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Stop Requested

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"A series of rueful, witty and occasionally heartwrenching stories about riding the bus in L.A. These are folks living on the margin between nothing and everything, stuck between Rodeo Drive and The Highway To Nowhere. Doyle's gift is in capturing those tiny dramatic moments that linger for a brief moment on the periphery of vision. He has a Zen-like ability to cut through...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by New Texture
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This book is excellent. I chose this book because I saw it whilst walking through a bookstore. Since I too live in Los Angeles and use the public transportation system here, I was very interested in reading Doyle's book. I myself have had a fair share of outrageous experiences related to the bus and thought it would be very interesting to read this book. The book itself is just a collection of short true stories and experiences which happened to Wyatt Doyle while using the slightly unorganized a...more
I decided to check out Wyatt Doyle’s book STOP REQUESTED because I knew that his indie book company New Texture had published one of the most fascinating autobiographies I’ve ever read: BLACK CRACKER, by writer/musician Josh Alan Friedman. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a book about riding the bus in Los Angeles. But I figured that if Doyle was cool enough to be Friedman’s publisher, his own book might be cool. In short, it is. The bus is the vehicle than connects a series of insightful and l...more
Loved it. 'Stop Requested' book of vignettes about the nutty, interesting characters that one may meet while riding public buses around Los Angeles, CA.
Kate Danley
Really a great read! Short little (true) stories about travelling around LA on public transportation. You can only imagine...
Wyatt Doyle has turned the mundane bus ride into a study on human behavior. And he, himself, is one of the participants.

Having just finished STOP REQUESTED, my first impulse is to hop on a plane to LA, stalk the author and force him to take me where he's been. I want to ride the buses. I need to know that his appalling, tragic, impossible, and uplifting characters exist. And I need to know what has become of them.

I love this book.
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A founding contributor to the website, Wyatt Doyle is the author of Stop Requested, illustrated by Stanley J. Zappa.

He is co-editor and designer of the Weasles Ripped My Flesh! anthology, which includes contributions by Harlan Ellison, Bruce Jay Friedman, Lawrence Block and Mario Puzo. He followed Weasels with He-Men, Bag Men & Nymphos, a collection of vintage pulp fiction by Wa...more
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