Tag Archive: books

The Bruja Visions of Wendy C. Ortiz

by

“Dreams are often a strange equalizer.”

The Death Metal Lit of Dean Swinford

by

Take a trip to the METAL side of LIT

Quit Making the Talentless Rich With Your Terrible Taste and B. Diehl

by

“Being on this podcast made me feel like I fell into some weird Loony Tunes wormhole.”

Anxiety and Ativan: The Homesick Minivan by Justin Grimbol

by

“I felt okay about being charmless. I was going to eat ice-cream.”

YOU CAN CATCH SADNESS AND DEATH LIKE A FEVER: An Interview with Scott McClanahan

by

“I was a religious little boy and thought Guns N’ Roses were nothing but sinners and going to hell.”

ALL HAIL TRANS WITCHES: AN INTERVIEW WITH LIVING SEA-WITCH, MOSS ANGEL: BY LARISSA GLASSER

by

“I can’t untangle my queerness from my politics or my magickal practice.”

YOU AND I WILL ONE DAY FEEL THE JOY OF DESTROYING AN ENTIRE BATHROOM WITH OUR BARE HANDS: An Interview with Benjamin DeVos

by

“Bet it feels good to smash up a toilet.”

Anxiety, Meditation & Reading Bukowski: Justin Grimbol

by

“I picture myself as Lena Dunham with a beard.”

This Super Cool Thing Where Everything Gives Me Anxiety: Constance Ann Fitzgerald

by

“When I finally decided to quit drinking I had anxiety about being alone.”

Christine Stoddard Makes Shit Happen

by

“I want to make shit happen.”

IT’S MY STORY AND I WILL WRITE IT SENSATIONAL IF I WANT TO: MONIQUE QUINTANA

by

“No vampires, werewolves, and certainly no witches.”

SKIN STORIES FEATURING KELBY LOSACK

by

“I’m still the heathen it represents, but now I’m a sober, happy heathen.”

DEATH METAL EPIC: GOAT SONG SACRIFICE BY DEAN SWINFORD

by

“Saw Nunslaughter cut open a dead deer, dump buckets of blood, and throw a pig’s head off the stage for the audience to kick around in the mosh pit.”

MONSTER IN A DRESS SHOP: A FEMINIST PHOTO PROJECT BY CHRISTINE STODDARD

by

“I fought so long to plant a flag in something that never should have been disputed territory.”

Dude, You Can Summon Ancient Spirits Anywhere: An Interview with Elle Nash

by

MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY

Alexander Boldizar, Chaos, Harvard, and The Ugly

by

“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”

David W. Barbee: Bacon Fried Bastard

by

“Every human being gets addicted to something.’

The Homesick Minivan With Justin Grimbol: Dog Story

by

“Once he jumped on me while I was humping my pillow.”

Memoirs of a Professional Weirdo: Yellow Army Woman

by

“You can just imagine all those Chinese like a little army of yellow ants crawling over it, can’t you?”

Skin Stories: Constance Ann Fitzgerald

by

“Kathleen Hanna never stops. She can’t be kept down.”

Adventures in Wendyland: Bruja, by Wendy C. Ortiz

by

“BRUJA is a fluid, non-linear, and organic experience.”

The Homesick Minivan With Justin Grimbol: Angry Old Men

by

“I visit old people in their homes and help them with daily tasks, like cooking and cleaning and bathing.”

Have Hipsters Ruined the Mustache?

by

“When I think of people with mustaches, I think of my dad, Burt Reynolds, and cowboys.”

Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath TOC

by

“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

Unicorns are Evil and Brian Alan Ellis: Get Lit With Leza Podcast

by

“My heart is a dumpster fire.”

Author Alexander Boldizar Interviewed by Christoph Paul

by

One of the earliest reviews I received said, “A full on satire of contemporary law as mesmerizing and complex as something lost from David Foster Wallace, yet as light in tone as A Confederacy of Dunces.” First I was flattered, thrilled, and then I thought, wait, didn’t both those guys kill themselves?

Starr Creek by Nathan Carson is a Literary Acid Trip

by

“You can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts .”

Like Lovecraft In Brooklyn: Battering the Stem by Bob Freville

by

“Spring Breakers and Gummo specifically pop to mind.”

Monsters, Myths, and Madmen, with Jerry Drake at AWP

by

“I am compelled to tell stories.”

IF I WAS SMART I WOULD EITHER KILL MYSELF OR IMMEDIATELY BECOME A RECLUSE: An Interview with Elizabeth Ellen

by

“Basically, Elizabeth Ellen should win the Pulitzer Prize and then immediately be beaten to death with it because she’s so good, so human, so completely fucked.”

Hate From The Sky By Sean M. Thompson

by

“My personal favorite character is a talking bathroom that literally fucks Kyle.”

John Edward Lawson Talks Books at AWP

by

“Bizarro is the Chaos Magick of literature.”

Spooks and Books with Cathy T. Colborn

by

“I dreamt about Lola at night.”

Skin Stories: Tiffany Scandal

by

“There are also realistic portraits of my cats, a sheep in wolves clothing, and ton of book references.”

