Beyond the Safety
of Dreams is a book of revelations about
alienation and abjection, a disturbing account of one man's struggle to
find a way to feel at home in an unhospitable world. It is the most painfully
honest writing I have read in a long time.
Made strange, indeed--how else to walk pass
people, how else to walk pass things, how else to walk pass surveillance
cameras in the natural world. Eat compete, indeed--how else to dodge draft,
how else to cross hair, how else to get laid as a measure of suck up.
Read fiction, indeed--how else to brace boredom, how else to not said,
how else to fake friends in the real world. Then why else would I feel
like Frankenstein sociology and kill psychology while the chips fall Beyond
the Safety of Dreams.
--Hung Q. Tu