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A girl loses her shoe and the guy she lives with starts calling their friends to see if they know anything about the missing shoe. Some of them have theories, others don't seem to care. Then the girl herself disappears and the guy goes looking for her.It might be April, but it might also be June. The missing girl might be in Ojai, or she might be in Merced. She might haveA girl loses her shoe and the guy she lives with starts calling their friends to see if they know anything about the missing shoe. Some of them have theories, others don't seem to care. Then the girl herself disappears and the guy goes looking for her.It might be April, but it might also be June. The missing girl might be in Ojai, or she might be in Merced. She might have brown hair, or she might not. Things disappear because there is nothing to hold them in place.Kanley Stubrick is about the things in the world that we don’t know, and Mike Kleine gives us permission to not be afraid of what we don’t know....

Title : Kanley Stubrick
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ISBN : 9780996421
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Number of Pages : 104 Pages
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Kanley Stubrick Reviews

  • karen
    2018-09-13 21:50

    "why are you watching aeroplanes," shesays, in the form of a question with noquestion mark."It seemed interesting at the time, I don'tknow - I was bored.""yeah?""Yeah, I was bored, but it might - I think itmay get better, I don't know."this is one of those 'three stars for me, probably more for you' ratings in which i acknowledge my own shortcomings, and how i am not equipped to appreciate a particular genre or style of writing, in this case … hmmm…. surrealist stream-of-consciousness? literary bizarro? poetry-inspired flash fiction? arthouse film trapped in prose? whatever the style pleases itself to be called, i am missing the particular brain-lobe required to process things that are highly stylized, and while i can identify the appeal and skill of works on the more experimental side of art, i frequently struggle with what i'm meant to be taking away from the experience. i'm a medium-dumb american: i don't need bang bang boobies to keep me invested in a book or film, but there's a certain, let's call it european sensibility (i.e. all those films greg made me watch until my furrowed brow and very vocal reactions closed that chapter on our friendship), that leave me cold. (there are some exceptions: Last Year at Marienbad, The Mirror, Fanny and Alexander, but lord knows why i love those and barf all over Mouchette. feel free to speculate wildly - i'd like to know myself)and while this isn't european; the author is from west africa and the names in the book are all japanese, although the action is a bit of a globe-hop, there's that elevation of style and symbol over narrative that makes my brain a little's just under a hundred pages, many of which are only half-filled with text, and it's image-heavy snippets in which the mission statement seems to be: Things disappear because there is nothing to hold them in place. it's not that i hated reading it, but it frustrates me as a reader to have the story be so close to my grasp, but maddeningly elusive.He reads some things on theInternet and joins a cult.The cult - they're somewhere in Canada.He learns to speak English - basic words.The cult leader, his name isJkxrrtyfjjvvxzdrxrgkwnkkppfft.Jkxrrtyfjjvvxzdrxrgkwnkkppfft isbald and likes to talk a lot aboutwhat happens after things die.Jkxrrtyfjjvvxzdrxrgkwnkkppfft sayswords like spirit and flower and sisterand animal and incarnate and saviour.he never really gets whatJkxrrtyfjjvvxzdrxrgkwnkkppfftis talking about, really, butappreciates what he is going for.i can's intriguing, but not, ultimately, illuminating, and i wish my brain was better at appreciating things like this, because i know there are all sorts of folks out there for whom this will be an easy five-star read, and i wanna be one of the cool kids, but my brain just won't let me. They're watching Kanley Stubrickand He's asking her what shethinks of American culture."i don't get it,"she says."What do you mean -what is there to get?"bang bang boobies.

  • Zadignose
    2018-09-07 23:07

    Experimentation continues on the literary fringes.This new novella from the author of Arafat Mountain (see my review) occupies “the same universe” as Kleine’s other books, but it is distinct and stands on its own without depending on context. It is however—by design—a disorienting reading experience.To the extent that I am able to define the focus of this work, I would say that it presents a parallel between the dissolution of a relationship and the breakdown of the characters' connection to their "real lyves." Television's power—and the power of other media—movies—books—to fragment our attention, to bring our attention to an excessively narrow focus, to substitute signs for our natural experience, to manufacture fantasy, and to render abstract and incomplete images of reality, is reflected in the daily lives and absurd behavior of this book's protagonists.The people who occupy this book’s world have very vague notions. They are so detached that they don't really know even basic details of their own lives and are often too distracted to show concern for issues that should be critically important, such as whether they may be in prison for having committed a crime, or whether a loved one may have been abducted. Most things that characters ought to know are qualified with "I think," "maybe," "something," "whatever." "...her grandson is missing, and I don't know where she is. I think this is maybe very important—like a movie."In some ways, I think it would be fair to say that this text has a kind of Alphaville mood (re: the Godard film... and why not make a cinematic comparison, considering the book's interests).Meanwhile, the style of the text differs radically from convention. Spelling and typography have their own rules, pronoun gender is flexible, and prose is often rendered into short bursts of concrete poetry, particularly in blocks of text that swell or taper. Capitalization is nonstandard. “He” and all words referring to “Him” are capitalized, whereas “she,” all words referring to “her” (including her own “i”), and sentences spoken by her, are presented in lowercase.From the first sentence, one is disoriented and may wonder if something has been omitted. The book does not pause to explain.“what are you watching?”she asks.“An aeroplane movie,”He says.“what’s an aeroplanemovie?”“A movie with aeroplanes—I guess. I’m not sure.”Further worth noting: The majority of characters are—nominally—Japanese. But there appears to be only one world culture. There is nothing distinctly national, or ethnic, about anyone or anything. There are brands. There are places. There may be distances, but distance is no problem. There may be time that passes, but time passes.And the sky often looks like meat.

