By Timber Masterson
"Masterson is a smart and ridiculous author. He has a unique voice, person who consistently shocks me and makes me snigger. it really is surprising he is not an immense author, will not be a shock if he turns into one." James Frey - writer of one million Little items, My pal Leonard, shiny glossy Morning and Endgame: The Calling.
Spurning the standard gloom and doom of the addiction-recovery style, TIMFOOLERY vibrates with a manic and surreal strength and an unbelievable facility with language, pushing it into the world of narrative's so much severe and playful probabilities. half Odyssey, half worry and Loathing, this can be a modern-day voyage into the guts of darkness, of isolation, a Gen-X coming-of-age story whereas shaking it tough at the suggest streets.
"Timber Masterson's tales dance madly alongside the road among fact and fiction, enjoyable and dependancy, hassle and disorder. His voice is exclusive, insistent and very unlikely to disregard. the guy is a strength to be reckoned with." Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall - writer of right down to This: Squalor and attractiveness in a Big-City Shanty city and Ghosted.
The publication tells the tale of a decade that embraces the ennui of being broke and homeless in l. a., jetting out and in of clinics and remedy facilities, shelters, and AA conferences. This Outsider is at odds with buyers, medical professionals with agendas, monks handing out redemption, creepy casting administrators, and academics with classes too difficult to profit. We come upon youngsters on the door in need of purely sweet, getting greater than they bargained for, enfeebled and enraged landlords and intricate girlfriends-turned-escorts and Kafkaesque rabbits that rescue.
"Tim Masterson is a author first and a junkie moment (or 3rd in keeping with the identify - i am not certain what he does in between). As such, he manages to catch the absurdity of habit from the point of view of an astute observer whereas at the same time exposing the frenetic and often-insane concept method used to justify lively habit. via Tim's superb presents as a author we get to determine how absurdly humorous dependancy may be even if there isn't any enjoyable being had." Oran Canfield - writer of gone Stopping.
An addict with a life-saving attraction, the protagonist pulls scams, crashes social occasions, and impersonates staff - no matter what it takes to provoke, to ingratiate and to get the subsequent repair. His safe haven is the inner global of drug-induced fantasies poised at the precipice of a fall into genuine reminiscence and the approaching loss and waste, the spectral accompaniment to the addled lifetime of dependancy; a phantasmagoria of layered symbolism and imagery within the creation of a distinct imaginative and prescient someplace this part of reality.
"In an age whilst a few of our best inventive geniuses - Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Williams, among others - have succumbed to dependancy, melancholy and their darker aspect, it's interesting to pierce the brain of a skilled younger guy with a powerful ability set with devils of his personal. His writings supply perception into the inventive brain and the demanding situations either inner and exterior that confront it." Michael A. Levine - Chairman - Westwood artistic Artists
These meditations within the culture of Coleridge spread in a theater of the absurd, forging a type of William Burroughs situation-comedy-of-club-kids, pushed throughout the narrator's global to a spot the place the reader wonders if it is really occurring within the current or is a wanted for kaleidoscopic dream state.
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