I was about 25% into a reread of this yesterday when I ran into a copy of the audiobook via the author’s Twitter feed (@andersenprunty). I was doing a few things, so I switched it on right away.
Normally, (well, back when real life WAS normal), audio books are just a convenience for me, not a preference. I’ve trained my brain to become friends with my Kindle robo-voice to the point where I can listen to her during work commutes just like any narrator. BUT…
The narrator of this Audible edition of Fuckness is so fuckin’ awesome that this ‘reread’ turned into an entirely new experience.
Jeff Bower is the narrator of Fuckness, and although I’m about to stalk his ass to see what else he’s done – he could just be The Voice of Andersen Prunty in my head forevermore. (Just DL’d an audio book which A.P. narrates himself, I’ll comment more after listening.)
Jeff Bower though…how can I explain… he has this evil little giggle that he does, kind of to himself, and it adds something undefinable to his character. Love it. It reminds me of that evil, psychotic side of myself when I’m heartily laughing at something that I shouldn’t be – does that help explain it?
[OK, so NOT a spoiler, but I’m trying to avoid pimping my blog too much. I’d like to stay more of a high class escort, instead of a cheap whore, hence the tag. (Yeah, hence!)
I just made a quote from this book into a #BleedingMeme, check it out the new #BleedingMemes PageHERE.
Looking for the audiobook code? There are some codes left for many of his books, US and UK, HERE.
So, I’m trying to link you up to Jeff Bower directly, but I’m getting lost in infinite link loops. Oh, the horror!! But, I am seeing that he narrates non-fiction Wicca books, so… another bonus point for Jeff! (UPDATE:Twitter@JeffBowerLA – Loving husband. Aspiring Muppet.)
Dennis Cooper has broken the cool people’s internet with Zac’s Haunted House. It’s part of a “cycle-in-progress of novels” inspired by visual artist Zac Farley.
Dennis Cooper’s tenth novel, [#ZHH], bears all of the earmarks of his legendary and controversial work – intricate formal & stylistic play, disturbing content, an exploration of the borderline between fantasy and reality, concern for the emotions and dilemmas of youth, etc. – but it is both something unique in his body of writing and possibly something of a world’s first in the novel genre itself.
Instead of gathering materials from language, sentences, and the developmental character and narrative possibilities allowed and restricted by written fiction, Cooper has turned his characteristic inventiveness on the animated gif, employing gifs’ tightly wound, looping visual possibilities, nervous rhythms, tiny storylines, and their status as dismembered, twitching eye candy to compose a short novel of unexpected complexity, strangeness, poetry and comedy.
“Zac’s Haunted House” is as fun and eerie to explore as its namesake attraction, and, the more closely one searches and decodes its carefully detailed sequences and construction, a deep and fraught fiction puzzle.
Christine Dougherty, being awesome as she is, is sharing some free books with us today. Well, awesome would be sharing one or two free books with us, Christine is giving away FOURTEEN!! That’s not awesome, that Kicks Ass!! So, I’m making 9/3 officially CHRISTINE DOUGHERTY DAY in Shadow World!
You can visit Christine’s Amazon Author Page , or each books individual page – (I found a neat way to share each link so is aesthetically pleasing).
Like the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? could we?
Memories, may be beautiful and yet
What’s too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget
So it’s the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember…
The way we were… SMILE. My first story by Matt Shaw. The story that changed my literary life. We have all heard the story… search for sick & twizted, Kindle Horror Group, meeting Matt…
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! Time to change your life!
From now until Tuesday, you can pick up SMILE on Amazon for FREE!
Check out my review of SMILE here, and don’t miss my hilarious ‘interview’, Low Tea With Matt Shaw, here.