Video emerges of Thor and Face Tigers from April 30, 2014, set at Fatal Club in Prague. “Nevermind (The Situation).” Face Tigers in brutal, assaultive form!

THOR is back with 2 new videos on the tubes —- FACE TIGERS UNPLUGGED,  &  a BOOK READING in Prague.

‘Dirty Shame’ (Studio Version) from FACE TIGERS …. Catch this seminal Face Tigers track on the the tubes.

‘COCAINE CHRISTIANS’ in an alternate mix, from the FACE TIGERS.

‘FALCON’ from the FACE TIGERS, scintillating performance. ON the the tubes.

Released on youtube on February 28 — FACE TIGERS with the shattering “COCAINE CHRISTIANS, the Official Video.” It’s a hoot!

Thor & FACE TIGERS’ smashing set at Modra Vopice, Prague, on February 7. Check it on the tubes!

Savage new video emerges of Thor & Face Tigers, KINGDOM OF FEAR, remixed and re-savaged for the new year.

FACE TIGERS are back with 2 new videos on youtube for TAKE THE LEAD  &  ROCK UNTIL DEATH!

THOR appears several times in the tremendous new short film LONDON BOOK WAR. From a London visit in November, apparently.

See it on You Tube right here! :

New Quality video just out of FACE TIGERS working the new smash ‘I’m All In.’

This is a Quality Video Production of the FACE TIGERS single ‘Kingdom Of Fear.’ Just out on youtube.com.

 

 

This video has just emerged from the FACE TIGERS set at Czech Woodstock on June 22, 2013. Thank you to the tubes and all you do!

 

 

Famous Czech mag Přítomnost has published an excerpt of “Hedgehogs in the Fog,” from Thor’s new collection ONLY FOOLS DIE OF HEARTBREAK!

The ONLY FOOLS DIE OF HEARTBREAK cover.

Get ONLY FOOLS DIE OF HEARTBREAK from Equus Press here.

And of course THE NEWS CLOWN — get it here … And TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

Thor and FACE TIGERS dealt a knockout blow at their stunning return to the stage December 8 at Baracnicka Rychta in Prague. These videos have just emerged on YouTube. Check it! Soundcheck plus “Falcon” and “Dirty Shame,” along with a photo essay.



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The esteemed literary arts collective PANK Magazine is out with a new review of THE NEWS CLOWN!

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

The review by Thomas Michael Duncan, says the overwhelming achievement of THE NEWS CLOWN was an ‘exhausting’ experience. The Book of the Century, he notes, presents ‘fascinating ideas about society and the media.’ And resoundingly, the reviewer found himself focused on Thor’s descriptions of women and female breasts! Garcia draws out the two extremes of news reporting: overindulgent, fanatical coverage of the president by the national media versus minimalistic, apparent coverage of gruesome crimes by the local paper. Neither variety appears especially valuable, yet no happy medium arises, perhaps to suggest that a middle ground is impossible. . . . Thor drinks, writes crime blurbs, has sex with women, dates women, moves on, drinks more. New, strange characters are introduced throughout the story, and most disappear without fanfare or reason. Some are mentioned early on, then not again for two hundred pages. The women of the story each read like slight variations of the same, one-dimensional person. They have different body types and occupations, but each is equally lacking complexity. More often than not, within the first paragraph of a woman’s introduction, Thor mentions her boobs. The list of unimaginative breast descriptions include “boobs the size of pomegranates,” “your average boobs,” “smaller boobs,” “medium boobs,” and “ridiculously big boobs.”

Fancy that! Read it all here!

Grab THE NEWS CLOWN from Amazon.com here, Amazon.co.uk here, or from
Equus Press here.

And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

Online standout Nth Position has published a scintillating review of THE NEWS CLOWN.

