Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Wred Fright Substack!

For a few reasons, I'm going to be experimenting with publishing on Substack. I'll probably post something this week, so if you wish to sign up from the getgo (it should be free; you can consider any request for a paid subscription to be akin to my PayPal donation begging bowl here), here's the link:  

Since this is all new, I will be ironing the bugs out, so bear with me.  Plans currently are to publish some short humorous fiction/satire pieces on it.  They'll be on the Substack and delivered straight to your email if you sign up.  The blog/website here will otherwise continue as normal.

While you're waiting for the new Substack, Fast Guy Slows Down is ready for you!

Monday, March 28, 2022

My Dead College Roommate Screenplay

I had an idea for a longer story and didn't want to write another novel so soon after finishing Fast Guy Slows Down, so I wrote it up as a screenplay for a giggle.  It's called My Dead College Roommate, and it's about a dude who traces his crappy life back to when his college roommate disappeared and he got accused of his murder, then the roommate shows up on his doorstep 35 years later having traveled through time asking for help in getting back to 1988.  It's a comedy, of course, so I put on top of that little situation a ninja Romeo, a femme fatale for a daughter, an incontinent elder, flamethrowing goons, a very angry young woman with multiple sidehustles, an eccentric professor who thinks hissing at people is an effective confrontational technique, some jabs at the absurdity of modern higher education, college radio hits from 1988, gags about death and the pharmaceutical industry, and much other silliness.  Here's a sample of the fun (from one of the many chase scenes that make up the film) that always makes me chuckle:

If you want to read the rest of it, particularly if you're a Hollywood producer, then please email me at wredfright where'sitat? yahoo dott dott dott com (I'm assuming that if you're human you can figure out that email address, and if you're not human, then why are you reading this?  Read some nice times tables instead!).

If you're not into film because literature is so much better, then please read Edna's Employment Agency for your literary laughs!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Edna's Employment Agency TV Pilot!


Don't get too excited.  The tv pilot actually predates the Edna's Employment Agency novel, as I originally wrote the story as a teleplay.  I just stumbled across it again while working on a movie screenplay.  The teleplay was still pretty funny, which I was happy about.  It's basically the first chapter of the novel.  I could easily write a teleplay from the other chapters (there are 14 in total in the novel).  Since streaming services are going crazy gobbling up content, I figured I'd note again that a pilot script already exists if anyone's interested.  If any production company wants to take a look, then please email me at wredfright AT AT AT yahoo DOTTTTTTTT com, and I'll be happy to send it along.  In fact, I think all my novels could be adapted for series, except for Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead, which would be better suited to a feature film (one could certainly adapt the whole Question Dudes concept to a series though, but the story of the novel would work best compactly).  The other novels lend themselves better to episodic telling and could be series.  Some could go on further.  I don't plan on ever doing a sequel for anything, but, for example, I could see The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus having several more stories in them.  One could have Antigone join George and Theodorable in a new band immediately after the novel ends, then have solo adventures of the five main band members (including Antigone) over several decades, capping off as a reunion when the fellows are in their 60s.  Blog Love Omega Glee is probably long enough that just telling the story in the novel would take a series.  Fast Guy Slows Down would be fun to see as a comic book/graphic novel since it is a superhero story of sorts anyway.  Just like I enjoy hearing cover versions of my songs, I would enjoy seeing adaptations of the novels in other media.  

I also enjoy cashing checks, so feel free to get in touch if that's your line of work and you need good material.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

First Fast Guy Slows Down Review!


The first review of Fast Guy Slows Down, my new novel, has appeared! It's by Rose Smith of Twenty-two Twenty-eight, and you can read it at https://www.twentytwotwentyeight.com/single-post/exploring-the-end-of-a-superhero-in-fast-guy-slows-down.  Thank you, Rose!  Reviews are tough to come by these days, so it's always a delight to get one, and especially a thoughtful one such as Rose's.  I do not know Rose and I didn't pay Rose (she got a review copy of the book as is typical for reviewers), so it is awesome that she was willing to read and review a new novel.  We could use more thoughtful readers to write reviews!

