WTF Friday: Battering the Stem & That F'N Guy

Well, another WTF Friday is upon us, which means we once again turn the Ruins over to those titles that are a bit odd . . . a bit different . . . a bit bizarre . . . and a bit freaky. These are books that don't always get a lot of press, and which rarely benefit from any prominent retail shelf space.

This week's literary diversions come courtesy of long-time contributor, Donald Armfield.

Take the movie Clerks, throw it behind a restaurant counter, ask 'em what kind of condiments they would like in your best urban street talk, and you kinda have Battering the Stem in a nutshell.

Urban crime over the counter of a restaurant tastes so good until all it's secrets are revealed. Bob Freville's book is packed with dark comic, raw street dialect and an ending that sneaks right out the backdoor. Get your order in before all hell breaks loose.

Paperback, 125 pages
Published December 5th 2016 by Bizarro Pulp Press

That Fucking Guy guy can't seem to get a break. From the start of his day until the end of this story you'll just see how bad a day can go. The mutant armies have an interesting battle within them and the sensitive culinary sea creatures I found to be rather funny.

Kent Hill has made bizarro adventurous madness into a not so good day, but the laughter and bad penis joke/chokes holds it ground and That Fucking Guy is on the other side of the weirdness to come.

Paperback, 138 pages
Published September 2nd 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform