Basement of Wolves by Daniel Allen Cox

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But that’s the very thing that raises Basement of Wolves above other books of its ilk —this is more than just a skewering of celebutard culture, it’s Hollywood Babylon by way of Kafka: delusional, emotional, intriguing, funny and evocatively lush.
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In this taut, beautifully layered novel by Lambda Literary and Ferro-Grumley Award finalist Cox (Shuck, Krakow Melt), Michael-David is a paranoid actor who feels that fame has ruined him. When a film shoot with wolves for co-stars takes a troubling turn, he disappears shortly before the premiere and barricades himself in an L.A. hotel, convinced that he’s cursed and must ride it out in hiding. He begins to explore the hotel’s secret passageways with the help of a young skateboarder he befriends, away from the glare of the spotlight. Meanwhile, the film’s director, suspicious that Michael-David is having an affair with his ex, is trying to find him in time for the premiere. A long-dormant nicotine addiction leads him closer to the target and into the path of danger, while the olves also sniff out Michael-David for one final scene.

A work of dream logic, Basement of Wolves is a haunting and cinematic romp through the minefields of identity crisis.
 

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Daniel Allen Cox is the author of the novels Shuck (2008), shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award and a ReLit Award, and Krakow Melt (2010), shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction. Daniel has spoken and performed widely at literary festivals and universities.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Arsenal Pulp Press. 192 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
Reviewed by Sandra Kasturi on Aug 03 2012

But that’s the very thing that raises Basement of Wolves above other books of its ilk —this is more than just a skewering of celebutard culture, it’s Hollywood Babylon by way of Kafka: delusional, emotional, intriguing, funny and evocatively lush.

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Reviewed by Sandra Kasturi on Aug 03 2012

...that’s the very thing that raises Basement of Wolves above other books of its ilk —this is more than just a skewering of celebutard culture, it’s Hollywood Babylon by way of Kafka: delusional, emotional, intriguing, funny and evocatively lush.

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