Barry Klemm


Barry Klemm enjoyed an array of abandoned careers before resorting to literature. He was a crane jockey, insurance clerk, combat soldier, advertising officer, computer programmer, cleaner, stagehand, postman, sports ground manager, builder's labourer, taxi-driver, film and TV scriptwriter and radio dramatist. He has published two novels for teen-age readers, The Tenth Hero, in 1997, and Last Voyage of the Albatross in 1998 through Addison Wesley Longman and Running Dogs, a novel of the Vietnam war by Black Pepper in 2000.

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Ironbark Utopia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,280. Language: Australian English. Published: March 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Sick to death of modern Democratic politics—politicians ceaselessly parroting the party line, the endless spin, the kowtowing to the big corporations, all those broken promises. Professor Gary Ironbark has come up with a new political system, one to replace the outmoded 19th Century methods of Representative Oligarchy and party politics under which we presently labour. It is True Democracy.
Being Jarvis Kreeg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,280. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three years after the death of England’s greatest painter, new masterpieces by the errant genius are turning up in the art market, fetching staggering prices. The investigation leads to Australia and where the police find the artist has slipped through their fingers but left behind more of the brilliant fakes and his very bewildered girlfriend, Lena Carlson, angry at being left holding the bag.
Aesop's Solon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,530. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Russian
Aesop, the man with a fable to elucidate any situation, finds himself guarding the back of his friend Solon of Athens during the politically seminal year of 594BC, when the latter established the basis of future Democratic governments with the invention of the bicameral parliamentary system and the first use of juries.
Pythagoras Dreaming
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,110. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Milo the Olympian investigates the murders within the Pythagorean Brotherhood
The World Beneath Their Feet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,470. Language: Australian English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Sports
England and Australia met to fight out a historic test match before a huge rampant crowd, a frightening, insatiable monster with 80,000 mouths and unbridled passionate power that keeps in the dungeons below the grandstands a contingent of slaves who must attend its every need - the players, administrators, police and the staff of the enormous ground.
Boss Gull
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,370. Language: Australian English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two Hard Men Friends for Life Enemies to the Death! WWII buddies and bonded by a tragic event, Frank and Lyle remain friends even though Frank goes up and up while Lyle remains at the bottom. Until the day when Frank decides he's rich and powerful enough to take on his oldest friend. But Lyle is the only man Frank was never afraid of; something of which he is about to be devastatingly reminded.
The Lake Mulga Mob
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,600. Language: Australian English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In a sleepy little wheat-belt town an old woman dies. Thus, once again, the Kragg mob descends from all points of the compass and the town of Lake Mulga braces itself. For there is always a lot of trouble when that mob hits town and this time will be no different. The Lake Mulga Mob is a comedy, but it is also a portrait of Australian working class life—a group portrait.

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