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The novel the shattered American psyche has been waiting for.
To shoot or not to shoot?
To make pressure cooker bombs, or not make pressure cooker bombs?
To embrace or spurn a blond beauty who might blow their cover if they let her into the leadership of the Central Committee?
These are the questions that haunt the savage soldiers that comprise the San Diego 3, a trio of PTSD-scarred, lo
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Hardcover, First Edition, 262 pages
Published February 22nd 2016 by Boffo Socko Books
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Gary Moore
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Because Henry James Korn is part Jean Shepherd, part Kurt Vonnegut, and part Hieronymous Bosch, his debut novel Amerikan Krazy is very serious fun. One might ask how is this possible but it’s part of Korn’s magic to make darkness entertaining. As one of Amerikan Krazy's PTSD afflicted protagonists observes, “History returns, not as tragedy but as cartoon.” While reading this novel you’ll shudder at how cartoons are depicted as beginning the process of infantilization that sustains our corrupt po ...more
J Earl
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amerikan Krazy is a wonderful addition to Henry James Korn's oeuvre. It is laugh out loud funny because the alternative is to shed many tears for what the United States is/has become.

I would guess that this book will be one of those that people either love or hate on the whole. Partly because of the over-the-top trippy aspect of the writing and partly because of reader's political/social/cultural leanings. I do think that even those who might not agree with the assessment that comes
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Michele
Jun 15, 2016 rated it liked it
I am honestly unsure how to review this book. Amerikan Krazy is like one big psychedelic-satire trip through the back half of the 20th centrury. If the goal is to make the reader deeply uncomfortable with the intersection of current American politics, big business, the military industrial complex, media and entertainment, mental illness, foreign policy and military incursions, then this work is a resounding success. It is unlike anything I've read in a long time. It's not for the faint of heart. ...more
Travis Jackson
Jun 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
I got an ARC of this book through NetGalley. I requested it, hoping for something along the lines of the show The Amerikans. Unfortunately it read more like a boring biography. If I can't get into a book by the time I'm 25% of the way through, I'm done. Sadly, that's what happened here. There are plenty of places for great fictional expansion, but the author seemed more interested in just moving things along.
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Henry James Korn's debut novel Amerikan Krazy is coming on February 22, 2016.

Korn has written about art, sports, popular culture, media and history for magazines and newspapers and his stories have been published in fiction anthologies and literary magazines. Korn was awarded a writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

From 2008-13, Korn served as Orange County
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