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A Good Clean, A Harsh Clean

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A man walks into a bar, his hands smelling of bleach. All he wants is a drink and an alibi, but what he gets is an encounter with a loud, old man with a surprising link.

A short story of murky morals.
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Published October 10th 2010 by Martinez, Brian
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Catie
Jan 12, 2011 Catie rated it really liked it
It's going to be hard to review this without giving any real details away; it's only 12 pages long. I think that it's best to go into this one without prior knowledge of what it's about. The writing style is different, but it didn't take my brain very long to switch over to deciphering it. There's a lot of layers here. I read this twice through, just to see if my impressions would be the same with full awareness of the plot. The first time I found myself chuckling quite a bit - there's a dark ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Brian Martinez is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors to read. So far, I haven't run across anything I've read of his that I've disliked. A GOOD CLEAN, A HARSH CLEAN is no exception. This is yet another winner, a dark, edgy, noir-style short style written in his typical sparse style. No unnecessary clutter, no words used without a reason. Just a short & sweet dark little tale that you're bound to enjoy.
J. Lynne
Aug 04, 2015 J. Lynne rated it liked it
This short story has quite the twist to it that I wasn't expecting. The style of writing took some getting used to (you will understand when you read). At the end, I was left with so many questions regarding the main character. I got the gist of what happened and why (I don't want to give it away), but there was so much more to this man. I was more curious about his life rather than the lives he encountered.
Delta
Mar 23, 2014 Delta rated it really liked it
Recommended to Delta by: eReaderIQ.com
3.5 stars

Martinez did a good job of setting the scene in this deliciously shocking vignette. If you are in the mood for a horror short, A Good Clean, A Harsh Clean may fill the bill.
David Schwan
Aug 07, 2011 David Schwan rated it it was amazing
A short but very descriptive noir story. I love the detailed description of the bar and the the characters in the the bar. One on the authors best efforts. Before the ending you are not quite sure what to expect.
Catherine
Apr 07, 2012 Catherine rated it liked it
A very short story- took me less than an hour to read it. Not sure if I would have continued with it if it was longer as the language was a bit cliched for my taste but fine as a short story.
Holly
Jan 16, 2012 Holly rated it really liked it
Nicely paced short story. The dialogue really punched up the personalities in this short. Nice description without being overdone. A quick, fun read!
Brian Martinez
Dec 11, 2011 Brian Martinez added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Brian Martinez is a writer of Science Fiction, Horror, Crime, or what some call more generally Dark Fiction. He was born and raised on Long Island, New York where he attended Long Island University and met his wife, Natalia.

Riding the boom of self-publishing, Martinez released his apocalyptic A Chemical Fire to a reception of strong reviews. He followed it up with Kissing You is Like Trying to Pu
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