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Kevin Cole

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Born
in Ithaca, The United States
October 14, 1970

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Kevin Cole was born in New York, raised in Texas, and now lives in Belgrade with his Serbian wife and their fat black cat.

Mr. Cole enjoys historical fiction, such as Gore Vidal, and fake historical fiction, like George R. R. Martin. He writes fake historical fiction set in the recent past.

Aside from making things up, Mr. Cole is fascinated by languages and economics, which have a lot in common with literature. "It's all made up," he likes to tell people, especially after the third beer.

Aside from here on Goodreads, Mr. Cole can be reached at kevincole.bgd@gmail.com. He promises not to push his book on you.

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Kevin Cole I'm showing my age here: "Halloween" is the first movie to scare me so much I couldn't finish watching it. And this was the lame, edited TV version…moreI'm showing my age here: "Halloween" is the first movie to scare me so much I couldn't finish watching it. And this was the lame, edited TV version with commercials too. As for books ... the first story in Stephen King's "Night Shift" collection got to me. 'Jerusalem's Lot', I think it was called. I'd read King before and never gotten scared. But I was living alone in an old wooden house by the time I read that tale late at night. Great idea....(less)
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Days of Throbbing Gristle

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Days of Throbbing Gristle by Kevin Cole

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4 acid guzzling teenagers out 5 (Stealing Mack Moyer's rating system.)

Meet Sam Hay, an ambitious, pan-sexual, utterly shameless, smooth-as-fuck, nihilistic mofo, who leaves England to study at the expense of his rich and gullible host family, The Turners.

Meet the Turners. Wait, you already know them. Everybody knows a family l... Read more of this blog post »
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“Why would I quote myself?”
Kevin Cole

“So,” he throttled shift knob into fifth gear half a block from a stop sign, “you’re from Great Britain.”

“Yes. England. The North. Sheffield.”

“Why you guys drive on the left?”

“Obviously, because it’s right.”

“I’m being serious.”

“Are you?”

“I’m askin, aren’t I?”

“I don’t know. Tradition, I suppose.”

“That’s a dumb-ass reason.”

“Then perhaps you should start driving on the left.”
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“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
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“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
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message 30: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Majenta wrote: "Why should you quote yourself? How about.....to be the first of many."

If this is so, then it shouldn't be by me.


message 29: by Majenta

Majenta Why should you quote yourself? How about.....to be the first of many.


Matthias Thank you for adding and the kind comment you left on my page! I hope that even a more strenuous look at my reviews won't strip them of the personality you seem to have perceived ;-) To many bookish talks (I know..., in my defense, I didn't invent the term)in the future!


message 27: by Melki

Melki It's nice to meet you too, Kevin.


Zoe's Human lol Best reason ever for a friendship request, Kevin. :)


message 25: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Leo wrote: "Hiya Mr Cole!! Cheers for the friend request and pleasure to meet a fellow writer :) Your book looks awesome and I would be happy to trade stories with you! If you are interested, PM away- if not, ..."

Hi Leo,

Nice to meet you too. I once visited Oslo so I can easily picture your world. Rude Vile Pigs looks like a riot. I'm surprised Jason hasn't already recommended it to me. (I guess he's too busy reading Harry Potter.) It's nice of you to offer me a copy, but I've no scruples about buying.

See ya on the feed!

Kevin


message 24: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Rebecca wrote: "Hey Kevin,

Thanks for the friend request. Look forward to sampling your writing. If ever you need someone to read and give an honest review of your book just let me know. I see that you are a big ..."


Hi Rebecca,

Nice to meet you too. I usually avoid fellow authors, but I'm beginning to see I just haven't met many of the right ones yet! Look forward to reading Anemogram. The blurb is dark and mysterious. Please be patient, though. I now have a hefty TBR list :-)

And Gore's great, by the way. My personal fave.

