- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: Paragraph Line Books (October 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984422323
- ISBN-13: 978-0984422326
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,409,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rumored to Exist Paperback – October 14, 2011
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About the Author
Jon Konrath has written and published about six books, including Summer Rain and Rumored to Exist. He is the principal of Paragraph Line Books and editor of the literary journal Air in the Paragraph Line (ParagraphLine.com), and written for many other zines and publications. He is also an inventor, computer programmer, and amateur x-ray technician. He lives in Oakland, and has bought 40 acres of land in the mountains of Colorado, where he plans to build a heavily-armed compound. He can be found online at rumored.com.
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Top customer reviews
Plus it comes in handy bite-sized chunks!
The best of Konrath's books, "Rumored to Exist" is easy to pick up and read thanks to the engaging over-the-top depravity and general sensory overload of the sci-fi tinged text. And despite the fact that the "chapters," if you will, can often be less than a page long, this is a difficult book to set down, since anything can, and often does, happen, including the strangest things that you're likely to ever read.
The twisted adventures of John Conner take unimaginable paths. Most readers would find it difficult to separate this fantasy reality from the hallucinogen-induced ramblings of an autistic author. I took all the facts presented at face value and was cursed with the feeling of anti-euphoria that aroused in me a personal feeling of complete freedom as the bottom dropped out of every roller coaster ride in this novel.
I was genuinely pleased that each of the 272 pages in this beast contained a new idea, a fresh scent, an alien aura. I could identify with John and found myself intimately acquainted with each of his friends in his convoluted life.
Before I picked it up, nothing like this book had ever entered my hands.
My life is better for reading it, but life for my colleagues has just taken a drastic turn for the worse.
It's as if the Post-Modern Paul Revere from Richard Linklater's "Slacker" (the guy who drove around blasting the sidewalks with dark warnings via the monster PA system atop his car) was told to crack his knuckles and get to typing... pronto fella. And then he did. With relish.
The squeamish are advised to stay away. There are more fecal jokes here than in a ten-hour South Park marathon. The rest of you should crowd into this here tent and take your seat. The show's about to begin.
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This book is a new concept compared to Konrath's usual "fiction," in that it's a short series of seemingly...Read more