Thursday, December 31, 2009
I actually read this book for the first time in 08, but its my top book for 2009 simply because everything I've read since I've literally tossed in disgust - compared to this book, everything else seems brazenly, whoreishly mediocre to me. I may have just spelt whoreishly wrong. That amuses me as I'm trying to write about one of my favourite books of all time that everyone should read immediately. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaanyway...
I began my third read of it today. Plus....Steve Toltz is kind of sexy in a 'To Sir With Love' way ie: Lit professor....ahem... just do yourself a favour and read it alright.
This album is AMAZING. I read a couple of reviews before it was released in Australia and decided immediately to get it as soon as it arrived. The folks at JB HiFi are very used to me calling and ordering albums and are most amused at the spirited reviews I give them.
THIS... from Stith's record label Asthmatic Kitty:
"Heavy Ghost communicates a startling range—from earnest yearning to heartbreak, shimmering hopefulness to the brink of existential despair. David Stith’s ethereal voice communicates the unfathomable—mysticism, the commingling of water and fire, waking dreams, spiritual torment—with such reckless abandon that is rarely seen in many albums, let alone a debut work."