NAVIGATION & BACKSTORY

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Hawling means, inter alios, stretching the book wide. For full meaning of Hawling, see my novel Nemonymous Night (2011)

“Half the fun of writing a novel is finding out from other people later on what you actually meant.” ~ Iain Banks

“Books I’m led to by other books, strings of books, excitation nodes.”
— Melanie Tem

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All book reviews linked for each of these years:

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Also the ‘Search’ facility above on the banner is an efficient one.

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THE DF LEWIS BACKSTORY – HERE

MY LONGER STRANDS OF PARTICULAR FLAGSHIP REVIEWS – HERE

MY REVIEWS IN BOOK FORM – HERE

MY REVIEWS OF OLDER OR CLASSIC BOOKS – HERE

PUBLIC REACTIONS TO THIS LABYRINTH OF DREAMCATCHER REVIEWS – HERE

THINKING BEHIND THIS SITE – HERE

CONTROVERSIES – HERE

AVAILABLE DFL BOOKS – HERE

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DFL – HERE

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THE HAWLING OF HYPER-IMAGINATIVE LITERATURE

Defined for this site – Literary, SF, Weird and Horror fiction in English from the last few centuries that magnifies the irreal to the arguable limit of human imagining as part of its pursuit of a consuming or entertaining preternaturalism by adding further values or truths to our existence.
Examples of a specialist source of hyper-imaginative fiction books linked from HERE.

A no spoiler policy is always followed, subject to the nature of real-time reviews.

Reviews representing the passion of the moment. My book reviews are written for three separate parties: myself, the readers and the book’s inferred creator. Most reviews elsewhere are actual PREviews for readers. Mine can also be genuine REviews that can be read (a) alongside me as the reader reads the book or (b) after the book is read by the reader.

Books are bought by me for my personal reading and real-time reviewing. No review copies accepted.

In the future, fiction works will only be remembered by having once been gestalt real-time reviewed.

I don’t necessarily need authors to react to my real-time reviews of their books I bought. But it is nice simply to know they have read (are reading) them. I do this activity, anyway, for my own pleasure and as a usefulness aid to my own reading, but I also do it for past and future readers of the books, and, yes, for the authors themselves.

“I love that you can read his reviews beforehand without a real fear of spoilers, and then read them again after reading the story and derive something new from the story.” Quoted from HERE
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I have generally not submitted my own work to publishers since 1999.

When some other book reviews have receded into the past, these will still be remembered, their dreams caught. Books and reviews caught together.

I try to read and review fiction as purely what it is and how its presentation affects its meaning or effect. I try to ignore any politics, shenanigans, biography, costs etc. that might lie behind such fictions, as that is how posterity will read it, ignoring things other than the fiction and the book they hold in their hand.

These gestalt real-time reviews, in tune with the philosophy of the whole site, are based on a single reading of the text alone and on anything commonly known, without extra research or anything susceptible to the Intentional Fallacy in fiction and poetic literature. Speculation, however, is allowed about unknown factors underlying the work reviewed.

Some say the books often give away spoilers about my reviews of them!

The more I do this gestalt dreamcatching of hyper-literature, the more it works! By not only substance but also flashpoints of time.

I thank all the authors involved for involuntarily sharing in my gestalt site’s healing or hawling literatum for our troubled times, a labyrinth ineluctably designed to be created step by step. Each of us a Dreamcatcher.

The power of imagination is stronger than any of us can ever imagine.

Simply to be chosen by preternatural instinct for my Gestalt site is better than a starred review elsewhere.

A writer should make the clouds shine even if the world’s sun has gone.
This site (www.nemonymous.com) is dedicated to the authors whose fiction works I already have in my dreamcatcher, and those who have yet to be dreamcaught.
A dead monument to once ancient hope as well as a gestalt that endures beyond a body’s bony ruin.
My real-time reviews, even posthumous ones, stalking your books forever.

“I love @DF_Lewis reviews as their own meta-fiction, with value independent of the reviewed work itself, or read alongside for more depth.” Quoted from HERE.
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“All stories are in conversation with other stories.” – Neil Gaiman

“I’m closing in on the ultimate gestalt: the context in which all knowledge fits and is illuminated, a mandala, the music of the spheres, ‘Kosmos’.”
— Ted Chiang (‘Understand’)

“The pieces are there, simply waiting to be fitted together into what, from the start, they were meant to be: a set of instructions for the Ceremonies.”
— TED Klein

“Can you recall the lasting effect of the most deeply disturbing collection of horror stories you’ve ever encountered? The narratives join hands…” — From ‘The Useless’, an anthology story by Dominy Clements

“The only way not to escape but to remake this world is via the preternatural power of literature. Collecting the threads together strengthens them.” – Me

Abraxas, Abrexit

The specialist hyper-imaginative fiction books in my library up to today’s date

My copies listed in rough chronological order as received from Mount Abraxas:

All the many links below are to my specific real-time reviews of these books:

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[The copies of the books below bear my pencilled marginalia. Mainly scrawls and underlinings, and a few odd words. This should be taken into account if anyone ever makes a bid for the whole collection after my death.]
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The Silver Voices by John Howard
All God’s Angels, Beware! by Quentin S. Crisp
The Nightfarers by Mark Valentine
Putting the Pieces in Place by R.B. Russell
‘The Rite of Trebizond & Other Tales’ by Mark Valentine and John Howard
The Horrifying Presence by Jean Ray
The Black Cupboard by Claude Seignolle
The Man Who Collected Machen by Mark Samuels
Cinnabar’s Gnosis
The Mascarons of the Late Empire by Mark Valentine
Madder Mysteries by Reggie Oliver
The Wounds of Exile by Reggie Oliver
Bloody Baudelaire by R.B. Russell
Tenebrous Tales – by Christopher Barker
The Terrible Changes by Joel Lane
An Emporium of Automata – by D.P. Watt
Oblivion’s Poppy – by Colin Insole
The Satyr – by Stephen J. Clark
The Coanda Effect – by Rhys Hughes
Mad Matinée in Baku – by Albert Power
‘The Sons of Ishmael’ by George Berguño
The Defeat of Grief – by John Howard
The Peacock Escritoire – by Mark Valentine
Amerika – by Karim Ghahwagi
A Pallid Wave on Shores of Night – by Adam S. Cantwell
The Mauve Embellishments – by Charles Schneider
Allurements of Cabochon – by John Gale
The ‘Star’ Ushak – by Louis Marvick
Old Albert: An Epilogue – by Brian J Showers
The Bestiary of Communion – by Stephen J Clark
‘The Exorcist’s Travelogue’ – by George Berguño
The Master in Café Morphine edited by Dan T Ghetu
Alcyone – Colin Insole
TARSHISHIM – Ron Weighell
Secret Europe by John Howard and Mark Valentine
Sangria in the Sangraal by Rhys Hughes
This Hermetic Legislature (an anthology)
The Ten Dictates of Alfred Tesseller by D.P. Watt.
CANAPÉS FOR THE DAUGHTER OF CHAOS by William Charlton
AT DUSK – Mark Valentine
The Aesthete Hagiographer by Derek John
NUMBERED AS SAND OR THE STARS – John Howard
Orphans on Granite Tides – Adam S. Cantwell
DEHISCENCE by D. P. Watt
The Last Gold of Decayed Stars by Colin Insole
O Altítudo by Thomas STRØMSHOLT
THE NEW FATE by Jonathan Wood
The Madman of Tosterglope – Louis Marvick
Virtue in Danger by Reggie Oliver
dada gnosis by dt ghetu
The Light is Alone – Thomas Phillips
Aornos by Avalon Brantley
The Emperor’s Pavement by John Howard
Cities and Thrones and Powers by John Howard
Transactions of the Flesh edited by D.P. Watt and Peter Holman
A Dead Monument To Once Ancient Hope by DF Lewis
Letters from Oblivion by Andrew Condous
A Dead Church by Harold Billings
Descended Suns Resuscitate by Avalon Brantley
INFRA NOIR
Malingerer by Thomas Phillips
The Monk’s Bible by Harold Billings
The Stream & The Torrent by Brian Howell
Dreams of Ourselves
Wraiths by Mark Valentine
A Distillate of Heresy by Damian Murphy
And I’d Be the King of China as recounted by Mark Valentine
The Lustre of Time by John Howard
Splinters of Horn and Ivory – Thomas Strømsholt
The Imperishable Sacraments by Damian Murphy
THEBOYWHOplayedWITHSHADOWS by Quentin S. Crisp
golem of bucharest by Andrew Condous
TRANSCENSIENCE by Avalon Brantley and Lockett Hollis
An Ossuary for M.P. Shiel by Harold Billings
The Hill of Cinders of Colin Insole
The Haunted Sleep of Jonathan Wood
Ruination in Bloom by Charles Schneider
The Siren of Montmartre by Leopold Nacht
The Gift of the kos’mos Cometh!
The Exaltation of the Minotaur by Damian Murphy
Conflagration: Immoral Vignettes by DP Watt
Lanterns of the Night by Alcebiades Diniz Miguel
The Daughters of Lilith and Other Tales by Harold Billings
Seduction of the Golden Pheasant by Damian Murphy
AND THE WHORE IS THIS TEMPLE
OUT THERE by Quentin S. Crisp
The Academy Outside of Ingolstadt by Damian Murphy
The Vampire of the Soul by Anne-Sylvie Salzman and William Charlton
Visit Of A Ghost by John Howard
Cloistered by Ravelled Bones and Ruined Walls by DF Lewis and Slawomir Wielhorski