Getting reviews is definitely harder than it used to be.  Many newspapers have shuttered their book review sections or they just reprint stuff from The New York Times or The Washington Post.  Most times, newspaper review sections just carried reviews of books from the major corporate publishers, but with a local reviewer there was at least always the odd chance that an independent or underground book might get a review.  Today, even well-known authors have trouble getting reviews.  I noted a couple of months ago how Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s book got ignored.  And he's had a #1 bestseller with his book about Fauci. 

It seems that it's gotten so bad out there in LitLand that we now have authors paying for reviews (I would hope that if they pay, they at least get a good one).  Here's Publishers Weekly wanting to charge folks $399 for a review.  Here's Kirkus charging $425 (I guess letting people actually use the prestigious publication name is worth $26 more; Publishers Weekly holds its nose and runs the paid reviews under a subsidiary called BookLife).  If you want to save money, IndieReader will charge you $275.  For the budget-minded vanity press author, you could score a paid review for as low as $99 from these guys whomever they are.  I am sure the price will keep dropping if you run a Craigslist ad or hire someone from a gig economy website, though Bidenflation might keep it not far below the $99 described in this New York Times article from ten years ago.  Or you could just do some sweat equity and write the review yourself (might I suggest you create a swaggy fake reviewer name such as Brandon Crestlingstone III or something--might as well have some fun while you are that desperate that you're faking reviews).  Why not throw a vanity award in?  Even RFK Jr. seems to have done so.  If it's family friendly, perhaps the Family Choice Award RFK Jr. went for  If not, perhaps another one.  I am sure someone out there will be willing to bilk you.

Uh, as a reader, this makes me want to not trust reviews much.  As an author, I would never do this.  I write for myself.  If someone else out there digs it as well, cool!  If not, I don't care, beyond hoping vaguely they do find something out there to dig.  As a publisher, I would consider it--basically, it's a form of advertising, just an ethically-challenged one--but I couldn't imagine that paying hundreds of dollars for a review would be worth it.  Most books, even the ones from major publishers don't sell well.  From what I hear, most are lucky to do about a thousand copies.  The blockbusters and bestsellers all underwrite the many failures.  So if you're paying $425 for a Kirkus review, then you had better be selling enough books from it to be worth it.  While looking at these books that had paid reviews, I am struck by the fact that even the corporate publishers are doing this now.  And based on the Amazon rankings, it doesn't appear to be worth it.  They don't seem to be selling much better than mine, and I'm not paying hundreds or thousands of dollars for reviews (generally, I just send out review copies by email and get ignored--maybe I even end up in the spam folder and the person never even sees it).  It reminds me of the old Roger Manning line:  "People work hard and end up with nothing. I ain't got nothing either, but at least I didn't work hard for it"  I'd expect the vanity guys who want the prestige (snicker) of being an author to get swindled, but Harper and other companies should really know better.  They must be that desperate to drum up business.  I'd suggest publishing better books.  I've heard rumors that some literary agents don't even try to sell fiction anymore or they don't take straight white males as clients because publishers want to have diverse authors, but all that stems from the same issue:  not enough people buying books.  Which itself stems from not enough people reading books.  I mean if you can't even get some people to read a book for free to review it, then that's pretty sad.  I guess people would prefer to stream crappy tv instead or something.  Still, people line up to be authors.  These folks in Cleveland, Ohio USA have a real press, and they apparently have to run a vanity press to survive (their fees seem to start at $3,000, and that doesn't include the printing bill):  http://parafinepress.com/faq/.  That's a lot of money to pay to end up #4,713,812 in Kindle Store.

By Crom!  Just do a blog or zine or Substack, folks!  It isn't even hard to do a book.  Just get Sigil and start coding.  If that's too complex, then just export a pdf out of a word processing program.  Amazon's print on demand program is easy to use.  If these folks have that much money to spare, then that's great, but I feel bad for them getting basically swindled so they can think of themselves as authors.  I write books because no one writes the type of books I want to read.  But I like reading books by others as well, which is why I write about them, like I did yesterday about The Emeryville War.  More people should do that.  Maybe if there were more real reviewers such as Rose Smith around, literature would be in better shape.  So thanks again to Rose, and if you want to review Fast Guy Slows Down, then get in touch by the end of the month, as the publicity campaign, such as it is, will be wrapping up then.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

What Wred's Reading: The Emeryville War by Wild Bill Blackolive

So I am still slowly rereading through my personal library and disposing of it.  I noticed that this extraordinary novel has gotten little attention, so I thought I would post about it.  This is one of my favorites of the ULA Press novels that The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus was published among.  It's autobiographical, so you might not even consider it fiction (in fact, the publisher's hype calls it a memoir and novel).  It's basically a wild man hippie being homeless in the 1980s and raising pit bulls in his car.

