Mark Amerika is an American author and artist. Amerika received his MFA from Brown University. After publishing two cult-novels, The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual Blood, he turned his energy towards net art. His goal is to expand the concept of writing so that it includes writing in and with new media technologies. He is the founder of the Alt-X Online Network, one of the oldest online art and literary networks. Originally founded as a Gopher site by Amerika in late 1992, it features the art, fiction, poetry, and critical theory of over 500 international contributors.
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Sexual Blood based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I bought this book awhile ago and have been meaning to actually find the time to read it! I finally dove in and think it could be Amerika's best book. I enjoyed the Joycian language play and pomo collateral damage of his first novel, The Kafka Chronicles, but here the narrative is more direct. I found it very much like Henry Miller's best work where the character, an oversexed male, finds his alternative Other, both in himself and outside himself. Some of the language is brilliant, sort of a Henry Rollins punk edge wit enough cyberlines to bring in the sci-fi audience too. There's one scene where the protagonist, Mal, is locked in a room with a virtual version of Madonna (yes, that Madonna) and the ensuing results are incredibly funny yet also scary (locked up in a room with Madonna?). Check it out; it's worth it.