Ian Dyer

Biography

What to write here.....
Well I am English, I am in my thirties, a child of the eighties, though I really grew up in the nineties. An inhaler of books from an early age, though my eyes were blinkered so that I only saw the main stream books and not the off piste works that I have come to love. European authors offer so much more, I quickly learned that books don't have to have starts and middles and ends and plots and twists and smoking guns and all that jazz. A good story, well written, is all a book needs.
So that's what I try and do.
I write what I enjoy, I do not conform to what the people want, what's the point in that?
I have learnt that this world in which we live in, this authors world, is hard, unforgiving, and full of negativity. It is full of people telling you to change this and change that, to make it fit into this genre, or to that genre, and to write this type of book for these types of people. If, in the past, writers had undergone that type of scrutiny, then we wouldn't have the likes of Selby, Burroughs, Asimov, Palanuik, Steinbeck and many more.
Anyway, that's my bio. Either read my stuff or don't. To me the joy comes from writing, not from reading peoples blinkered approach to what they think writing should be.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Of Mice and Men. I mean come on, that book is amazing.
Canary Row and Grapes of Wrath too, again, those books define writing.
Anything by Per Petterson.
Naked Lunch and Wild Boys by William Burroughs.
Neon Bible by Kennedy.
Jesus' Son and Train Dreams by Johnson.
I suppose the Dark Tower series by King.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything. I prefer European stuff, but anything really. I can read a Selby classic followed by Asimov. A Petterson short story then Burroughs.
There isn't a genre that isn't beyond me.
Read more of this interview.

Books

Novocaine
Price: Free! Words: 38,640. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
My little retreat in the forest contains only practical items, stuff that I need to survive. However, I do have one luxury, a book. That book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and there is a poem in that book which made me realise that I actually have no one to blame but myself, and that, no matter what we like to think, we have no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going.
Concrete
Price: Free! Words: 37,070. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Triangle, three giant concrete monoliths, filled with poverty, decay, hate, addiction. Once a place of tranquility, now it’s a burial ground of human excess, of raw human emotion, where no authority is welcome. You have seen these places, these cities in the sky. You’ve driven passed them, frowned at their residents, dodged their shadows, and have been offended by their way of life.
The Clockwork Man
Price: Free! Words: 57,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
It's funny, I thought I had lost everything, but then another trip to the Doctors taught me a valuable lesson; you always have more to lose. Now I am facing a future full of fading memories. A future full of constant reminders of the people that have died. A future where I will live in an empty house and where I shall grow old, all alone and......well, just all alone.
Rottenhouse
Price: Free! Words: 97,330. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Think you've got the in-laws from hell? Guess again... From the moment Simon steps foot into the village of Rottenhouse and sees a dark red liquid seeping from behind a garage door, his life will never be the same again and his dreams will become living nightmares. They leak. They bleed. They don't stop once they've started.
The Butcher and the Butterfly
Price: Free! Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
There is an ancient evil rising in the North. Martin, Marksman of the Crescent Moon and our hero of sorts, seeks out this evil. He means to destroy this evil no matter what stands in his way. But Martin is being deceived by an old friend and he must choose between the Oath that he took or the bloody path ahead.

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