Lazy Fascist Press is a relatively young publisher, but it has quickly grabbed the alt-lit scene by the throat, and it shows no sign of letting go. They already have an impressively strong catalog, and it just keeps getting stronger. In fact, they just released their first offerings of 2012 – not one book, not two, but three books all at once, and they are a trio of face-melters. Here is a look at these three new books from Lazy Fascist Press.
Anatomy Courses by Blake Butler & Sean Kilpatrick
Blake Butler put out two books in 2011, both from Harper Perennial, and now he is back at the small press party, serving spiked punch with fellow wordsmasher Sean Kilpatrick. What they are saying about this one is that it is – well, I don’t know what they are saying [really, look, no info: (huh?) (nevermind, it’s there now)], but I do know that if it is anything like what I would expect from these two, well then that is enough for me to want to read it. And that should be enough for you, too.
Zombie Bake-Off by Stephen Graham Jones
Is it weird that I consider Stephen Graham Jones one of my favorite living writers, even though I have only read one of his books? Seriously, it was that good. There is just something so compelling and exciting about his style. I have vowed to read every single one of his books, and at the rate he is publishing, he’s not giving me much time to catch up. Seriously, the man works hard. Well, here is another to add to the list. This review calls Zombie Bake-Off a combination of “Desperate Housewives, WWE, the Food Network, and George A. Romero.” Sounds delicious.
The Obese by Nick Antosca
Okay, so Nick Antosca is the only author on this list who’s work I have not previously read, but not for lack of interest. Now, with the release of The Obese, that Antosca-absence is going to have to change, and soon. Touted as “a bloody satire about body image and America’s obesity epidemic”. They are calling it “Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds – with obese people.” How could I not want to read it?
So those are the three brand new books that just came out from Lazy Fascist Press. Their pages are still warm from the printers. I haven’t had a chance to pick up copies of my own yet, but once I do get my hands on these monsters, I’ll be writing about them. If you’ve read them yet, share your thoughts in a comment and let me know which one to start with.