Monday, October 19, 2009

Mute Monday: Author



“Deliver me from Swedish furniture.
Deliver me from clever art . . .
. . . May I never be complete.
May I never be content.
May I never be perfect.”

18 comments:

K9 said...

deliver me from swedish furniture? this guy is my HERO! i didnt know. which book should i start with?

i saw an art piece recently it was a block of about 8x8 feet made with water bottles taped together with a glowing television inside of a guy taking a piss. i forget the tres meaningful title but i called it Ikea Chandelier.

happy MM!!!

Boxer said...

I'm sooooo looking for some new authors right now. "May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect." this could be my new mantra. I'll wait to see what you tell K9 to start with.

Wally Lamb just published a new book and I'm going to buy that for a plane trip I have coming up.

moi said...

K9: Fight Club. DEFINITELY Fight Club. Then Lullaby, then Choke. Then go on to Haunted, a darkly twisted retelling of The Canterbury Tales.

Boxer: I read something by Wally Lamb many years ago but don't remember what it was. Chuckie P. lives in your parts, I think.

TROLL Y2K said...

Looked him up. Doesn't seem like my kind of stuff. Do you participate in his "Writer's Workshop" at his website? Seems like a clever use of the innerwebs.

Happy Mute Monday!

fishy said...

I don't know this author. Is that awesome quote your favorite? Er, it may be foolish to mention but there are actually a few pieces of Swedish furniture I admire....but a housefull? HORRORS!

Vixen said...

Most excellent. :)

HappyMonday!

Buzz Kill said...

I never heard of this author but I've seen fight club. What a twisted, complex movie that was. I may take your recommendation on Haunted because I loved the Canterbury Tales.
Happy MM!

Doom said...

I always wondered what he looked like. Looking up such things is pretty low on my list though. "Never be perfect"? That's my goal, if I know I can't be right now. I haven't read "Fight Club", as I heard it wasn't as... manly as the movie makes it out to be. I like the movie enough that I don't want to ruin it with things which ruin such things, uhrm, for men. However, now I know what he looks like. And, I am glad you have a favored!

Happy Mute Monday?

EmmaK said...

I don't know what to make of that quote. I don't know the author but I love IKEA. I love everything about IKEA. Most of their furniture is great, and I love their restaurant! maybe I should get a job at IKEA? and check out Chuck too.

Aunty Belle said...

OOOH!

how perfect is this for MOI???

Fight Club--heh.

If we could tape his ears back, this fella would be darn cute!! Oh nevahmind, he says all the rightthangs--may I never be perfect--lovin' this man's mind.

Happy MM!

Aunty Belle said...

Boxer-Babe, yeah, git some horror goin' so ya can be ready fer NEPHEW!!

Wow, that was awkward said...

I have read four of Chucky's works of fucked-upedness. He is brilliantly unique. I will never forget the 'Guts' story.

moi said...

Troll: No, I don't. But it looks interesting, thanks!

Fishy: Actually, I adore anything Scandinavian and/or Mid Century modern-designed. What CP does is use what we hold dear at the material level to postulate what that means for our modern mindset. Since I'm fascinated by the interplay between the material and the spiritual, I like Chuck.

Vixen: Thanks!

Buzz & Doom: Fight Club is one of my favorite movies and I saw it before I read the book. Didn't ruin it for me.

Emma: Ja, Chuck does a whole riff on IKEA in Fight Club. Again, though, think metaphorical, not literal.

Aunty: He can be disgusting and horrific and then at the same time extremely poetic and pointed. A complicated man and writer. One of his quotes: "The thing I love to do in fiction is to create a social model . . . and fill it with characters. And then run the model and see where it breaks down."

WTWA: No, I don't think it's a story many men would forget! It's certainly one of the most disgusting things I've ever read. But also very, very funny.

urbanexcursion said...

So, wait...do you like Chuck Palahniuk or something?

Happy MM!

Boxer said...

note to self; need to pick up TWO hatchets on the way to Chickory.

Thanks Aunty!

Pam said...

Okay, he's on my reading list now. I haven't read anything by him so am willing to give him a try! Happy MM. Love it when someone is passionate about an author!

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

I'm not familiar with his work, I can relate to his poetry.

kmwthay said...

Is this your own personal stack?

I must try this guy out!

Happy MM!