THE DREAMCATCHER ‘DYSFUNCTION’ ROOM
Exploring what fiction can actually achieve physically in the brain as well as mentally or spiritually. It’s meant as a positive for a book to be listed on this page, as a work reaching beyond even the hyper-imaginative.
Links are to the real-time reviews.
The Function Room: The Kollection by Matt Leyshon
Islington Crocodiles – Paul Meloy
The English Soil Society – by Tim Nickels
THE DARK TOWER SERIES by Stephen King
Rameau’s Nephew by Denis Diderot
The Inmates – John Cowper Powys
THE MERCURY ANNUAL / PILGRIMS AT THE WHITE HORIZON by Michael Wyndham Thomas
MEMBER by Michael Cisco
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Letters of Oblivion by Andrew Condous
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by HP Lovecraft
Ana Kai Tangata – Scott Nicolay
AREA X – Jeff VanderMeer
TRISTRAM SHANDY by Laurence Sterne
The King In Yellow – by Robert W. Chambers
THE FAMILIAR – Mark Z. Danielewski
The Infusorium – Jon Padgett
The Sacred Fount by Henry James
DREAMCATCHER by Stephen King
The King in Yellow Tales, Vol. 1 by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
EXTINCTION by Thomas Bernhard
A Choir of Ill Children by Tom Piccirilli
The list above was created on 30 July 2015, as recorded in the comment streams of many of the real-time reviews themselves.
Any new additions will be recorded below in this comment stream…
This is not a Best Of list, but just works that seem to fit a category of literature rarely identified as such.
An Infunctionarium: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/gateways-to-abomination/#comment-5054
GATEWAYS TO ABOMINATION by Matthew M. Bartlett
A worthy addition to this room.
And its sequel CREEPING WAVES here: https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/creeping-waves-matthew-m-bartlett/#comment-6981
By the way, my two tentative contenders from my own work for entry into the Dysfuntion Room:
Weirdtonue: The Glistenberry Romance: Visit to the Narrative Hospital (novella)
Nemonymous Night (novel)
A new addition, well worthy of its place in this room:
CANNIBALS OF WEST PAPUA by Brendan Connell.
DEATH CAMP DREAM SONGS by Matt Leyshon.
REPORT ON PROBABILITY A by Brian Aldiss
THE COMPLETE STORIES OF CLARICE LISPECTOR
THE NIGHT CLOCK BY PAUL MELOY
WELCOME TO THE ARMS RACE by Justin Isis
The ALECTRYOMANCER collection by Christopher Slatsky:
I am quite flattered to have been inducted into the ‘DYSFUNCTION’ ROOM. Thank you for your inspirational insight and exploration of my stories. I am humbled.
MR. SUICIDE by Nicole Cushing
BLEAKWARRIOR by Alistair Rennie
THE CARNIVORE OF MONSTERS by Stuart Young:
CLICK By Brian Evenson.
THE MANY by Wyl Menmuir
OMENSETTER’S LUCK by William H Gass
HIEROGLYPHS OF BLOOD AND BONE by Michael Griffin
UNDER THE VOLCANO by Malcolm Lowry
THE QUARANTINED CITY by James Everington
THE WANDERER by Timothy J Jarvis
THE PROCESS IS A PROCESS ALL ITS OWN by PETER STRAUB
…AND THE STAGNATION OF THE HEART by Brian Aldiss
THE CURIOUS CASE OF JAN TORRENTIUS by Brian Howell
THE SWAN DIVE by Stephen Laws
THEATRE OF CURIOUS ACTS by Cate Gardner
THE UNCONSOLED by Kazuo Ishiguro
THE AMMONITE VIOLIN & OTHERS by Caitlín R. Kiernan
The Parry and The Lunge by David Mathew:
The Boke of the Divill by Reggie Oliver
The Surviving Child by Joyce Carol Oates
Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer
Allus Cold by Matt Leyshon
Desmodus by Melanie Tem
GO BACK AT ONCE by Robert Aickman
I, HARUSPEX by Christopher Priest
MILLS OF SILENCE by Charles Wilkinson
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