Winner of the Andrea Doria Award for Frictional Literary Excellence
"Call it fiction... call it friction. Call it whatever you like. This winner of the prestigious Andrea Doria is a brilliant tour de force of Gonzo fiction! Ten bone tickling funny, off-color, satirical stories have you laughing as you sit on society's razor's edge ." -- Dr. Kramer Killread the 1st, Esquire, The New Tampa Guide to Sane Automobile Repair
What you're in for...
I, Oxbow Lake the 2nd, have been writing Gonzo fiction for nigh on 50 years... without the aid of ganja or the other chemical mind-altering crutches Hunter S. Thompson needed to write his Gonzo journalism... all before there was such a thing as Gonzo fiction... and it took three books and a somewhat insane critic who writes for an idiosyncratic web site (see above)... 'idiosyncratic' being the kindest descriptive word I could hustle up... to notice. And notice he did... this year... fifty years late.
And what's all that got to do with the likes of a potential reader such as yourself? A lot. I've written 10 stories for this book. They're humorous... some in a Mark Twain kinda way... some in a Mad Magazine kinda way... some in Jonathon Swift kinda way... some in a schizophrenic kinda way... and some in a way that's all their own. All are humorous, uniquely interesting and present an unvarnished view of American life and politics. And regardless of what you may read elsewhere and in spite of that "(et alii?)" crap on the front cover insinuating there were other authors, I WROTE EVERY DAMN WORD MY VERY SELF AND NO ONE'S GOING TO PRY MY PEN FROM THESE COLD NOT QUITE DEAD FINGERS!
The stories are about or by, in one way or other, a bunch of kids who grew up across the street from the fictional Sint Sink Prison on the shores of the Hudson River and their erstwhile relatives and descendants... many of whom are scattered about the east coast... at least as of this writing. Read the first story, "In Sint Sink there are walls of many colors", and tell me you're not hooked to read the other nine listed below as well.
For your enjoyment and the advancement of American Literature... make that 'and World Literature'... order a copy today if not sooner... and to give American and World Literature an even bigger boost order several more to give to friends and enemies!
-- Oxbow Lake the 2nd (the purported author of this wonderful collection of Gonzo tales who at present cannot be contacted as he may be institutionalized)
The sint sink tales and the other disturbing frictions that await you...
-- In Sint Sink there are walls of many colors
-- Slappin' Ain't Hittin'
-- Robert Marinelli's Italian-American Human Comedy
-- The Blattella Chronicles
-- The Swiftian Nomination of One Legs de Coa Coa
-- Gimpy Sean McGillicuddy's Miraculous Assumption
-- The Tangled Web of Porcine Love, Arboreal Sex and Constitutional Law
-- The Twisted Tale of Killian Sullivan the 3rd's Alleged Platonic Imposed Molar Extraction
-- Envirobortion: an immodest proposal to save the environment and enhance human nutrition
-- The Great Nose-Hair National Crisis