This weekend, I've made two books newly available in Amazon's Kindle store worldwide.
One fiction, one non-fiction. So what are these collections of letters, words and indeed sentences?
This is my 2017 short story about an episode of the titular US reality show that goes very badly wrong and can never be seen again. Only one man holds the memories of what truly went down...
For the last five years, American Hoarder has only been available as a free gift to new subscribers to my newsletter The Necronoppicon. But not everyone wants me babbling in their inbox, even if it is only once a month. And so you can now buy the story from any Amazon store, straight to your device of choice. Hooray!
See it at: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon Canada
TAKEN OVER BY SOMETHING EVIL FROM THE TV SET...
During the first decade of the new millennium, after my time in rock journalism had past, I ran my own website Slasherama (long gone now) and wrote horror articles for the likes of SFX and Bizarre magazine. This e-book collection sees me gather some highlights of my journalistic work from that period.
The lead article, Taken Over By Something Evil From The TV Set: The History Of Britain's Video Nasties Controversy, sees me delve deep into the time of moral panic over so-called 'video nasties'. This piece comes packaged with four other horror interviews and articles.
For more details, see my site-page dedicated to the book or see it at: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon Canada
Will you be picking up either of these books, or have you already grabbed them? Let me know in comments. I'd also love to hear from anyone who remembers the video nasties era!
Self-explanatory title there, I’m saying. And you’re too bloated with post-Christmas cheese and chocolate to wade through a long intro, so let’s get to it. In no particular order…
Hey, you. There's a great new non-fiction book out today. (Update: if you're reading this in or after August 11 2016 then this statement is still true, except now it's the paperback release!)
It's entitled Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense Of The Twentieth Century and has been written by the twisted genius that is John Higgs.
You may well already know John's work from his hilarious and emotive head-fuck fiction (The Brandy Of The Damned and The First Church On The Moon) and/or his mesmerising non-fiction (The KLF: Chaos, Magic And The Band Who Burned A Million Pounds and I Have America Surrounded: The Life Of Timothy Leary)
I have totally read Stranger Than We Can Imagine: Making Sense Of The Twentieth Century and can tell you it's extraordinary. John has the rare talent of being able to convey a clear-headed overview on complex events and concepts (even quantum physics, for Christ's sake), while weaving a unique narrative and making you laugh, all while utterly shunning the sandpaper-dryness which afflicts so much academic work. This book not only makes sense of the 20th Century: it sheds light on what in the blue blazes is going on right now.
Buy it, I tell you.
Stranger Than We Can Imagine... at Amazon UK
Stranger Than We Can Imagine... at Amazon US
I'm only too happy to bask in John's reflected glory, by pointing out that he and I released a joint Kindle book a while back, which bundles his Brandy Of The Damned with my novella Beast In The Basement. Obviously, then, it's called Brandy In The Basement (UK/ US).
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