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Atomik Aztex In the alternate universe of this glitteringly surreal first novel, the Aztecs rule, having conquered the European invaders Zenzontli, Keeper of the House of Darkness, is visited by visions of a parallel world run by the Europeans, where consumerism reigns supreme Aztecs armed with automatic weapons, totemic powers and blood sacrifice conquer and colonize s Europe, as ghosts of the world wars emerge to haunt contemporary Los Angeles Atomik Aztex is a hilarious read A potent concoction, with influences from graphic novels, along with Ishmael Reed s Mumbo Jumbo, the paranoia of Philip K Dick and William Burroughs, and an outrageous cyber Aztl n mix reminiscent of Guillermo G mez Pe aSesshu Foster is the author of the critically acclaimed City Terrace Field Manual After 5 different attempts to read this book spurred by very enthusiastic recommendations from a couple of friends whose judgment I respect I have to admit defeat This is a book I cannot read Eight years after finishing this book for the first time I still get excited whenever I discuss it, pressing my copy upon friends and relatives with the wide eyed please read this entreaties of a newly saved evangelical Atomik Aztex is a wildly enjoyable read, a super stylised detonation of slick phrases, memorable scenes and some genuinely funny moments This is a book that makes you want to read sections aloud to your friends just to hear the rhythms and punches of Foster s sentences you m Eight years after finishing this book for the first time I still get excited whenever I discuss it, pressing my copy upon friends and relatives with the wide eyed please read this entreaties of a newly saved evangelical Atomik Aztex is a wildly enjoyable read, a super stylised detonation of slick phrases, memorable scenes and some genuinely funny moments This is a book that makes you want to read sections aloud to your friends just to hear the rhythms and punches of Foster s sentences you may not want to read all of it out though there are some seriously blood and guts y sections Atomik Aztex is a story of two parts, one, a 20th century alternate reality where the Americas were never colonised by Europe and an Aztec Empire, founded on Aztec techno spiritual practices and continual human sacrifice, is a regional power The empire is fighting their timeline s World War Two, and is engaged on the Eastern Front, allied to the Russians The main character of the novel, Zenzontil, is a ranking member of this society, a warrior leader, slave owner and general badass This narrative is juxtaposed with the very different world of Zezontil s dreams, where he endures the grinding existence of a Hispanic meat plant worker in 1940s California I m a bit of a history geek so Leopard skin cloaked Aztec warriors hunting Nazis through the ruins of Stalingrad was always going to get my boat out of dry dock, but while the story and setting of Atomik Aztex are strong, they aren t what make the book great What makes this book unique is Foster s continually inventive and surprising prose Foster is a poet, and it shows in the best possible way Language is his instrument, and he coaxes words into truly entertaining rhythms, furiously minting neologisms at a rate that would terrify the dictionary editors at Oxford, Collins, and Macquarie.This is Foster s only novel he has published several books of poetry and it made me an instant fan of his work I ve long hoped that he ll write another Audacious, bodacious, hyperenergetic, imaginative, imagistically generous, interacting alt realities, porous borders between eras Reminded me of Philip K Dick The Man in the High Castle , ultraviolent voice driven Vollmanny pyrotechnics, Ishmael Reed Flight to Canada, Mumbo Jumbo , with mucho Junot Diaz spanglish, vato Unlike Joyce at all, per some reviews on here Slaughterhouses and sacrifices The most enjoyable novel I ve read in a while A total mindfugg Read the complete impressi Audacious, bodacious, hyperenergetic, imaginative, imagistically generous, interacting alt realities, porous borders between eras Reminded me of Philip K Dick The Man in the High Castle , ultraviolent voice driven Vollmanny pyrotechnics, Ishmael Reed Flight to Canada, Mumbo Jumbo , with mucho Junot Diaz spanglish, vato Unlike Joyce at all, per some reviews on here Slaughterhouses and sacrifices The most enjoyable novel I ve read in a while A total mindfugg Read the complete impression here A stunning little book Its brutal violence and hypermasculinity wore on me, and it s nonlinearity might annoy aconventional reader But it has a tremendous amount to offer on the relationship between masculinity, empire, and domination It follows one protagonist in two very different realities in one, he is a communist labor organize at Farmer John s meat processing plant in Los Angeles in the 1940s in the other, he is a commanding officer in the Aztec army battling Nazi Germany In th A stunning little book Its brutal violence and hypermasculinity wore on me, and it s nonlinearity might annoy aconventional reader But it has a tremendous amount to offer on the relationship between masculinity, empire, and domination It follows one protagonist in two very different realities in one, he is a communist labor organize at Farmer John s meat processing plant in Los Angeles in the 1940s in the other, he is a commanding officer in the Aztec army battling Nazi Germany In the later, Aztecs easily defeated the Spanish and went on to become a major imperial slave holding socialist empire In both worlds, he is a misogynist and an asshole in both his world in saturated with violence But he is a profoundly different person in each In the tension of those differences and similarities Foster offers us a dense mediation on how empires build themselves on blood, how empire constitutes masculinities, and the ways masculinity functions on both sides of a relationship of exploitative domination

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