Not every writer takes chances and that's fine because at times I allow my reading to lapse into a comfortable laziness and I greatly enjoy formulaic crime novels. It's a bit like enjoying a Cadbury's Cream Egg every Easter. Familiar, comforting and the quality you've come to expect.
I couldn't eat cream eggs all year though, and my reading material, at times, needs a shake up. A good blast of something different and insanely creative refreshes the parts cream eggs can't reach. (I'm denying myself chocolate just now so please excuse the cream egg references.)
Andrez Bergen is my insanely creative author of choice when it comes to messing up my reading habits. He challenges me with his constant cultural references. He keeps me on my toes as he moves back and forward in time and in and out of real and virtual worlds. Concentration is necessary or I could easily get lost in his maze and find myself trapped in 12th Century Japan waiting to be executed by a drone warrior from 22nd Century Melbourne just to discover I was plugged into a computer programme to save me from standing outside in a downpour of acid rain.
So, how excited was I to discover that there are now plans afoot to magically morph Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat into a graphic novel? That's at least worth six cream eggs. I have no idea how one would go about this task but thankfully Andrez Bergen does AND you can get in on the ground floor of his fiendish plot by supporting his KICKSTARTER campaign by pledging just a few pennies to mega bucks if you have the where with all. Very exciting!
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The critically-acclaimed 2011 tale of a near-future noir/dystopia gets a huge sequential art treatment — with new plot twists included.
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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat was a novel first published in 2011 that proudly wears on its sleeve the influences of writers Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Neville Shute, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Graham Greene, and... filmmakers Satoshi Kon, Carol Reed, John Huston and Akira Kurosawa.