22.7.10

2 NEW BOOKS THIS FALL FROM "LAZY FASCIST PRESS"

September 2010: You thought it was over. You thought you'd never pay 18 dollars for a book written by a marginally-talented, incredibly-handsome writer. You were right. This internet classic, a series of plays originally released by Six Gallery Press, finds new light this September. This September 11th, there will be a new holocaust. More reasonably priced and more widely available, this lost classic will reign supreme like Lord Satan pissing butterflies into the mouth of a broken legged Virgin Mary. Newly edited, newly right-justified, The Self-Esteem Holocaust Comes Home is sure to perform a psychic vasectomy. In Holocaust, we meet three violent policemen on the search for The Greatest Dad in the World. But why does one of the policemen have a ripped open face? And why is there a bus full of people heading towards an earth consuming fire? More importantly, why are two young men at a fast food restaurant talking about freezing bees? And good god, why are there two young ladies in the backyard during a halloween party, shaving each others' legs with a piece of a broken jaw bone? A looped video of a man with Down's Syndrome getting murdered with a baseball bat. A dead raccoon thrown into a tree. A pedophile waiting in the woods for his young boyfriend. A man alone in his apartment watching the people next door have a birthday party. An intact deer-spine for sale. Say what? What will become of the old woman who slits her young boyfriend's throat? And why does she call her boyfriend a name that is not his? And why does she give him a calculator for his birthday? Will anyone survive? Will this book fare well on goodreads? And when will the policemen be happy? Not until each suicides himself. This fall, the holocaust comes home. This fall, a scarcely reviewed book without a discernible genre becomes real, becomes paper, becomes something people are embarrassed to read. Where will you be when the self-esteem holocaust comes home?





October 2010:

You see him at the 7-11. You see him at the bus stop, trying to look at you without being seen himself. Who is he? He is a person. In this debut novel, a person walks around Chicago contemplating the possibility of starving to death on purpose. He borrows his roommate's car to drive around and then nap in. He goes out to look for a job but just talks to bums and imagines forming friendships with people on billboards. Who is the person? The person is you. The person is me. The person is sitting in his room shooting an empty pellet gun at his face, feeling the slow exhaustion of a Co2 cartridge against his frowning face. The person sits in a bathtub reading his roommate's yearbook. He considers the possibility of creating a piece of paper that is a contract mandating worldwide friendship. He buys food at Jimbo's and calls Jimbo after eating it, just to talk to someone. In every one of us, there is a person. In every one of us there is a person willing to spend ten dollars on a hundred page book, then review it on amazon. This October, a person says, "I am a person." This October, you will meet a person. This October, you will spill beer on this book while telling someone else about how it's "ok, but sometimes too much." You will see persons everywhere, and you will invent new and splendid ways of not getting along. You will read this book and remember why you mainly read books that have sex in them. You will become...a person.

21 comments:

Jordan Castro said...

good job

sam pink said...

still going to die unhappy!

Anonymous said...

whassup!

Matt DeBenedictis said...

Now we're talking. Let's all mail each other some fucking cake to celebrate!

Jordan Castro said...

@anonybro, sup

kelly schirmann said...

YES.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thankful

Ani Smith said...

those covers are badass sam

DJ Berndt said...

I'm pumped for Person.

Jason Jordan said...

Congrats, Sam. I'll check these out.

Ken Baumann said...

Everything about this feels good.

Jackson Nieuwland said...

hurrah

Marcos said...

i'm looking forward to person. what happened with six gallery press, anyway?

sam pink said...

marcos, nothing important. there is no gossip. i will send you a free copy of person when it comes out.

Marcos said...

Sam, that would be awesome!

Molly Gaudry said...

really love these covers . . . the legibility of the words, especially, and the illustrations. can we revisit ours?

jereme said...

MOTHERFUCKING CUNT

dude, why don't you mention this shit in our gchats. i don't go to blogs except like once ever 2 months now.

fuck.

i can speak on the holocaust.

they aren't plays. but poems.

fuck yes.

steve roggenbuck said...

pow

'person' is a good title, and you are prolific as hell

btw sam, i'm going to post a review of 'frowns' pretty soon on my blog, maybe tomorrow; thanks again for sending a copy of that; it was nice to get a more sustained feel for your work

Tracy Lucas said...

Best way to request a review copy of Holocaust for Smash Cake?

sam pink said...

pray to god.

or email me.

Tracy Lucas said...

So noted.