Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Book Reviews: From political histories to bad comics, to bad comics of political histories. And the occasional rant about fiction and writing.

One week left to buy FlameWar

Jerry Stratton, July 16, 2006

There’s one more week to go before I pull the post-podcast draft of FlameWar from Lulu. I’ll be pulling it down on July 23, taking a short rest. Then I’ll give it another reading (private, this time) and start sending it around to agents. Wish me luck.

On the topic of Lulu purchases, Henry Baum’s North of Sunset comes highly recommended by POD-dy Mouth:

The story is rough and angry and profane—but it sure is compelling. I was one paragraph in before I realized I needed to make myself comfortable (granted, the first paragraph is a page and a half long.)

The writing is stellar—and I’m not just saying that because I finished reading 121 crappy books in a row. There are probably a whole bunch of influences here: Bukowski, Chandler, and of course the mandatory reference to Chuck Palahniuk. But once you’ve finished reading this book, I think you’ll agree it is not so much who influenced the writing; it is who this writing will influence.

I haven’t read it yet, but it is in my shopping cart.

In response to Now podcasting FlameWar!: FlameWar: The Passion of the Electric Messiah is my latest novel. I’ll be podcasting the latest draft one episode a week.

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