Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Audio Series: Jamie Grefe
Our audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen." was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. It's a fun little series, where authors record themselves reading an excerpt from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.
Today, Jamie Grefe adds his voice to the series by reading an excerpt from "Domo ArigaDIE!!!"
Jamie is an author writing within the realms of the bizarre, the darkly comedic, the surrealistic, the horrifying and the cinematic. His first book, The Mondo Vixen Massacre, was published in 2013 by Eraserhead Press. Grefe is also the author of two limited-edition Dynatox Ministries novellas, Cannibal Fatales and Mutagon II. In 2015 his novelization of Tim Heidecker’s Adult Swim web series, DECKER, was published to great acclaim as DECKER: CLASSIFIED. Most recently, Grefe’s Domo ArigaDIE!!! was published by Rooster Republic Press. His short fiction and poetry appears in such venues as Birkensnake, The Bacon Review, New Dead Families, elimae, Prick of the Spindle, Sein und Werden and Bizarro Central among other places. In 2014, Grefe began writing for the screen. Believe it or not, he quickly sold FOUR scripts to one his low-budget directorial idols who shall (for the time being) remain unnamed. Currently, Grefe is amassing a library of spec scripts that he hopes to sell and/or attract the attention of a talent agency and/or manager. For more on Grefe’s specs, go HERE.
Listen to Jamie read an excerpt from Domo ArigaDIE!!! by clicking on the soundcloud link below:
The word on Domo ArigaDIE!!!
From Jamie Grefe, the author of DECKER: CLASSIFIED (with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington), The Mondo Vixen Massacre, Cannibal Fatales, and Mutagon II, this bizarro blade of a book boils with a fevered cinematic intensity, sure to satisfy and heal your inner beast.
Alodia Obelisk is a ninja assassin whose life is about to take a stab for the worst—for the ultra-violent worst. When her elderly ninja master is slaughtered for the ninja secrets he possesses by the sadistic boss of The Order of Azaded, a perverse death-cult, Alodia and her sister, Erika, become next on the cult's kill list. The cult's plan for the sisters: to crack open their skulls, extract their brains and blend those magic-infused-brains with a brute soldier clone—for the purpose of world domination. But when the cult seizes Erika during a crazy New Tokyo bathhouse battle, Alodia has no choice but to strike back and annihilate the opposition before her sister's brains are scooped from her cranium. With vivid bursts of suspense, surrealism, science-fiction, saucy humor, and neo-pulp ferocity, comes a story of the psychophysical power hidden inside of a true warrior, a story that doesn't shy away from the blood, the grime, and the glory of love, and a story of one ninja's powerful transformation in the face of utter evil.
*lifted with love from goodreads