“Absurd, crude and comical extracts are showcased in typical Stewart Home fashion offering an intelligent analysis and perspective on contemporary culture from one of Britain’s most prolific and controversial literary figures. Known for baffling critics and audiences with his non-narrative books and experimental art, ‘Proletarian Post-Modernism’ is a much more cohesive piece of work, playing like a beginners guide to Stewart Home…” Read the full article here!
Stewart Home’s new album Proletarian Post-Modernism drove Gina Snake competely crazy – it’ll drive you into a sexual frenzy once you order your copy here: http://www.testcentre.org.uk/test-pressings.html
“In a rather different vein, Stewart Home’s Mandy, Charlie and Mary-Jane (Penny-Ante Editions), part scabrous and hilarious assault on cultural studies, part vision of madness and hell, is as gloriously offensive as anything this author has done before.” Read the whole of Nicholas Lezard’s Guardian best paperback books of 2013 article here.
Before: Having never read any of Mr. Home’s work before, I was an almost perfect audience for this book—I had no expectations at all, and after laughing out loud at the first couple of paragraphs, I was hooked. To that end, I feel like this should be registered as: N/A /10
During: If one is not easily offended, and not a slave to traditional narrative, this is one of the most consistently funny and enjoyable reading experiences one will find anywhere: 9/10
After: As engaging and fun as it was to read, upon later reflection, a feeling like consuming an entire cake—feeling slightly sick but steadfastly saying “I regret nothing!”—ensued. More accurately, perhaps, would be “a filth hangover.” 8/10
Above: Stewart Home performance at Building F in London’s Stoke Newington on 23 November 2013.