Kevin


message 23: by Leo

Leo Robertson Hiya Mr Cole!! Cheers for the friend request and pleasure to meet a fellow writer :) Your book looks awesome and I would be happy to trade stories with you! If you are interested, PM away- if not, I look forward to chatting with you about books soon regardless :)
Chat soon!!
Leo :)


message 22: by Rebecca

Rebecca Gransden Hey Kevin,

Thanks for the friend request. Look forward to sampling your writing. If ever you need someone to read and give an honest review of your book just let me know. I see that you are a big Gore Vidal fan. I've never read him but he's definitely on my ever expanding list of authors and books to read. I watched the documentary about him called Best of Enemies recently and thought that was excellent.

Rebecca :)


Shari-amor Lol Lily and Courtney know best. ^_^


message 20: by Kevin

Kevin Cole pinkpinkpink wrote: "Hey! Look who's back!!!

"


Thanks, Pink! :-)


message 19: by pink

pink (not just another shade of red) Hey! Look who's back!!!




message 18: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Jasmine wrote: "Nice answer to my question why we should be friends, Kevin ;)
Thank you for your friend invite! I look forward to talking about books with you. Greetings from Zurich, Jasmine."


Nice to meet you too. It's rare to talk about the Ancient World with anyone.


message 17: by Jasmine

Jasmine Nice answer to my question why we should be friends, Kevin ;)
Thank you for your friend invite! I look forward to talking about books with you. Greetings from Zurich, Jasmine.


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Kevin Cole Rajuda wrote: "Thanks Kevin for making me a friend, and liking my reviews. Cheers and best wishes."

Nice to meet you too, Rajuda :-)


message 15: by Rajuda

Rajuda Thanks Kevin for making me a friend, and liking my reviews. Cheers and best wishes.


message 14: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Stella wrote: "Χρόνια πολλά και Καλή Χρονιά Kevin! Εύχομαι ο φετινός χρόνος να σου φέρει ακόμα περισσότερη έμπνευση και δημιουργία στην συγγραφική πένα σου :)"

Ευχαριστώ, Στέλλα! Eύχομαι για σένα το ίδιο! :-)


message 13: by Stella

Stella Χρόνια πολλά και Καλή Χρονιά Kevin! Εύχομαι ο φετινός χρόνος να σου φέρει ακόμα περισσότερη έμπνευση και δημιουργία στην συγγραφική πένα σου :)


message 12: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Aloha wrote: "Yep. It's all made up. The world is whoever dominates make of it. The rest of us do our best to navigate within our made up bubble. Thank you for the invite!"

Bubbles are essential for survival. To be shared with GR friends, of course. Nice to meet you too, Aloha!


message 11: by Aloha

Aloha Yep. It's all made up. The world is whoever dominates make of it. The rest of us do our best to navigate within our made up bubble. Thank you for the invite!


message 10: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Saman wrote: "Kevin we miss you here in GR.
Hope you're having fun. :)"


Actually, it's rained a lot. Hope it
will get better soon. Miss all you Goodreaders too :-)


Belhor Kevin we miss you here in GR.
Hope you're having fun. :)


message 8: by Negar (last edited Aug 27, 2014 05:32AM)

Negar Hi Kevin! Thank you for accepting it! :)
I look forward to read your reviews and comments!


message 7: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Laura wrote: "Thanks for the friendship Kevin!"

The pleasure's mine, Laura :-)


message 6: by Laura

Laura Thanks for the friendship Kevin!


message 5: by Kevin

Kevin Cole The book I just "recommended" to you is the book I have in my collection, ready for me to study as soon as I get Greek and Italian out of the way ;-)


message 4: by Kevin

Kevin Cole No. That was Google Translate ;-)

But I do like Persian. I like the sound and the word order. I would like to learn the basics one day :-)


message 3: by Kevin

Kevin Cole :-) !تشکر از شما


message 2: by Kevin

Kevin Cole Nick wrote: "Thanks for the invite, Kevin!"

Thanks for the likes. We writers know the more, the merrier.


message 1: by Nick

Nick Pageant Thanks for the invite, Kevin!


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