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How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers is Now Available to Burn

The paperback of my third novel, How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers, is now available on Amazon from Journalstone’s weird fiction imprint, Bizarro Pulp Press. It’s a very short book about a small press dealing with the unwanted kidnapping of one of their worst reviewers. I am told the kindle version should be available in the next week or two, but fuck that noise, you need the paperback version of this book. For one thing, the interior formatting by Lori Michelle is goddamn beautiful, and another, the jacket design by Matthew Revert is sexy enough to make Jesus Christ himself ejaculate in his holy slacks.

You can buy the paperback here.


Or if you want a signed copy, email me at maxboothiii@gmail.com.

Cover Reveal: How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers

My next book will be a short novel called How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers. It’s about a bizarro small press reacting badly to a blogger who constantly targets their books with negative reviews. It’s being released this April by Bizarro Pulp Press, the weird fiction imprint of Journalstone.

Mark it as “to-read” on Goodreads here.

Now take a look at Matthew Revert’s cover design:

strangers cover

1. Do not respond to bad reviews.

2. If you must respond to bad reviews, please do not kidnap the reviewer.

3. If you must kidnap the reviewer, do not kidnap him in a public area.

4. If there are witnesses, do not also kidnap them.

5. If you also kidnap the witnesses, consider quitting crystal meth.

6. If you find yourself surrounded by hostages, purchase extra duct tape.

7. Do not let the hostages take their own hostages.

8. Invest in better coffee.

9. Don’t forget: dildo crucifixes have more than one use.

10. And, most importantly: do not engage the severed heads in conversation.

“A Prescription to Shut the Fuck Up” to be Published in BIZARRO BIZARRO

Bizarro Pulp Press has announced they will be publishing my flash fiction story, “A Prescription to Shut the Fuck Up” in their upcoming anthology, BIZARRO BIZARRO. It is scheduled to be released this November, just in time for BizarroCon. And, yes, it is a bizarro collection, surprisingly enough.

What’s bizarro?

“To us, it’s intellectual and poetic freedom. It’s about exploring the limits of literature and creativity. It can be argued that many classics are bizarro: George Orwell’s Animal Farm has talking animals that take over a farm, and Kafka’s Metamorphosis features a suffering protagonist who has spontaneously become a cockroach. ”

— From the BPP website.

I know I like to boast, but let me tell you. This story is hands down the best thing I have ever written or will ever write in my life. I am retiring after this anthology is released.

Now take a look at this beautiful cover by Alan M Clark, and then take a peek at the table of contents below:

1.”Lucy in Brain Ceiling World” by Wol-Vriey

2. “The Satanic Little Toaster” by Jeff Burk

3. “A Smashed Up Salmon” by Robert Harris

4. “Night Butterfly” by Dustin Reade

5. Dawid Kain Dreamsource” by Dawid Kain

6. “Mr. Happy Head” by James Dorr

7. “Ugly Shirt’s Quest” by Alan M. Clark and Kevin Ward

8. “Fuck Your Death, Keep Working” by Edmund Colell

9. “Pixelated Nostalgia” by Robert Harris

10. “Dope-elganger” by Sean Leonard

11. “Body Snatcher’s Remorse” by Emily Hundrwadel

12. “Four Dreams in Miniature” by Bruce Taylor

13. “Not About Mrs. Maridu” by Alan M. Clark and Randy Fox

14. “Sitcom Hell” by Daniel Gonzales

15. “Shoes” by Aaron French

16. “A Prescription to Shut the Fuck Up” by Max Booth III

17. “The Swamp of Girders and Chains” by Vincenzo Bilof

18. “Pussy Apocalypse” by P. A. Douglas

19. “The Monster, the Man, the Building, the Bomb” by Danger_Slater

20. “Vagalyn’s Flying Head” by MP Johnson

21. “Moon Love” by Todd Nelson

22. “Wildberry Christ” by Ethan C. Evans and Daniel J. Pendergraft

23. “Toy Soldiers” by Jan Maszczycsn

24. “The Pitfalls of Modern Gardening” by G. Arthur Brown

25. “Sleep and the End” by Craig Saunders

26. “Plaything” by Meghan Arcuri

27. “Civics of Consequence” by Michael A. Rose

28. “Big Bang” by Christopher T. Dabrowski

29. “Forget Me Not, Filet Mignon” by Andrew Adams

30 “The Colony” by William Cook

31. “Schluck” by Robert Harris

32. “All His First Born” by Alan M. Clark and David Conover

33. “Refugees from the Future” by Tony Rauch

34. “As One” by James Reith

35. “Looking for Gloria” by Gabino Iglesias

36. “A Path for the New Bride” by Nick Cato