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.

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