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Best Reads of 2021
Articles, Books, and Magazines that kept me enthralled this past year
The Storm of Steel, by Ernst Junger: an earnest, matter-of-fact account of an elite German Soldier’s time in WW1 (Seriously, this guy was the Prussian Terminator). This isn’t a sob horror story about why war sucks and should never happen. It is the outlook of a man with a true warrior’s spirit on the inner workings of men during it, and how they actually enjoy it deep down.
The Sound of Waves, by Yukio Mishima: I’m not a great purveyor of romance, but this novel alone puts the dysgenic framework of relationships portrayed by American Hollyweird to absolute shame. It’s a story that shows how masculine virtue matters, and the raw intimacy and innocence of young love in a heartwarming way. Read this if you think you’re about to give up on love.
Gothic Violence, by Mika Ma: this novel is chaos in a masculine essence, wrapped up in love and hate and everything delicious that comes with learning about the truths of existence. Surfer Jihadis take over Florida, but that’s just the tip of what makes this book so great. Read it in a few sittings and the whole thing feels like a fever dream, and by the end, you’ll wish it was real all along.
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, by Yukio Mishima: Another Mishima, but one that was the polar opposite of The Sound of Waves. I love stories with freaks and weirdos of all kinds, but this story paralyzed me to the point I couldn’t move on to another book for days. It’s horror as much as it is introspection. Please don’t read this if you’re a man in a fragile psychological state.
The Big Step, by Mahdi Lock: this is a lot more niche, and much of what I’ve been writing about recently has been in reference to this incredible book where Lock lays out the absurdity of the situation Western Muslims are in, especially in the US. It’s not a perfect book - he gets a little normie-conservative at times - but most parts of it are gold, and I’m very upset with how little of a digital presence he has online. He needs to step it up, especially by making a Twitter account. Are you reading this Mahdi? I WILL SHOUT YOU OUT TO GET STARTED! PLEASE JOIN ME!
BAP, the great internet sage, on Israel’s Problem: I always love good destruction of Israel’s legitimacy from non-Arabs. I understand the point of BAP’s words here are intended differently from just that, but it’s this post that gave me hope in my cause as a Palestinian. From the river to the sea!
America's Trial, by my friend Benjamin Braddock on what Kyle Rittenhouse’s win in court means for us.
Communittar Fools, also by BAP on the insane assumption that our troubles are from “hypercapitalism”
Magazines, Blogs, and other Substacks I found this year that are must-reads:
If you’re interested in being informed correctly, clearly, and without embellishment on the Wuhan bat flu crisis, your main true source should be my Germanoid friend Eugyppius’s Substack and Twitter. To put it simply, this man doesn’t miss. He’s a professional anon that knows what he’s doing and his work speaks for itself.
IM-1776 is an outstanding publication run by Mark Granza. All original ideas from recent and in the future on the Western political landscape, political philosophy, and the detriments of modernity have and will originate here.
A new, anonymous-run magazine by @spring_pierian on Twitter called Asylum Magazine came about in September, and in addition to it’s incredible selection of contributors, I love the style of how it’s first issue has been put together. A common theme where all articles dovetail off each other into the next, with descriptive art in between.
Zero HP Lovecraft is the horror writer to read for this decade, so read his long-form stuff on his blog if you’re interested. Terror-inducing education that’s sure to sober you for what’s been growing around us for years.
And of course, I can’t forget Man’s World, the men’s magazine of today by Raw Egg Nationalist. All I can say, other than how impressed I am by the intensely satisfying quality of it, is that you have to see it for yourself to love it.
And that’s it for now, a short post going over the life-changing stuff I loved this past year. May we all find great success in our literary endeavors the following year and beyond. Au Revior!