House of the Holy
The Gospel of Anarchy:
by Justin Taylor
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It should come as little surprise that the first novel by Justin Taylor, who in 2007 edited an anthology of doomsday scenarios called The Apocalypse Reader, is all about religion and anarchy. What's more surprising, perhaps, is that it is also a paean to Gainesville, Florida, circa 1999. Indeed, the book follows its characters with an almost Google Maps specificity as they wander that city's streets and scrounge through dumpsters. Taylor's knowledge of dark corners is a plus, because The Gospel of Anarchy explores the no-man's-land between college kids and townies: the hidden spaces of dropouts, punks, visionaries, and addicts.
Last year saw the publication of Taylor's impressive debut collection, Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever, which contains several stories set in contemporary anarchist collectives. In
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