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Ng the Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime His short story collection ' Shots Of Noir' will be published in He writes regularly for Pulp Metal Magazine and Mean Streets Magazine His influential blog is You Would Say That Wouldn't Yo. Paul D Brazill has earned his stripes and then some by having a huge number of stories published in some of the finest of places and selected by editors who know their stuff I would t normally go for a werewolf story but Paul D tells them so well Here our PI Roman Dalton explains how he came to be so cursed and how he s been able to make a living from his new talents I loved the music references and the humour had to be Howlin Wolf on the jukebox and the lean hardboiled tones The good news came at the end of the book when I saw this is the first in a series with a host of talent giving their own take on Dalton How splendid Sweep on the author to use Moon River anyone

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Drunk on the Moon

When a full moon fills the night sky P I Roman Dalton becomes a werewolf and prowls the dark streets of the city battling creatures of evil Paul D Brazill's Drunk On The Moon is an intense and hard boiled noir horror series brought. I have never done this with a review I mean this is supposed to be my thoughts and feelings on a what I think of someone s written work BUT yesterday I read a review a five star review on that someone put up about Paul D Brazill s Drunk on the Moon It is so amazing I just felt I had to show this to you instead of just popping the link in here it is probably one of the most complete reviews I think I have ever read on there Just intense as well as complimentary here it is in its entirety Les Edgerton Ft Wayne IN Yowza I just bought Paul D Brazill s newest offering DRUNK ON THE MOON a couple of hours ago and read it all the way through my mouth agape on every single pageThere are writers one reads for plot for story for strong characterization for brilliant description for brilliant dialog for all kinds of things I read Mr Brazill for all of those and but the thing I always look for in his work and am always amply rewarded is his writing To wit the way he turns a phrase creates original diginal language and so much gooder than any other writer I know He s the only writer I know who makes his work hard to read on a Kindle Why Because on just about every page I keep dropping it when I can t help myself and clap my hands in delightHere s just a few of the gems that are sprinkled liberally on almost every single pageNausea curdles away inside youthe migraine bright bathroomThe oil slick of nightDetective Ivan Walker flew in out of the storm like a murder of crowsSuddenly a sickly stew of screams and howls clung to the wind and drifted down to my carThe moonlight oozed across The City s dank cobblestones like uicksilverDays bled into weeks which hemorrhaged into months until the winter crept up and smothered the whiskey coloured autumn days with darknessOutside a sharp sliver of moon garroted the coal black skyThe winter moon hung fat and gibbousDark dreams lapped at the shore of my sleep until I awoke drowning in sweatOn the stage partially clad young women slid around like spaghetti on an alcoholic s plateHe rolled the r in grim like it was a chainsaw starting up I mean who writes like that Nobody Nobody but Paul D Brazill As a writer whenever I read one of his stories I feel like the pig who fell into a vat of sour cream Brazill isn t just a writer he s a poet and you can take any of his stories and write a master s thesis on just the language employedAs Emily Dickenson said about the very best of writing It takes the top of my head offIf you re a writer read Brazill at your peril He ll make you want to take your typewriter and go home and learn plumbing Or just blow your brains outIf you re just a reader who loves brilliant writing go right ahead Be prepared to keep yelling out to your roommate Hey You ve got to read thisOver and over I have no other words but wow

