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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477408223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477408223
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 7.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,891,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dark Heat shows many familiar influences, and also touches upon psychological and spiritual themes that remind me of The Sopranos, Psycho, Paul Auster, The Watchmen, Fletch, Taoism and a whole lot of good movies that have Steve Buscemi and/or Viggo Mortensen in them. This story begins in gritty realism, and ends with a postmodern exploration into what's real and what's not."
- Levi Asher, LitKicks

About the Author

Barry Graham is an author, screenwriter, poet, journalist, blogger and Zen Buddhist monk whose dark and gritty urban novels have received international acclaim. His nonfiction has been published in a diversity of magazines and newspapers, including Harper'sFlauntParabolaLas Vegas LifeThe Arizona Republic and Scotland on Sunday.  A native of Glasgow, Scotland, he now lives in Portland, Oregon.

Vince Larue is a native of France and a citizen of the world whose drawings have appeared in books, magazines and exhibitions in France and the USA. An artist, writer, activist, ultramarathoner with a background in biology, geology, coastal engineering, food industry and sales-management. Self-taught, he has been compared to artists as diverse as Charles Burns, Robert Crumb, Frank Miller and the EC Horror comics artists of the 1950s.

More About the Author

Barry Graham is the author of more than a dozen books, including THE BOOK OF MAN (an American Library Association best book of the year), THE WRONG THING (a SPINETINGLER MAGAZINE best novel of the year), WHEN IT ALL COMES DOWN TO DUST (a MYSTERY PEOPLE best book of the year) and KILL YOUR SELF: LIFE AFTER EGO, an Amazon Kindle bestseller in the Zen category. Three of his novels and a collection of his stories have been translated into French and published by 13E Note Editions. The French magazine PREMIERE called him "a white trash Buddhist monk" with "an uncompromising vision, but also full of tenderness and compassion, that makes him one of the most touching and interesting authors of his generation."

His journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers internationally. He is currently a columnist at THE BIG CLICK.

He witnessed two executions in Arizona, invited each time by the prisoner, an experience described in his collection of memoir and reportage, WHY I WATCH PEOPLE DIE.

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, he now lives in Portland, Oregon. Contact him at his website, barrygrahamauthor.com, on Twitter @BazNoir, or on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/barrygraham. To get on his mailing list, go here: http://barrygrahamauthor.com/list

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scot Carpenter on December 13, 2012
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Remember those comic books your mother threw out when you went to college? The ones worth hundreds of dollars now? Here's a chance to make up some of that money you lost.
I've been a fan of horror comics and graphic novels since the original Weird Tales. Barry Graham and Vince Lerue have stretched the genre into something new and different. The story is as dark and surreal as anything Lovecraft could have written and Vince Lerue's black and white graphics are unique--they transcend typical graphic novel artwork the way Dali transcended Rembrandt. They are a perfect complement to Graham's story of a man's descent into the depths of his own mind amid the desolation and heat of a moribund city. Both the story and graphics explore themes that the other graphic novels aren't aware of but narrative and characters are never sacrificed for the 'deeper stuff'--the graphics and story catch you from the beginning, suck you in and don't let go until the end.
I hope I see more from these two but in any case I'm hanging on to this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Bye on April 21, 2014
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I totally read this novel too fast because I couldn't wait to see what happens next. But that's what I always do with my favorite graphic novels. It makes rereadng it right away that much more fun. As the title suggests, it's a dark story, but also chilling and supernatural. The illustrations are layered and disturbing, and the plot keeps you in its grip from the first page to the last. Now, back to the book--it's time for me to retread it.
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