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siratori kenji on Fri, 25 Nov 2005 19:19:29 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> [pub] Blood Electric


'Contemporary Japan is exploding in slow-motion, and Kenji Siratori 
arranges the blood and semen encrusted debris with the finesse of a
berserk 
Issey Miyake. Rendering English-language instantly redundant with his 
relentless, murderous prose-drive, Siratori transmits his authentic, 
category-A hallucinogenic product direct to his reader's cerebellum. A 
virulently warped amalgam of Tetsuo and cut-up era William Burroughs.' -

Stephen Barber, author Tokyo Vertigo 

With unparalleled stylistic terrorism, young Japanese writer Kenji
Siratori 
unleashes his first literary Sarin attack. An unprovoked assault on the 
senses. 

Virtual literary forums, online zines, digital writing circles, visitors
to 
these havens for cyber-writers may already be familiar with Kenji
Siratori: 
a young Japanese writer who is currently bombarding the internet with
wave 
upon wave of highly experimental, uncompromising, progressive, intense 
prose. 

Now with the publication of his debut novel, Blood Electric,
Siratori’s 
highly-original work will be exposed to a far wider audience. His is a 
writing style that not only breaks with tradition, it severs all cords,
and 
can only really be compared to the kind of experimental writing
techniques 
employed by the Surrealists, William Burroughs and Antonin Artaud. Unlike

these innovators however, Siratori stands as a real 21st-century boy. 
Embracing the image mayhem of the digital age, Siratori’s
relentless prose 
is nonsensical and extreme, avant-garde and confused, with precedence
given 
to twisted imagery, pace and experimentation over linear narrative and 
character development. 

Vividly describing the coming to consciousness of an artificial 
intelligence set against a Blade Runner-esque apocalyptic landscape,
Blood 
Electric draws from genetic engineering, biological warfare, 
highly-advanced computer games, ultra-violence and gratuitous sex crimes
in 
this non-stop, explosive sci-fi rant. 

Blood Electric was acclaimed by David Bowie.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1840680601/

http://www.kenjisiratori.com/

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