A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers

...the mildness to which men ... had yielded was only half of the intoxication of beauty, while the other half ... was of such surpassing and terrible cruelty—the most cruel of men delights himself with a flower—that beauty ... failed quickly of its effect... 

Hermann BrochThe Death of Virgil

 

Jeremy Davies is made of ink, but don’t dip a feather in him. It tickles. He once painted a fingernail black and no one really noticed. He was disappointed. He’s also an editor, a religious atheist, a liker of strong coffees, a Shakespeare-lover, a political anarchist and someone who rarely has a pen when he needs one. He has been a PhD candidate, a personal trainer, a life model, a bouncer, an infantry soldier and someone who rarely had a pen when he needed one. He has had words published in a variety of places, in a variety of publications, in a variety of forms, in a variety of moments: Canada, Wet Ink, SMS and twelve minutes past three in the afternoon being some of these. His first novel, 'Missing Presumed Undead', will be re-published by Satalyte Publishing in February 2014. A second is on its way.

The Dice Man

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Due to other reviews, let me first state that this is a heavily ironic, playful and darkly-humorous novel.

Dispersonate

A work of fiction.

Scythestone

It is enjoyable as just this, but becomes even more interesting if you're familiar with the ideas of Nietzsche: as critique or affirmation?

hobnob

It's actually hard to tell...

Cretaceously

Rhinehart is playful with a whole range of ideas here, from morality to the modern notion of self.

Conquer

He also matches the mood of the story to the style of the narration is very interesting ways.

Arras

Try to not get too offended and feel like you need to salve your perceived ideological wounds with personal insults directed toward the author: while this is funny, it is also very silly.

Trackwalker

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