Genre: Noir, Novella
Published by KUBOA Press
1. A noir novella with the most handsome book cover.
2. It’s about a bunch of guys who live in a boring suburbia who have done horrible things.
3. Once again, like I said about My Friend Dahmer, it’s about that secret evil that lurks in the shadow of suburbia. A lot of people are bored and they think nothing happens, but guess what, people are stalking and killing each and chopping you up.
4. Friends who keep secrets are not the most trust worthy friends.
5. Because they will kill you and stalk you and make sure you don’t spill the milk.
6. Like most noir novels, this is a spitting, cursing, nihilistic little book about a guy who kills his friends and runs away. All because they sat down one day and had some drunken banter about their deepest secrets.
7. Written with prose that is lurid and yet somehow dull in the main character’s apathy.
8. One thing that I tend to notice about anti-heros in the noir genre is that for some reason, you think they’re really cool. Which is bad, because in real life they are much worse than what is in these novels.
9. Although I will admit that I didn’t enjoy it as much as his novella in you don’t exist with Pablo D’Stair.
10. But it is excellent in its execution and would probably make a good short indie film.
Genre: Poetry, Chapbook
Published by Middle Child Press
1. It’s a short chapbook of poetry.
2. It’s written in that classic style that I never remember the names of.
3. It’s hard talking about poetry, but I do love the essence and feeling of them.
4. This is refreshing to read. They weren’t heavy love poems sweating with lust or angsty poems sweating with tear drops or dripping them. Instead, they are poems that are complacent and sure of themselves, in their own seat, possibly a computer chair or a comfy cushion.
5. The poems are developed, reminding me of the form of pantoums or sonnets. I think that’s what they are.
6. Each poem is a representation of the author, because poetry like I will be saying a lot in this blog, is a form of healing and understanding one’s self.
7. Like her novella collection, Folklore and Other Stories, she used folk tales and metaphor on her canvas.
8. Folk tales and fantasy are the tiny strings that somehow compose realities.
9. I honestly have nothing else to say. But I would definitely read more of her poetry.
10. Poetry reveals what’s unconscious, hidden, and difficult to thread out of the mind. While fiction reveals it whole and exposed, sometimes a little too harshly.