This book has been rejected 117 times. And it's all the fault of that evil, soul-hopping spirit that took over Richard Coldiron's head. Or maybe the other four people in there. Richard Coldiron’s unauthorized autobiography follows his metafictional journey through a troubled childhood, where he meets his invisible friend, his other invisible friend...and then some who aren’t so friendly. There’s Mister Milktoast, the protective punster; Little Hitler, who leers from the shadows; Loverboy, the lusty bastard; and Bookworm, who is thoughtful, introspective, and determined to solve the riddle of Richard’s disintegration into either madness or genius, and of course only makes things worse. They reside in the various rooms of his skull, a place known as the Bone House, and take turns rearranging the furniture. As Richard works on his autobiography, his minor characters struggle with their various redemptive arcs. Richard keeps his cool despite the voices in his head, but he’s about to get a new tenant: the Insider, a malevolent soul-hopping spirit that may or may not be born from Richard’s nightmares and demands a co-writing credit and a little bit of foot-kissing dark worship. Now Richard doesn’t know which voice to trust. The book’s been rejected 117 times. The people he loves keep turning up dead. And here comes the woman of his
dreams. ---- In the style of Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lindsay's "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" series, and Bret Easton Ellis, but far worse than any of them, this is quite possibly the Worst Novel Ever Written. Scott Nicholson, who put his name on Richard's book, is author of 12 other psychological and paranormal thrillers, including THE RED CHURCH and THE SKULL RING. Look for the sequel, THE TAO OF BOO, in 2011. Learn more about Scott's work at www.hauntedcomputer.com, and if you'd like him to to forward a message to Richard, email him at email@example.com.
Shelfari edited the characters of As I Die Lying Saturday, June 9, 2012.