Described as ‘disturbing’ and ‘what black metal is to Led Zeppelin’, Bill Thunder’s hard-hitting novel ‘The Bastardizer’ goes digital as Clinicality Press publish in e-book format via Smashwords.
Clinicality’s director, Stuart Bateman said ‘Clinicality Press is a very 21st century publisher. We like books in print, and will always publish in print, but e-books are where it’s at now. Plus, just because we’re niche doesn’t mean we don’t want to reach the broadest possible audience for our books’.
More of the current Clinicality catalogue is scheduled to follow the route of Thunder’s novel in the coming months, along with new titles that are in the pipeline.
‘These are exciting times,’ Bateman said, ‘and we publish exciting books’.
About ‘The Bastardizer’:
Bill Thunder is your average disaffected, world-weary misanthropic PI. He’s been there, done that, seen it all and got it remembered in the minutest, most obsessive detail. But this is a case that sees him tested to his limits. There’s nothing unusual about a missing man… but things are a little more complicated when the missing person happens to share a name with the world’s most famous recently-deceased celebrity. While on the hunt for Michael Jackson – a wealthy businessman – Thunder risks life and limb as he trawls the violent underworld of shady dealings and Internet pornography.
‘Thunder’s nearly machinelike character is the novel’s most disturbing element. The blood and dustups are secondary… recommended for readers who like their tales short and violent, and their heroes as brutal as their villains.’ – Nicholas Towasser, Dissident Books
‘…a good change of pace from the normal genre of books.’ – ManicReaders
‘Mediocre crime fiction it ain’t. If the prose was any more hard-boiled, demolition companies would be buying up copies of this book and using them as wrecking balls.’ – Christopher Nosnibor, editor of ‘Clinical, Brutal… An Anthology of Writing with Guts’