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First Aide Medicine for .99 cents for Kindle?!?!?!!?!??!!

28 Oct

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Whu? Gadzooks, man! Are you MAD??!?!?!

At these prices, you betcha!

Are you BORED of the usual ho-hum narrative trash available at your local drugstore or supermarket? So was I…until…IT WAS BORN!

So come on, ya’ll! Come aboard your tricycles and dust-busters and gather round, y’here? Some say printed books are dead and…well, here’s your chance to prove them right!

But…and here’s the tragic news…this special deal is only happenin’ until…(gulp)…November 1st…so whip out that lonely dollar and give it a sense of purpose…a mission…a cause to revolutionize digital media and call forth a new and beastly genre: we’ve been callin’ it Avant-Garde Horror, but you might as well just accept the fact that it’s actually more akin to Psychedelic Horror!

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“On the Grotesque”–an İTEF 2013-İstanbul Tanpınar Edebiyat Festival panel

28 Oct

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Panel: “On The Grotesque”
Nov. 1st (Friday) @ 19:15-20:15 @ KargArt

Panelists: Nicholaus Patnaude, Barbara Stok, Yiğit Bener; moderated by tba

Story telling can make use of the distortion and exaggeration of the form to present us everyday stories in a way that makes us feel pity, disgust and discomfort. Magnifying glass of the grotesque as a narrative strategy and style also serves the purpose of exorcising ghosts and demons whether they are of political oppression, of love found and lost or of the daily life of a young woman. Barbara Stok, winner of Stripschapprijs, Yiğit Bener, translator of “The Journey to the End of Night”, and Nicholaus Patnaude will discuss the materiality of the body in their works and ways of story telling that renders what is familiar, uncomfortably unfamiliar.

Website:
http://www.itef.com.tr/

tumblr blog:
http://itef.tumblr.com/

KargArt:

Address: Caferağa Mh., Kadife Sk No:16, 34710 İstanbul,Turkey Phone:+90 216 330 3151

directions:

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=taksim&daddr=kargART%2C+Caferağa+Mh.%2C+Kadife+Sokak+No%3A16%2C+34710+İstanbul%2C+Türkiye&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=40.986521%2C29.026454&sspn=0.010302%2C0.01929&geocode=FUcscgIdJE26ASEP03x8QRBlEik7SHs8ZbfKFDEP03x8QRBlEg%3BFZlncQIdlui6ASmBaB_FZrjKFDH2TCpG59NCtw&mra=ls&t=m&z=13

hope to see you there,

Nick

https://nicholauspatnaude.com/
http://www.poemculture.blogspot.com/
http://firstaidemedicine.tumblr.com/

p.s. There is also a .99 cent Halloween Promotion on the Kindle edition through November 1st:

http://www.amazon.com/First-Aide-Medicine-ebook/dp/B00C4GUZ9O/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr&qid

and a Halloween Goodreads print giveaway which ends October 31st:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16073089-first-aide-medicine

“Reality Bites!”–an İTEF 2013-İstanbul Tanpınar Edebiyat Festival panel

28 Oct

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Hikmet Hükümenoğlu, Nicholas Patnaude, Teresa Präauer moderated by Feyza Howell

Reality; you can’t live with it you can’t live without it. There are many ways to imitate it, to represent it, to reflect it, to manipulate it – but are there ways to tame it? Literature is capable of doing many things to “reality” and some stories suggest “insanity” as a way of taming it. A good story often challenges the reader to experience an alternate reality, sometimes by opening a door to a parallel universe, other times by descending into the depths of horror or by teaching you how to fly away.

Website:
http://www.itef.com.tr/

tumblr blog:
http://itef.tumblr.com/

KargArt:

Address: Caferağa Mh., Kadife Sk No:16, 34710 İstanbul,Turkey Phone:+90 216 330 3151

directions:

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=taksim&daddr=kargART,+Cafera%C4%9Fa+Mh.,+Kadife+Sokak+No:16,+34710+%C4%B0stanbul,+T%C3%BCrkiye&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sll=40.986521,29.026454&sspn=0.010302,0.01929&geocode=FUcscgIdJE26ASEP03x8QRBlEik7SHs8ZbfKFDEP03x8QRBlEg%3BFZlncQIdlui6ASmBaB_FZrjKFDH2TCpG59NCtw&mra=ls&t=m&z=13

hope to see you there,

Nick

https://nicholauspatnaude.com/
http://www.poemculture.blogspot.com/
http://firstaidemedicine.tumblr.com/

p.s. There is also a .99 cent Halloween Promotion on the Kindle edition through November 1st:

http://www.amazon.com/First-Aide-Medicine-ebook/dp/B00C4GUZ9O/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

and a Halloween Goodreads print giveaway which ends October 31st:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16073089-first-aide-medicine

4 albums that “killed it” for me 2day

22 Oct

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Actually, I posted this yesterday…or tried. Well, we know what the leprokhan says: “87th time’s the wicked chance and everlasting secret!”

