Welcome to The Indie Corner!
As you may know, The Serial Reader (aka me) is open to receiving Advance Reading Copies and Review Copies of books. Soon after I’ve been listed on The Indie View, I got a huge amount of authors reaching me out asking for a shout-out on major platforms as Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter and every other “book-friendly” websites. As a matter of fact, I am overwhelmed with requests!
To be testimony of such creativity is definitely the best part of being a book blogger! If you are an Indie author, just let me congratulate you! I admire your talent and courage to go after your dream to become a writer!
Now, what’s The Indie Corner?
The indie Corner is a new section here on The Serial Reader where everyone can learn from each other and share their own experience in the publishing world. There will be interviews, tips and tricks and everything else you might want to know about being an independent writer.
I am not a professional reviewer. I am an avid reader and a newbie blogger. I love working with Indie authors, share my thoughts and help them promoting their work in the most effective way, and it is my sincere desire that The Indie Corner can serve as a catalyst to meaningful discussions about the perks of being a writer.
As always, feel free to comment and share your thoughts….and if you are an Indie author I really hope to see you around!
Welcome to The Indie Corner!
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I first stumbled across Bizarro Fiction a few months ago, and soon I asked myself what kind of drugs those people were doing. Provoking, borderline pornographic and absolutely idiotic, this genre now has a good amount of indi publishers, it’s own convention and an increasing cult status among readers and writers who like it..weird.
How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers by Max Booth III was the first Bizarro novel I got my hands on (you can find my review here). Hilarious in its craziness.
Since then I got even more curious about this new genre and started reading a lot more of it. The latest one is The Train Derails in Boston by Jessica McHugh, a horror novel soon to be published (June 9, 2016) by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.
” Rebecca Malone has problems. Not just the alcohol. Not just her husband’s inane attempts at writing a bestselling novel, their teenage daughter’s promiscuity, or her certifiable mother. Not even her lover, who wants to take her husband’s place in Cherrywood Lodge, the famous estate she now calls home. Her biggest issues start the moment she discovers a chest of ancient mahjong tiles in the basement of her new house, causing her life to spin out of control with hallucinations, sexual deviances, and grisly murders. Is the mahjong game haunted? Or are Rebecca’s problems part of a different game, started before she was born?”
Bizarro fiction is crude, grotesque but it is also intelligent and tremendously well written. Easy to read and entertaining, this genre might be intimidating but if you let go of a few boundaries you could easily find yourself liking it.
If you’re not convinced yet, go check the Bizarro Central blog -legitimately one of the best sources of what’s new in the bizarro world- or look for Bizarro Genre on Goodreads and get weird!