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A Book of Nightmares: Additional Details in a Continuing Study Neil Azevedo

A Book of Nightmares: Additional Details in a Continuing Study

Neil Azevedo

Published October 3rd 2013
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Introductionby Cosey Fanni Tutti, legendary performance artist and founding member of Throbbing GristleNightmares never seem to make sense when we try to describe them. Neils genius is that hes written a book in a way that puts you back in thatMoreIntroductionby Cosey Fanni Tutti, legendary performance artist and founding member of Throbbing Gristle​Nightmares never seem to make sense when we try to describe them. Neils genius is that hes written a book in a way that puts you back in that mindset by tapping into the primeval in all of us as a kind of catalyst for the telling of this story. This is a story told in the way that we live out life changing events - its full of movement. It steps us back, sideways, takes us into seeming irrelevance - maybe as a means of escapism, and all by unpunctuated expertly crafted emotionally evocative (and) beautiful sequences of words. Its akin to poetry, or song lyrics at times. Words are used rather like musical notes, arranged in a sensitive, sometimes aggressive ways, constructing and deconstructing, effectively facilitating your own unique nightmare reading of this story. The words are a means to an end, elements which collectively create a composition, the purpose of which is intrinsic to its completeness.You should approach this book by abandoning any established preconceptions of the role of narrative or role of the reader. Passive reading has no place here, only a willingness to open your mind and follow the seductive stream of consciousness flow of words. We are trained to read in such a way that we try and make sense of the construct of words, analyzing and assimilating as we go. But here our train of thought is repeatedly undermined - fucked up. Whats really wonderful is that by subsuming the narrative in this way Neil creates a collaborative reading experience, one that takes you outside the book at the same time as locking you into it, making you question the unfolding events and characters as they emerge from the unexpected. Theres enough to allow the reader to reference from personal experience, which then assists connecting with that which is beyond the norm. And theres plenty of that. This book consumes you and spits you out at the end with a new sense of extreme possibilities.​Cosey Fanni TuttiMarch 2012