Gregor Xane is a sexy man with loads of writing chops. He's the best technical writer I personally know, and is one of the most imaginative people I've ever come across. His work is surreal and clever, yet written in such a way as to promote understanding and ease of reading.
That being said, he's got a book on sale. I suggest that, if you've not already purchased it, you buy THE HANOVER BLOCK for a buck and read it. It's fucking weird and amazing and you'll likely never read anything else like it as long as you live. It's one of the best novellas I've read. It's also the piece that made me fan of Gregor's work.
Yes, I am good friends with Gregor. He's been a supportful buddy through hard times, but this has nothing to do with that. The above statements are my unbiased opinion. If the book sucked, you wouldn't be reading this post.
Buy the book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NKUSVZS/ref=cm_sw_su_dp
The Hanover Block is available now (and for another 24 hours or so) for only 99¢ (down from the regular digital list price of $3.99).
If you've been wondering what the hell that thing on the cover is, now might be the time to find out.
What it's about:
Living in the long shadow of a tragic accident, Marion struggles through his solitary suburban life. He's resigned himself to a static existence, to living and dying in a world where every house looks exactly the same. Then he notices changes in his neighborhood. Tool sheds and playhouses are cropping up all over, hastily constructed and set at odd angles. The nutjob down the road builds an outhouse in the middle of his front yard, and the guy right next door is erecting two geodesic climbing domes, one nested inside the other.
People are doing strange things on their lawns.
(Click the cover to read a sample.)
A cracking month for getting back on track as regards my yearly target, I'm now 7 books ahead of the game after reading one or two novellas and short stories. A mixed month with quality including two of the worst books I've ever read and one of the best in William Faulkner's Light in August. I've smashed last months 18 with a solid 26 in May but you might say there's a bit of cheating in there with short stories but hey, they all count in my book.
As per usual I'm a few reviews behind but working on them as we speak and I'm coming up to one year on booklikes at the end of June. So I've got a brilliant idea for a give-away and if you like Craig Saunders then watch out.