your head will collapse but there's nothing in it
November 16, 2010 9:33 AM Subscribe
I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well.
posted by gerryblog to Religion & Philosophy (41 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I wouldn't describe this as a coping mechanism, exactly, but I guess that's more or less the intended purpose of the list. That the work be optimistic or upbeat is affirmatively not a requirement, though with regard to music at least I'd definitely prefer relatively up-tempo songs to funereal dirges. One song that would be good that I can't get out of my head this afternoon is Pixies' classic "Where Is My Mind?"