2 books you may want to check out
Two new novels recently out on Another Sky Press (home of my own Click, so I suppose this borders on shameless self-promotion but I'm actually just trying to promote two books I think you should check out.)
Best part is you can read them for free online (PDF) if you want, or buy direct from Another Sky Press or Amazon or wherever.
The first is called The Golden Calf, by Henry Baum. This was originally published as Oscar Calibur Gun by Soft Skull Press. I think many of you might dig it. The back of the book:
Ray Tompkins is the kind of person you never get to know. He’s the security guard, the factory worker, the man working the midnight shift. Nobody really understands Ray - not his coworkers, not his family, and certainly not the women in his life. There is a rage building inside Ray Tompkins and Los Angeles is the fuel - the sick obsession with celebrity mixed with the vacuousness of everyday life. Against this backdrop, Ray Tompkins finds a way to vent his anger. He, too, will be known…
check it out here:
The other is Ash Dogs, the debut novel by Justin Nicholes. This book is quite different from what I normally read (ie, it's not really 'fucked up' in any way, shape, or form), but I really enjoyed it. Back of the book:
Marcus Green has just been discharged after a tour of duty in Iraq. Wounded and disfigured, Marcus returns to a life he barely recognizes… and that barely recognizes him. Stricken by guilt and self-doubt, and spurred on by deep-rooted restlessness, Marcus decides he must embark on a journey to reclaim that part of himself which he has lost. As he explores his past he reconnects with a forgotten half-brother in Mexico and a former hometown love, but he must also come to grips with his accidental family–other wounded veterans and the Iraqis he was supposed to protect.
There are a few more projects coming out soon (not up on the site yet) that I think you all will dig too. More on them later.
Thanks for reading,
PS -- if a moderater reads this, I'm having a hard time signing in (which is part of why I haven't posted for awhile, it's a bit of a pain). For some reason, ever since the software switch it doesn't want to recognize my user name. I think it may be because it's 2 words? Not sure. But I'm forced to create a 'one time log in' through my email if I want to log in. Any ideas? Private message me, no need to dirty this thread with tech talk.
Kristopher Young / Click
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