Give It to the Grand Canyon by Noah Cicero- Book Review

Give It to the Grand Canyon
Noah Cicero
Philosophical Idiot (July 12, 2019)
eBook/ Trade Paperback/ 156 pp

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“Ashley would make hot dogs, Rich and I would be on the registers. There was also Debbie from the Bronx. She was a whirlwind of human emotion and Eastern American Sadness.”

Alright, ladies and gentlemen. Check this out and listen up. This is an absolutely beautifully crafted, well-written, fantastically unique gem of a book that I’m currently looking at right now as I continue to hit the keys on this black and white click-clacky keyboard. And, that book in reference is none other than Noah Cicero’s latest book ‘Give It to the Grand Canyon’ published by Philosophical Idiot Press, which I personally absolutely loved and adored and cannot recommend to you enough. The author’s writing is just so pure and genuine and poetic, it’s as if he sat down to write it to personally vent because he needed to. He needed to just sit there and tell us, as the reader, what he was going through at that time for a handful of distinct reasons, but, the main reason being that he just needed to and that it mattered more than anything else in that time. This comes naturally to us as the reader in the shape of these multi-cultural vignettes told from the point of view of our all-star narrator Billy Cox, who has moved back to the states after being in Korea for more than three years with his ex, when he comes back to the Grand Canyon (the closest place to home) where he takes a summer job making minimum wage at the National Park like most college kids do for a summer job. It’s during these times that our narrator self-reflects on a handful of different subjects through a handful of different characters that we all know and love and can relate to because we’ve all personally met somebody like them in the past. Those who can also all be found at the heart of that genuinely nostalgic Americana, being culturally diverse and accepting of others, mindfully respecting nature, nurturing self-care, finding true love and lasting commitment, coping with abandonment amidst struggling with our own interpersonal relationships, suffering from the overbearing weight of eternal sadness and depression, whilst trying to remain calm and sit back to do that intimate soul searching for that perfect American dream that others seem to wear so naturally, and others seem to fail so hard time and time again. Which is one of the factors that keeps Billy coming back to the canyon where he believes that there’s a much deeper connection to be found there.

“Maybe I could do that? Go into the canyon, get lost and let go, let death take me. But I knew I wouldn’t do that, I enjoyed missing her too much. I indulged in my misery, there was no intention of ending it.”

Our narrator points out that the Grand Canyon is more than just a tourist trap. There’s always somebody there. But, also, that the canyon is always there for you too. People traveling from all over seem to come and visit the beautiful landscape for the same reason. Just to stare into its’ soul. Our narrator finds this mostly peaceful, but eventually leads us astray into the darker themes of his own personal self-reflections when he makes the realization that he is always spending so much time in the local bars, asking others what they’re doing, or what they’re thinking and feeling, but never paying very much attention to himself or his needs and the pain he is suffering from, as he seeks solace within the confines of the canyon. On one of his hikes to the bottom of the canyon and back, Billy realizes that it’s all maybe just because he is afraid to confront who he really is. Maybe that is why he has felt like the Grand Canyon has always called out and spoke to him. Maybe he just needs to self-reflect. Give his memories full of pain and sorrow and suffering back to the Grand Canyon much like his friends Kaja and Sheila did when they were going through difficult times and healed by the canyon.

“She responded while wiping the counter, “But he doesn’t want to talk about it, he would probably feel better if he talked about it.”

Near the end of the book we as the reader come to the realization that Billy has just been struggling and trying to get over his ex-girlfriend the entire time. It’s confirmed that the reason he up and left Korea out of the blue was to simply get away from her, and that all the conversations and personal time and investments he’s taken in conversation and getting to know the many other’s around him was all just to avoid having to process those hopeless feelings of genuine sadness, depression, and personal abandonment from his past relationship with his ex-girlfriend. Coming to the realization that he spent most of his time henceforth avoiding the subject almost entirely, as he became devastatingly fixated on that lovesick sadness to where he was personally overwhelmed and consumed by the sheer weight of it. That it was all foggy (like when the fog rolled into the canyon and covered up all the beauty for days at a time). On his final hike to the bottom of the canyon and back he too finds himself giving it back to the canyon like his friends as he comes to the harsh realization of why it is that he actually misses her the most and is not over her just yet, and, that’s because he felt like he never had her heart. He felt like she would be with someone else now and asking how they were and she never cared about him in that way, so it wasn’t even necessarily the fact that she was gone anymore, but, more so in the fact that the general “concept” of her was missing in his life, and that was the sort of love and connection he personally felt like he needed. So, when he asked his friend Dream why it hurt so much. His friend told him that like everything else it was just something else that he’d lost, and that it was he, Billy Cox that was putting all of his pain into her.