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

A Sickness Called America – Thor Garcia’s The News Clown, by the peerless Jim Chaffee, says: Thor’s coming of age is not set against an adolescent nation establishing borders or growing through hard times to become a major power, but rather against a decaying and degenerate nation populated with inbred, narcissistic adolescents long past their second decades. A tapestry of a post-apocalyptic society whose debt-bound, clueless denizens are so anaesthetized from noise, shopping and drugs, prescription or otherwise, that they are unaware the calamity they fear as bogyman has already overtaken them. It is the United States of America, coast to coast third-world intellectual trailer park of violent, superstitious, uneducable functional illiterate turds-in-a-punch bowl, smoking ruin of an air-conditioned nightmare. The ambient background is portrayed through news articles, many written by Thor who exists in a limbo of squalor equivalent to Ferdinand, protagonist of the hilarious picaresque coming of age novel by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Death on the Installment Plan. However, unlike Ferdinand, Thor seems not angry and bitter but resigned to the senseless brutality of his fellow primates, which gives him as well a different approach to survival amongst them, more amenable to and inviting of their punishment from behind a veil woven of alcohol and other drugs.

Indeed! Read it all here!

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Amazon.com here, Amazon.co.uk here, or from
Equus Press here.

And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The super decomP literary magazine has come out with a sharp, insightful rave review of TUND!

The new TUND cover.

decomP reviewer Spencer Dew writes: The voices and happenings of TUND are not quickly forgettable. The panoramas may mesh together, the paranoias and detachments of the various characters may echo each other, but the overall result is a seductive, disturbing vision of life and one way of relating to it, as spectator to spectacle, as victim to one’s own agency, actions and inactions.

Buy TUND from publisher Litteraria Pragensia here, or from Amazon.com here, here or here.

The Drill Press has published the absolutely stunning Chapter 43 from THE NEWS CLOWN — read it here!

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Amazon.com here, Amazon.co.uk here, or from
Equus Press here.

And Thor’s classic story collection TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The prestigious Czech mag Pritomnost has published the astounding Chapter 12 from THE NEWS CLOWN!

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

Have a read, it’s a knockout!

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Amazon.com here, Amazon.co.uk here, or from
Equus Press here.

And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The great new lit mag B O D Y has published an ecstatic review of THE NEWS CLOWN!

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

“Thor Garcia has written a satirical novel that brings to mind the best bits of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces; the novels and short stories of Charles Bukowski; Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho and the gonzo journalism of Hunter S. Thompson, all made to feel at home within the unique, effortless likeability of Garcia’s own literary persona.”

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Amazon.com here, Amazon.co.uk here, or from
Equus Press here.

And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The Drill Press has published Thor’s “TEXECUTION: Klown Konfab as Killer Kroaked”, a chapter from THE NEWS CLOWN!

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Amazon.co.uk here, or from
Equus Press here.

And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The Prague Post newspaper is out with a blog praising Thor’s THE NEWS CLOWN to the skies!

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

“A rollicking novel from Prague-based author Thor Garcia, News Clown follows a cagey writer as he moves from an earnest hope for his future to hack-work with a news agency. “The plan was simple, basic, a no-brainer. I figured, first, to explode ‘journalism’ at its core, pocketing at least one Pulitzer by the age of 30. I’d rock the city at dawn, I’d crack the dirty, filthy, louse-ridden bitch wide open,” Garcia writes. It’s hard to imagine writing that is more energetic.”

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Amazon.co.uk here, or from
Equus Press here.

And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

THE BIG STUPID REVIEW at The Drill Press, has published Thor’s savage Drug War tale ‘OPERATION SCUMBAG’, from THE NEWS CLOWN.

While at Big Stupid Review, be sure to check Jim Chaffee’s Studies in Mathematical Pornography. A direct blow to the hippocampus, a shock to the central nervous — not for the squeamish or weak of heart/mind… Highly recommended!

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Equus Press here.
And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The Next Best Book Blog, has published Thor’s blistering ‘VICTORY!’, an excerpt from THE NEWS CLOWN.
The Next Best Book Blog is a damn heroic site, and everyone should grab a look at what Lori is doing there.

Get THE NEWS CLOWN from Equus Press here.
And of course TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

THE NEWS CLOWN here is here! Check the amazing cover.

The NEWS CLOWN cover.