THE HOMESICK MINIVAN

by

“We loved Kerouac’s Mexico City Blues and Enzo wanted to read the whole book out loud. It took a long time because we got very drunk.”

It Was Supposed To Be A Satire. It Turned Out To Be A Prophecy

by

“You made all of this happen with your book,” one Twitter user scolded me.”

Angel Meat With Laura Lee Bar

by

“I had the image of me eating my heart but it was cake instead of my actual heart.”

A SHADOW MAP: AN ANTHOLOGY BY SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

by

“What does it mean to survive?”

Embry: Hard-Boiled—A Weird Little Egg Cooked Just Right

by

“Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus.”

MY BLOOD IS BASICALLY MOLDY COFFEE AND DOG PISS: An Interview with Artist/Writer Michael Seymour Blake

by

“I can already see the glazed over eyes of anyone who dares read this shit.”

CLASH Gets Spooky With Gina Ranalli

by

“Titles such as Wall of Kiss, Mother Puncher, and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife grab your attention and make you wonder what kind of madness unfolds within those pages.”

ANGEL MEAT BY LAURA LEE BAHR IS LIKE A PSYCHEDELIC PRAYER

by

“If you enjoy surrealistic Bizarro fiction with a heart too big to contain within its pages, then this is the collection for you.”

Beyond the Great, Bloody, Bruised, and Silent Veil of This World

by

“Old gods lurk behind the stars, old loves linger on from Earth, and Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.”

CLASH Podcast Does AWP With Justin Grimbol

by

“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”

Godzilla, Golden Showers, Voodoo and Writing Rituals, and Why Portland, Oregon is Doggie Heaven: CLASH Catches Up With Bizarro Author Garrett Cook

by

“Godzilla helped give me my moral compass.”

THE TRANSGRESSIVE ANTI-TRUMP BIZARRO ART OF JIM AGPALZA

by

“I just chose the gutter to dwell in, and with what the world seems to be moving into, I think it’s a perfect place to assess and judge it.”

Fungasm Author Danger Slater Interview

by

Danger Slater is a Bizarro writer who uses surrealism, dark humor, and a healthy dose of existential angst to create his stories.

Skin Stories: D. Foy

by

“All of my tattoos are reflections, more or less, of visions.”

Inside a God of Haunted Walls: An Unconventional Interview with Garrett Cook

by

“I do not control people’s boner.”

CLASH Podcast Interview With Constance Ann Fitzgerald

by

CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.

Blood Sausage, Cold Beer, and Reindeer: a Christmas Tale of Colonialism and Acceptance

by

“Our abuelitas went to special masses and some of the nativity sets under our trees featured a baby Jesus that had slightly darker skin than the Jesus the gringos put under their tree.”

The Christmas Poop of Catalan

by

“Whether you think Christmas is shit or Christmas is the shit, when you are Catalan, your Christmas is going to be full of shit. And I mean literally. And no, it doesn’t get that dirty (usually).”

Skin Stories: Bracken MacLeod

by

“Welcome to Skin Stories, where I ask some of the most exciting voices in fiction to tell us the stories behind their tattoos.”

CLASH XMAS SUBMISSIONS CALL

by

“Entertain us with your Christmas traditions and recollections.”

I WAS STONED AT MY FIRST SEANCE

by

“I felt like I was outside myself as well as inside.”

October? More like Readtober, amiright?

by

“Here’s what needs to be on your radar.”

Search Engine Optimization Poem

by

This poem should at least get some Google hits.

A COLLAPSE OF HORSES BY BRIAN EVENSON GIVES STEPHEN KING A RUN FOR HIS MONEY

by

“What’s remarkable about these stories is Evenson’s ability to turn familiar, mundane things into objects of terror.”

The Final Flight of Cher by Mame Bougouma Diene

by

“Cher glides with the grace of an ovulating swan and the purity of the Virgin Mary!”

HALLOWEEN SUBMISSIONS CALL

by

“CLASH wants your creepy stories!”

BEAST

by

“Every night he asks me the same question. “Will you sleep with me?”

The Top Five Books That Are Better Than Anything You Could Ever Write, You Piece of Shit Wannabe Writer

by

“There will always be people better than you. Some of them will always be better than you. Some are so far ahead that you can’t possibly hold a candle to them.”

WHY I DECIDED TO QUIT WRITING AND BECOME A KID ROCK FAN INSTEAD

by

“I know what you’re thinking: why Kid Rock? Why not Limp Bizkit or Uncle Kracker or some other horrible nü-metal band scraped out of the armpit of the late 90s?”

TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY AND SYLVIA PLATH

by

“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”

Video Inferno

by

“The cameraman wore a black suit with white gloves and a shiny red shirt. A large, handheld video camera obscured his face. The lens pointed right at me.”

The Con Season: A Novel of Survival Horror

by

“The Con Season is a very fun and fucked up book that horror fans will love.”

A Twitter Guide for Authors

by

“Be human. People hate bots.”

DC PORN STORE BOOK CLUB: Anna Karenina

by

“Perv #2: So, who is this Anna Karenina bitch? Does she like the D?”