Reading & Signing in Amsterdam 10/17/2013 @ABC

15 Oct

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I will be reading from and signing First Aide Medicine at The American Book Center in Amsterdam on October 17th @ 19:30. Please come by and have a chat or check out some books (I myself will be scouring the place for Patrick McCabe’s latest!)

Missing Wheels

13 Sep

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Ever show up to work and realize YOUR CHAIR WAS MISSING A WHEEL? Well, it happened to me today friends.

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Okay, well, let me clarify things a bit here: I’d noticed the wheel missing since day one. After a recent upgrade to a slightly better desk from the previous year, I sat on my new chair which…then proceeded to wobble…unbecomingly, I might add!

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Looking under the seat of the chair revealed precisely what I’d feared: a wheel was missing.

The Masque of Red Death’s Shining Room 237

12 Sep

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I will not repeat or repost Poe’s story here, nor will I regurgiate with blood and feathers The King’s Shining.  

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The question lurking out of every his & her mussed-up/mashed-up/mashed-up must and will and well might be: so, if you watch the film backwards on 2 screens simultaneously (one in front, one behind you) while riding around on an exact replica of Danny’s POWER WHEELS while in a state of GENTLE autoasphyxiation, then, yes, you may just as well admit that whipping yourself right into Room 237 could easily be done; and what a dreamy room it ‘TIS! Okay, so, whaddya wanna yadda an yadda on about the film? There are crack-pot theories and then there are CRACKED theories; this one had them all, though I did buy the bit about the German typewriter…and of course the N.A. imagery is REAL OBVIOUS, so….

5 Hypothetical Plots for Doctor Sleep

8 Sep

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1. Danny Torrance becomes a psychic in NYC. Life is grand until someone leaves a present at his doorstep. It’s Tony trapped inside a puppet with a feverish rage to kill, kill, and…uh…kill!

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2. The scrambled amalgam of Overlook caretakers–the fabric of which Jack has also become a part–returns to visit Danny Torrance in Malibu where he’s sunken into bitter alcoholism following a successful horse-betting scam. His shining powers have diminished, so he hardly notices Grady working the gate at his apartment complex until it’s too late.

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3. Tony makes a surprise visit one Halloween shortly after Danny’s twin daughters have blown out the candles of their birthday cake. He’s walking around in the birthday cake, trying to avoid falling drips of candle wax when he says, “Grady was your real father. He’s waiting outside. He just a job at the Overlook. It’s time to leave.”

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4. Following Dick Halloran’s funeral, Danny decides to never shine again. By taking beta-blockers, he has discovered it’s possible to turn off his talent. But after his mother Wendy is murdered, he decides it’s time to shine again…but this time with a VENGEANCE!

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5. While on holiday with his family in Colorado, Danny encounters a massive snowstorm. They finally manage to find a motel but there’s only one room left: 217. Actually, there’s one other room: 237. Danny takes it but finds the ghost of Stanley Kubrick who forces Danny to rewrite The Shining 237 times  WITHOUT A SINGLE POP CULTURE REFERENCE while chained to a chair. His family, meanwhile, must reenter the motel 237 times while Kubrick flies about on his crane/steadicam filming and re-filming it.

Doctor Sleep: The Shining Anticipatory Review

7 Sep

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I decided to reread this classic before Doctor Sleep comes out (in two weeks or so). I admit to seeing the film before I read the book when I was in middle school. It has remained an enduring favorite: one of the best horror films of all time. Strangely, King has been quoted, on numerous occasions, as expressing distaste for the adaptation; rereading it, was struck by how faithful it is (literally whole pages of dialogue repeated verbatim). True, there are some major plot alterations (the ending, as is typically remarked upon, for instance), but in some ways Kubrick represents the gradual slide into insanity with greater accuracy (I was dumbfounded that the “all work and no play…” scene was absent from the book!). I really loved the extended dog costumed man scene in the book (only a flickered image in the film), but am going back and forth about the effectiveness of the topiary as an object of terror (Kubrick’s emphasis on Grady’s daughters was a far better choice), however I preferred King’s handling of the ghost party; where Kubrick played it straight, King’s party was much wackier and wild. Kubrick also misses King’s emphasis on Jack’s alcoholism–a fascinating back-story that adds a great depth to a character which, in Kubrick and Nicholson’s hands, occasionally veers into parody. I wait expectantly to see what King has cooked up in Doctor Sleep and why he’s chosen to return to these characters after all these years.

First Aide Medicine – ebook & print giveaways fur Erly Reviewers

30 Jul

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Giveaways

First Aide Medicine ebook & print giveaways for REAL people writing REAL reviews. Enter:

July 25th until August 25th

Library Thing (100 ebook copies)

http://www.librarything.com/er/giveaway/list

July 27th to August 27th (5 physical copies)

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16073089-first-aide-medicine