Brokenhearted

You’ve probably read this by now. Encapsulates everything I’ve been feeling. It’s like this generation’s “Howl.” And the fact that this is this generation’s “Howl” says something about the generation. Everyone I know is brokenhearted. Especially this part You actually know who Kim Kardashian is. In an ideal world, you’d be as unaware of her existence …

A Week to Go

New song from me: Lyrics: They say the meek will inherit the grave, a week to go The strong and weak, cowards and the brave, a week to go Everybody wants a savior, but nobody wants to be one Won’t you do the world a favor, open up your arms and breed one The sea …

Gun Control

A note for gun rights proponents: the expiration of the last assault weapons ban coincided with the Patriot Act. We have had no assault weapons ban since then, and in that time we get kill lists, suspension of habeas corpus, and indefinite detention. There is no correlation between access to guns and corrupt government. I …

I’m Done with Conspiracy Theory

In the drum-up to writing The American Book of the Dead, I became very immersed in conspiracy theories. I love them – a mixture of fiction and real life that may just be true, giving the story a greater weight than many works of fiction. I especially love UFO conspiracies, which may disqualify me right …

Bad Language in The Casual Vacancy

I find the bad reviews on The Casual Vacancy (more bad than good) amazing and kind of depressing. I’ve always been mystified when my own novels get targeted for their bad language.  In a world where Tarantino is mainstream, how is it that readers of books are more conservative? I thought there was an intrinsic …

Review: Bob Goldthwait’s “God Bless America”

I’m not sure if Bob Goldthwait totally gets what he’s created in “God Bless America,” and it is summed up in this sentence from his defense of the movie: “a little part of me hopes for copycats.” In the movie, the couple shoot up a movie theatre. This was written before Aurora, and he couldn’t …

How to be the Wind

New song. How to be the wind You take your mind off She is a wave And she departed She is the way It all started How do you begin When it’s all over Do you go on And grow older? What if your skin Has no shoulder To park or to drive And grow …