The Mystery of Hollow Places: YA Gets Dark

by

“Though the novel is heavy and chock-full of moments that ache, it isn’t without hope.”

REVIEW: ‘The Face of Any Other’ is About Love, Being, Frustration, Obsession, Truth, and the Nature of Desire

by

“…With ‘The Face of Any Other’, Seidlinger starts at the new boundaries he’d previously set and rushes forward in a way that makes it clear he sees nothing but new ground in front of him.”

Publishing in Chaos: Booktrope Jumps Ship Leaving Authors in the Lurch

by

“Believe it or not, there are many successful self-published authors. Yes. You can actually make a living self-publishing. You can even win awards!”

Wu-Tang Tribute Anthology Submissions Open

by

“We want 2,000 to 3,000 word stories dealing with anything Wu-Tang Clan related. That could be Gravediggaz themes of horror, cool ass ninja shit, grimy Shaolin monks, slick futuristic science fiction a la Bobby Digital, gritty, or off-the wall crime fiction.”

Small Press Names 10 Other Small Presses in Top 10 List of Nepotism & Dick Suckery

by

“It’s almost as if the authors, publishing houses, and websites in this circle are eating the feces of their neighbors, digesting them, shitting them out, and feeding them to the next person like an oval human centipede.”

Pride And Prejudice And Feminism

by

“Feminism fights for women’s independence to be their own person rather than being defined by their dependence on their husbands. In Austen’s time which was during the 1800s, women were stripped of any independence and were expected to be meek and submissive.”

‘True Detective’ Anthology Now On Sale From CLASH

by

“CLASH Books is very proud to present this collection of powerful and evocative stories about the humanity and inhumanity of modern man in an ever-shifting moral and cosmic landscape.”

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ Just $9.99

by

“Practice Makes Perfect captures the rootlessness of our own time as deftly as Hemingway did in The Sun Also Rises. This is not only a skilled novella, but an important one.”

REVIEW: ‘More Wreck More Wreck’ by Tyler Gobble

by

“More Wreck More Wreck reads like the American dream if the American dream consisted of rainbows and astronaut helmets and Chicken McNuggets.”

Noma Dumezweni Cast as Harry Potter’s Hermione Granger in ‘The Cursed Child’

by

“Harry Potter fan favorite Hermione Granger will be portrayed by award-winning actress Noma Dumezweni in the upcoming sequel play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, due to open in summer of 2016.”

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ Now On Sale in Paperback & eBook from CLASH Books

by

“Practice Makes Perfect is officially available in Paperback and eBook from the official store of CLASH Books.”

Joel Amat Güell’s ‘S.O.S.’ Available on Kindle from CLASH Books

by

“Joel Amat Güell’s popular short story S.O.S. has officially been released for Kindle through Amazon.”

The 10 Best Books of 2015 …That I Actually Got Around to Reading

by

“In no particular order…”

REVIEW: “Dead Spots” by Rhiannon Frater is Terrifying

by

“She’s sunk her claws into me and I’m afraid they won’t come out.”

IN CONVERSATION: Great American Novelist Noah Cicero

by

“Noah Cicero is the author of The Human War, Bipolar Cowboy, and Go to Work and Do Your Job. Care for Your Children. Pay Your Bills. Obey the Law. Buy Products. He has been called “America’s finest literary pariah” by Dazed & Confused Magazine.”

Jules Verne, Bitch

by

“Have you ever read him? I bet you haven’t because only recently have his works, his actual works, become available in English.”

Could ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ See Novelization?

by

“The upcoming two volume play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is going to be the official next chapter in the long running Harry Potter franchise. That begs the question, is J.K. Rowling content with there being such an inclusive sequel to the beloved franchise?”

REVIEW: ‘The End of the Tour’ Is A Hokey, Sentimental Mess

by

“David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) is a middle-of-the-road author and journalist for Rolling Stone who undergoes the task of doing a feature on Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) at the height of his popularity. Based on Lipsky’s book Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, which detailed the five day encounter and was described as “…a road picture, a love story, a contest” by Maria Bustillos of The Awl, the film fails to capture that essence and, in effect, loses its footing.”

On Publishing & Working at a Bookstore | S.C. Parris

by

“For all writers, the allure of seeing your books on the shelf is perhaps more overwhelming than writing the book in the first place…”

Chronicle Books Offers Literary Paper Dolls

by

“For just $12.95 you can build yourself a collection of two dimensional literary icons with these literary paper dolls.”

Amazon Bans Investigative Book ‘Nobody Died at Sandy Hook’

by

“Lower your pitchforks! Lower’em!”

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ – Set for December 21st Release from CLASH Books

by

“Jayme Karales’s sophomore publication Practice Makes Perfect will be released in paperback and eBook this December by Clash Books.”

Rainn Wilson‘s Memoir Becomes a #1 Best Seller

by

“Rainn Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight Schrute in the US remake of The Office, released his memoir The Bassoon King nearly two weeks ago. Just recently the book shot to #1 on one of Amazon’s Best Seller lists.”