ABOUT THE BOOK
In Gargoyle Hotel, book one of the Carbon City Trilogy, Christopher Sartisohn unleashes his new mythology for the digital age. Floating somewhere between hallucinatory novel and surrealistic short story collection, prose poetry and radical fiction, these modular “hypershorts” codify fragmentary and disjointed mindscapes unified through Sartisohn’s singular vision.
Exploiting an implicit control of language and idiom with the fierce experimentation of Joyce, Miller, and Burroughs, Sartisohn delivers a collage of hypnotic and often shocking imagery swinging pendulously between rapt euphoria and apocalyptic dystopia. Gargoyle Hotel is kaleidoscopic, sprawling, decadent, disturbing, wildly detailed, bursting with abstract techno-sexuality and existential paranoia—a hypermodern masterpiece of prophetic, ethereal beauty.
Includes 39 pictorial "text art" collages by the author derived from the written text.
A collage of hypnotic and shocking imagery swinging pendulously between rapt euphoria and apocalyptic dystopia...