Walking to Hollywood

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  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Walking to Hollywood
  • Will Self
  • English
  • 21 June 2017
  • 140880994X

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Walking to Hollywood This title is an extraordinary triptych in which Will Self burrows down through the intersections of time, place and psyche to explore some of our deepest fears and anxieties with his characteristic fearlessness and edgy humour. Free Read Walking to Hollywood [ author ] Will Self [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Walking to Hollywood

  1. Anthony Vacca says:

    The notion of inverted worlds is given a bizarre twist with Self s Walking to Hollywood, a novel divided into three sections, with each recounted by a fictionalized Will Self undergoing a different form of neurosis The first section of this triptych while chronologically linked, these three tales are loose enough to be read individually as nov...

  2. MJ Nicholls says:

    Walking to Hollywood is a triptych based around three mental pathologies obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis, and Alzheimer s Very Little explores Self s permanent obsession with scale Walking to Hollywood finds him investigating who murdered the movies Spurn Head is a bleak walk along a crumbling coastline and a rumination on dea...

  3. Jonathan McKay says:

    As a fan of Will Self, this novel really 3 bloated short stories is particularly disappointing Each section nominally relates to a psychiatric disorder propped up by a faux memoir style photos in the text, footnotes telling us that this is a clue that this is a faux memoir Walking to Hollywood is Self recycling his recent Psychogeography journalism into a poorly edited set of fictions how much clothing is bespoke, how many skies mackerel, how many times can you write nuages mari As a fan of Will Self, this novel really 3 bloated short stories is particularly disappointing Each section nominally relates to a psychiatric disorder propped up by a faux memoir style photos in the text, footnotes telling us that this is a clue that this is a faux memoir Walking to Hollywood is Self recycling his recent Psychogeography journalism into a poorly edited set of fictions how much clothing is bespoke, how many skies mackerel, how many times can you write nuages maritimes Each has his kind of journalistic style an explicitly stated idea, some local colour often in dialect British as he walks somewhere, and descriptions of him taking a shit Some of these ideas have real potential The eponymous story is a return to Hollywood to discover what killed film as the predominant cultural form our imagination takes The answer, it would seem, is video games apparently he hasn t discovered the internet But the choice to explore this through a kind of PG 13, lamely self consciou...

  4. Jim Elkins says:

    I picked this up because it is illustrated, and I m trying to read all contemporary fiction that uses images So my comments here have to do with that I have something to say about the prose at the end.In a book of fiction well, experimental writing that combines journalism with bits of the novel, the memoir, and the travel account the first image is always an unexpected guest Here the first chapter opens with a description of a dew pond not sure what that is, but never mind A single cr I picked this up because it is illustrated, and I m trying to read all contemporary fiction that uses images So my comments here have to do with that I have something to say about the prose at the end.In a book of fiction well, experimental writing that combines journalism with bits of the novel, the memoir, and the travel account the first image is always an unexpected guest Here the first chapter opens with a description of a dew pond not sure what that is, but never mind A single cramped ash was reflected in the gunmetal disc of water, a disc that was ringed with p...

  5. Jonfaith says:

    Friday evening, it was thought, however erroneously, that a viewing of Sofia Coppola s film Somewhere would be of benefit as I was completing Will Self s fictional memoir Despite the centrality of the Chateau Marmont to both narratives, Coppola s effort appeared by...

  6. Matthew Thompson says:

    In his new book, a perpetually wayward Will Self investigates all manner of madness the only way he knows how by strapping on his boots and walking to airports Staged as a memoir, we follow the author as he meanders from London to LA to Yorkshire Cliffs Along the way, he gleefully prods at conceptual art, dissects a bloated, self reflexive Hollywood, repeatedly catalogs his compulsive disorders, and peers into the void of his own diminishing mind A fantastical skewering of psychosis and m In his new book, a perpetually wayward Will Self investig...

  7. Alan says:

    Melting buildings and melting type, a distorted portrait of Self himself looking like eighty million dollars worth of Edvard Munch painting the lurid orange cover of this recent Will Self triptych of feverish fabulations immediately made me think of Hunter S Thompson s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and inevitably of the film adaptation thereof Turns out the cover was in fact actually done by Thompson s longtime favorite collaborator and Will Self s own frequent illustrator Ralph Steadma Melting buildings and melting type, a distorted portrait of Self himself looking like eighty million dollars worth of Edvard Munch painting the lurid orange cover of this recent Will Self triptych of feverish fabulations immediately made me think of Hunter S Thompson s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and inevitably of the film adaptation thereof Turns out the cover was in fact actually done by Thompson s longtime favorite collaborator and Will Self s own frequent illustrator Ralph Steadman, according to the fine print on the back so at least my instincts were good.It seems likely that Self himself did spend quite a lot of time on foot in the city where, famously, nobody walks although I myself used t...

  8. D.M. says:

    The very thing that causes me to enjoy reading Will Self is what put me off in this book his writing is a constant surprise Every book of his I ve read previously, this has been its strength This time, however, even to the last page of Walking I had no idea what was going on.Though it s a continuous narrative, it s divided into three distinct parts Each one follows its own arc and it s revealed most plainly in the authour s afterword each one is devoted to a different mental illness Ve The very thing that causes me to enjoy reading Will Self is what put me off in this book his writing is a constant surprise Every book of his I ve read previously, this has been its strength This time, however, even to the last page of Walking I had no idea what was going on.Though it s a continuous narrative, it s divided into three distinct parts Each one follows its own arc and it s revealed most plainly in the authour s afterword each one is devoted to a different mental illness Very Little, which deals with paranoia through the tale of a dwarf artis...

  9. Bruno Espadana says:

    Walking To Hollywood WTH surprised me I am a fan of Will Self, althoughof his short stories so far I had only read one novel, The Book Of Dave , which I loved Technically, WTH is a collection of three stories, although they can be treated as three parts of the same larger novel, each linked to a mental disorder obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis, and Alzheimer s.Each story has a different feel, all of them being centered on different episodes of the main character s a wr Walking To Hollywood WTH surprised me I am a fan of Will Self, althoughof his short stories so far I had only read one novel, The Book Of Dave , which I loved Technically, WTH is a collection of three stories, although they can be treated as three parts of the same larger novel, each linked to a mental disorder obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis, and Alzheimer s.Each story has a different feel, all of them being centered on different episodes of the main character s a writer called Will Self life The first features Self s usual cynical humor through his obsessions with scale and particularly with a childhood friend of limited height, the second is a wild and demential psychotic ride through Los Angeles, throwing everything along for the ride, from angry...

  10. Peter says:

    Disappointing Very disappointing I have found fiction by Will Self when he is on his game to be reliably intelligent, playful, satiric and entertaining I wish I d found the same here This triptych of a story, a meta fictional travelogue cum quest cum faux memoir, has much of what one looks for from Self It has the fantastic, the magical and outrageous imagery which, when deployed sparingly, are literarily delightful Unfortunately this book is less fantastical than it is confusingly and d Disappointing Very disappointing I have found fiction by Will Self when he is on his game to be reliably intelligent, playful, satiric and entertain...