read THE LAST PROJECTOR And get that man some breakfast

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SUMMARY The Last Projector 107 è In this hysterical fever dream of a novel meet an unhinged paramedic turned porn director uprooted from an ever shifting '80s fantasy Discover a crime that circles back through time to a far reaching cover up in the back of an ambulance Reveal a manic tattoo obsession and how it conspires to ruin the integrity of a film and corTo a far reaching cover up in the back of an ambulance Reveal a manic tattoo obsession and how it conspires to ruin the integrity of a film and corrupt identity itself Unravel the. A TOP SHELF review originally published in the January 16 2015 edition of The Monitor“Well that’s proof that you’re just like that Bugs Bunny cartoon with that giant pencil just drawing shit around you as it goes making it up on the spot” “Huh” “When you hear a deep cut that would never be on the radio that’s the writer up there in the zone cranking music in the background”The Last Projector Broken River Booksis the first novel by David James Keaton a prolific writer of short stories The sprawling yet ever twisting plot follows three basic narrative threads Billy and Bully are a young Bonnie and Clyde sort of couple with a bizarre plan to strap a bomb to a police officer in order to free his K9 partner; Larry is an aging and tattoo obsessed director of pornography who in his free time is making a real film about an incident from his past using actors from his adult movies; Jack is an EMT obsessed with the welfare of Jacki who survived a car accident six years ago only to become the victim of a serial rapist with an insane multi generational breeding planThe tricky thing is that these rambling dialogue heavy stories intersect in ways that are on the surface impossible violating not only storytelling mechanics but time itself Jack’s story for example is being filmed by Larry as far as the many pop culture references indicate before it ever happened and the revelation of the identity of Bully similarly defies logic Every time you think you can tell how the story is going to gel together and conclude it shatters and reforms itself like some ever evolving virusKeaton resists any traditional relationship between author and reader deliberately unmooring the text from the hoary tools we use to extract meaning from a text The result is akin to Samuel Beckett on meth a nervous chatty absurd that forces us to confront a novel whose author is as unreliable or absent as God in an agnostic or atheistic universe