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Bookstore [Kindle Edition]

Kitrell Andis
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Book Description

Norm Slider, author of The Big Green Weenie Up Your A** & Other Poems, is an assistant manager at BOOKsMART, one of a small chain of big-box retail book shops in the Midwest. His shrewish GM, Wanda Kropke, is busy downsizing the staff by attrition, as she makes life at work unbearable for everyone. Norm's personal life is in free fall, too. His problems with booze and women have finally caused his wife Linda to serve him with divorce papers, just as a stripper and would-be porn actress Shauna surfaces from a chance encounter in one of Norm's blackouts. As Norm relocates to a small apartment, his meager reputation as an avant-garde poet draws a young high school fan Brandi, who has sexual designs on Norm.

Shauna seeks protection from Norm when her psyco pimp Buster is released from jail, though she fails to share that she has stolen a large stash of Buster's cocaine. BOOKsMART is bought by Global Info Tech, Inc. and taken public and the bean counters and managerial thugs descend.... So begins one of the most hilarious indie novels of a generation. Like Henry Miller, Terry Southern and Charles Bukowski before him, Andis finds laughter at the foot of the gallows.

Bookstore is an avant garde noir tale of greed, petty larceny and depraved lust gone astray in a dark comedy of manners.

Product Details

  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (June 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DIF70IO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,377,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bookstore is a great read February 25, 2011
By Steve
Format:Paperback
Bookstore by Kitrell Andis is a really great Novella. It is an honest and intimate journey into the life of main character Norm Slider. The author does a good job exploring both internal and external conflicts in the book. The book is simultaneously adventure and poetry. In its most rudimentary form, Bookstore is a short novel about vice: sex, drugs, and women. The book is often funny, and always brutally honest. Readers who like the authors of the beat generation, like Jack Kerouac, will enjoy this story.
I highly recommend Bookstore, it's truly a fun read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bookstore - not quite what you expect from the title August 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To compare Kitrell Andis and his novel Bookstore to other authors such as Hunter Thompson, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Tucker Max is easy. They all deal with the underbelly of society: drugs, booze, prostitutes, shady characters that you wouldn't expect to like but somehow manage to do just that. It is funny, bawdy, and really downright pornographic in some parts.

But to just deal with content is to ignore another author that Andis in many ways has more of a connection with: Ernest Hemmingway. While content is very different, Andis has the clear, concise style that Hemmingway pioneered. Short, direct sentences, a lack of distracting descriptions of rooms, scenery, etc. This novel is highly story driven.

I sat down with this short ebook and expected to read for 15-20. Instead, I read the whole thing and wanted more. I hope a sequel is forthcoming
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