“Scott McClanahan is a powerful, exceptional writer, and the overall effect of reading his deceptively simple stories is like getting hit in the head by a champion cage fighter cranked up on meth that was cooked in a trailer without running water in some Kentucky backwoods where people sing murder ballads to their children to put them to sleep.” – DONALD RAY POLLOCK, author of The Devil All the Time
“He might be one of the great southern storytellers of our time.” – VOL. 1 BROOKLYN
“When I discovered the stories of Scott McClanahan last year, I was instantly enthralled with his natural storytelling voice and freaky funny tales. There’s no pretense to Scott’s work. It’s like you’re just dropped right into the middle of these fantastic and true stories. It’s like a sweet blend of my favorite southern writers, Larry Brown and Harry Crews. Reading McClanahan is like listening to a good friend telling you his best real-life stories on your back porch on a humid night. And you both got a nice whiskey buzz going.” – KEVIN SAMPSELL, author of A Common Pornography
“McClanahan’s prose is unfettered and kinetic and his stories seem like a hyper-modern iteration of local color fiction. His delivery is guileless and his morality ambivalent and you get the sense, while reading him, that he is sitting next to you on a barstool, eating peanuts and drinking a beer, and intermittently getting up to pick a song on the jukebox.” – THE RUMPUS
“Reads like Bukowski with more surprises.” – IMPOSE MAGAZINE
Additional Reviews and Coverage
The Esoterrorist: Best of 2012
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Editor’s Note by Cameron Pierce
“Nelson Gets It All” by Kevin Maloney
“The Abortionists” by Scott McClanahan
“Westchester County” by Lucy Tiven
“The Waiting Room” by Cody Goodfellow
“Robots I’d Like To Fuck” by Dena Rash Guzman
“Hector on the Continent” by Violet LeVoit
Collages by Kevin Sampsell
STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES interviewed by Sam W. Anderson
Fort George Brewery beers reviewed by Cameron Pierce
Books Reviewed: Travel Notes (From Here—to there) by Stanley Crawford, After the People Lights Have Gone Off by Stephen Graham Jones, Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli, Insomnia by Edward Vidaurre
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Today, we’re proud to release two of our finest releases ever, The Shape of Every Monster Yet to Come by Brian Allen Carr and Lazy Fascist Review #2.
In his latest book, Brian Allen Carr introduces us to a cast of characters trapped in the present, haunted by their pasts, staring down a path paved in blood. This is, quite frankly, the most powerful book we have read all year. Brian Allen Carr is a slayer, and here he is at the top of his game.
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Featuring new fiction by Scott McClanahan, Cody Goodfellow, Violet LeVoit, and Kevin Maloney, along with poetry by Dena Rash Guzman and Lucy Tiven, collages by Kevin Sampsell, book reviews, beer reviews, and an interview with Stephen Graham Jones. Each story is accompanied by a recommended beer pairing. This time, to commemorate our move to Astoria, OR, the featured brewery is Fort George.
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Coming this year from Lazy Fascist.