Sunday, September 25, 2011

Charles Bukowski


As a young man I hovered around the ‘B’ section of Waterstones bookstore at Ledenhall market, city of London... The B section rarely disappointed. Burroughs, Burgess, Beckett. I trusted the Bs. Hovering around the section the name Bukowski kept interrupting me – there he was not far from Burroughs’s Naked Lunch, between Buglakov’s Master and the Margarita, and Burgess’s Malayan trilogy. I picked up the book Post Office, read the blurb, and put it back on the shelf. I knew he was bad news, cheap liquor, low-rent-rooming houses, bad women, pain. I knew all this instinctively. I knew that if I bought and read this mans books then there would be NO TURNING BACK. I did and there wasn’t. Bukowski became an obsession. The primary influence on my writing. The reason I drink too much. The failure of my first marriage. Why I spent my entire twenties changing address. The difference was Bukowski had America as a playground and I would have Thailand.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

James Newman's published works

SHORT STORIES

CARMEN – August 2009 – Freedom Fiction
MEAT – September 2009 - 69 Flavors of Paranoia
CLEAR – February 2010 – Freedom Fiction Journal
CARMEN – March 13th 2010 – Freedom Fiction Anthology Vol: 1
KIM – April 2010 – Scalped Magazine
RAVANA – February 2011 – Freedom fiction journal
CLEAR – March 2011 – Freedom fiction Anthology Vol: 2
THAILAND AFTER DARK – Bangkok Book House – August 2011
TWO LUMPS AND A PAIR OF GLASSES - Big Pulp Magazine - March 2013

NOVELS

BANGKOK EXPRESS – August 2010 - Bangkok Book House
THE BOY THAT PLAYED CHEQUERS - August 2011 - Fried Fiction. Serial.
BANGKOK EXPRESS - Revised 2012 edition. Books Mango.
RED NIGHT ZONE - BANGKOK CITY - 2012 - Books Mango.
LIZARD CITY - 2012 - Books Mango. Now set for release with Spanking Pulp
THE WHITE FLAMINGO - Spanking Pulp Press 2013
A MAD BAD MAN TO KNOW - Spanking Pulp 2014
ITCHY PARK - 2014. Double Dragon. Blood Moon Publishing.

NON FICTION

Thai Meditations (As James Alexander) – September 2010 – Bangkok Book House
THE SUB (As S.T. Ray) - April 2011- Bangkok Book House.

AS PUBLISHER / EDITOR

AURORA - Spanking Pulp 2013
UPHEAVAL - Spanking Pulp 2013
CHASING THE GOLDEN DRAGON - Spanking Pulp 2013
CUT OUT THE MIDDLEMAN - Spanking Pulp 2013
TYLER STONE'S DIARY - THE EDGE OF SANITY - Spanking Pulp 2013
LOSING THE PLOT - Spanking Pulp 2013