Kindle Crack is back with more Nick Mamatas! Night Shade Books’ I Am Providence just peaked bestseller status in horror comedy on Amazon, so there’s no doubt that you need to be there hitting “Buy now with 1-Click” STAT. This is simply pure deliciousness.
No Kindle Crack feels complete without a Brian Evenson sale. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Last Days is goddamned brilliant, so if you haven’t snagged it from any of the previous posts, for the love of sweet baby Jesus do so now. If you’re a fan of weird fiction, this is definitely for you.
“Demchuk gracefully pieces together a dark and shining mosaic of a story with unforgettable imagery and elegant, evocative prose. These stories read like beautiful and brutal nightmares, sharply disquieting, and are made all the more terrifying by the history in which they’re grounded.” ―Publishers Weekly
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Snag it while it’s cheap!
David Foster Wallace, as you probably know, has nothing to do with horror. He’s one of my favorite weird writers, though, and his books almost NEVER go on sale for Kindle. A Supposedly Fun Thing is an excellent collection of his nonfiction work, and one of my favorite books by him. If you love him, you already have this; if you’re curious, what an excellent opportunity to get familiar without shelling out the big bucks!
I admit, I’m not a big Nabby fan–Lolita was revolting and Pale Fire seemed plagued by an unbearable protagonist that I really couldn’t bring myself to tolerate in past readings. This books is certainly weird, nevertheless, and readers swear by it. I’ll probably give it another go, now that I can do so for less than four bucks. Who am I to interfere with a great sale, after all?
The Stay-Awake Men & Other Unstable Entities is a glorious gem from one of the most beloved names in weird horror. If you haven’t gotten around to Bartlett yet and you love weird fiction, this is a fine place to begin. All of Bartlett’s Kindle titles are very reasonably priced, so let his appearance here represent a much-deserved nod to a great weird fiction writer who keeps things consistently compatible with your bank account. Also, while you’re here, why not check out our interview with the man himself?
It’s a little pricier than our usual Kindle steals, but here, your money goes to a good cause. Planet X’s 32 White Horses on a Vermillion Hill is a charity anthology designed to support beloved weird author Christopher Ropes’ in his attempt to get dental work. A whole slew of well-known weird authors appear here, and both volumes promise to be worth the price (which is still under five bucks–not bad at all, folks).