Underneath the Stairwell

Rated 3.00/5 based on 1 reviews
A madcap collection of heinous anecdotes, insane short stories, excessive drug abuse and outright criminal irresponsibility. More
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About Drew Gates

I sang in punk bands for 20 years and now I write books. I prefer writing - it is a lot healthier. All my favourite writers are dead.

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Review by: blobmonster on Oct. 27, 2016 :
Hmm, an interesting find! The best parts of this were the anecdotes - ie the Cactus Soup story and the Nitrous Oxide Heist are superb. The story about the concussed punk had me laughing out loud, almost in tears. These parts reminded me a lot of "He Died With a Felafel in his Hand" (which is essentially a collection of krusty anecdotes from Australian sharehouses). There's also a lot of drug use that is well and truly in the awe-inspiring category.

However, these hilarious annecdotes are interspersed with a lot of mediocre blog rants and a few wtf historical excursions to World War One and Kowloon (I felt like I could get better info on those subjects from wikipedia). There's also a couple of stories that feel somewhat mean-spirited. For example the Jabsy character basically comes across as an obese retarded woman, who really didn't deserve to have piss thrown on her. I almost put the book in the digital trashcan after Jabsy, however I'm glad I pushed on as I would have missed a lot of fun stuff.

I recommend this in it's current form - it's a lot more fun than most of the free ebooks out there. However I hope the author reworks it sometime in the future into a more consistent book.
(review of free book)
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