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The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. But why settle for the merely regrettable? Atlanta Nights is a bad book written by experts. -- T. Nielsen Hayden Atlanta Nights is a book that could only have been produced by an author well-versed in believable storylines, set in conditions that exist today, with believable every-day characters. Accepted by a Traditional Publisher, it is certain to resonate with an audience. It fits their specialty like a glove. All proceeds from this book go to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Emergency Medical Fund. Get the Tee-shirt! http://www.cafepress.com/atlanta_nights
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Oct 7, 2009"Geez, Bobby, give it a rest..." ...are we a tad on the sensitive side today? Why not worry about your own literary efforts as opposed to what Travis Tea is doing? Last time I checked, anyone is free to publish on lulu.com, and that's exactly what was done here. The fact that it was successful seems to be sticking in your craw. Get over it. "Atlanta Nights" is funny, the story behind it is hysterical, and it is serving a very worthwhile purpose out in the literary community, something you yourself would be well advised to emulate. Drop the sour grapes, it doesn't become you.
Jul 18, 2009Atlanta Nights will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you laugh so hard you cry and cry so hard that you laugh or do both at the same time, creating a kind of wheezy sound. What more can you really ask for in a novel?
May 31, 2009"Thank God for lulu.com" Thank you, Lulu.com, for providing a home for writing both good and bad, without prejudice and without calling yourself a traditional publisher. Give me your wired, your bore, Your writing classes yearning to publish for free, The wretched refused of your scheming shore. Send these, the bookless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my Lulu beside the golden snore.
May 10, 2009"Oh Atlanta Nights" “Oh Atlanta” is one of my all-time favourite songs. It’s by a band called Little Feat from their album “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” which is a pun. The studio version is just fine but there’s a couple of live versions floating around, one of which is the greatest, foot-stompingest-get-this-party-going-NOW song you’ll ever wrap your ears around. Or vice versa. “Atlanta Nights” is a book which has a lot in common with the song except for the words “Oh” and “Nights.” It is a collaborative effort featuring some of the finest literary minds since “Naked Came the Stranger,” which could also be a pun if your mind was in naughty mode. To the surprise of no one, “Atlanta Nights” was accepted for publication by Publish America. It was to be “given a chance” like PA’s other 8,000....wait....9,000....hold on a sec, updates still coming in here...10,000....holy moley!....11,000-and-counting other books. Then, the poor, beleaguered, numb-lipped, night shift Message... More > Board Scanner employed by Publish America to track the goings-on in the real world, discovered the hideous truth: “Atlanta Nights” was written by professional writers! These people would expect to be treated like real authors! Like, with dignity and stuff! The klaxon sounded deep in the bowels of Larry’s Bat Cave. To the surprise of no one, Publish America withdrew their offer. Shed no tears though. There’ll be no tag days for Travis Tea. Lulu has ridden to the rescue. Buy this book. It is wickedly funny. It fit my specialty like a glove; perhaps because it resonated with this audience, much as a great song such as “Oh Atlanta."< Less
Feb 13, 2009"Atlanta Nights" This is a book that sure will resonate with an audience...and all writers with a certain Maryland publisher will sit and read their own books again after reading this one. A great book!
Dec 15, 2008"Atlanta Nights Saved My Novel!" My thanks to the authors of Atlanta Nights. After reading the first six chapters of it, I went back to a work that I thought was just about done and started cutting words from it like mad. Future readers, if any, of On the Wings of Dream will never know what they missed. I think that many writers who think that their novels are finished would benefit from reading Atlanta Nights.
Oct 13, 2008"So Bad, It's Good" What is better than reading a really horrible book? Reading one that was written with the intent of being painfully bad... Atlanta Nights is the perfect read for whatever ails you. Sit down, turn a page, and remember that it was meant to be as bad as it is. In fact, It is soooooooo bad that I've read it three times now, crying from the pain. As someone very wise, but trapped in prose stated, “You don’t remember a thing. Now, you jess rest!” -------- after reading this masterpiece of literature remember future authors: a real publishing house in Frederick Maryland offered a contract for this, errrrr, work.
Sep 25, 2008"Nights to remember...." I had to bandage my ribs after only a few pages. I also fear my visual cortex suffered a significant hemorrhage after reading chapter 34. (don't worry about jumping ahead, it won't spoil the story for you.) Yet I could not stop. Such mastery of the language is to be applauded. Pure genius.
Sep 4, 2008"Let's just say it's Differently Good" The world is full of bad books written by amateurs. But why settle for the merely regrettable? Atlanta Nights is a bad book written by experts. "Travis Tea," bless his nonexistent little heart, is the umbrella pseudonym of a group of professional authors and editors, mostly drawn from the SF and fantasy field, who each wrote a chapter or two in order to produce a book that superficially resembles a plausible novel, but gets worse the longer you look at it. The finished work was launched in the direction of Frederick, Maryland, where it successfully completed its mission of eliciting an offer of publication from a "traditional publisher." Now, through the miracle of the Internet plus digital offset printing, this unique and cherished work can be yours. The prose is an education all by itself. The chapter numbering has to be seen to be believed. Watch out for the two wildly disparate chapters written by two... More > different authors who were independently working from the same segment of plot outline. Then there are the characters who die in one chapter and wander back into the action in a later one, and the characters that idly change race, gender, and motivation (it was a very sparse plot outline). Space, time, and causality are trifled with shamelessly. The especially beloved and completely incoherent Chapter 34 was written by a text generator that had been fed some earlier chapters. But the book's moment of true genius comes, not when one of the characters wakes up and realizes that all of the foregoing chapters were a dream, but when that happens AND THEN THE BOOK CONTINUES ANYWAY. (Kudos to author James D. Macdonald, wicked mastermind of this group writing project, for coming up with a plot twist that's even more appalling than the "it was all a dream" ending.) Buy this book, and guarantee yourself hour upon hour of innocent and educational fun.< Less
Sep 1, 2008"Hilarious" This book is an incredibly talented mis-use of language and literature, taking the written word both to places where it has unfortunately gone before and to new depths. It will have you laughing out loud. And, despite the utter lack of coherency, I even found myself caring about certain characters and wondering what would come next.
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