Suicide in Tiny Increments

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Too scared to kill himself but also too scared to live, Daniel Long is a sad, pathetic man; a miserable martyr of depression. Trapped in his self-made ennui, the smartest decision he ever made was to take a hit out on his own life. More

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About Riya Anne Polcastro

Armed with a useless liberal arts degree, Riya Anne Polcastro is a student of human behavior and a conduit for raw words. Maybe it is because she learned to read and write in her second language before she learned to do the same in her first. Maybe it is because she was raised a missionary’s daughter at the same time that she was taught to question everything. Maybe there are a whole lot of reasons. Either way, her fascination with mental illness and human interaction is weaved into fiction with a language that is at times caressed and loved, at others beaten into submission.

A long time resident of the Pacific Northwest, Polcastro aims to join the ranks of great Oregon writers. Her first love is dark, edgy literary fiction but she also dabbles in young adult dystopia and non-fiction. While she has been heavily inspired by the genius of writers such as Palahniuk and Tolstoy, music has also played a huge role, with artists like Gnarles Barkley and Tool having a tremendous influence in her stories.

Polcastro enjoys an active lifestyle, including running, hiking, in-line skating, and a special brand of tennis lovingly called “Get it B*tch”. She also enjoys spending time with her family, making beer and getting away to British Columbia at every possible opportunity. Her favorite color is burnt orange, but it is hard to find so she wears a lot of red instead.

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Review by: K.Z. Morano on June 26, 2014 :
Suicide in Tiny Increments took me for a wild ride. The story was unlike anything that I’ve ever read before. While going through the pages, I felt like a voyeur taking a peek at the lives of pathetic, twisted, demented, and very interesting characters. I laughed, gasped, cringed, shook my head, and laughed some more as Daniel Long’s life turned from mundane to mind-boggling. I won’t give away any spoilers but I’ll say this-- It’s the kind of story that makes you want to look twice at the loser sitting at the bus station or at the coffee shop and wonder what kind of perversions and dark secrets he might harboring beneath that dull face.

I loved the author’s take no prisoners writing. This novel was a product of wit, twisted humor, and bold descriptive skills. An entertaining read from start to finish. Seriously, with the right actors to play the part of the sick, sad—but certainly intriguing-- characters, I can easily see this as a satisfying tragicomedy film.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Daniel Hartley on June 25, 2014 :
Very original, dark, witty book. Addicting front to back. Definitely worth the read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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