Equus Press is releasing Thor’s epic THE NEWS CLOWN, and it comes in at more than 160,000 words and nearly 500 pages. Says the publisher: “Thor Garcia’s monumental iconoclastic novel, News Clown, was a finalist in the 2009 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award. Publishers Weekly, which read the book for the contest, said: “Fueled by prodigious amounts of alcohol and tobacco, sex and drugs, this narrative skips along from one bizarre episode to the next in the tortuous life of Thor, a young man whose dreams of a literary career have been sidetracked into an undemanding job as a ‘news clown’ for a small wire service in the crime-infested back alleys of Bay City. Meanwhile, as Thor struggles with his inner demons, the national news clowns are cheering on President Wolfgang G. Mnung as he threatens a Middle Eastern dictator who may have stockpiled ‘as many as 4,000 PlayStation video game units’ from which, according to sources, he might fashion a crude supercomputer to control weapons of untold devastation. A flashy, satirical style keeps the narrative fresh, entertaining and eminently readable throughout.”

It appears Thor is back, and THE BOOK OF THE CENTURY IS HERE

Equus Press, has just announced the April publication of Thor Garcia’s novel The News Clown. Announcement includes a preview from Publishers Weekly, when The News Clown stormed into the finals of the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

And don’t forget TUND! Get it at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

San Diego CityBeat plugs TUND on its Floating Library, written up by Jim Ruland. The review includes excerpt from “The Tale of Lanny the Dog.”

Buy TUND at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The Prague Post recommends TUND on its new summer reading list. The review enthuses: “This is rollicking prose of the Beat variety that seems to move forward of its own volition, telling of roadtrippers, office workers, miscreants of several varieties and ordinary folk. Garcia is a prose stylist, at times stringing out long, prose-poetic sentences that pull the reader along like a runaway Chevy, and at times slowing down the pacing, writing in short, choppy sentences that add level upon level to descriptions and the thought processes of his narrators.”

Buy TUND at Litteraria Pragensia here, at Shakespeare & Sons in Prague here, or the Kindle edition from amazon.com here.

The Prague Post says of TUND: “Free-wheeling, word-slinging, experiential and accessible.”
Buy TUND here.

Buy TUND here now!

The new TUND cover.

Says the publisher: “By turns defiant, paranoid, brooding, absurd and knock-down funny, Thor Garcia’s TUND is a startling creation. Peopled by a galaxy of fringe operators and hoodlums, tattered no-hopers and doom-drenched true believers, sadistic children and tormented hooch hounds — and not least, a girl called Spoogeface — TUND is a swirling landscape of meltdowns, terrifying visions and punch-drunk epiphanies. Irreverent and iconoclastic, it probes the desolation and cruelties, desperation and contradictions, the hazards and hoopla, of life in an unstable and emotionally crippled age. Brimming with riotous panache, anarchic soul and sinewy, exultant writing, TUND is sure to stimulate and dazzle.”

TUND IS HERE AT LAST

Read the new Thor short story “Bowl of Rocks” — exclusively in the new issue of VLAK! It’s Thor at his dripping-hot best, not to be missed! According to the publisher, Litteraria Pragensia at the Centre for Critical & Cultural Theory at Charles University in Prague, “VLAK stands for the drive to experiment, to synthesise, to extend—holding to the principle that a vital culture is always experimental and thus always ‘at a crossroads.'” Order it here and read the new Thor, as well as the work of dozens of others. VLAK has pulled into the station, get on board today!

THE RETURN OF KRAL MAJALES
Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010 An Anthology

Thor is one of around 90 writers appearing in this nearly 1,000-page volume. Includes beautiful full-page picture of Thor, plus the complete ‘Dagger’ from TUND.
According to the publisher: “This ground-breaking anthology includes the work of over 90 writers and translators active in Prague during the two decades following the Velvet Revolution; generously illustrated with archival photos, portraits, film-stills and memorabilia; and complemented by a detailed bibliography of English-language literary journals, book publications, chapbook series, anthologies…”

Indeed! Get this book and learn all about the ex-pat literary scene in Prague in the years following the collapse of the Czechoslovak communist regime. The good, the great, the amazing, the super-brilliant — it’s all in there!
Buy it here today!

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