A childhood friend that turned terrorist in an Islamic militant splinter faction of Amway. Richard Nixon’s commentary on his favorite Dokken album. A reality TV show about competitive grave robbing. A movie review of Little Fockers, exploring the film’s BSDM-inspired pedophilia themes and parody of the Ben Hur chariot race, filmed with small breed dogs around a set designed like a 1970s Times Square filled with heroin addicts and pornographers.
Such scenarios and more are depicted in Fistful of Pizza, ten short stories and tales of woe by Jon Konrath, author of Rumored to Exist. This metafictional collection of surrealist fiction is compiled from Konrath’s long-running web site, The Wrath of Kon, and includes “If People Can Eat Blood Pudding, I Can Say I’m a Writer on My Tax Return”, “With Sleep, All Things are Possible”, “My Friend, The Jihadist”, “My Brother Died in a Clown Car Accident, You Douchebag”, and... More > five other pieces of gonzo fiction written from a grim and twisted point of view.< Less
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By Brett Stevens
Jul 21, 2011
An advance copy of "A Fistful of Pizza" showed up in my inbox a week ago, so I loaded it into the Kindle, and haven't been able to put it down since. These are ripping, fast-moving tales that feature a David Foster Wallace or William S. Burroughs style pastiche of esoteric randomness tied together on an invisible thread of logic. Be ready for the unexpected and sometimes terrifying, but all the stories turn out all right; these are at their heart, old school literature that hopes to take you to a place far away and from there, to show you the mundane world in a new light. This is a quick but quirky read for the postmodern bookworm.
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