When it was published in 1987, Apocalypse Culture was the first of its kind. No other book examined such disturbing cultural extremes, and no other book looked at the dark sides of society within the framework of the apocalypse. In the intervening 12 years, it has become clear that Apocalypse Culture inspired a new genre of cultural commentary that has been embraced by both independent and large mainstream publishers and eagerly sought after by the culture at large. Among its fans is X-Files creator Chris Carter.
Now Adam Parfrey offers a follow-up to that first book. Apocalypse Culture II is an entirely new collection of essays that reflect the most recent revelations of the New World Order. Through the extremes of postmodern culture it details the moral disintegration of the old world. Essays cover biological warfare, taboo art, sexual fetishism, mind control for corporate gain, government sex-slavery, creepy superstars, and more.
Editor Parfrey again rounds up the finest writing about necrophilia, scatological child pornography, apocalyptic parables, and other taboo stuff. For instance, here is Michael Moynihan tracing the progress of pretty boy Bobby Beausoleil, inaugurator of the Pleasure Dome but best known as Charles Manson\rquote s chief procurer. Moynihan downplays the Manson connection and instead recounts Beausoleil\rquote s memories of participating in avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger\rquote s Lucifer Rising. At book\rquote s end is a parable by convicted Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, as well as a picture of painter Joe Coleman, who is \ldblquote seeking out bodies for anatomical dissection to assist him in his art schooling.\rdblquote Coleman appears with a cadaver\endash \endash well, with most of it. There is disturbing stuff here, alright, in both text and illustrations, and those with weak stomachs or backbones should leave well enough alone. Those interested, healthily or not, in the dark and scary limits of the human imagination, however, will want to give a look. And may never the twain meet. Mike Tribby
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Adam Parfrey's astonishing, un-put-downable and absolutely brilliant compilation...will blow a hole through your mind the size of JonBenet’s fist. -- Jerry Stahl
I believe that the compendious and beautifully executed Apocalypse Culture II does break all remaining taboos! -- Nick Tosches
I write books, I read books, and Apocalypse Culture II is the best book I have ever read. -- Richard Meltzer
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