Books tagged: offbeat

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How I Became an Outlaw, by
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,840. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
The misguided zeal and get rich quick credo of a young cowboy put him on opposing sides of the law at different times. But he no longer seeks to make a name, just a whole lot of dollars. Perhaps he can play on both sides without getting caught in the middle. He rides into the desert on an honorable quest and rides out as the outlaw “Chili Beans” Bartlett. But he remains a reluctant outlaw.
Stealing Fatima's Hand
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,110. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010 by Vox Humana Books. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“ …Finally a grand taxi stopped and offered to take us to the train station for the unbelievably low fare of twenty dirham, so unbelievably low, that I was not a little disappointed when the driver didn’t rob us, slit our throats, and dump our bodies into the Strait of Gibraltar… “ Stealing Fatima’s Hand is a collection of narratives presenting an alternative view of Morocco.
Porcelain
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of both new and previously published short stories, poems, and essays, by author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott. Porcelain offers a personal draft of the author’s navigation through a world that is fantastical, offbeat, ironic, unexpected, and true.
Splitting Washington
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,400. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
J.D. CROWELL, the President's campaign manager, is fired after an indiscreet dalliance with a beautiful biracial White House staffer. He soon discovers he has become a very inconvenient person for both the corrupt GOP President and the popular biracial Democratic challenger. Using every political dirty trick in the book, J.D. makes history while saving himself, his family, and his mistress.
For Whom The Curtain Calls
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mercurial amateur sleuth Denton Rourke embarks on his first major case and quickly finds himself neck-deep in a surreal world inhabited by inept mobsters, eccentric musicians, large, cranky birds, and a moron with a dream in this comedic mystery.
Necropsy In E Minor
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,730. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2011 by Open Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Necropsy in E Minor is the tale of a young college professor who sits down to write what he calls a “memoir,” but which really only records the past six months of his life (with numerous digressions), and ends, with the last line, after a richly devastating encounter, at the moment of writing.
Oneiromancer
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Price: Free! Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The reporter Peter Miller investigates the world of psychics after his brother's death. He wishes to reveal them as frauds but he uncovers a conspiracy that crosses dimensions and threatens mankind.
If You Go Into The Woods
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
If You Go Into The Woods is a collection of two unsettling short stories. In the title story, Jiri Beranek is drawn to a nearby forest, but each time he enters, his desire to see the mysterious birds is checked by his fear of the dark. When he finally forces himself to go farther, he find a new reason to be afraid. Plus bonus story: The Reset Button. Total length 4000 words.
Final Entry
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Of all the days to have a problem, today was the worst. Of all the problems to have on all of the days, this was the worst. 3000 years, they'd travelled the stars. 3,000 years of searching and archiving, cataloguing every single planet in the entire Universe. Their journey was now over. The day was here when they could, finally return home. But they'd found another planet. Oops...
Evolution
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Price: Free! Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A compact compilation of stories by author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott. Evolution showcases Jess’s penchant for working in various genres and formats--read with caution.