Sunday, December 19, 2021

Top Ten Reads of 2021

Keep in mind, as always, these are my favorite books that I read in 2021. Not all of them were published this year. I encourage you to check all of them out.

10. No Tiger by Mika 

Violent and beautiful poems about war, identity, and the internet. 

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9. I Transgress, edited by Chris Kelso 

An anthology of high quality transgressive fiction from a wide variety of authors. 

Full review here

8. Fragments of a Revolution by Seb Doubinsky  

Doubinsky's excellent political novel exploring the life of a failed revolutionary in Mexico. 

Full review here

7. Lord Horror by David Britton  

A transgressive classic from a tragically recently deceased author. 

Full review here

6. Four Circles by Meg McCarville

A story of a woman's fucked up life through four cities in the US. It made me laugh, cringe, and want more from this author.  

Full review here

5. Ask the Dust by John Fante 

It's easy to see why this was Bukowski's favorite book. 

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4. The Complete Stories of JG Ballard 

This collection shows that Ballard wasn't just a great novelist, but a master of the short form. 

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3. The Secret Diary of a Soundcloud Rapper by Young Stepdad 

The funniest book I read that was also incredibly affecting. 

Full review here

2. My Dead Book by Nate Lippens

An amazing debut painting a vivid picture of the joys and tragedies of the life of a marginalized person.

Full review here

1. Forever by Thomas Moore 

Dark, poetic, tragic, and an all around amazing read. Thomas Moore continues to be one of my favorites working today. 

Full review here

Honorable Mentions

- The Tumors Made Me Interesting by Matthew Revert
- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
- Dead Inside by Chandler Morrison
- Jackanape and the Fingermen by D. Harlan Wilson

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Double Release Day: The Celestial Bandit and The Christmas Movie

Today, I have two releases to announce. 

First, The Celestial Bandit, a tribute anthology to Comte de Lautréamont, is out from Kernpunkt Press. My story, "The Shark Child," is my contribution. I'm very proud to be part of this line up. 



Pick up The Celestial Bandit from here.

The other is my contribution to the event, AntiChristmas. It's called "The Christmas Movie," and I think it's one of my best stories so far. If you pick it up today, Dec. 7th, for only 50 cents, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Godless. 



Pick up "The Christmas Movie" from here.