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Kenneth Wayne was born and raised on the West Coast of the United States, but has spent the past couple of decades in Asia. He has written six novels, dozens of stories, a novel-length travelogue, and two ESL textbooks.
He is the founder of the Electronic Text and Literature Cloud (eTLC), a great way to discover the work of independent (indie) authors. The majority of writing on this cloud is available in a digitalized format, which provides indies a viable medium to distribute their work. Our focus is self-published material since we believe it remains closer to the "vision" of the writer than work reshaped by publishers with "elusive" marketing goals.
on Jan. 11, 2012 :
This is one of the smartest fiction books I've read. It kept me up nights until I finished it, totally possessed me. I normally am not interested in mystery in a narrative, but I really was curious what the story was to this one. And the twists and turns of the answer, the sudden reversals, am ambiguity, was very satisfying. The complexity is rich, the questions relevant to our world, because the strange truth is rarely given credit as it is here, while the narrator keeps a sense of sly humor and playfulness, which is wise.
This book would have benefited, as most books would, from editing. The language could have been tighter, for example. But I found it possible for the most part to look past that without too much distraction, because it's so darn brilliant. I don't feel I have to have perfection handed to me. I do feel blessed to exist in a world in which this book is available to read. I will always treasure this as one of the most bold books out there willing to address issues most are not. I'd label it Lucid Fiction, and that's a rare complement for me, as so few books get near that kind of exploration of consciousness, and forbidden topics.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Aug. 08, 2011 :
It's a great story, a sci fi thriller with a sly sense of humor. I like they way it takes Warhol's dictum that everyone will be famous in the future and adds the rider -- "whether they want to be or not."
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on July 03, 2011 :
If you want an unusual and entertaining read, try Clip, by Kenneth Wayne, the compelling story of a man, Charles Journeyman, who watches a sex video and sees himself caste in the major part. Journeyman teaches English in Japan and, although he enjoys his fair share of hedonistic pleasures, was not in the place where the clip was shot and has never played a role of any kind in an adult movie. But the clip goes viral, people recognise him and his life changes dramatically. Kenneth Wayne’s novel is both surreal and believable at the same time, a paradox achieved by the author’s fluent style, authentic descriptions, fast-moving narrative and gritty, realistic dialogue. Essentially a sci-fi thriller, it’s a unique and extraordinary book that is highly enjoyable, well written and worthy of five stars.
Kenneth Wayne has pledged to donate all royalties from the book to the Japanese earthquake disaster fund.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Crescent Suns eBooks
on June 14, 2011 :
Clip, by Kenneth Wayne is provocative in more ways than one as he weaves this spellbinding novel that explores and explodes myths about many theories some of us just might hold as truth.
For the full review on this eBook visit: http://crescentsunspublishing.blogspot.com/2011/06/soul-travel-on-sexy-side.html
(reviewed 45 days after purchase)
L. David Hesler
on May 10, 2011 :
"Clip" is an experience that will haunt your memories in all the right ways. It throws the reader into a labyrinth of modern paranoia and anxiety; the story is fueled by a perfect amount of speculation. The main character's situation is, at its core, a very real possibility, which immediately puts the reader on edge; in an age of identity theft and digital crimes, the conflict in "Clip" rings so true. Yet Kenneth Wayne takes the story in even more fascinating directions which involve conspiracy theories seemingly pulled from the message boards of internet subculture. Again, as surreal as "Clip" becomes, it still feels grounded in elements of life that are too real to discount. Wayne's writing is up front and in your face; it is somehow both guttural and playful, but never misses an opportunity to surprise.
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)