There is no traditional obvious plot.  The novel seems to start arbitrarily and seems to end arbitrarily.  But there is a plot.  It's actually an old one.  It's the one about the stranger coming to town (you know, just like The Great Gatsby), but in this case the stranger (the main stranger, as you can argue that there are several strangers coming to town in Gatsby) is telling his own story.  It is the story of the stranger arriving in Emeryville, a city near San Francisco, California USA, having some adventures there, and leaving it.

Wild Bill's style is unique.  It is a rambling, stream of consciousness approach that can at times make James Joyce's Finnegans Wake seem to be written for the sixth grade reading level of a USA Today article in comparison.  Some readers just will not get it, but if you hang in there and treat it like a strange dream you are having it will start making its own innate sense.  You are basically in Wild Bill's head, and he is telling a story to himself.  He assumes you know everything he does even though you don't.  At some point, the style will start clicking if you stay with it, but if you read the first line ("Packy disclaims he tried to fuck Adrianne, or that the reason he tried to fuck Sidney is he had feared I would get her instead.") and start wondering who these characters are, you are doomed.  None of them figure in the rest of the novel (I don't think Adrianne even gets mentioned again).  Just go with it; soon you'll be dodging cops, fighting crackheads on the street, drinking Guinness, lifting weights, helping a neighbor's abused son get his morning coffee, attending city council meetings, living with a mad inventor, trying to get your psychedelic western novel published (on a sidenote, you can skip that one--this novel is way better), writing letters to Social Security explaining that you are genius and therefore cannot work, struggling to feed your dogs who keep getting pregnant, and so on.

This novel is crazy.  If you roll with it, it is great fun to read.  I am enjoying my second trip to Emeryville.  Even though the novel is going for collector prices online, I think you can still score it for $5 postpaid (not a huge seller apparently, which isn't surprising given the unique literary voice it is written in) from the publisher, though I would email first to find out for sure.

If you want to read a book that isn't as weird but still pretty weird, then read Fast Guy Slows Down!

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

WTGIFU: A Musical Comedy


I've been writing a screenplay, which made me dig into some of the other scripts I've written.  About a decade ago, I wrote a musical comedy for the stage called WTGIFU:  A Musical Comedy.  WTGIFU stands for Why The Government Is Fucked Up.  It's about local government and set at a candidate's forum for the city council and a voting location.  It was both delightful and depressing to see that the humor still held up.  Delightful because the play is still funny and could be produced today (in fact, if you're looking for a play to stage, then email me at wredfright AT AT AT yahoo DOTT com).  Depressing because most of the subject matter remains all too relevant.  There is some election chicanery which ten years ago would have been a left wing concern/conspiracy, and now would be a right wing concern/conspiracy, but other than that, it's like time stopped (maybe the voting signature book might have to be an iPad now).  I even wrote some songs for the play (it is a musical after all).  My favorite is "Why Does The President Always Have To Be Such A Fuckhead?", which applies whether it's 2013 and Obama's president, 2018 and Trump's president, or 2022 and Biden's president.  Some things, alas, are eternal, though I suppose partisans of either party would like the song more when their guy (or gal) isn't in power.  I even recorded music for "Jesus Is My Beer" (one of the candidates is a recovering alcoholic who found religion).  It would be great if this play would be staged one day, but it's a little too vulgar for community theater, and people are too sensitive these days in the traditional theater strongholds such as Broadway, so it will likely only remain on the page.  I will likely publish it someday in a collection of shorter works, but any theatrical producers and directors are welcome to get in touch.  It is a very funny play.

For a very funny book, read Fast Guy Slows Down!

Monday, March 21, 2022

Fast Guy Slows Down Now Available On Smashwords!


