Author Archives: Matt

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary – Hunter S. Thompson, rum, cock-fighting, more rum, and . . . well . . . more rum. It was 1959. Or was it 1960? He was 22 (He of course, being Hunter S. Thompson ). He flew into San Juan, Puerto Rico to work for a small sport’s paper, which later […]

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CODE for FAILURE

CODE for FAILURE or SUCCESS and what the fuck’s the difference really? Blow jobs, turning down blow jobs, booze, cocaine, whoring, tattoos, concussions . . . Despite being versed in much of the above, I still learned quite a bit reading CODE for FAILURE in the not-quite-two-hours it took me to read it. I learned […]

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And with that

And with that, I am no longer a paid writer. Less than three weeks after my first novel places at one festival and wins another, I get word from the publisher that my book (as well as all their other books) is immediately OUT OF PRINT and the company is officially bankrupt. I know the […]

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Disappear Here: A discussion on Bret Easton Ellis’s Less Than Zero and the movie that followed

Disappear Here: A discussion on Bret Easton Ellis’s Less Than Zero and the movie that followed People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles. This is the 1st line you read when you open up the controversial 1985 book that put Bret Easton Ellis on the map of young, hot, American fiction writers […]

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BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN

BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN: THE BOOK, THE MOVIE, AND THE AUTHOR “Victory for the Forces of Democratic Freedom!” Only way louder. This is one of the 1st lines you hear in the movie centering around the 3rd short story in the book which is set in interview form. The interviewee goes on after some […]

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