“These books put the ‘psycho’ back in ‘psychogeography,’ and history seldom gets this personal.”
– Luc Sante, author of Low Life (1991), Evidence (1992), and The Factory of Facts (1998)

“A wonderfully dense, ceaselessly entertaining trawl through the history of Memphis’ cultural underground and criminal demimonde. A book populated by hipsters, grifters and dreamers, that vividly brings every moment of magic, inspiration and madness to life.”
– Bob Mehr, music critic Memphis Commercial Appeal

“this book is the bible of dixie fried rockabilly psychosis & memphis beat art underground true crime history myth. jam packed with a cast of shamanic visionary heroic characters like alex chilton, james luther dickinson, william eggleston and charlie feathers, tav falco brings to life an alternative history of the bluff city, memphis tennessee, birth place of rock and roll. read it and scream for hell”
–bobby gillespie, primal scream

Mondo Memphis, the singular hybrid that is Morse & Falco’s roman noir/history of Memphis, steeps the reader in the most occult nectars of a place, a city evoked in line after tumescent line of haunted prose. Southern gothic ghosts scramble across each rippling page in mad dashes, hurtling across corrugations of text swollen with the satiety of its subject’s past, redolent corrugations tilled up out of a soil engorged with lust, madness, music and febrile civic histories. Plunge into this wealthy and eccentric masterpiece and dissolve yourself for delicious eternities in mythic Memphis.”
–Guy Maddin, film director

“Tav Falco’s book Mondo Memphis is freakin’ mindblowing.” – Benjamin Fasching-Gray, Webster University librarian and literary guru


One Response to “Buzz”

  1. […] of his beloved Memphis that has tongues like that of idiosyncratic Manitoban director Guy Maddin’s wagging. Currently, Mr. Falco is diverting his attention to his own cinematic debut as […]

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