Contributors books

I’ve been reading some of the novels that have been written by a couple of our contributors lately and thought I’d give you the low down on them. They’re fucking mint!

Joseph Ridgwell – Last Days of the Cross

This is a novel about Joe’s time in Australia.

The story follows the alcoholic narrators quest for the book that’s inside of him, thinking everything that he sees will be his muse. This, however, as you probably can guess, is not the case. That is until he finds the most unlikely of women to adorn his adoration. Rosie is an aboriginal smackhead prostitute who he idolises, despite her constant thieving and the smell of cum on her. He works many a shit job to pay his rent and has some quite odd experiences that I wont ruin.

This book is well worth a read along with his poetry book ‘A Child of the Jago,’ which beautifully portrays the nostalgia that Joe feels to the East End of London as he sees it change. Can’t wait to read ‘The Budda Bar’ now.

http://josephridgwelljr.wordpress.com/

Gwil James Thomas – Captains of Sinking Ships

I’m not too far into this one yet but what I’ve read I have really enjoyed.

It begins at that tricky time of life where you’ve finished with school and all of that shit and you’re faced with work and all of that shit. Life looks pretty dull, daunting and well… shit. So where I’m at the character, known as The Youngblood, has set off for Spain and where it’s going to go next is a mystery. All I know (and understand) is that he’s gotta do this otherwise it’s the antidepressants. More to come on this subject when I’ve finished reading it.

Gwil is also going to be in the next issue of Hand Job!

If you can’t wait for the next issue though you can always pick up some back issues to tide you over.

http://handjobzine.bigcartel.com/products

ANARCHY & FREEDOM

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  1. joseph ridgwell says:

    Reblogged this on lost elation and commented:
    the book that refuses to go away…

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