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Book Title: Vacation|
The author of the book: Jeremy C. Shipp
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 666 KB
Edition: Raw Dog Screaming Press
Date of issue: April 1st 2011
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Read full description of the books Vacation:Unconventional novel and an unconventional vacation. Jeremy writes with an mind bending process he seems to not want to leave you at rest until you're dumbfounded by the story. We all need a vacation but where and who you spend it with is the big question. I am still bit puzzled as this wacky story does not leave you with a clear picture. I suppose watching fight club years ago did not either. The protagonist is slightly insane then again maybe even the author (I gathered that info from his twitter feed). This is my second novel I have read of his. I prefer Cursed by Jeremy this was a bit too bizarre for me maybe not you!
"Even now, as i'm writing this, as i'm attempting to block out the images, they’re popping and bursting inside me. I see the faces. I see the eyes.“What is this?" I say.
This is everything Mary Shelley’s monster did that she was too afraid to write down. This is Hemingway’s shattered romanticism.This is Mr. Hyde’s nightmare.“This is the world,” she says.There’s something worse than being tortured in hell. It’s being in hell, and left alone to Watch. And I thought I knew guilt"
Read information about the authorJeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker nominated author of Cursed, Vacation, and Sheep and Wolves. His shorter tales have appeared or are forthcoming in over 50 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Pseudopod, and Rosebud. While preparing for the forthcoming collapse of civilization, Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse with a legion of yard gnomes.
"Shipp's clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go."
"[Vacation] is an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel I'm not sure I understand and suspect I'm not meant to… I recommend it to those who find reality boring; it may make them see it in new ways."
"Jeremy C. Shipp's Vacation is a surreal, bizarre, and utterly captivating tale. This ambitious story covers a lot of territory: it's disturbing, funny, thoughtful, and even touching. A wildly unpredictable first novel from one WEIRD author."
—Jeff Strand, author of The Sinister Mister Corpse
"It's rare to find a work that claims to be a mind-bender actually live up to its claims, but Jeremy Shipp's Vacation does just that. Imagine the finale of 2001: A Space Odyssey set in a deceptively everyday world that quickly— and effectively—jumps into William S. Burroughs territory by way of Donald Barthelme...and even that comparison won't prepare you for the head-trip that awaits you in these pages. The mundane turned mystical turned metaphysical turned indescribable. This is a genuinely one-of-a-kind trip, and one you won't want to miss."
—Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award-winner, author of Prodigal Blues, Destinations Unknown, and Mr. Hands
"None of the usual accolades work for Jeremy Shipp's Vacation. The reader is not amazed, astounded, or aggrieved - the reader is achingly curious, alarmingly moved, and at the end, astonished by the vision and darkness and redemption. No one writes like Shipp, and that's a great thing."
—Susan Straight, author of A Million Nightingales
"I'm convinced Jeremy Shipp is a little bit crazy, in the best possible way. Vacation is edgy, surreal, and original. This is one of those books that alters your brain in a way similar to Philip K. Dick. A very good first novel."
—Jeff VanderMeer, author of City of Saints & Madmen and Shriek: An Afterword
"I don't think there has been a more aptly titled book in recent memory than Jeremy Shipp's Vacation. This sprawling psychological pseudo-fantastical surrealistic mind-trip of an adventure story demands that you step out--far, far, far out--of your comfort zone, and embrace the possibilities of a universe that may be a dream, a nightmare, or just wishful thinking. Vacation is a headfirst dive into the rabbit hole, assuming those rabbits lined their burrow with mirrors, because as bizarre as this novel ultimately appears to be on the surface, there's very little here that we won't find in ourselves, assuming we're brave enough, and know how and where, to look. For now, we will have to content ourselves with author Shipp's efforts to do tha
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