  • Brooks
    2018-08-26 00:48

    "He recalls, one more time, the white horse and field of flowers and the video on Vimeo and words in the sky."

  • Eli
    2018-08-27 18:42

    (I received this book through this site's giveaway program.)If you couldn't tell just from the title, allow me to reassure/warn you: this is a weird book. If you're the sort of person who sticks to mysteries or beach reads, you may want to stay away from this one. But if you like unusual fiction or you're willing to stretch a little, it's definitely worth picking up.On my reading, at least, Kanley Stubrick is a kind of hybrid between Mark Danielewski, Haruki Murakami's trippier stuff, and Tom McCarthy's "Satin Island." As others have noted, the text does not sit on the page in normal, straightforward sentences and paragraphs; rather, everything from the spelling to the layout is nonstandard. The events of the story blur the lines between normal waking reality, imagination, hallucination, and metaphor. And although the story is missing what most people would classify as its heart - i.e., a series of meaningful decisions by the main characters that, in sum, create a series of events with a buildup, a climax, and a denouement - it insistently focuses on the seemingly useless trivialities of modern life.Together, all of this combines to disorient the reader and confound the normal expectations that we bring with us when we read. Yet this disorientation is, I think, precisely the point, and I think that readers will be rewarded for sticking it out and then returning to the text a second or third time to map the contours of their disorientation. Again, this is only my reading, but I think that Kleine does a very good job of showing the reader (albeit subtly) where the confusion ultimately comes from, why it exists, how to recognize it, and even what it means for their own lives and for the age in which we live.(Also, as a side note, I really like the book as a physical object - I think that the "chapter" breaks are presented well and I love the cover. They're small details, but they're neat.)For whatever reason, though, I'm hesitant to give this 5 rather than 4 stars. Maybe I need to let it marinate for a while longer or reread it in a week or two. Maybe I'm just being prejudiced about the length; maybe I would've been more impressed if "Kanley Stubrick" had been my first encounter with this sort of book. I'm not sure. Either way, though, I do very much like this book and I would definitely recommend picking up a copy if you're an adventurous reader.

  • Hyacinth
    2018-09-22 22:58

    I don't even know how to rate this book because I don't know what I just read, lol? Is he suicidal? Tripped out on drugs? Having a breakdown, a conversation in his head? Is he having a random dream? Or maybe I'm just slow? I don't know...I won this book in the goodreads giveaway, thank you.

  • Tyler Crumrine
    2018-09-21 19:03

    "come find her in Merced—where You will come tounderstand powerful romance and truecosmic wounds."

  • William Bevill
    2018-09-19 18:56

    I feel like I just came back from a sort of Herzog-Lynch-Jarmusch dream world where time is frozen, the sky is the color of meat, and everything I think I know, is in question. I won't pretend to understand any of this. I can't recommend, but I can only say, it was a fascinating, quick, surrealist read, and I'm inclined to see what else this author will write.

  • David Catney
    2018-09-13 00:59

    another great book from Mike Kleine.each book he writes is completely original.they are all equally thought-provoking and entertaining. the words are always laid out on the page in an "aesthetically pleasing" way. Kanley Stubrick is no exception.i thoroughly enjoyed it.i'll be waiting to see what Mike puts out next.

  • Justin
    2018-09-19 19:10

    Structurally interesting

  • Craig
    2018-09-04 17:43

    Leonard Michaels gave In The Fifties a fey update on the long flight/short drive to the Ojai airport.Take this book with you to situations you dread. Mike Kleine's writing offers you the electrostatic autoschediastic trip out.

  • Paul Adams
    2018-09-10 01:07

    See review at my reader's page, here:

  • Johnny
    2018-09-03 19:57

    I have lost something. I will look for it, and the things that cast its shadows, and the space that it contains, within and without me. I will drive a Prius to what my aunt would call the ends of the earth to find the tissue paper and living matter to gapstop the hemmorhage of the hole. I am not in a dream state, I am not the blood red dawn creeping through to actual light, I am the cemented reality of existence beaten back and down only by the encroaching cataclysm of my own personal and silent death.

  • John Trefry
    2018-09-18 21:05

    Delicate syntactical, ephemeral Godzilla tender, lucid in the moments of utmost distraction, private Pangaea party.

  • Ben Arzate
    2018-09-25 22:54

    Full ReviewWhile I could compare Kanley Stubrick to other writers like Samuel Beckett for its meandering and ultimately pointless journeys, Bret Easton Ellis for its satires of pop culture and modern decadence, or Tao Lin for its flat and direct prose, Mike Kleine's voice is unique. He's a writer of existentialism for the internet age. This novella is atmospheric, funny in several parts, and a unique exploration of seeking one's place.

  • Eric T. Voigt
    2018-09-07 20:49

    Satisfying language and a plot you realize very quickly is not going to come back to Earth once it goes spinning off into space. The name dropping of Herzog's 'Nosferatu' was a treat. I laughed out loud twelve times.

  • Mike Kleine
    2018-09-13 19:57

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