FACTOTUM — The Worst of America At Its Best

BOOK | FICTION | LITERARY
FACTOTUM
BY CHARLES BUKOWSKI
RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★

 
Heinrich Karl (Charles) Bukowski – image courtesy of Wikipedia

I’ve never been much of a Charles Bukowski fan…

Not because I don’t like him…

But just because I never got around to reading that much of his work.

However, I’ve always liked the idea of Charles Bukowski…

The legend of Charles Bukowski.

Of him being someone who just did not give one single fuck care about society and its oppressive norms.

Bukowski, or the idea I have of him, appeals to me because he is so opposite of who I am…

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Goodreads, Goodreads… Wherefore Art Thou Goodreads?

You know, I’ve tried and I’ve tried…

I really have!

I have tried and I have tried to maintain a loving relationship with Goodreads.

I’ve done everything it’s asked me to do.

I’ve set up both a user and an Author account…

I’ve added all my books, both the ones I’ve written and (most of) the ones I’ve read…

I’ve sent out friend requests to other users who seem to have like literary tastes as I…

I’ve friended those who’ve requested the same of me…

But after nearly a decade of trying to find meaning and purpose in my relationship with Goodreads, all it’s ever shown me has been indifference and insurmountable complexities.

It and I just have never been able to click.

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Building 51 By Jennifer L. Place – A Lee Hall Review

By way of reblogging this very well-written and intriguing review of Jennifer L. Place’s amazing sounding book, one of which I will def put on my “Want to Read” list as soon as I finish up here, I’d like to introduce you to my new friend Lee Hall, the author of this very well-written review.

Lee was kind enough to respond to my call for Indie Author recommendations and I am the better man for it. Not only am I now aware of Jennifer’s horror novel which I look forward to reading very much as it seems to be right in my wheelhouse, I am now aware of Lee’s fantastic website full of other such well-written and intriguing Indie Author book reviews; and, just as important if not more so, I am now aware of his own fine-looking list of what I am sure to be deep, verisimilitude-inducing reads, particularly his book Teleporter which is about a twenty-something slacker turned superhero, and which is now def on my “Want to Read” list:


 

 

So do yourself a favor and check out Lee’s website chock full of wonderful things that are sure to pleasure the discerning reader…

And do me a favor by letting me know what other awesome Indie Author books I should be reading…

Lee's Hall of information

Urban exploration horror filled with tension and some truth…

51

Building 51 follows the events of seven friends as they embark on an exploration excursion. Their destination the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane; a real place with a real history that can be described as harrowing to say the least.

Exploration of abandoned places is a specialist niche in the genre of horror and one which I very much enjoy. Films such as ‘Grave encounters’ and ‘House on Haunted Hill’ come to mind but in terms of books, Building 51 is the benchmark and makes for a roller coaster tension filled read.

Fusing elements of real history and the paranormal make this story and the characters in it feel like something is lurking and watching them. Something is and this gradually becomes apparent manifesting itself in a range of unique and creepy ways.

The overall flow of the book…

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Read any good Indie Authors Lately?

I’ve been reading the traditionally published authors too much as of late so I’m looking to buff up my sidebar’s “Want to Read” list with a few more Indie Authors…

Read any good ones lately?

While I’m mostly interested in Literary Fiction, Horror, Thriller, and Neo Noir (horror & mystery) books, I’ll consider pretty much anything — except Erotica — as long as it’s good.

So, if you’ve read something good from an Indie or if you’re an Indie and you’ve written something good, let me know please and I’ll add it to the list.

Can’t guarantee when or if I’ll read it, but I do guarantee that when and if I do, I’ll post a quick review here, on Amazon, and on Goodreads.

Hit me up!

#amreading
#IndieAuthors

Crime Time: new books and recommended reads

Check it out! Features The Good Kill, among many other kickass-looking books.

FYI – There is an Amazon Giveaway of The Good Kill all day today. Snag your free copy here >> https://amzn.to/2LLkhsu

MurderMayhem&More

Ready to hit the beach? Don’t forget to take a stack of crime thrillers, espionage adventures and murder mysteries with you. Here’s the latest new publications from indie authors and bestselling big names, from hardboiled pulp fiction to Nordic noir, spy stories to high-tech thrillers, police procedurals and political conspiracies. Expect the unexpected!

perf6.140x9.210.inddTHE RUSSIAN HEIST by Robb T White
Meet Dimitri, a Russian thug, who can’t quite believe his luck when he stumbles across an incompetent plot to steal millions of dollars in small denomination notes. The home-grown gang of small-town misfits he meets comprises a disgruntled armoured-car guard, his promiscuous wife, their loser of a son, and an alcoholic professor of economics. Hijacking their heist should be simplicity itself for the psychopathic killer… but he reckoned without the skills of the Special Agent assigned to hunt him down. Crackling dialogue delivered in hardboiled style.

Image result for knife jo nesboKNIFE by Jo Nesbo

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The Good Kill Is Now Available

THE GOOD KILL: A Killian Lebon Novel
A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .

Apocalypse Now…Jacob’s Ladder…Scarface…The God Father… I’m tossing out movies that were so so hard for me to watch, but were done so so well that they of course, stick with me visually and emotionally. I’m doing that because The Good Kill hits me in the gut the same way those classic movies did. . .

Goodreads Reader Review

For all of you who pre-ordered your digital copy of the book, thank you! Amazon has magically delivered it to your Kindle reading device/app.

For all of you who would like to order a print or digital copy of the book, thank you! You may conveniently do so by clicking the little blue button below.

Free with Kindle Unlimited
The Good Kill: A Killian Lebon Novel
 

I hope everyone enjoys the read! Let me know what you think.

Thanks again and…

Write on!

 

A Song to Get You in the Mood for THE GOOD KILL Release Tomorrow

Sean “Big Mac” McKnight, one of my favorite characters from The Good Kill, is a huge Slayer fan; therefore, in his honor and in honor of the book’s release tomorrow, it is Slayer’s “Repentless, — a term which, coincidentally, could also be the novel’s theme — that we shall proceed to rock it out to. . .

NSFW
 
 

A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .

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#dark

#violent

#thriller