My new novel, Fast Guy Slows Down, is now available on Smashwords!  Smashwords distributes the ebook to a number of eretailers such as Barnes & Noble, so, with luck, it should be propagating through them in the future.  Personally, I'd buy it directly, but some folks do have their preferred retailers that they are comfortable with, so I try to make sure the novel is available widely.  Uploading the file was a bit more troublesome than I remember from the past.  I had to recode the epub several times to dump center and break tags, which I don't remember having to do ever before, but the file should still look all right, if not exactly as I prefer (from what I can tell the Sony ereader has trouble with those tags, so they're not in the current ePub guidelines--a workaround is just deleting them or making an equivalent code with a style sheet or another tag).  Regardless, the file is up, so give it a read please.  It is very different from most other modern literature and entertainment.  For some people, that means better, but there's an inherent value in all art, so aesthetic decisions are best left to the individuals interacting with it.  My guess is that if it made me laugh, then it will have a similar effect on most other readers.  For those it doesn't, I hope that they find something more to their liking. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Fast Guy Slows Down Available On Google Books!

Fast Guy Slows Down, my new novel, is now available on Google Books/Play/Whatever They're Calling It Today!  I uploaded both the epub and pdf versions, but it looks like Google likes the pdf more.  If they don't offer you a choice of format, then please just let me know.

Smashwords coming soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Fast Guy Slows Down Available In Print!

Fast Guy Slows Down, my new novel, is now available in print!  You can find it here through Amazon's print on demand program.  I haven't seen this one yet, but Amazon has a done a nice job with the other print novels I've done through them.  The cheapest way to read the novel in print probably remains getting the pdf version and printing it out at the public library or something, but for those of you who want a nice trade paperback book version, I have your hook up here now.

The ebook should be making its way to Google and Smashwords shortly, so soon no one will have a good excuse not to read it.  Ha!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Fast Guy Slows Down Excerpt On Scribd!

Fast Guy Slows Down Excerpt by Wred Fright on Scribd

An excerpt of Fast Guy Slows Down, my new novel, is on Scribd.  While you're there, you can check out excerpts from my other novels (Blog Love Omega Glee is on there in its entirety), as well as the entire Underground Literary Alliance anthology I coedited (which includes King Wenclas's "War Hysteria", which is sadly all too relevant again as war hysteria breaks out again in the USA).  There was a hilarious hiccup when I first uploaded the excerpt because Scribd's automated spam filtering deleted it as spam.  Everyone's a critic these days, even software, I guess . . .

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Fast Guy Slows Down Now Available On Amazon Kindle!


Fast Guy Slows Down, my new novel, is now available on Amazon Kindle!  Some folks really like their Kindles, and Amazon does not play nicely with other epubs, so it is available for those folks.  I do sell a few books through Amazon, but I'm always amazed with each book, they don't just say no thanks to me uploading another novel that will be among their worstsellers, so thanks Amazon for not saying no thanks.  My Kindle readers appreciate it.

Both of them.  Really.  A print version is in the works, and Google Play Books and Smashwords (who distribute my novels to Barnes & Noble, Apple, and others) are coming up, so if you prefer to get your book through one of those channels, it is on the way.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Tales From The Virus Panic #5: "Hollywood Celebrities United For Big Pharma"

A minor Hollywood celebrity testified to Congress via Zoom.  The Congressional Representative wet her panties with glee as she introduced him over her brush, albeit over the Internet, with fame.  He implored everyone to get vaccinated against the virus.  Months later after the vaccines he promoted were widely revealed to be neither "safe" nor "effective", as they failed to prevent the Omicron variant from spreading and racked up more reports on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System than any other vaccines in the system's decades' long history, he still, before hosting another awards show where Hollywood pats itself on the back, called the unvaccinated, "dipshits".

Meanwhile, the highest daily case rate of the virus panic was on a day over a year after the vaccines had been introduced, with the graph shooting straight vertical and looking like a rocket taking off, almost quadrupling any previous high.

A Hollywood talk show host suggested that anyone who didn't get vaccinated shouldn't be treated in a hospital.

Meanwhile, more people died from the virus in the year after the vaccines were used than in the year before they were used.

A popular disc jockey hoped the unvaccinated would die so they wouldn't infect him with the virus.

