I welcome positive or negative views of my work. Negative ones teach a writer humility. Here is a review of The Spermbot Blues in Misfitmagazine.net

Paul Brookes, The Sperm Bot Blues, Oppress Books, contact at Oppressbooks@aol.com  complete catalogue at http://www.issuu.com/oppoet, 27 poems, 76 pages no price listed.
This oversized, illustrated with many “revealing” photos, and a truly unique font calculated to drive most people insane, is billed as a novel told in poems.  I guess what it is, is a sci fi/futuristic/fantasy/ novel, of sorts, in the mode of William S. Burroughs. A flipped-out Burroughs, that is, reveling in aggressively obtuse, erotic situations.  In this world, sexuality, seems to have become fluid: robots are taking over everything, especially sexual congress and there seems to be a lot of S/M going on in futuristic dungeons.  Everyone seems to be having a wild time, especially the bots and the consenting adult women, in various stages of bondage, the subject being the context of the man photographs that illustrate the written work. Decidedly not for everyone’s taste. If you can get by the font and you enjoy Burroughs, this may work for you. I assure you I may have missed perfectly obvious things to people who are into fringe lifestyles which I am most decidedly, not into. For instance: maybe those aren’t studio dungeons but orgone boxes. Burroughs liked Orgone boxes for self-stimulation along with his Steely Dan.  (No not the musical group, the dildo Burroughs called Steely Dan, that the group appropriated the name from.)  Nothing would surprise me. Once you’ve entered the sperm bot universe just about anything is possible.

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