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July 12th! This Monday, we take a look at another 2021 Bizarro Pulp Press release.
Luke Kondor’s THE RUN FANTASTIC is, simply, fantastic. We were lucky to pick the book up and Bizarro Pulp Press is lucky to be publishing it. There’s no beating around the bush, here:
THE RUN FANTASTIC may be the best Bizarro title we’ve ever been involved with.
And you don’t have to take it from us. Look at the advance buzz for the book:
“Witty, absurd, and utterly enjoyable. Luke Kondor is the future of Bizarro fiction.” Carlton Mellick 3rd, author of Satan Burger and Sweet Story
“Equal parts hilarious, moving, and very, very weird. The entire Bizarro genre’s been put on notice—Luke Kondor is one to watch!” Brian Asman, author of I’m Not Even Supposed to Be Here Today
“A dark fable full of emotional heft and humor. Luke Kondor comes at you sideways, surprising you with universal truths beneath a whacked-out Bizarro veneer. The Run Fantastic is constantly entertaining, and right up my alley.” Danger Slater, author of I Will Rot Without You
“The Run Fantastic is the funniest meditation on death I’ve ever read.” Amy Vaughn, author of Skull Nuggets
“I’m very impressed with Luke’s brain. I think he should send The Run Fantastic to David Firth so he can make an animation to accompany a reading of this entire book, that’s how unsettling, hilarious and Northern The Run Fantastic is. It’s full of clever metaphors, daft as a Mighty Boosh episode and so beautiful in places that everything about humanity, love and death makes sense, if only for a minute.” Madeleine Swann, author of Fortune Box
“The Run Fantastic is some poppin’, lockin’, crackin’, clickety-clackin’ stuff. Get on it, son!”Douglas Hackle, author of Terror Mannequin
“Damn, this book has heart. And guts. And mangled flesh. And dead things and flying things and metaphors that will make your ears pop and dialogue that will light up your funny bone. And I HEART that the main character is named Ampersand (see the set-up here?). AND is the word that keeps on going. And. And. And. Left. Right. Left. Run. Fan-f&&&ing fantastic.” Charles Austin Muir, author of Slippery When Metastasized and This Is a Horror Book
“Ever wondered what would happen if you died and had to run a marathon? Me neither. Luckily, Luke Kondor’s The Run Fantastic has you covered. Always fun, unique and hilarious—with so much heart in it that it would bring the dead back to life to save them a run. This is more than a well-written tale, but also a lesson on self-help and life hidden in these pages. All you have to do is take the first step and open these pages.” Jay Slayton-Joslin, author of Sequelland
“Can a dead man run a marathon? Can his tale of mundane yet absurd circumstance encapsulate something beautiful about life itself? Can any of us navigate the manic tragicosmic joke of a man’s noble duty as Luke Kondor does? I honestly don’t know. You’d have to be named Ross to know something like that. Good read, though.” David W Barbee, author of Laser House On The Prairie and Jimbo Yojimbo
“The Run Fantastic helped me get back into shape, and I didn’t even have to make any changes. Full of existential dread and fear of the unknown, this gut punch of a novel gets at the heart of how humans must constantly adjust to change. Ampersand’s journey to reverse his death and reunite with his wife is fantastically zany and shockingly touching. Kondor’s prose is full of wisdom and wonder, and I could not have enjoyed running my marathon with this story any more.” Andrew J. Stone, author of All Hail the House Gods and The Ultimate Dinosaur Dance-Off
That is practically a “Who’s Who” of Bizarro fiction, right now. And, each writer is giving THE RUN FANTASTIC raves. If you have even a passing interest in the genre, then we would definitely suggest you pick up this book when it comes out next month.
The street date is currently August 27th and we will let you know when the pre-order goes live.
As always, thanks so much for reading and supporting!