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Cutting-edge cult underground publisher Clinicality Press have redoubled their attempts to assault the world’s literary frontiers by publishing a selection of titles as Amazon Kindle editions. Beginning with the twin blast of their latest title, ‘Hack’ by first-time author James Wells, coupled with Bill Thunder’s brutal pulp novel ‘The Bastardizer.’

About ‘Hack’:

Rob Price is a music journalist. He’s a hard-drinking hack who’s frustrated, skint and cynical, and he’s drowning in a pile of CDs to review that he simply doesn’t have the time to listen to. He’s not only got money issues, but girlfriend issues, flatmate issues, personal hygiene issues and a rampant libido he’s incapable of keeping in check after a few pints.

‘Hack’ follows Rob round endless seedy dive venues as he finds himself at odds with the people he meets in an industry teeming with hangers on, wannabes, maybes and no-hopers, as he sneers, snorts, tokes and spews his way through a succession of sordid encounters and dangerous liaisons in his quest for that ‘big’ story.

A graphic and darkly comic tale of misanthropy, music and misadventure, ‘Hack’ makes Lester Bangs seem positively straight edge in comparison to Price. This book is to music journalism what John Niven’s ‘Kill Your Friends’ is to A&R – only grimier, slimier and grittier. While some writers go for the jugular, James Wells just goes straight for the jugs.

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Meanwhile, ‘The Bastardizer’ takes detective genre fiction on a journey straight to hell, as PI Bill Thunder ducks, dives, kicks and punches his way through the sordid underworld of Internet pornography in his quest to find a missing man.

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With more titles to follow before the end of the year, Clinicality Press look set to leave their mark – a bloodied stain – on 2011.

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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’

The Bastardizer is available now via Smashwords and various other digital outlets. The book is also available in print from Amazon, etc., and direct from Clinicality Press.

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