“Dream said, “Because you feel like too many things have been taken, your brother died, your grandpa died, all your friends in Korea are gone, you don’t relate to anyone in your hometown. You are putting all of your pain into her.”

In the epilogue, we as the reader discover that his ex makes a trip out and visits the canyon years later after their relationship. She’s never been there before and she’s standing there talking and reminiscing about her relationship with Billy. She explains that their relationship had gone south because she was insecure about their relationship. She felt too young and dumb and insecure and scared, so she’d just ended it with him, as if to run away from it entirely to not have to deal with it because she felt like she was the problem. Billy doesn’t know this and probably never will which adds to the point of him adding the unnecessary weight of their failed relationship to the burden of everything else in his life much like he always had, and that perhaps he didn’t feel enough in the end because he was used to always feeling so much in the beginning.

‘Give It to the Grand Canyon’ is a brutally honest and genuine portrayal of contemporary Americana and modern cultural diversity while coming to terms with the severity of our own basic human nature in society today, and what it’s like to be physically and mentally attuned to your immediate surroundings and emotions. Everybody has a lovesick story to tell and a place to belong. It’s just all about the way in which we as human beings decide to get there that makes it all worth living for in the end.

Check it out!!!

 

Starving Romantic by Vincent James Perrone- Book Review

Starving Romantic
Vincent James Perrone
11:11 PRESS (Sep 8, 2019)
eBook/ Trade Paperback/ 102 pp

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Alright, folks. Listen up. If shorter works and/or poetry collections are more your cup of tea then you might want to stick around a little bit longer for this one. On the outside, a gruesome and shocking cover that actually rather quite beautifully depicts and coincides with the pain and suffering going on within its pages. Starving Romantic, is a brutally honest piece of psychological lamentation that captures the heartfelt essence and imagery of films like Winter’s Bone mixed with those timelessly subtle undertones of drowning in the Midwest at some type of socially estranged gathering and/or brouhaha, chock full of that great kind of lingering sadness only found towards the bottom of a dark, bottomless pit filled of pain and suffering, hopeless despair and thickened ultra-black sadness that we have all experienced in our human lives at one point or another whether dealing with personal issues and/or depression, loss of a family member, a recent breakup, tragedy, tragedy, tragedy. You know, those other more negative thoughts and feelings that take us away from our happy place(s), but yet with that underlying necessity of just being because without those kind of negative feelings and attachments, the good times we experience wouldn’t be so damn good. They wouldn’t even register or be visible to the naked eye or in this case heart. The book is overall very well-written, highly creative, lyrical, heartbreaking, and emotional whilst managing to be overly dreamy and dreamlike with this beautiful dystopianesque ethereal/intergalactic/otherworldly type of sad and dreary atmosphere set in the bleeding hearts of the Midwest. So, let’s lace up those work boots, folks. We’ve got some serious work ahead of us before we die.

The fumes of crowded Greyhound buses, a Floridian coast visited by Father Time, a woman with a penchant for birds and elevators—what is the substance of humility?

Written in three sections, Starving Romantic explores themes of loss, family, home, and love through a hyperreal lyricism. The backdrops are often the forgotten Midwest, the sprawling landscapes of Detroit, and the anonymous house, complete with porch and backyard.

Starving Romantic lives in chaos, between its own conflicted nature. A celebration of turbulence, romance, and youth and the lingering pain that it brings with it.

Some of my personal favorites from this outstanding poetry collection were ‘The Landing,’Underripe,’Other Seasons,’Barbs, Baby Teeth, and Weekends.’

Check it out!!!

