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Confessions of a Black Dog

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Published 2008 by Brown Paper Publishing
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Chris Rhatigan
Apr 08, 2012 Chris Rhatigan rated it it was amazing
Confessions of a Black Dog is a novel that defies categorization. It's an intoxicating, thoughtful, roller coaster of an experience.

Jason Michel (aka Dictator of Pulp Metal Magazine and Stories from Old Lurk) dives head-first into the mind of Sam Morgan, a reclusive fella who's girlfriend has just dumped him. He wanders near and far, in search of friends, smokes, booze, and peace of mind.

Like Michel's recent novella, And the Street Screamed Blue Murder!, this book gleefully jumps between genres-
Mav Skye
Dec 09, 2010 Mav Skye rated it it was amazing
COABD is a journey, a journal, a collection of dreams, events, people, lives, fortunes and unfortunes, superstitions, peace and paranoia. It’s a book about the end of the world and the beginning of a new one: mythologies revived, religion burned at the stake. All is told through the voice of Sam and what he discovers in a sort of trustworthy soul mate, a black dog that pops in and out of his life and dreams. Jason Michel lays his soul bare in photo negative like prose, recounting life’s ironies, ...more
Jun 06, 2012 Indre rated it it was amazing
Very good, much better than his genre fiction, an impressive novel with literary depth. It is quite long but gripping in an emotionally powerful way. While reading it, I kept wanting to talk about it when out socializing as it had quite a strong impact on me. Yes, I felt it said something about London at the start of the 21st century. The wish to forge something new and meaningful; the hopes decayed in a cliche of booze, stress, underachievement, and loveless lostness turning humans into failed ...more
Gregory Frye
Sep 11, 2011 Gregory Frye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just finished the hard copy of this. Wow. This book is a hallucinatory revelation. An apocalypse laughing inside your skull, black tears streaming down burning cheeks, and one million black dogs howling at an oil painted moon. I'm wondering if Jason Michel has more like this in him. If so, I can't wait to read.
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