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34 year old writer from the Wirral, living in Northamptonshire. I have written two novels and a few short stories, but so far been unable to interest publishers, receiving the usual standard rejection letters, with occasional piece of praise for my first novel. Currently re-drafting novel number two.
The World is (Not) a Cold Dead Place is complete at approx 67000 words. Only the first 13 chapters are on this site.
A Thousand Hurts is just a few stories i wrote, which i decided to upload here to get people feedback. Not after the desk with them, but very keen to hear peoples thoughts.
James Ellroy-The Big Nowhere, Black Dahlia, American Tabloid, LA Confidential, The Cold Six Thousand, My Dark Places; Chuck Pahlaniuk- Fight Club, Choke, Survivor; Camus, The Outsider; John Fante- Ask the Dust; Dan Fante- Mooch; Cormac McCarthy- Blood Meridian, Child of God, No Country for Old Men, The Road; Michelle Houllebecq- Whatever; Mario Vargas Llosa- Feast of the Goat, The War of the End of the World, John Kennedy Toole- A Confederacy Of Dunces; Scott Heim- Mysterious Skin, We Disappear; James Fennimore Cooper- The Last of the Mohicans; Hubert Selby Jr- Last Exit to Brooklyn; J.M. Coetzee- Disgrace, Youth; Michael Chabon- The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, Wonder Boys; John Irving- The World According to Garp; David Szalay- London and the South East; David Peace- Red Riding Quartet- Kevin Sampson- Away Days
Music- Husker Du, REM, Explosions in the Sky, The Replacements, Mission of Burma, Sebadoh, David Bazan,
Films- The Big Lebowski, Glengarry Glen Ross, Naked, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, La Haine, Taxi Driver, The Machinist
TV- The Wire, Six Feet Under, Mad Men, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Alan Partridge, Peep Show.
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