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This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carré, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial, and many others.

©2015 Mark Fisher (P)2020 Repeater Books

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  • 01-25-21

Jumble of previously published articles, well-read

Started promisingly but seemed to degenerate into pseudery quite a bit, and the choice of topics diverged from the supposed topic of the book. Then I found out they were mainly old blog posts and the book doesn't really have a theme, except whatever was in the mind of the person who collected these together. However the narrator was good and breathed life into these articles, and there was some thought-provoking stuff in here, in-between all the pining for the 90s rave scene. I think if I'd have realised these were just all posts from his blog before buying this I would have just read them online instead and saved the credit.

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