Meanwhile, the vaccinated died (typically, "mysteriously", "suddenly", or "unexpectedly") and were injured from side-effects brought on by the vaccine, but that coverage was left far from the glossy pages of mainstream magazines and fancy big tech websites, with only the conspiracy theorists on the edges of the Internet and family and friends of the fallen connecting the dots.

A comedian canceled shows where the venues would not demand proof of vaccination to attend because he wanted to protect the public from the virus, drawing from the erroneous belief that only the unvaccinated could spread it.  Maybe he only wanted to protect himself from an unvaccinated heckler's thrown beer bottle since the unvaccinated are the only demographic in America that comedians feel comfortable making fun of anymore.

Meanwhile, a comedian bragging about being vaccinated collapsed on stage and fractured her skull.  Let's have a big hand for the vaccine injured, folks!

A popular action movie star said his fear of death was more important than the freedom of others to live their lives without being injected with an experimental drug whose long-term effects were unknown and told them to "screw your freedom".

Meanwhile, Wall Street began to rapidly sell off the stock of the vaccine companies.  One company's stock price dropped from its high months earlier of $484 to $130, as investors feared that even the liability protections the company had wrestled from lawmakers wouldn't be enough to shield it from future injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

An actress dropped all her unvaccinated friends and bragged about it to a gossip magazine.

Meanwhile, a soccer team started discriminating against its vaccinated players because of what its owner claimed were their weakened performances.

A talk show host said that people should be forced by the government to get the vaccinations.

Meanwhile, a few weeks later, she got her booster shot, didn't feel well (though it was claimed she was just using "an abundance of caution" after being exposed to someone with the virus), and took some time off from the show.  Before she could return, she caught the virus and had to miss the show some more.  Yet she insisted that people should get vaccinated, perhaps feverish enough from the virus that she was unable to think logically, though that same illogic seems to be a character trait of her overall.

A burned out hippie musician demanded that a music service either remove his music or remove a podcaster who had guests that dissented from the corporate, governmentally-sanctioned, mainstream view of the virus panic (what the musician labeled "misinformation").

Meanwhile, the gigantic equity group that invested in the company that owned some of the rights to the musician's music (he had sold out, man, long ago; "This (Promissory) Note's For You", dude!) owned an even larger stake in pharmaceutical companies that benefited from the vaccines since they also developed RNA-based medications, though when critics blew back charges of hypocrisy at the musician, he insisted that it was fine since the equity group technically had their investment in a different fund of the music company, though he oddly conceded that the optics looked bad with a former C.E.O. of one of the pharmaceutical companies that made the vaccine now leading the advisory board of the equity group, then he suggested we buy his new album on vinyl because it sounds better that way.  

A casting director skips casting an actress because she heard that the actress is anti-vax, and she doesn't want to work with people like that.

Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical companies spend a lot of money advertising in the media.

A major Hollywood star said unvaccinated people were selfish and cowardly, afraid of getting a shot in the arm.  Then, he got another Botox injection, explaining why he was comfortable with people injecting toxins into their bodies.

Meanwhile, the internal Democratic polling showed that unless they lifted virus panic restrictions they would be out of power (probably for a generation if they can't make everyone forget Joe Biden), so they started rapidly lifting restrictions claiming, "the science had changed".

Few Hollywood celebrities apparently bother to critically think and examine data, choosing to side with the rich and powerful interests who pay their salaries and fund their luxurious lifestyles.  The sick and dying, injured by the celebrities' pompous pronouncements about things they know little about, just aren't very photogenic, alas.  As Upton Sinclair once noted, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

Meanwhile, the rest of us should stop watching and listening to these selfish, foolish people who don't seem to know anything other than knowing how to read lines from teleprompters from scripts written by paranoid public health officials and greedy pharmaceutical executives.

This is a work of fiction, but it's based on real incidents.  Here are some links to source material:





















If you need some entertainment that doesn't reverse Walt Whitman and "horrify slaves and cheer up despots", then please read my latest novel, Fast Guy Slows Down.

