Tony Burgess

  • Au bout du compte, l'apocalypse zombie aura surtout généré un gigantesque problème de gestion des déchets. Les brûler dans des fours géants ? Ça rappelle trop de mauvais souvenirs. Les enterrer ? On a bien essayé, mais pour se retrouver avec des hectares de boue grouillante. La seule réponse possible était d'envoyer ces millions d'automates immortels en orbite. Mais voilà, l'entrelacs des corps se met à filtrer la lumière du soleil, génère des maladies de peau et des désordres psychiques que personne n'avait vu venir. De l'hypochondrie agressive, des troubles dépressifs chroniques, des poussées suicidaires irrésistibles, et bientôt des ados se suicident en masse pour rejoindre l'éternité orbitale. Petit à petit, la Terre est devenue invivable. Et la mort n'est plus une issue. Un roman d'une noirceur sidérante à l'imagerie traumatiquement poétique.

  • The Show That Smells is the most SHOCKING story ever shown on the silver screen! It's also the tale of Jimmie, a country music singer dying of tuberculosis, and Carrie, his wife, who tries to save him by selling her soul to a devil who designs HAUTE COUTURE CLOTHING! Elsa is a powerful Parisian dress designer, and a vampire. She wants to make Carrie look beautiful, smell beautiful - AND THEN SHE WANTS TO EAT HER! Will Carrie survive as her slave? Will Jimmie be cured? Starring a host of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Coco Chanel, Lon Chaney and the Carter Family, The Show That Smells is a thrilling tale of HILLBILLIES, HIGH FASHION, AND HORROR!

    [Directed by Tod Browning (Freaks) from a screenplay by Derek McCormack. Black and white. 79 minutes.]

  • ?"In the age of increasing surveillance of borders, the border is where every thing significant occurs; map the border and you begin to understand the pulse of a nation," Asher Ghaffar writes in the introduction to wasps in a golden dream hum a strange music, his debut collection of poetry. In 2003, he was stopped at the Wagah border post, where hundreds gather to watch the spectacle of the aggressive flag-lowering ceremony on both the Indian and Pakistani side.

    Deploying the Wagah border literally and metaphorically, Ghaffar movingly describes the affective dimensions of "race" from the position of second-generation Canadian-born Muslim immigrant, deftly interrogating media depictions of the War on Terrorism. As Ghaffar writes: "I saw an ocean between two worlds / where flowers burst like paper rage." He also documents, in a series of cascading questions, the multiple ways that he came to understand the aftermath of the July 7th suicide bombings. At times the poetry is productively conflicted between narrative and verse, and the text opens up a fertile space where multiple genres flourish and jest.

    In the spirit of anti colonial poets like Aimé Césaire and Mahmoud Darwish and more recent experimental writers like the late Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Nathalie Stephens, Asher Ghaffar documents a restless and often beautiful search for a rich and complex anti colonial poetics for our times, without falling into comfortable dogmas: "I sought a form for the body in crisis, the body in alliance with the flight of bees. I searched the archive for the voice which would break the density further. I sought the drive that was not the drive for death, but the drive for everlasting life in fervor."

  • Death, Drugs, & Muscle is the story of a man who lived decades on the right side of the law before making the dangerous choice to enter the dark and dangerous world of drug dealing. After reaching the top and living a lavish lifestyle where sex, drugs, and money were in plentiful supply at all hours of the day, it all came crashing down in one harrowing instant. This is the story of Gregg Valentino, a man who had everything, lost it all, and fought his way back to the top.

    The book describes Valentino's involvement with bodybuilding and its association with steroids and underground behaviour, including the sex and muscle worship trade. Valentino eventually begins dealing drugs himself, and details the dangers and the fallout - including the death of his girlfriend, his arrest, and his rise as an unlikely celebrity.

    The story is uncensored, no-nonsense, and spares no expense to give the reader a true account of a life marred with murder, tragedy, sex, drugs, and sports.

  • The compelling, terrifying story of a devastating virus. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to kill someone? Wondered, in your darkest secret thoughts, about the taste of human flesh? What if you woke up and began your morning by devoting the rest of your life to a murderous rampage, a never-ending cannibalistic spree? And what if you were only one of thousands who shared the same compulsion? Well, today's your lucky day: in fact, by this afternoon, the predators will outnumber the prey.

    Pontypool Changes Everything includes a new afterword by Tony Burgess abotu the adaptation and filming of the motion picture Pontypool.

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