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Regan Wolfrom (born at the tail end of the disco era) has come a long way from his 1986 debut novel Harry the Adventurous Hamster (currently out of print due to having never been published or completed). After a break from writing to attend puberty, and to eventually sell six packs of Molson Canadian to his misnamed crush, Moosehead Girl, Regan returned to the craft with reckless abandon and a gallon jug of iced tea with just a smattering of extremely cheap rum.
Regan is now the author of numerous short stories and an upcoming post-apocalyptic novel series with only one mention (so far) of zombie erections. Regan hopes to one day write a novel set on Mars while sitting in his boxer shorts on the actual Red Planet, and everything that comes before that is really just his way of saving up for the one-way trip.
Though Regan has been shafted by residency requirements in his pursuit of the MacArthur genius grant, his current fiction is considered to be of high caliber, reflecting a marked improvement in style and grammar from the aforementioned thing with the hamster. It also has far fewer graphic scenes of pound puppy plushes having sex in the back of a shoebox with paper wheels.
What does Regan have to say about Regan?
"I recently passed up the chance to hassle Samuel L. Jackson."
"I've always wanted to change my name to something boring, like Hugh Howey."
"I know how to cook six things. None of them are oatmeal."
"I write stories that are weird, a little dark, and definitely inappropriate for my children. It could be tough to keep that going when they get to be as old and weird as I am today."
"Oh... and my dog is in love with me... like... in a disturbing way."
Please read one of Regan's stories for a more in-depth tour of Regan's unresolved childhood issues.
on Jan. 29, 2015 :
This is the end (for now) of the story of Baptiste, but it's a rather weak ending. That's mostly because of the setting. The previous books had a small number of characters in sparsely-populated areas, where one person's actions could change things at the strategic level. As Baptiste moves south, he becomes just one more person shoved about by events, with hardly any agency of his own. Still worth reading to see how it ends, but the earlier books were better, as is "After The Fires Went Out: Descent" (which is the journal of Ant, which the characters were reading from).
(reviewed long after purchase)