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Elaine by Ben Arzate- Book Review

Elaine
Ben Arzate
ATLATL Press (Feb 28, 2020)
eBook/ Trade Paperback/ 100 pp

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This reminds me a lot of my grandma’s house, he thought. It’s like every old person in the Midwest has the same interior designer.”

Omg, you guys! What a neat, creative, pervy, creepy, terrifying, little novella we have here from ATLATL Press, which, if you didn’t already know always manages to deliver the eclectic goods, chock full of black comedy/ dark humor to feed even the most eccentric of readers out there amongst this sick and decrepit and demented world. Reader beware: this is a purposely uncomfortable and unexpectedly pervasive read; but, it’s definitely not written out of bad taste and there’s a point to it and it fits rather well into the storyline and overall composition here beautifully, whilst managing to add to the madness lingering about every turn of the page. This is a first for me written by the author and I can safely say that it won’t be the last.

When Chris hops on a train to meet up with his girlfriend Agnes and her recently widowed father for her mother’s upcoming funeral in the small and peculiur town of Elaine located somewhere in Upper Michigan, things begin to get fuzzy for our main character. Why are all the female’s including the woman on the train named after the town they live in? What does it all mean? What is it with all these perverted dreams and vivid hallucinations he keeps having about all the females in his life? His sister. His girlfriend. Elaine. Elaine. Elaine. The preacher? Perverted commercials on the television? What is happening in this godforsaken town? Why can’t he leave?

“The funeral’s going to be really dreary, Chris thought.”

The true magic of this book is in the slow-burn way in which the story unfolds before our very eyes. That slow, creeping dread that looms from within the words on the page that keeps us as the reader wanting to keep reading quickly to find out what’s going to happen next. There are some really heavy undertones and characteristics of folk horror going on here in abundance, specifically in the way in which all the strange characters from Elaine, MI seem to act and respond to everything, in that, as-if-there’s-nothing-strange-going-on-here type of way, when, in fact, there oh so very much is. I also really liked the author’s clever use of music in this book, adding to the main character’s entire gimmick of being the owner of a record store, listing out specific bands and song titles throughout the majority of the book, which I’ve taken the time to ever-so-conveniently compile below in the order in which they appear like one of those old-school Midwestern emo compilation mix-tapes from yesteryear, which nobody has probably done with a book since reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower back in the day.

The Elaine Mixtape

Johnny Cash- Folsom Prison Blues
Iron and Wine- Walking Far From Home
This Mortal Coil- A Single Wish
Creedence Clearwater- Someday Never Comes
Captain Beefheart- Electricity
Magnetic Fields- With Whom to Dance
Animal Collective- Sun Tongs Album
Clinic- Goodnight Georgie
The Butthole Surfers- American Woman
Outkast- Roses
The Dresden Dolls- The Jeep Song
Yes- Into the Lens
Tracy Lawrence- Can’t Break It To My Heart
Iron Maiden- The Evil That Men Do
Reba McEntire- The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Tim Mcgraw- Indian Outlaw
Creedence Clearwater- Proud Mary
Bruce Springsteen– Born in the USA
Hank Williams Jr.- All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down
The Highway Men- The Road Goes On Forever
Garth Brooks- Friends in Low Places
Asia- Heat of the Moment

Do yourself a favor and check this one out for yourself to see what it’s all about!

Luciferin by J. Peter W.- Book Review

Luciferin
J. Peter W.
Grindhouse Press (Feb 3, 2020)
eBook/ Trade Paperback/ 92pp

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“They’re barely sixty years old and they look like hundred-year-old corpses.”

OMG, okay… I absolutely loved this book. It’s weird. It’s fun. It’s unique. It’s highly creative and very well-written, which was honestly very much to be expected being that the novella was published by Grindhouse Press and all, who has managed to time and time again prove their publishing game to be very much unique and top-notch. The real magic in this book I believe though comes in the form of its quirky, offbeat, deadpan humor, and the overall brilliant use of simplistic everyday items and events mixed fluently and flawlessly alongside a cast of strange and lovable (as well as a few not-so-lovable) characters as the far weirder concepts of the book naturally unfold as the story progresses.

