Neoreaction a Basilisk: Color Edition Reveal
As we roll on towards the one week mark on the Neoreaction a Basilisk Kickstarter, it seemed a good time to give the Color Edition a preview in the vein of the previous Conspiracy Zine Edition preview. Indeed, the same three pages of the book as were previewed there, so you can get a sense for how the two editions differ. (Which is more than just “one has color” – the Conspiracy Zine is using multiple generation photocopies to give that authentically degraded look, whereas the Color Edition is trying to be as close to the original taped-together pages as possible – if you look closely the tape is visible on these scans.) There’s also some new pledge tiers, including all existing Eruditorum Press books (Neoreaction a Basilisk included) for just $35, so if you’ve been on the fence, there’s new reason to climb off it. Anyway, here’s three pages.
May 7, 2016 @ 10:19 pm
The Monster at the End of This Book is one of the best children’s books ever made.
May 7, 2016 @ 10:42 pm
I agree completely. It’s Fight Club for 4 year olds (actually, Grover did it about 10 years before Tyler Durden, so technically Fight Club is There’s A Monster At The End Of This Book for twenty year olds.)
It’s a mind-blowingly clever piece of misdirection via unreliable furry blue narrator.
May 7, 2016 @ 11:02 pm
It’s a cruel, heartless book, designed to appeal to the inner sadist of every child.
May 8, 2016 @ 5:08 am
I actually just wrote a post about it, along with other kids books that use their physical form in reality-bending sorts of ways: https://welleatyouupweloveyouso.com/2016/05/06/childrens-book-week-postmodern-fun-with-physical-kids-books/
And I kind of agree with Jane. My son didn’t want to go past the first page because it was mean to Grover until I reassured him that it had a happy ending. He still doesn’t really like it and I can’t blame him.
May 8, 2016 @ 2:13 am
I’d go further and say it is one of the all-time great works of postmodernist literature.
December 8, 2017 @ 6:27 pm