The Postmodern Mariner by Rhys Hughes
A book of implausible adventures featuring absurdities, anachronisms, exaggerations, outrageous puns, pirates, mythological beings, giant cups of tea and the occasional metafictional trick.
I spent a long time searching for the Tavern of the Long Lost Sea. None of my correspondents could tell me where it was and they only knew of it through hearsay. I found it at last in the middle of a desert, as far away from any port as a sailor might ever wish to be, and I staggered inside and ordered a beer. Then I asked if there were any messages for me.
There were three. Three corked bottles of green glass!
I opened them one at a time between sips of beer. The first message said: "Clipperton Island is boring and lonely and the life of a French weather researcher is not all it could be. I have drawn the following picture of myself naked to pass the time and amuse you. My coconuts are full of milk."
The second message was a joke. It said: "Robinson Crusoe requests the pleasure of your company for a feast on Friday."
The third simply said: "Har! har! har!"
About the Author
Rhys Hughes is one of the most prolific and successful authors in Wales. His first short story was published in 1992 and since then he has embarked on a project that involves writing exactly one thousand linked 'items' of fiction to form a gigantic story cycle.
Author's Homepage : rhysaurus.blogspot.com
About the Cover Artist
Steve Upham enjoys all things creative, including drawing, painting, digital art, photography and much more. He is also the editor/publisher at Screaming Dreams of course! Please get in touch if you are interested in commissioning cover artwork.
Cover art by Steve Upham
ISBN : 978-
Paperback : 216x138mm : 160pp
£7.99 (+ postage)
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