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Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press (September 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936383152
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936383153
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.4 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,324,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

"Nothing I could dream up compares to the strangeness and wildness of Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy. You should read this book." - SHANE JONES, author of Light Boxes

"Words cannot express what Bradley Sands can do with words. Every page in this book is shocking, hilarious, sad and surprising. Reading it is like crowd-surfing a bookstore full of basketball players on MDMA." - MYKLE HANSEN, author of HELP! A Bear is Eating Me!

"Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy is like an Adult Swim show written by Russell Edson." - CARLTON MELLICK III, author of The Faggiest Vampire

"There's a place past all reason, most possibility, and all the jokes I can think of. A place shaped kind of like the human heart. Bradley Sands doesn't write about this place, but he writes from it, pushing farther into the unguessable with each word, each scene." - STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES, author of Demon Theory & It Came From Del Rio

"A new strange amusement." - DENVER EXAMINER

More About the Author

Bradley Sands is an author of bizarro fiction. He wrote TV Snorted My Brain, Please Do Not Shoot Me in the Face: A Novel, Rico Slade Will F*cking Kill You, Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy, and other books.

Visit him at www.bradleysands.com

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All of the stories are delightfully strange and the perfect length for what they are.
D. Schwent
Overall the book was quite enjoyable and I'm certainly going to recommend it to my other bizarro reading friends.
Natasha Δ.
Bradley Sands' collection of super short stories is unlike anything else you will read.
Lea

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Fraser on November 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy is a brilliant book, no question. It's now the latest in a collection of around 25 bizarro books that I own, and if it isn't my favourite (that remains Satan Burger, and I'll be surprised if that ever shifts), then it's certainly the best book of bizarro short stories I own.

Here's my one problem, and it lies in the testimonials at the start. Carlton Mellick, considered by most to be the High Priest of bizarro, the man whose writing kicked it all off, describes it as "like an Adult Swim show written by Russell Edson". And... it's not. Part of what sets bizarro fiction apart is that it's incomparable to anything, even a mash-up of seemingly disparate genres. For a start, the number of styles and themes covered in Sorry... are so diverse that to label it as anything other than unpredictable would be foolish. And in this book, Sands employs a way of telling stories that isn't quite experimental, but at the same time feels completely new - he throws up a series of images that at once manage to be funny, strange and yet somehow familiar. It never feels, as a lot of fiction in the genre tends to, as if he's pushing the boundaries of taste, or reality, or anything else for its own sake. A lot of bizarro fiction deserves the unhealthy label of "transgressive fiction" - this feels like bizarro is at a pivotal moment, at the point of carving a place for itself within the literary canon.

Cult fiction can only stay so for so long, and then it either becomes stale or grows up. This book might be a marker for the fact that, at last, it's achieving the latter - remaining distinct and fantastical, while showing an emotional and intellectual maturity that previous works failed to reach.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Wilson on November 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
Sands presents a diverse variety of strange and incredible happenings in such a straightforward manner that disbelief or belief becomes a non-issue. After a while you find yourself contentedly following wherever he leads. Kind of like he's trying to control your brain for everyone's amusement. His homage to Burroughs is worth the price of admission itself but is just the bonus cherry on top of a heap of good carp. Not to be missed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By FabulousRaye on November 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
I really enjoy Bradley Sands' work. He's definitely in my top 5 favorite Bizarro authors. He's like the bearded, author version of Dali. His writing is fabulously absurd and surreal. It's fantastic to picture the stories as one reads.

I'm quite partial to variety. There were bits flash fiction, short stories, and poetry. I'm not a fan of poetry, but I rather liked the pieces in here. This was a very smart collection of stories. It goes the humorous route, instead of shocking.

(Shoot! I forgot to mention that I got a big kick out of hamsters showing up in at least 2 of the stories. There's a huge shortage of hamsters in the genre.I'm a huge hamster fan.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Senor Mysterioso on February 10, 2012
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I don't agree with everything Bradley Sands says. Bradley Sands seems to believe profanity is not for children. He believes there are occasions where it is not appropriate to wear bearsuits. He thinks Neurosonic is the best of all Neuro drinks. He believes Leatherface is the author of all of Shakespeare's plays. But Bradley Sands' wild sense of humor and poetic genius transcend these differences. This book is funny and clever enough that I can forgive him for all of his stupid, stupid ideas about life. Buy this. Especially if it's free. Even when it's not free, it's almost free, so you should still buy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Caris O'Malley on December 18, 2010
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I was lucky enough to see Bradley Sands do a reading from this book back in November. He looked a lot like an insane Shel Silverstein trying to tear a book apart with his eyes. That evening, he read a piece (one of my favorites from this collection) called "A Suicidal Amputee Tries to Kill Himself by Rolling Off His Bed, Down the Stairs, Through the Screen Door, and Into Traffic; Some Dominican Kids Poke Him With Sticks Too, and an Eagle and an Eagle S*its on Him." And, yes, it is every bit as awesome as it sounds.

What I like the most about this book is that it consists of a number of short pieces that walk the line between fiction and poetry. As a reader, I would have a hard time classifying it as one or the other. The short fiction pieces remain me a great deal of Etgar Keret, only weirder (and that saying something because Etgar Keret is pretty freaking weird). They are short and to the point, packing as much into the minimalist prose as is humanly possible.

There were some surprisingly tender moments as well. To be honest, I wasn't expecting any at all. One story that comes to mind, entitled "Invincible," is about a boy being accosted by bullies and rescued by his mother. The surrealistic aspects of the story have the bullies shooting the mother with live ammunition, only to have their efforts rendered useless by the woman's invincibility. Bullets cannot harm a little boy's mother. It's really profound in its simplicity.

Sorry I Ruined Your Orgy includes everything that makes bizarro great. It's got odd juxtapositions of characters and situations, wicked sharp satire, and no wasted words. If you're new to the genre, I'd highly recommend this as a way to jump into the pool headfirst. But there are weird things just under the surface, so be careful.
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