Category: Existential Prices by Jonathan Kieran

Revisiting Coppola’s ‘Dracula’ 28 Years Later

Amid the tumult of our addlepated society, millions are hopefully taking little excursions into the realm of entertainment, now and then, to relieve the inner-cranial pressure that threatens to explode with caldera-like potency not seen since Yellowstone’s last prehistoric tantrum. Even if your diversions are random at this point in time, do try to find the wherewithal to enjoy such jaunts … while you … Read More Revisiting Coppola’s ‘Dracula’ 28 Years Later

Three Cheers for Goodreads Winners

The Goodreads Giveaway contest for Wistwood has ended and 15 winners were duly selected from a group of 2,109 entrants vying for a chance to acquire a print copy of the novel. The response on Goodreads–the greatest community of devoted readers on the planet!–exceeded expectations, and I’d like to congratulate the winners personally. Your copies of Wistwood are on their way to you via … Read More Three Cheers for Goodreads Winners

Wistwood Contest on Goodreads

Well, well, friends and connoisseurs of evocative, disturbing, atmospheric and horrifyingly twisted chiaroscuros in the form of literary epics, take heed! You may soon be able to experience the dual adrenaline floods generated by letting the savory decadence of my craftsmanship soak into your tastebuds AND by winning something for free. Yeah, you heard me. Goodreads is currently holding a contest and 15 blessed … Read More Wistwood Contest on Goodreads

WISTWOOD: Sometimes …

… the deadliest secrets are the ones we keep from ourselves. Author Jonathan Kieran returns with the epic novel WISTWOOD, a terrifying, dark fable for darkening days. With a hint of redemption to wash the horror down. by Roger C. Lindstrom When author Jonathan Kieran described his life as semi-reclusive I didn’t take him all that seriously. Until I drove out to his house to … Read More WISTWOOD: Sometimes …

Don’t Force the Mix (and sundry)

If you’re the ‘water’ in an acquaintance that simply isn’t working out, get the hell away from the ‘oil’ as fast as your feet will carry you. If you’re the oil, don’t worry about it. You’ll just rise to the top. These words (my own) popped into the windmills of my mildly wheeling brain the other night for reasons upon which I shall not … Read More Don’t Force the Mix (and sundry)

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 12.25.19

_____________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, WISTWOOD, is slated for release in Spring 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan creates and draws … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 12.25.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 8.27.19

_______________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, WISTWOOD, is slated for release in Spring 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan creates and draws … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 8.27.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 7.12.19

____________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, WISTWOOD, is slated for release in Spring 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan creates and draws … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 7.12.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 6.15.19

__________________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran’s epic new book, WISTWOOD, is slated for release in Spring 2020. Kieran is also the author of the Rowan Blaize series of classically appointed contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. In addition, Jonathan creates and draws … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 6.15.19

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 5.7.2019

_______________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. Jonathan is also the creator of the irreverent Zanzibar Circus comic strip. His work has been featured on The Daily … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 5.7.2019

Plus Ca Change …

BOOK REVIEW by Jonathan Kieran THE GOLDEN ASS, or METAMORPHOSES Apuleius (translation by E.J. Kenney*) Penguin Classics Edition Though I tend to eschew the once noble and now tragically democratized art of “professional” book reviewing, the occasional exception is made for some vaunted pillar of the past that gleams with particular resonance or charms my pants off, quite literally. To wit, I am pleased … Read More Plus Ca Change …

ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 3.15.19

_____________________________________________________________ Jonathan Kieran is the author of the Rowan Blaize series of epic contemporary fantasy books (Brightbourne 2012), as well as the critically acclaimed (Midwestern Book Review, Manhattan Book Review) Confessions From The Comments Section: The Secret Lives of Internet Commenters and Other Pop-Culture Zombies. He is also the creator of the comic strip Zanzibar Circus. Jonathan’s work has also been featured on The Daily … Read More ZANZIBAR CIRCUS 3.15.19