Kris Saknussemm

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Kris Saknussemm is a cult genre bending novelist and multimedia artist. Born and educated in America, he has lived most of his life abroad, primarily in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

His science fiction themed novel ZANESVILLE, published by Villard Books in 2005, was hailed by critics as a revolutionary work of surreal black comedy. It has attracted the devotion of outsider artists like the Legendary Stardust Cowboy and was the inspiration for Michael Jackson to want to have a giant robot of himself constructed to roam the Las Vegas desert. It has become a cult hit in Russia as well.

Another novel, an erotic supernatural thriller PRIVATE MIDNIGHT is set in a noir crime world of jazz, junkies and shadows from out of time. It became a best


This is a review of my book SEA MONKEYS that delights me because it expresses exactly what I hoped to achieve--that people would reflect in new ways on their own lives and the enigmatic and often erratic process of memory, upon which we all depend. To really engage with a reader's very personal sense of life...that's what it's all about. Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 08, 2013 09:14 Tags: memoir, reviews, success
Average rating: 3.87 · 678 ratings · 136 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors

3.69 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2005 — 6 editions
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Private Midnight

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Enigmatic Pilot: A Tall Tal...

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Reverend America

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Sinister Miniatures

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The Humble Assessment

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Sea Monkeys: A Memory Book

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Eat Jellied Eels

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PRIVATE MIDNIGHT (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: A psychoerotic noir thriller with supernatural shadings.
“One of the most egregiously stupid books I've ever come across. I would recommend reading this only because it's the epitome of all that is moronic, superficial, contrived, hollow, false and utterly laughable in publishing today.”
Kris Saknussemm

“Spiral minds are harder to twist.”
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“Voltaire said you know who is in control by what you can't say.”
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message 2: by Kris

Kris Saknussemm Thanks for news of Marvin. I'll have a look.

message 1: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Kris. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

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