By Ian F. Svenonius
"While placing a replica of this booklet in your nightstand will be an indication of excellent style, who cares approximately stable style? Are you keen to be visible interpreting a ebook titled Censorship Now!!
in public? if this is the case, your epidermis may burn with humorous glances from squares, scolds and looky-loos. yet at the within, you’ll consider your mind throbbing because it swells to deal with a few hilarious, absurd and radical new concepts on tips to stay in our ridiculous world."
"Svenonius' new e-book is Censorship Now!!, and the name by myself indicates simply how provocative the writer will be. a set of essays formerly released by way of Vice, Jacobin, and others, it units up a number of enemies--both actual and straw--for Svenonius to knock down....It's all couched in a mode that’s half anarchist tirade, half postmodern critique, and half punk-rock snottiness--yet it truly is addictively ridiculous."
"Censor all of it. movie, television, track, politics, books, information, art--censor it all. That’s the guideline of neighborhood radical punk Ian Svenonius’ most up-to-date essay assortment, Censorship Now!!"
--Washington urban Paper, Critics' Pick
Named a favourite booklet of 2015 through Jason Diamond at Vol. 1 Brooklyn
"Gonzo ecstasy when you have come to understand Svenonius's self-aware political meditations....And notwithstanding the essays Svenonius writes are usually not themselves doubtful, the method of speaking approximately what he is written comprises discussions that a few may well locate uncomfortable. His books make extra experience the extra you dissect them. So hold them on your again pocket and skim them, one notice at a time."
--Los Angeles evaluate of Books
"A new number of essays by means of everyone's favourite supercilious rock theorist...Svenonius has regularly been the neatest child within the room....In print, Svenonius is like that curmudgeonly good friend that you just adore simply because, even whereas his perception quivers among humor, paranoia, and delinquent ire, he by no means dispels your fascination in how he will get there."
"Ian Svenonius is healthier often called the frontman of bands just like the makeup and kingdom of Ulysses, yet he is additionally an excellent cultural critic with a expertise for bobbing up with the most well liked takes you are going to ever learn. during this assortment, Svenonius makes compelling arguments in desire of censorship and hoarding books and documents, amid polemics opposed to Apple and Ikea, the yuppification of indie rock, and the shaving of pubic hair."
"The essays in Censorship Now!! are both full of modest proposals and mock-revolutionary rhetoric, yet there are grains of fact in items like 'The ancient position Of Sugar In Empire construction' and 'Heathers Revisited: The Nerd's struggle For Niceness'--they're simply buried someplace among tongue and cheek."
--The A.V. Club
"Censorship Now!! concurrently offers within the heated rhetoric of rebel calls to motion, the seductive large strokes of propaganda, and the shrewdpermanent winking of surrealist humor. usually whilst i am relatively confident Svenonius has long past off a paranoid deep finish, the following sentence hits again with knowingly-hilarious exaggeration or profoundly spot-on research, realigning my point of view and making me ask yourself again....It's becoming ebook whose intentions are ambiguous starts off with a decision to censor paintings and ends through letting artwork do the talking."
Ian F. Svenonius's new choice of 16 essays and tales, entitled Censorship Now!!, is reorganizing people's principles approximately censorship, Ikea, documentary filmmaking, the Berlin Wall, the movie Heathers, the twist, the frug, the mashed potato, shaving one's physique, Apple, Inc., Nordic functionalism, the intended benevolence of the Wikipedia, hoarding, collage rock, the origins of the net, and extra. it truly is an underground destroy which has been met with a horrified gasp in all good quarters and gog-eyed enthusiasm in artist garrets the area over.