After having to cancel their summer beach vacation, Daniel and his girlfriend Natalie head off to the small sunless town of Luciferin to rescue Daniel’s parents who appear to have gone mad. They’re sitting around watching porn all the time and randomly and neurotically staring blankly off into space all the while laughing belligerently at presumably nothing at all. Plus, Daniel’s father is convinced that his mother isn’t even human anymore but that of a demon and has been for years while he’s been gone. Things really start to take a turn for the worse when a mysterious girl by the name of Lilith, who shows up randomly in the middle of the backyard. Daniel soon discovers that he’s just invited in far more than he can handle, as he is forced to try and rekindle his relationship with his overemotional sister, Deborah, who is at all times one second away from walking away from it all. When Daniel’s girlfriend turns up missing, he is forced to work with Deborah. The two of them head up to the Lucid Light factory, where there’s more than just the yellow glow of the fireflies lingering in total darkness amongst the shadows.

Very much recommended. Check it out!

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn- Book Review

The Grownup
Gillian Flynn
Crown Publishers, NY (Nov 3, 2015)
eBook/ Trade Paperback/ Hardcover/ 64 pp

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Alright, folks. This is an interesting one. Why? Well, I thought you’d never ask. Let me go ahead and get on with it and tell you all about it then. First of all, let me start out by pointing out that the reviews online for this book are predominately, well, not very good at all. Terrible, actually. But, here’s the thing… I’m not really even sure why because the book (story really in this case) is absolutely fantastic. The writing on display here is nothing short of award-winning if not admirable, with one of the best first opening lines any of us has probably read in a very long time. Flynn metaphorically wakes us as the reader up and says, “Okay, pay attention to me and what I have to say right now…” throwing us that good old-fashioned horror bone (BAM!) against our own freewill and delving us straight into this great, little mini fantastic supernatural horror/suspense thriller gem of a book. She does this, you guys, in literally sixty-four pages of award-winning writing that is powerful enough to make an entire movie out of. Only a masterful storyteller has the ability to grab the attention of the reader and throw them straight into a piece of work like that, and Flynn literally does this here seemingly with no apparent effort whatsoever on the very first page. In the first paragraph. IN THE FIRST LINE! OMG, why am I screaming right now? Tomato, banana, am I right? I know, this is also a really great time and example for me to point out something really annoying that I’ve personally noticed about fans of specific authors (really people in general for that matter), but I’ll try to stay on point with the main point here in that I’m specifically talking about the point of award-winning masterful writers such as Flynn and/or other authors who have produced memorable works that have been picked up and turned into major Hollywood movies that have done very well, resulting in gaining a new and improved and much larger (perhaps even more mainstream) fan base and/or following of readers who will pick up the next available title based on the last simply because the name that did the movie, etc. So, in this specific scenario now we have a short story (a supernatural/horror/suspense/thriller, mind you, which differs a bit maybe too much from the author’s prior non-horror/non-supernatural work as well) that was also previously already published and already made available within the pages of another anthology. So, if you didn’t know that before paying the $9.99 or whatever this one was for a short story in print, and already owned that previously released anthology with this story in it… sure, I get that. BUT, here’s the thing and according to the substantial number of mixbag reviews I saw and read online, this wasn’t even close to being the case. The majority of the complaints were not only the length of the work, but of weak and narrow plot and structure, and I’m guessing here on this one but of the occasional goody-two-shoes overly conservative type of reader that we see leaving shitty reviews time and time again, who is not able to handle talking about a little bit of risky sexy time with our narrator’s handy line of prior sex work because of god knows what kind of personal issues they’re personally having to where they feel the need to try and demerit someone else’s art form for their own personally and extremely subjective belief system that anybody else in the world could turn around and point the same sort of blame back at them just like I am doing now, which, in return makes it a point of no return, and thus looking at your opinion from the outside looking in, you really have to stop and ask yourself, “Does it even matter at this point!?” Because let me tell you… It probably doesn’t. And, to all of that, I further say, rather ask, if you will… did you not even read the book!? Because the author gives us a lot. She gives us a lot as far as storyline/plot/structure is concerned within the very first pages of this book, and in only sixty-four pages in its’ entirety she manages to deliver us as the reader a masterfully unique and creative, well-written story jam-packed with more twists and turns than a lot of full length novels available on the market today.

