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book219 JOHNNY STRIKE
A Loud Humming Sound Came From Above
book219 (2007) Book - $10.00
A Loud Humming Sound Came From Above is a collection of twelve stories by Johnny Strike, six of them never before published. All of them feature the genre-bending, hallucinatory style that distinguished his novel, Ports of Hell (Headpress/Diagonal), of which William Burroughs said, "These are real maps of real places. That is what marks the artist, he has been there and brought it back."

Johnny Strike is a lifelong inhabitant of the underworld. Evading prosecution for parole violation as a teenager in Pennsylvania, he moved to San Francisco and eventually cofounded the legendary punk band Crime.

Among A Loud Humming Sound Came From Above's settings are a hellish prison workshop, a profiteering methadone clinic and a hotel where the suicidal find a terrible reason to live; among the characters are the unlucky, the sociopathic, the absurdly delusional and those who see reality with crippling clarity. It features twelve interior illustrations and a full color cover by Richard Sala, creator of such graphic novels as Evil Eye.

Part of our Punks In Print series!



"I sometimes despair of finding good new writers, then along comes someone like Johnny Strike."
- Ambit

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