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Pocket Full Of Loose Razorblades

Lawson, John Edward

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ISBN 10: 0976631032 / ISBN 13: 9780976631033
Published by Afterbirth Books, Lynnwood WV, 2005
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Title: Pocket Full Of Loose Razorblades

Publisher: Afterbirth Books, Lynnwood WV

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: paperback

Book Condition:Fine

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This collection highlights dark surrealism at its most experimental and absurd depths. The texts are perception-altering and soul-poisoning, humorous in the way that accidental amputation and spontaneous combustion are. From the man who works at the foot fungus factory to the man who lives in a giant rectum, Pocket Full of Loose Razorblades will leave you wondering where you misplaced your sanity. John Edward Lawson is an author and editor living just outside Washington, D.C. His poetry collections include The Horrible and The Scars are Complimentary. His novel, Last Burn in Hell, was published in 2005. John is editor-in-chief of Raw Dog Screaming Press and The Dream People webzine, and has also been editor of several anthologies, including Tempting Disaster and Sick: An Anthology of Illness.

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"The thing that surprised me most about Pocket Full of Loose Razorblades was not its quality, but its intensity. The absurd, obscene images and scenarios that make these stories so original do not in any way distract from their intelligence and emotion. No matter how bizarre, Lawson writes with a deadly seriousness appropriate only to the book's title." --Kevin Dole 2, author of Tangerinephant

"Knowing that John Edward Lawson is loose in the world not only makes me nervous, but whips me into a hot lather as well. His characters are hopelessly ensnarled in a world they never they remake it in their own twisted images. If you like fiction that gropes into your psyche and rearranges the chromosomes, then this is for you. If you're into Jane Smiley and her ilk, you better go somewhere else." --Efrem Emerson, author The Unauthorized Woman

"Once again, John Lawson takes a jackhammer to the crotch of mainstream fiction. This collection of beautifully-crafted stories is more disturbing than a wet fart in a crowded elevator, and prettier than a whore three weeks dead. His razorblade candy will render you a godless gibbering heathen, and you'll enjoy every last minute of it." --Alyssa Sturgill, author Spider Pie

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