Originally published as a short story titled “What Do You Do?” in George R.R. Martin’s Rogues anthology, The Grownup is a short story/novelette that has been retitled and republished as a solo release in a number of different formats. I found and picked up the small, white pocket-sized hardcover edition. Upon first glance, the book is absolutely beautiful, whilst sporting a bright yellow/lime greenesque back cover that ever so loudly reads in large, bold white text YOU LIKE GHOST STORIES?

“The house creaks all night long,” she said. “I mean, it almost moans…”

“A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the “psychic” visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan’s terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan’s teenage stepson, doesn’t help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it.”

“Get as much money in as little time possible, and then go home and eat zebra cakes and watch arbitration-based reality court TV on a broken mattress amongst the stains.”

Reminiscent of her childhood recollections for survival in this overly trivial world with her mother, our narrator is an unnamed sex worker looking for a sudden change of pace when she takes a new job promotion. No more backroom handjobs, she’s moving on to bigger and better things, as she sets up shop in the front-room acting like a seasoned fortune teller psychic medium extraordinaire when she meets, Susan Burke. Susan is a distressed mother in dire need of the narrator’s services, living amongst the backdrop of your cliché haunted house—a Victorian mansion that’s well over a hundred years old with something more than just blood leaking from the walls.

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Susan buys what our narrator is selling and together they arrange for her to come stay with her and her family in the haunted Victorian of yesteryear. Upon arrival we as the reader quickly discover there’s more than just the house that’s a little more than off-putting. What is up with her creepy kid, Miles? Why does Susan put up with his terrible behavior? We soon discover that the family’s past has something to do with it. This is where Flynn takes a moment to brag and shows us as the reader that she can step-up her literary skills better than anyone, as she gives us something overly cliché to vibe with at first, and then manages to throw us into the bloody, gruesome hooks of her story web that she’s been spinning right before our very eyes before reeling us in and spitting us back out and feeding us to the suspenseful horror wolves, in this case the wolves being at the heart of many twists and turns to come. Just when you thought you knew what was going on, the author throws us another curve-ball, further showcasing her skills as a masterful storyteller that only the best are able to achieve in a shorter piece of work such as this one.

Do yourself a favor and check this one out if you haven’t already!

Death Breath Valley (Available Now) eBook and Paperback

Death Breath Valley by yours truly is now available in both print and digital formats via the link below! Please feel free to like, love, and share.

Cover art by Justin T. Coons.

Book Description: Casey Carmichael is on the run after committing a violent murder when he runs into two strange babes at the laundromat. After sensing his frantic distress, they offer to take him home with them to meet the leader of their cult. After a night of partying, the crew decides to go out on a ghost hunting adventure. One problem, they don’t have any of that fancy, paranormal gear to do so, and what good is a good old-fashioned ghost hunt without a means to record their ghastly encounters with the dead? After the crew burglarizes the local Ghost Stop, the store owner and the cops aren’t the only one’s chasing them. No, they’ve got a much bigger problem on their hands now, and there’s only one creature left on the face of the planet that can save them, and, he’s well… not so easy to locate these days.

Death Breath Valley is an action-packed 1970s style Bizarro Fiction adventure story meets an episode of the hit paranormal investigation television series, Ghost Adventures, chock full of enough of that freaky-deaky, ghastly fun, sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll entertainment for the whole family up in here.

Lovecraft, ghosts, cults, crime, sex, drugs, rock n’ roll, babes, and magic galore. Oh my!!!

Brought to you by the fine folks over at Riot Forge.

 

 

 

