Item description for Piecemeal June by Jordan Krall...
Kevin lives in a small apartment above a porn shop with his tarot-reading cat, Mithra. He has gotten used to Mithra bringing him things from outside: dead mice, Twinkie wrappers, donut scraps, houseplants, and the occasional rabbit head. But one day, Mithra brings him an ankle... a sweaty piece of rubber-latex shaped like a human ankle. Later, he is brought an eyeball, then a foot. After more latex body parts are brought upstairs, Kevin decides to glue them together to form a piecemeal sex doll. But once the last piece is glued into place, the sex doll comes to life. She says her name is June. She comes from another world and is on the run from an evil pornographer and three crab-human hybrid assassins. Piecemeal June is a reality-bending journey into love, sex, death, and a bizarre parallel world of butchered flesh.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 23, 2008
Publisher Eraserhead Press
ISBN 1933929634 ISBN13 9781933929637
Reviews - What do customers think about Piecemeal June?
Like Alien Pornography Aug 20, 2008
There's something drippy, oozy, and wet about this novella. A few things you should know right off the bat.
1. It's a quick read. I read like a snail. I'm not a fast reader by any stretch. I killed this in two sittings. I could have easily done it in one.
2. It can be graphic and explicate at times. Nothing crazy, but no, not tame either. Much of the plot even revolves around pornography, and the adult porn industry.
Now for some good things. (What, porn ain't good?)
I didn't think I'd like it at all. I don't like violence, horror, or anything too graphic. It touched on these elements, but never really went there. Also, it was brisk, and I liked how 'to the point' it was. I'm a big fan of flash fiction, so trust me when I tell you, its page count was a blessing to me.
There are other reviews that can tell you exactly who Mr. Krall's talents ape. It struck me as fairly unique, but I must tell you, I'm VERY particular with my fiction. The closest thing it resembled to me is Carlton Mellick III.
I have to say, I really enjoyed it. I've read some Bizarro that others loved, but I just couldn't get into. I liked this.
Bizarro Fun Jul 28, 2008
King Dallas: "Ask not what your body can do for you, ask what I can do with your body."
Piecemeal June is a fast-paced, hilarious and entertaining book by bizarro newcomer, Jordan Krall. It's an extremely well-written novella filled with realistic dialogue and also packed with sensual details that both stimulate as well as provoke the gag reflex - a few parts really grossed me out, and with me that is not easy to accomplish. I found the characters in the book to be highly likeable as well, despite a few of them committing some pretty disgusting acts. The only bad thing about the book is that it's quite thin - I wanted more - but at least I have his next book Squid Pulp Blues to look forward to.
One more thing: In the story, Krall mentions a fictional book called the Bizarronomicon, which I hope he eventually writes so that I can read it.
Sticky, Gooey, Icky and FUN!! Jul 19, 2008
Where to begin a review of Piecemeal June? First, I must say that this one is definitely NOT for the squeamish. I am not squeamish. This book MADE me squeamish. I will not give away any more of the plot than has already been given away in both the synopsis and other reviews, but I'll say this: if gross is your thing, you will absolutely love Mr. Krall's revolting, amusing and completely bizarro tale. A very entertaining story from an amazingly talented new author. I'm almost afraid to see what Krall does next.
A breath of fresh air Jun 19, 2008
A magnificent escape from what is considered "the norm" in literature today. Piecemeal June appeals to fans of all genres of speculative fiction. Overall I felt the novel was very well written. Especially in terms of atmosphere and characterization. Blend in an imagination that knows no boundries and you have a novella that will open dormat parts of your mind. Why are you still reading reviews? BUY THIS BOOK!
Brain worms Jun 4, 2008
Have you ever wanted to visit a place where human flesh is converted into a series of sweaty tinker toys existing for the sole purpose of soaking up disease and satisfying the perverse desires of strangers? Are you curious about the masturbatory habits of inter-dimensional crab mutants? Are you interested in building yourself a lover, but don't know what to expect? If the answers to any of these questions are yes, Piecemeal June is the answer to all your prayers.
In this deranged and darkly comic adventure, Jordan Krall will wriggle deep inside your brain like a horny slug and have his way with your subconscious. If that sounds pleasant to you, I highly recommend jumping into the next swirling poop vortex that you come across and ride the wave of masticated flesh, feces and bodily fluids all the way to Om-Am. Krall paints pictures in viscera and sputum as he tells this story of unrequited love, fortune tellers, sleazy pornographers, mutants, piecemeal sex slaves, and foot fetishism. Amidst the swirling torrents of debauchery stands a sad, profoundly average yet thoughtful foot fetishist named Kevin who works at a pet store, lives above a porn shop, and loves his tarot reading feline. Piecemeal June is kind of a cross between "The Pearl" (John Steinbeck) and the end of "Society" (Brian Yuzna).
Fans of Carlton Mellick III and the Bizarro genre in general will not be disappointed in this lovingly crafted and deeply personal first novel. Eraserhead Press has found another budding visionary to forward their plans to warp the minds of the world. I understand that there will be several additional works taking place in the world of Om-Am. I can't wait to see what Mr. Krall has in store.