Cynthia Ceilán gives Cupid the shaft, and goes in search of unconventional love in Weirdly Beloved: Tales of Strange Bedfellows, Odd Couplings, and Love Gone Bad.
Jess Winfield can boast of having written top-quality material that is teeming with bad behavior and totally inappropriate for children. But what has he been up to since his days at Disney? Winfield, a founding member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, left the Mouse behind to pen My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs and Shakespeare. This debut work is a tempest of vices and villains, with more lewd laughs than you can shake a spear at.
Ode To A Cup Holder Trickster! You sir: You seemed to secure My cup of…
Listen: When Ron Currie, Jr. awoke from troubled dreams one morning, he found that he had been transformed in his bed into an award-winning author.
Sort of. Ron’s transformation actually happened on the evening of April 30, 2008, when he was presented with the 2008 New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award in recognition of his debut novel, God is Dead (2007, Viking). The story is a believable account of mankind’s reaction to a devastating supernatural event (spoiler alert: God dies). At 33, Currie has already been compared to Kafka and Vonnegut.
The main feature of Armageddon in Retrospect is a series of twelve previously unpublished pieces on the subjects of war and peace. In A Man Without a Country, Vonnegut talked about the many unsuccessful attempts he made to write about his experiences in World War II before completing Slaughterhouse-Five. It would be fair to assume that several of the writings included in Armageddon in Retrospect are the result of these attempts; whether or not the pieces are unsuccessful is a subject of greater debate.
Weird out your coffee table (and possibly your guests) with this collection of strange, sad, funny, or just plain messed-up deaths. Chapters include “Oops”, “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time”, “Deaths Foretold”, and “So Sexy It Hurts”. Each chapter is opened with a mortifying moment from the life of the author (who, fortunately, lived to see the publication).
A stunning new document has been released from Vatican archives just in time for the Easter holiday. It is supposedly a transcript of the first conversation between Jesus Christ and Thomas the Apostle after Christ’s return from the grave. The author remains unknown, and the transcript is the subject of much debate among Christians. The Inept Owl is pleased to bring you an exclusive look at this controversial new addition to the Bible.
“Be warned. This book has no literary merit whatsoever. It is a lurid piece of nonsense… I doubt you’ll believe a word of it.”
With an intro like that, how could one resist continuing onward into the eerie realm of Jonathan Barnes’ The Somnambulist?
Bright Lights, Big Ass is a memoir of Jen Lancaster’s experiences as a writer in the city; or more precisely, a former VP who turns to temping while pursuing a career in writing (in the city). She learns that her high-end salary didn’t buy happiness (“…I realize I never had a professional job I didn‘t loathe on some level.”).
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