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 Nov. 16, 2016 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel but it made for a VERY late night as I couldn't stop reading until the end. I especially enjoyed the locale as I have family in the Temaskaming area; (way too much winter for my southern Ontario taste, but Sis keeps pushing and she's a stubborn woman). Could have used a little more backstory on JeanBaptiste, the main character, but what was there was sufficient to sketch in the character of a relatively normal passionate man in a vastly abnormal situation trying to do the best he can despite his all too human flaws. Recommended!
(review of free book)
on Dec. 24, 2014 :
So very, very good. You are thrown right into the story years after it started, with complex characters and plots. The settings and problems are realistic, and things go wrong in horribly mundane (and thus surprising and plausible) ways. Buying all the rest in the series now.
(review of free book)