Book: Dread in Madrid and other stories by Eusebius Claycategories: Book, P51, Absinthe, Death, Shakespeare, Joyce, Literary Fiction
Eusebius Clayabout this book: Dread in Madrid is a novella unlike any anyone has ever read. All four sections feature separate stories that are subtly intertwined. The book is only around sixty pages long so it doesn't require an enormous investment of time to finish. It's polished fiction. Every section was submitted to fiction workshops. As a warning, it is not a very uplifting book. If you read to escape reality, I would recommend you look elsewhere. I didn't write Dread to make a bestseller list or to make money. I wrote it in college and recently revised it. It's a work of art.
If you do muster up the courage to investigate my art, I dare say I don't think I will disappoint. It should become apparent quite early on that Shakespeare was one of my primary influences for this work. The stories feature rhyming prose and other poetic elements that make the words and sentences fuse together in an organic and creative fashion. Extreme care was taken in the construction of every single sentence.
What do a columnist for a wine tasting magazine working in Madrid, a P-51D pilot who escorts B-17s to bomb Berlin, a patient who suffers from OCD in mental institution, and a man working in a dental office in Seattle all have in common? That's up to you to figure out.
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