Monday, March 7, 2022

New Wred Fright Novel!: Fast Guy Slows Down


Hooray! I have a new novel out!  If you were on the email list, you heard about it last week and maybe are reading it already.  If you want on the email list, then please email me to let me know that you want on it at wredfright AT AT AT yahoo DOTT com.  It will be working its way through the usual channels (and, with luck, a print version will be available as well) and I will keep you posted as it does so, but for now, it is available directly from me!

Fast Guy Slows Down by Wred Fright is available as an ebook directly from Wred Fright:

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Superman was first published in 1938, so how come he still looks to be about 25 years old in the stories set in 2022?  Ditto for all the other superheroes from The Golden Age Of Comics still being published today.  Why isn't Captain America collecting Social Security?  Why isn't The Flash using a walker to get around? Why isn't The Human Torch complaining about his hip replacement?  Why isn't Wonder Woman deciding what Medicare plan she wants?  Why isn't Batman retired?  Why isn't Plastic Man stretching his dollars to afford his nursing home bills?  Why isn't The Green Lantern The Green Flashlight by now?  Er, never mind about that last question.  But the answer to the other ones is money.  As long as the corporate comics companies can milk money out of them, these characters will be kept forever young, aside from the occasional "imaginary story" or whatnot.  But in stunting their growth, only half the story gets told.  What does happen when a superhero ages with the times and eventually becomes elderly?  What's so super about getting old?  Well, it probably beats being dead.  Just ask Bucky.  Er, never mind.  Anyway, leave it to one of America's worstselling authors who hasn't given up yet to venture in and tell the rest of the superhero story.  In the case of Harry Fox, the superhero known as Fast Guy, he finds he can't outrace time or death.  His worst foe though is an existential crisis brought on by saving the world numerous times only to have it result in a shallow, selfish place populated mainly by morons and jerks, and sometimes even moronic jerks and jerky morons.  Living alone in his old ranch house in a town filled with new McMansions, he is wondering what to do with himself and worrying about what will happen to the world when he is gone.  And the reader is left wondering if Harry is really a superhero.  Although he claims he's saved the world more times than he can remember from nuclear annihilation, he delights in pooping on world leaders, which sounds more like a supervillain, or, at the very least, a person with issues than it does a superhero.  Or maybe he's just a lonely old man with a very active imagination.  In a world less than super, can a senior citizen still be a hero?  Find out in Fast Guy Slows Down!

Fast Guy Slows Down is the fifth published novel by Wred Fright. The other four are The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus, Blog Love Omega Glee, Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead, and Edna's Employment Agency. More info about the author and his work is available at WredFright.Com.  
Praise for Fright's previous novel, Edna's Employment Agency:

"The kooky cast of Edna’s Employment Agency will almost make you wish you were out of a job just so you could have them find one for you." - Mark Justice, author of Gauge Black: Hell's Revenge

"The book is short, humane, gentle, absurd, and should put a smile on your face." - Steven B. Smith, author of Stations Of The Lost & Found

"[Edna's Employment Agency] is worth some attention. You could classify it as a sort of post-industrial novel. Which is something fitting for America’s post-industrial age. It doesn’t have what you’re supposed to expect in a book, and for us GG Allin fans this is cool because like he said, 'with GG you don’t get what you expect, you get what you get'. . . . Which I find refreshing because every book you read about it says every story must have structure, a three part structure, or a five part structure embedded in a three part structure, a seven part structure embedded in a five part structure embedded in a three part structure.  The inciting incident is Godot not arriving, the midpoint is Pozzo and Lucky arriving instead of Godot, and the climax is that Godot is probably never going to arrive.  These are just the lowly middleclass of America slowly sinking into the smoking drugs on the sidewalk class." - James Nowlan, author of Shock And Awe.

"I was told (and not necessarily by Wred) that the book is 'laugh-out-loud funny' and, because I'm a bitter, cynical fuck, I didn't believe it.  I should never have doubted him.  Wred had me laughing out loud by page 3. . . . I think you'll like it too, assuming you like to laugh and you don't mind some foul-mouthed dialog.  Check this book out.  You'll be glad you did." - Joe Smith in Alternative Incite #2
Here are what the critics are saying about the book:
Nothing, so far, so if you want to review the novel, then please get in touch at wredfright AT AT AT yahoo DOTT com.
Word Count: 77,866
If you are press, a high resolution image of the cover is here and one of the author is here.