Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 14 - Bizarro Fiction (Guest: Rose O'Keefe)

Every month, Unprintable will take an irreverent look at books, the publishing industry, reading, writing, and more; featuring the know-it-all geekery of LitReactor columnist Cath Murphy, Education Director Rob W. Hart, and Managing Editor Joshua Chaplinsky.


Episode 14 - Bizarro Fiction (Guest: Rose O'Keefe)

David Simon thinks just because everyone loves The Wire he is an expert on everything, but Cath thinks he should shut the hell up. Rob seems indifferent. Josh is quasi-famous in the erotica self-publishing arena, to which Rob seems indifferent. Rob gives a eulogy for the Nook, and seems indifferent to his own indifference.

Reads: LitReactor proudly presents a reading of: The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III, starring Cath as Stacy, the owner of the titular (vagular?) orifice; Rob, as her indifferent boyfriend, Steve; Josh, as your humble narrator, who basically says, "He said, she said" a bunch; and Rose, poor poor Rose, who has to sit through it all.

Topic: What the flark is Bizarro fiction, anyway? We had no idea, so we invited Rose O'keefe, owner/publisher of Eraserhead Press, to elucidate. The whole thing is very elucidatinal.

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A quick note: This will be our last episode for a while, as Cath will be in the US, Josh will be in Japan, and Rob will be in Eastern Europe. What a bunch of jet-setters. We'll see you all again sometime in August.


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Cath Murphy writes for a bunch of literary and film websites (where “bunch” isn’t quite as many as it sounds), offering unwanted opinions on anything that appears in her crosshairs. She is a co-host of Unprintable: The Official Podcast of LitReactor.com, and along with the fabulous Eve Harvey she also podcasts very rude stuff on Sluttylemon.

Rob W. Hart is the associate publisher for MysteriousPress.com. His short stories have appeared in Dogmatika, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, Crime Factory, and Shotgun Honey, and he is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella. He lives in New York City. You can find him on the interwebz at www.robwhart.com.

Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He also writes for Twitch and has written for ChuckPalahniuk.net.


Special thanks to Gordon Highland for the intro and musical cues. Visit him at gordonhighland.com.

Image of The Haunted Vagina
Author: Carlton Mellick III
Price: $7.95
Publisher: Eraserhead Press (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 100 pages
Image of Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
Author: David Simon
Price: $13.34
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 672 pages

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Nathan Scalia's picture
Nathan Scalia from Kansas is reading so many things July 10, 2013 - 10:25am

I think if the NSA was keeping up with me, I would have been disappeared based on my Twitter alone.