Lhooq Books: Community Library/ “Honor System” Bookstore: Books are available 24/7. You can buy a book by leaving a $ donation $ in the front door mail slot. Or you can “take ‘n trade”. Leave donated books on black rack. The donated funds and donated books help support the nonprofit organization.

Check out our “Exrealist” art alley on the West side of in Carlsbad Village.

“Do not look at it as a wasteland, rather and inverted forest with all it’s foliage underground”, (Haiku) J.D. Salinger. #bookstore #community #books #lhooqbooks (at Lhooq/exrealism)

Lhooq/Exrealism: this is truly one of the most amazing books! À rebours (French pronunciation: ​[a ʁə.buʁ]; translated Against Nature or Against the Grain) (1884) is a novel by the French writer Joris-Karl Huysmans. Its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero who loathes 19th-century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation. À rebours contains many themes that became associated with the Symbolist aesthetic. In doing so, it broke from Naturalism and became the ultimate example of “decadent” literature. Joris-Karl Huysmans is most famous for this novel AGAINST NATURE and he predicted it would be a failure with the public and critics: “but I don’t give a damn! It will be something nobody has ever done before, and I shall have said what I want to say.” The book created a storm of publicity; though many older critics were scandalised, it appealed to the young generation.

The painter Whistler called it a “marvellous” book. Oscar Wilde regarded it as his “Bible and bedside book.” It was to him “one of the best I have ever seen.” It was reviewed everywhere as the guidebook of Decadence.

AGAINST NATURE is the “poisonous French novel” that leads to the downfall of Dorian Gray in Oscar Wilde’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. The book’s plot dominated the action of Dorian, causing him to live a life of sin and hedonism. #against nature #books #bookstore #Lhooqbooks #exrealism (at Lhooq/exrealism)

Lhooq Books / Exrealism: “Hey do you guys have any books by that Fight Club guy?” #Palahniuk. “yeah, we got Palahniuk.We gots lots of Palahniuk. Sometimes we have all of Palahniuk. Right now we gotta a lot of Palahniuk.you want a Palahniuk book?” “What kinda name is Palahniuk?”
“Well, it’s Charles Michael "Chuck” Palahniuk (/ˈpɔːlənɪk/, originally Ukrainian: Палагнюк Ukrainian pronounced: palɑɦˈnʲuk].“
"Shit, I thought his was American?!? Didn’t he write that book ‘Fight Club’? That was a damn good movie! You sure he ain’t American…?”
#bookstore #awfulquestionsyouhearinbookstores #chuckpalahniukisamerican #lhooqbooks #exrealism (at Lhooq/exrealism)