Welcome back to the stacks. It’s Aquarium Drunkard’s Book Club, our monthly gathering of recent (or not so recent) recommended reading. Your librarians this month are Justin Gage, Nereya Otieno, and Kyle Fortinsky, exploring books on music, Black feminism, solitude, and the brutal (and shifting realities) of the late Lou Reed.
Welcome back to the stacks. The Aquarium Drunkard Book Club gathering up some new (and not so new) reads by Brian Eno, Ram Dass, Oliver Stone, and more, spanning historical texts to music histories and beyond.
In his 2011 book Mutants & Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal, Jeffrey J. Kripal writes: “Reality, if you will, comes to be in the space between the properly trained reader and the revealed text…Reading is mysticism.” With that in mind, welcome to the second chapter of the Aquarium Drunkard Book Club, a recurring series of reading recommendations.
Warren Zevon once said “We love to buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.” But even if your towering “too read” can’t guarantee immortality, those pages can make life feel even more worth living. Welcome to the inaugural Aquarium Drunkard Book Club. This installment finds Tyler Wilcox guiding us through a few of his recent reads. Enjoy. More soon.