A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die: A Collection of Writing by Chris D.

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"A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die" is the long-awaited mega-anthology from musician/writer Chris D., singer/songwriter of the bands The Flesh Eaters and Divine Horsemen. Included here are all the song lyrics Chris ever penned from 1977 till now, plus poetry, short stories, dream journal entries and excerpts from as-yet-unpublished novels. A treasure trove for Chris D.'s fans and an introduction for everyone else to one of the most neglected literary talents of the last thirty years. Chris has produced landmark records by The Gun Club and The Dream Syndicate (along with his own work), acted in films, worked for a decade as film programmer at Los Angeles' American Cinematheque and even written and directed a feature film (I PASS FOR HUMAN). 2005 saw publication of his non-fiction book, "Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film." "...he continues a tradition in writing that is all but lost; authors who use their powers of imagination and creativity rather than simply recounting or inventing a memoir. Like the outsider artists that Chris D. champions, he writes for the future, for art, to someday be truly discovered for the great talent he is." - from the Foreword by John Doe (of X, The Knitters) "Chris D. presents...such an immense encapsulation of his life's work that it reads as literary autopsy of a man not yet dead but of one who has died a thousand times and somehow miraculously between crucifixions used pen as shovel to prevent himself from being buried alive." - from the Afterword by Lydia Lunch (author, "Paradoxia," "Will Work for Drugs") "Reading Chris D's blood-on-the-page prose is like running naked, screaming with terror and desire, through the fetid back alleys of American pulp culture. You're seduced, f----d over, doused with whiskey, set on fire, dragged by the getaway car, nailed by the hail from a 30.06 and still, still-you can't stop reading." - Eddie Muller (author, "Dark City Dames," "The Art of Noir," and the novels "The Distance," "Shadow Boxer")

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