2018 Reading List/ Top 10 of the Year

2018 Reading list: 44 of 50 books read (attached is a link to my top ten of the year).

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The Island- Matt Shaw
Cold Dead Hands- Jeff Strand
Live Girls- Ray Garton
A Series of Pained Facial Expressions While Shredding Air Guitar- Brian Alan Ellis
Failure Pie in a Sadness Face- Brian Alan Ellis
The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service (Omnibus)- Eigi Otsuka
The Siren and the Spectre- Jonathan Janz
Starve Better- Nick Mamatas
The Window- Glenn Rolfe
Orphans of Wonderland- Greg F. Gifune
We Don’t Talk About Her- Andersen Prunty
SIP- Brian Allen Carr
Practioners (A Novel)- Matt Hayward & Patrick Lacey
Welcome to the Show (Anthology) edited by Doug Murano
Journey to the Edge of the Flat Earth- Jeff O’Brien
Sea of Rust- C. Robert Cargill
Overnight- Philip Fracassi
The Very Ineffective Haunted House- Jeff Burk
INDEH (Graphic Novel)- Ethan Hawke
Archangel (Graphic Novel)- William Gibson
Animals Eat Each Other- Elle Nash
Irrationalia- Andersen Prunty
The Last of the Hippies- Penny Rimbaud
A Better Life- Kyle M. Scott
The Garbage Times/ White Ibis- Sam Pink
Old Order- Jonathan Janz
A Winter Sleep- Greg F. Gifune
Ritual- Tim Miller
Shiloh- Philip Fracassi
Polymer- Caleb Wilson
Clash Books/Magazine- Christoph Paul & Leza Cantoral
He Digs a Hole- Danger Slater
Alphabet Soup (Horror Stories)- Tobias Wade
Gods of the Dark Web- Lucas Mangum
Stacking Doll- Carlton Mellick III
Sexting Ghosts- Joanna C. Valente
Office Mutant- Pete Risley
If You Died Tomorrow I would Eat Your Corpse- Wrath James White
The Ocean at the End of the Lane- Neil Gaiman
Sick House- Jeff Strand
Corpse Cold- John Brhel
Forest Underground- Lydian Faust
Parasite Milk- Carlton Mellick III
Hold For Release Until the End of the World- C.V. Hunt

 

 

Signed Books Available

Christies Celebrate The Professor Sir Albert Richardson Collection
Did you know you can purchase signed copies of my books directly from me? Well, if not, now you do. I keep a handful of the books found below in stock on my personal shelves, and I will sign and ship them anywhere!

Signed books available and prices below (Click to view on Amazon)…

The Black Kiss (appropriate for all ages)
Pink Planet (Adult themed XXX/ Bizarro Fiction)
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1 for 14$
2 for 20$
3 for 30$

Shipping included anywhere in the U.S.

Outside the U.S.? I’ll still ship them just add 4$

Paypal (Meyers808@gmail.com) with titles and appropriate dollar amount (preferably as a gift but whatever), along with a shipping address where I can ship your item. Have special shipping instructions? Include them, too, or feel free to email me at the address above.

Cheers!!!

A Letter to Ana De Armas From Blade Runner 2049

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I just wanted to let you know how cool I thought it was when I saw you were going to be in the new movie. I think it’s pretty awesome that Blade Runner is being redone, and I usually don’t feel that way when movies are remade, so this is definitely an exception. I think you’re going to blow away the audience with your superb acting skills. You were really good in War Dogs and Knock, Knock, too. No, not who’s there. It’s just me. No, c’mon now… Not it’s just me who. Really?

This is getting ridiculous.

Okay, fine. I’m giving up and giving in. It’s just me who thinks you played the role of Bell really well in that movie Eli Roth directed, even though I don’t care for Keanu Reeves. I don’t really know why. I just never have. He was okay as the doctor in Thumbsucker, but in every other movie he’s been in as the main character he just comes off as one of those actors that will always be himself and you can’t see him as the character he is supposed to be portraying and I just can’t help but thinking his acting is subpar at best. I could never even get into the fucking Matrix because of that asshole.

The Black Kiss: A Post-Apocalyptic Cyber Horror thriller with Robots and Vampires

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The Black Kiss written by yours truly and published by Riot Forge is now available on Amazon. Click the link below to purchase your copy today! Paperback coming soon in 2018!

“There’s one lone survivor lingering amongst the darkness in the ruins. His name is Dredg. Can he save himself from The Robotic Circuitry while the Genetic Order is in full swing? Any and all humans have been banned from this beloved Earth. Bots patrol the old stomping grounds where his family died. They are armed and dangerous with one thing on their mind, DEATH. But, there’s a secret buried even deeper underground. A legend, if you will. An ancient secret that will remain immortal forever. A legend bound in flesh and only released through the black lips of Mordecai. The Black Kiss is a digital post-apocalyptic cyber-thriller with robots and vampires galore. Brought to you by the fine folks over at Riot Forge.”

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