This blog is full of writers and books I admire and love, but I thought I’d switch things up. I asked three authors what bizarre books and authors they would recommend. Here’s what they had for me: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Recommended by John Wayne Comunale, author of As Seen on T.V. Amongst my … Continue reading 3 Authors’ Favorite Bizarre Books
As someone who for years dreamt of creating his own movement, I’ve looked up to Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) as a hero. He had the strength to say, Screw it, I I’m doing my own thing, and never look back. In the end, he became the epitome of what those who rejected him represented. Schwitters aspired … Continue reading Bizarre History: The Merz Movement
I know every time I post one of these, I say “I read some great books this _____” but this spring takes the prize. It had some of the best bizarre books I’ve read this year. Normally, I rank them from 1 to 5. But these first three books tied for first, all spectacular. I … Continue reading 5 Favorite (Bizarre) Books Spring 2019
After being blown away by his incredible novel Fuck Happiness (my review here), I was thrilled to interview author Kirk Jones. Let me just say, he did not disappoint. Here are his verbose, but fascinating answers. -- ZÉ BURNS: How did you discover bizarro fiction? KIRK JONES: I spent a lot of time searching random … Continue reading Author Interview: Kirk K. Jones
Rating 10/10 I grew up loving the children’s books “The Berenstein Bears.” Only … that’s not what they’re called. Apparently they’ve always been known as the “Berenstain Bears.” I could have sworn it was “stein,” and so do a lot of other people. This phenomenon is known as the Mandela Effect. Imagine this on a … Continue reading Book Review: F*CK HAPPINESS
Before we get started, I thought I’d share that S.T. Cartledge interviewed me on his blog “The Manifold,” my first time on that side of an interview. You can find it here. - - - With two books published and more on the way, Andrew J. Stone has accomplished a lot in his mere 26 … Continue reading Author Interview: Andrew J. Stone
I’ve decided to depart from my usual content to discuss something that’s been gnawing at me for weeks now. Those who know me well know that I am loathe to express my opinions, let alone trumpet them to an audience like this blog, but I feel I need to share these thoughts. At BizarroCon, I … Continue reading Should Bizarro Go Mainstream?