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Amboy + Disposible Thought + Mike Buckley

Amboy Pop 5
Book Launch Party
Meet Authors Dean Westerfield & Jeff Guarino

With Special Guests Steven T. Bramble Author of Disposable Thought

And Just Added:
author Mike Buckley!

 

Sat Aug 8th @ 3pm

  Cole Scott-Knox-Under, an idealistic technophobe purposefully relegating himself to a minimum-wage fast food job, suddenly notices he is suffering from a strange neurosis: inanimate objects appear to be speaking to him, and the symptoms are worsening.  Hallucinations of letha ...l drink lids, personified congratulations balloons, desperate old VHS tapes, buried-alive beepers, a holocaust of waste, and chatty styrofoam cups threaten to sever him from his family, friends, and job. Or are they hallucinations at all?  This final installment of a triptych of novels about technology & madness, sends characters both animate and inanimate on a sweeping adventure into neurosis, metaphysics, drinking, garbage, crazed artists and entrepreneurs, powerful furniture magnates, family politics, world revolution, hyperbolic intellectuals, and, eventually, into South Dakota.  A weird dark comedy examining one of the foundational pieces of U.S. modernity and crisis: disposability, in all its concrete and abstract forms.  Thanks, and hope to see you there!

Cole Scott-Knox-Under, an idealistic technophobe purposefully relegating himself to a minimum-wage fast food job, suddenly notices he is suffering from a strange neurosis: inanimate objects appear to be speaking to him, and the symptoms are worsening.

Hallucinations of letha...l drink lids, personified congratulations balloons, desperate old VHS tapes, buried-alive beepers, a holocaust of waste, and chatty styrofoam cups threaten to sever him from his family, friends, and job. Or are they hallucinations at all?

This final installment of a triptych of novels about technology & madness, sends characters both animate and inanimate on a sweeping adventure into neurosis, metaphysics, drinking, garbage, crazed artists and entrepreneurs, powerful furniture magnates, family politics, world revolution, hyperbolic intellectuals, and, eventually, into South Dakota.

A weird dark comedy examining one of the foundational pieces of U.S. modernity and crisis: disposability, in all its concrete and abstract forms.

Thanks, and hope to see you there!

 Mike Buckley - actual photo. No FX or filters.

Mike Buckley - actual photo. No FX or filters.

 This is the only known photo of the reclusive science fiction author Steven T. Bramble.

This is the only known photo of the reclusive science fiction author Steven T. Bramble.

Amboy used to be a thriving desert town and popular watering hole along Route 66 back in the 50s. Now it's a small, mostly abandoned rest-stop sitting along an isolated stretch of road nobody travels anymore. The town itself plays host today to at least four souls: Bob, an old man taking care of his withdrawn and invalid wife, Alaine; Larry, who lives on the other side of 66 and is caretaker of the old motel and cafe, now largely fallen into disrepair; and Larry's faithful canine companion, Jackson.

This quiet, mostly wordless comix story depicts the life of two isolated men attempting to find meaning and place in the middle of nowhere.

 Jeff Guarino and Dean Westerfield in an uncredited photo moments before the mysterious disappearance.

Jeff Guarino and Dean Westerfield in an uncredited photo moments before the mysterious disappearance.

Earlier Event: August 2
Wilke & Diamond
Later Event: August 15
Billy the Bully