The Reading Room

A novella in three parts. 2021 Schism Neuronics.

Available online and in paperback.

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The Reading Room is a novella in three parts. In the first, a city is described in its attempts to build a worm farm as an incursion on the marsh. In the second, the command is given to go and see the pig farmer. In the third, the arrangement of Parisian abbatoirs is discussed.

Across each account texts are encountered, Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy, Büchner’s Force and Matter, Kropotkin’s Memoirs of a Revolutionist, and a Description of the Abbatoirs of Paris.

Every text witholds its secrets but lends a piece of itself to The Reading Room where the determination to read exists alongside the uncertainty of its effects.