When the worst writer in the history self-publishes his books, the world of literature is decimated overnight. Illiteracy becomes something to aspire to and book burnings become rife. The publishing industry is left hemorrhaging credibility and verges on collapse. But its recovery not a matter of removing said books, or even destroying them, the same must be done to the mind that created them.
Winner of the Edgar Award! Careful planning and constant control is Claudine?s protection. Order is her weapon. She?s long buried her own needs and dreams to cover for her alcoholic mom. But when Mom suddenly disappeares?another alcoholic binge??seventeen-year-old Claudine finds herself all alone, and a much darker reality emerges from beneath…
Thomas may be the worst writer to have ever lived, but if he’s not careful, he won’t be doing much of that, either.
Written with little regard for spelling, punctuation or even words, this Sortabiography is the story of one writer against the entire publishing industry. There’s lots of swearing and temper tantrums, as well as a brand new psychiatric illness. There’s also an excellent café scene, which although short, is worth mentioning.
“Dreadful. The title says it all. Except about it being dreadful. ” - Carmen Schneider. Acquisitions Editor, PBA.
“The publishing industry is in upheaval, it’s true. But this just rubs balsamic vinegar into its wounds and garnishes it with slices of turd.” – Robert Tasher. MD, Banquet Press.
“It’s ebooks like this that should have the internet banned.” - Malcolm Shrot-Faith, Literary Agent.