Summary Drunk on the Moon

To you by some of the finest dark fiction writers around Spinetingler Award nominee Paul D Brazill was born in England and lives in Poland His writing has appeared in a Drunk on Kindle number of magazines and anthologies includi. This series opener is by another fellow Trestle Press author and my copy was provided free by the publisher Being an avid fan of the fiction of the supernatural my interest in the concept was naturally piued right away since it s one of the original takes on the genre to come down the pike in my long experience Of course it s not without literary antecedents some of which Brazill may have read and been influenced by Like the protagonist of PN Elrod s Vampire Files series Roman Dalton is a detective with a supernatural curse though in his case it s lycanthropy Brazill s take on the werewolf motif resembles Anthony Boucher s in that his werewolf isn t evil just because of his condition and doesn t become a blood crazed indiscriminate killer when he turns but in his wolf man state he does have a craving for human flesh that reuires strength to resist and which can get out of control His take is otherwise pretty traditional Dalton only turns during the period when the moon is full or nearly full and can be killed by silver Like the typical werewolves of the classic 30s horror movies though unlike those of folklore he doesn t completely turn into a wolf but takes on a hybrid form And like Boucher s Fergus O Breen Dalton s detective practice can include cases with than a touch of the weirdThat said Brazill s literary vision and style are all his own He s clearly in love with the possibilities of language and uses it with mastery his prose is similie and metaphor rich even darkly poetic at times His real distinctive though is a complete wedding of the supernatural elements to a full blown noir vision dark cynical and existentially pessimistic and permeating every nook and cranny of his world His main setting is an unnamed city that s as rife with vice and menace as Femme Noir s Port Nocturne All the familiar noir tropes are here a self pitying emotionally wounded booze drenched ex cop detective the series title is an adjective clause meaning the hero is inebriated periodically by the baleful effect of the moon not as I initially assumed that he s a drunk in an SF lunar colony but he does drink a LOT the mysterious and sexy temptress who has her own agenda that s probably trouble for the protagonist ruthless and feuding crime bosses cops who don t always play by the rules violent action triumphs that are ambiguous at best But here they re also throughly blended with supernatural elements which even pull me in as a reader who s not on the whole a real fan of noirThis initial installment of the series isn t a single connected story it s a series of several vignettes one of which shows how Dalton then still a cop became a werewolf If I d have one criticism it would be that the ending of the last one felt a little rushed and left one major element unresolved though it would reuire a spoiler to explain that further But I m definitely hooked for the further installments of the series which are written several are on sale already by other writers Brazil intends this to become a literary franchise where various authors can develop the characters and world fully I m eager to see the further unfolding of the saga


10 thoughts on “Drunk on the Moon

  1. says:

    This colorful hard boiled novella features an ex cop turned private eye with wolfman tendencies whenever the moon goes full

  2. says:

    I have never done this with a review I mean this is supposed to be my thoughts and feelings on a what I think of someone’s written work BUT yesterday I read a review a five star review on that someone put up about Paul D Brazill’s “Drunk on the Moon” It is so amazing I just felt I had to show this to you instead of just pop

  3. says:

    In this uniue and interesting anthology Paul D Brazill has gathered together a collection of the finest crime and horror writers and brought you something special Paul kicks off the anthology with the title story The inspiration for the story is the Tom Waits song of the same title Brazill creates a world of boozy and viol

  4. says:

    Memories of the previous night trample all over your thoughts with dirty feet Worth it for that line alone but then again there are so many great lines and a compelling story told with them Brazill's prose remind me of why sixteen year old m

  5. says:

    This series opener is by another fellow Trestle Press author and my copy was provided free by the publisher Being an avid fan of the fiction of the supernatural my interest in the concept was naturally piued right

  6. says:

    Its been many moons ago since I was last drunk and so judging a book by its title Drunk on the moon didn't uite tick all the boxes at a first glance I liked the cover art but did not understand until reading the connection with the st

  7. says:

    Paul D Brazill has earned his stripes and then some by having a huge number of stories published in some of the finest of places and selected by editors who know their stuff I would't normally go for a werewolf story but Paul D tells them so well Here our PI Roman Dalton explains how he came to be so cursed and how he's been able t

  8. says:

    Paul Brazil negotiates tricky moonlight rivers of blood Mel Torme AND Dusty Springfield really bad hangovers worse doggy jokes and Tonton Macoute just to name a few of the obstacles between our hero and his next benderwith an ease and grace that one expects from a full Professor of the Midnight University

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  10. says:

    Yowza I just bought Paul D Brazill’s newest offering DRUNK ON THE MOON a couple of hours ago and read it all the way through my mouth agape on every single pageThere are writers one reads for plot for story for strong characterization for brilliant description for brilliant dialog for all kinds of things I read Mr Brazill for all of thos

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