Vital Fluid

Vital Fluid A Hynonovel

  • Title: Vital Fluid
  • Author: Tom Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780981011
  • Page: 240
  • Format: None
  • A Hynonovel

    • Vital Fluid : Tom Bradley
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      Published :2019-05-03T12:16:36+00:00

    About "Tom Bradley"

    1. Tom Bradley

      Tom received his novelist s calling at the age of nineteen He climbed into the moonlit mountains around his hometown, where he got an unambiguous vocation with physical symptoms and everything, just like Martin Luther in the electric storm He fucked permanently off from America in 1985, moved to Red China, and has lurked around the left rim of the Pacific ever since, in a successful search for sinecures that steal virtually no time and absolutely no mental energy from his writing.Tom s prose shares the legendary pages of London s AMBIT Magazine with those proto bizarros, J.G Ballard and Ralph Steadman His first nonfiction book is Fission Among the Fanatics Spuyten Duyvil Press, NYC, 2007 Various of his novels have been nominated for the Editor s Book Award and the New York University Bobst Prize, and one was a finalist in the AWP Award Series in the Novel Reviews and excerpts, a couple hours of recorded readings, plus links to Tom s essays in Salon and other such high tone swanky magazines, are at tombradley.

    208 thoughts on “Vital Fluid”

    1. In 1779 Anton Mesmer proposed everything in the universe influenced everything else, and this was accomplished through “fluid universally diffused.” It is this premise that is the driving influence of Tom Bradley’s 2009 novel, Vital Fluid.The story follows two sets of rival hypnotists; Phil Deacon, scion of an old-style showbiz family, and his nemesis, Simon Magus, who occupy center stage in our century. Their story is paralleled by the tale of historical mesmerist Charles LaFontaine, and [...]


    2. Tom Bradley's hypnonovel "Vital Fluid" is a blast: it follows the exploits of two rival hypnotists across America as they try to outdo each other in a series of increasingly bizarre 'performances'. The story is interlaced with a parallel tale featuring two 19th century mesmerists who are locked in a similar battle of wills. It's a satirical morality-play about professional and personal jealousy (amongst other things) - how power can potentially corrupt when abused - laugh-out loud in places, but [...]


    3. Bradley's unfettered imagination and exuberant, roller coaster writing style tickle the reader; he also has something to say about our mad, mad world. What a relief from novel business as usual.


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