I met Forbes West when? can´t remember, but due his Apocalypse Weird novel "Medium Talent", and one of the very first things I wanted to do was strangle him. I hated how he made me feel with it, but at the same time I loved his writing, and became a huge fan of his books.
"Nighthawks At The Mission" got a new cover, and is currently available for a $1. It´s one of the strangest, most messed up books I have ever had the pleasure to read, and I cursed him loudly for having it written in 2nd person and used his name as an expletive. It made my brain melt. I still have zero idea what the book is about, and I suspect he doesn´t know it either. He is just like that.
William S. Burroughs meets Hunter S. Thompson meets Sci-Fi/Coming Of Age meets pop culture meets some really fucked-upness. And that doesn´t do it justice, not by a long shot.
Grab it, heathens! and thank me later for it. You´re welcome. :-)
In today's universe, The Oberon is the last place a settler from the USA can find the American dream alive and well. Thousands of settlers have come to live in this mysterious land on another world accessed only by an energy portal in the South Pacific. Facing a hopeless future and betrayed by her long-time boyfriend, Sarah Orange is one of those who leave the Earth. Quickly she falls in with a group of illegal salvagers that operate at night in the empty ruins. Sarah risks death from both The Oberon's corporate overseers as well as the indigenous beings who hate the settlers. With her life spinning out of control from drug addiction, Sarah searches for love and money in a world so close to - and yet so different from- our very own. But first, she must survive a terrorist threat that slowly begins to destroy her new homeland.