Jul 29th, 2008 // 5 Comments

blog_childs_hexenduction.jpgWhat would happen if Flannery O’Connor wrote a book in the one-album-per-tome 33 1/3 series about the Fall’s Hex Enduction Hour? Hayden Childs, who wrote his own book in the series on Richard and Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out The Lights, has found out: “The next night, Haze parked the Kraken in front of the Hotel Aggro and climbed up it and began to preach. ‘I tell you that this is the home of the vain!’ he called. ‘Too much romantic here! I destroy romantics! Actors! Kill it! Kill it-ah!’ He’d begun to slip on the slick rust, and his arm made a vague motion describing the crescent arc of English longhorns. A short man with a feral look stopped to listen.” More at the link. [PowellsBooks.BLOG]

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  1. the rich girls are weeping

    Help. I get the general over-arching hilarity of this (yes, yes — The Fall, appropriation, pastiche, etc) — but why Flannery O’Connor? And The Fly? Most random selections possible? Someone please explain; I don’t even care if it makes me look completely idiotic to ask this.

  2. Dick Laurent is dead.

    You have my interest.

  3. Anonymous

    @the rich girls are weeping: I don’t know about The Fly but damn near every Flannery O’Connor book or short story has some combination of a raving preacher, violence, and the word “feral.”

    Maura, your notice of this parallel is hilarious.

  4. the rich girls are weeping

    @slowburn: All is explained behind the link. But I see now I was having reading comprehension issues. He mentions The Fly, but … oh, just go read. (:

  5. Luke N Atmaguchi

    All this got you feeling voxish? Check out “Peverted By Language: Fiction Inspired by THE FALL,” edited by Peter Wild (Serpent’s Tail Books). A mixed bag, but containing some truly inspired takes.

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