As a student of literature for the past eight years, the author has endeavoured to learn the art of compression; reducing the infinite into the barest minimum of words required to hook the reader’s interest, cast doubt within their mind and then dispel it with either an inconclusive twist or an enduring sense of finality. As a failed student of philosophy, Randal J. Junior has been beaten into the school of weary acceptance after finding that all human endeavour is fraught with either idealism or an opportunistic narcissism. But she/he still has faith in humanity and believes that we all learn something new every day.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I spent the early years of my life in the wine-growing region of South Australia then did my high school in Far North Queensland. My first book was set in a South Australian farming community and this was a way to revisit my past and also to explore what might have been, for better or worse.
When did you first start writing?
I liked writing stories from a very young age but my teenage years were frustrated by a complete inability to write; I began writing my first serious work of fiction in about 2005 at the age of 27.
Book III of 'The Underwater God' trilogy sees the Australian dream collapse under the weight of a culture of physical pleasure and chemical delights. While Bro is serving two life sentences for murder, his younger brother seems determined to follow in his footsteps; even if it is his own life he has to forfeit.
This book is tripe. It has spouted forth from the bowels of literary unconsciousness like a post-modernist alphabet soup. Reading it will make you much more attractive to members of both sexes and also to several species of small furry animals.
The sequel to 'The Underwater God' is a tale of woe and grim misfortune, the sex, lies and sticky-tape of modern culture coming unstuck as the heroes of small-town life become their own worst enemy, feeding the monster and becoming the monstrous.
The 'Underwater God' can be summed up as 'Neighbours meets Trainspotting,' the Aussie equivalent of 'Macbeth', complete with incest, patricide and some really lovely scenery; if that doesn't pull the fork out of your nightie then nothing will...
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Published: November 19, 2015.
Fiction » Mashups
(3.00 from 1 review)
If you can believe half of what you see and none of what you hear then you may not be prepared for the fantastic tales contained in this volume of perfectly formatted fiction, free of all and any grammatical errors; thanks largely to spell-checking software and the author's tendency towards OCD behaviour patterns. Don't miss the part at the back where all the other books by this author are listed.