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Raegan Butcher

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Poet, novelist, punk rock singer, actor, former prisoner and underground cult figure, Raegan Butcher had his first collection of poetry, End of the World Graffiti, published in 1991 at the age of 22. In 1994, he appeared in the Seattle indie film "The Year Of My Japanese Cousin." In 1996 he was convicted of armed robbery and spent seven years in prison, during which time he composed the poems that would appear in his next highly regarded book of poetry, Stone Hotel. In 2017 he released A Fistful of Pesos,the first installment in his six book crime series, Common Criminals. A life long horror and science fiction fan, Butcher is also the author of the sci-fi horror novels Siege of Station 19, Fury of the Chupacabras, Revolt of the Chupacabras ...more

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Raegan Butcher Hmm. That's a tough one. All of those poems remind me of a terrible time in my life, so I can't really say I "like" any of them. But I remember…moreHmm. That's a tough one. All of those poems remind me of a terrible time in my life, so I can't really say I "like" any of them. But I remember writing "Love is a Clenched Fist" and "Yesterday was Endless & its Already Over" within about fifteen minutes of each other one day after guzzling some coffee and thinking they were okay. (less)
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Stone Hotel: Poems From Prison

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Rusty String Quartet

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End of the World Graffiti

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Irving Layton was a Canadian poet, a contemporary of Leonard Cohen, and he was considered by many to be a mentor to Cohen. I first heard of him back in the 80s but it was impossible to find his books. Before the internet and ordering books on-line, tracking down even the works of Leonard Cohen was no easy task.
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Interesting look at a nightmare scenario: nuclear war with the USSR. Written in the late 1950s, The Seventh Day is inevitably dated in some respects but still an enjoyable read. This is sort of a European counterpart to On The Beach, which also saw p ...more
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I believe this is the hardcover version of the paperback that my good friend Checkman sent me called Assignment Gestapo Kill, which is a trashy & lurid title for such an enjoyable book. Goldsmith recounts his work in the SOE with typical British ...more
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Interesting look at a nightmare scenario: nuclear war with the USSR. Written in the late 1950s, The Seventh Day is inevitably dated in some respects but still an enjoyable read. This is sort of a European counterpart to On The Beach, which also saw p ...more
" Janet wrote: "Are you reading? Sometimes reading others' things can sooth and perhaps stimulate you to want to write."

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Another masterpiece. Ok, is that too much? Well, how about this: I had tons of fun writing this one. I threw in everything that I like in pulpy science fiction: secret bases on the moon, giant monsters, mind control, secret agents, talking chupacabra ...more
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“Prison is like high school with knives.”
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“anyone who has no feelings for animals has a dead heart.”
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“I used to sit and cry and hold a loaded gun up to my head but I chose a slower way of being dead”
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“Generally speaking, our prisoners were capable of loving animals, and if they had been allowed they would have delighted to rear large numbers of domestic animals and birds in the prison. And I wonder what other activity could better have softened and refined their harsh and brutal natures than this. But it was not allowed. Neither the regulations nor the nature of the prison made it possible.”
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message 7: by Phil

Phil Volatile You're the man brother! I'm proud of you!


Raegan Butcher The book goes out in the mail today. To whom should I dedicate it when I sign the inside?


message 5: by Phil

Phil Volatile Thanks for accepting my friend request! I ordered Rusty String Quartet from you a couple days ago and can't wait to read it! Cheers!


message 3: by Eddie

Eddie That event invitation is just a way to bring some awareness to an interview I did. It was the best option I had to use Goodreads to spread the word.

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message 2: by Pam

Pam Dear Raegan, Proud to have you as a friend on Goodreads and am very impresed at how you have turned a negative into a lot of positives. Hugs. Pamela


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Ceci Thank you for the add, Raegan! Hope your weekend is wonderful.


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