Jack Remick

Biography

I'm the author of Throwback and Other Stories:
The stories in Throwback open a window on characters living calm everyday lives but underneath that calm there's a violent, bloody, painful, suicidal world and a savage god waiting for them to make a mistake. The hurt oozes up driving each of these people to find a way out--
The kid with a heart murmur wants to be a Marine.
A guy finds his lost sister but doesn't know how to handle a fallen angel.
A woman with a fatal disease loses all her hair and doesn't want to live without it.
Looking for love, a writer finds a demon muse who rips his heart out.
A traveling salesman falls in love with a surgical nightmare...
Throwback takes you step by step into a dark world where the light is just an illusion
E-books are here, the paperback version is available from Amazon.

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Books

Sonnets and Poems to the Body
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Sonnets and Poems to the Body: linked sonnets and love poems on a theme of immortality.
Josie Delgado: A Poem of the Central Valley
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
In California's Central Valley a love story plays out between Ricky, a seventeen year old Anglo boy and his Chicana girlfriend, Josie Delgado. There is only one way it can end and Ricky won't be happy about it.
Black Madonna in Blue: A Screenplay
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Film-Noir
A thriller in a contemporary film noir style. Poker for blood. Love in chains. A black Madonna with mixed sexual values. A religious mechanic turned atheist. A dying old man with a blood disease and more money than Croesus. Two killers on the loose. A tom cat with cojones the size of chestnuts.
Lemon Custard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A woman stands on a windmill tower in Kansas, ready to jump. The woman is married, two kids. The farm is driving her crazy. She can escape by jumping or she can escape to the city. Olive needs to say goodbye to the kids. Saying goodbye, she changes her mind. She drops the kids with grandparents, steals her husband’s car, and heads for Wichita.
Throwback and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,900. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(5.00 from 1 review)
The stories in Throwback open a window on characters living calm everyday lives but underneath that calm there's a violent, bloody, painful, suicidal world and a savage god waiting for them to make a mistake. The hurt oozes up driving each of these people to find a way out-- Throwback takes you step by step into a dark world where the light is just an illusion

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Smashwords book reviews by Jack Remick

  • Running at Night on April 24, 2013
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    I had a curious experience today while reading Ned Randle's recent collection, Running at Night. The poems first came to me on kindle as I waited for the hard copy to arrive. In the electronic universe the words in Ned's poems were fleeing, much like the fleeting world of Facebook where everything grows old in an instant. The package opened, the paperback in my hands, I sat down to the physical reality of the poet's world and I found, for reasons I can't explain, a tangible poetic reality that had eluded me when the words rolled across a display screen. The black and white of print is a reality different from the black on white of a kindle display. I read and re-read the poems, discovering in their position on the page a hot experience so far removed from the cool and distant, and to me, off-putting transience of binary code. These poems are true, visceral at times, and always controlled but with an erotic and hidden intensity that speaks, as so much good poetry does--and always will--to the power of love. I know the poetry in Randle's writing should be independent of the medium, but for here, for now, for me this collection in print is more personal and powerful with its echoes of a life and lost love: He conjures up a prayer but lets it fall unspoken onto the sod, into the soil, jealously hating heaven after death where strange souls are urged to love his love, and briefly hoping for hell for her, where no love survives the crucible, where she melts in the heat of his lust forever. Technically, Randle's lines carry the entire history of English prosody from the three part alliteration of Anglo Saxon epics (Randle is fond of turning the line for the third beat to carry rather than break it at the hemistich) up to the caustic insights of Pound and the post-modern spasms of Eliot. There are surprises here laced with little tags of technique such as this fragment from Across Their Table She Looks at Him where the enjambement spinning out of a preposition speaks reams: when younger, she dreamed of a man filled with the four humours-- rather than steel and iron and copper and coal-- who would slip into her bed and into her, not with the precision and purpose of a useful man, but with the awful useless abandon of a man on fire for her. Randle's Running at Night is a mature book of mature poems that the experienced mind will revel in. These poems deserve to be studied in depth to reveal all their intricate and sometimes hidden rhetorical patterns.