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Basement of Wolves

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  7 reviews

In this taut, beautifully layered novel by Lambda Literary and Ferro-Grumley Award finalist Cox ("Shuck, Krakow Melt"), Michael-David is a paranoid actor who feels that fame has ruined him. When a film shoot with wolves for co-stars takes a troubling turn, he disappears shortly before the premiere and barricades himself in an L.A. hotel, convinced that he's cursed and must
ebook, 192 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Arsenal Pulp Press
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The damage grew day by day. We were doing more than just making a bad movie that caved in to public hunger for violence and revenge. We were destroying me. I had already made a significant effort becoming RR in hopes of saving myself. I recreated his personality in my heart, his life in my head. RR’s memories soon took their place beside mine, supplanted them. Images of ploughs, hay bales, and cracked hands sank into my own childhood. Sneaking mouthfuls of fresh chewing tobacco behind the shed. ...more
Robert Lozowchuk

I read this book because I coudn't find anything at the library so I picked up three short novels.
I didn't realize that the intended audience for this book was the LBGT community. But, hey, I am not prejudiced, so I thought I would give it a chance. The story did have some interesting insight into what it might be like to be a famous movie star. I could not relate to the main character and was not sure if this was the way all people in the movie business acted, I highly doubt it, but who knows.
The odd title caught my eye as well as being a fellow Canuck. Daniel is an author to watch. As soon as I complete this review I will be reserving his two other books.

An aging film actor, working with wolves as co-stars, begins his decent into madness. His prose, narrative and descriptions are a breath of fresh air. I also enjoyed his coy remark about my favourite film, cult classic, "Labyrinth". I was glued, climbed in and really didn't want to leave this world. Content that is bright, witty, sh
A strange and twisted yet ever-engaging book. Really a 3.5 out of 5, but alas, Goodreads doesn't let me specify half marks. Read this for an upcoming review for Quill & Quire and am definitely going to need to take some time to figure out what to write on this one...the author's style is very unique and very meta, and I need to do justice in explaining how intricate it is.
Cox did a good job of creating a dark and dreamy tone for this L.A. tale of paranoia and film making. You are never quite comfortable with this manic group of characters. I wanted to give the book four stars but there were large chunks of directionless writing that served neither the story or character development.
George Ilsley
A neo-noir tale of angst in LA, Cox's characters co-exist uneasily, never quite meeting or connecting. Based on the multitude of convincing details, one would easily believe that this novel was ghost-written by a closeted Hollywood insider.
another fine novel by Daniel Allen Cox. twas witty, intelligent & suprisingly ingenius.
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Daniel Allen Cox is a former Inches cover model, video porn star, and interviewer for the New York Waste. He lives in Montreal.
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