HARLEM-SYDNEY — Yo so I f****d with this book heavy. Obviously initially for the hype surrounding its backstory—homie Nico going to war, getting f****d up, getting hooked on opioids, robbing banks, getting caught, going to jail, still in jail now! (till 2020 i think) But the thing is it's written mad well too, on some Denis Johnson voice-driven type s**t. Not to mention how in he goes, merking himself for all the wild s**t he did. Not to mention how well it captures the petty drug trade in a bleak midwestern spot like outer Cleveland, where it's set. Just fire, all around, this one. Shouts out Gian from Tyrant Books and all the other editors who brought this thing to the world.
Tren W. aka Based Mountain is a writer and poet and editor living in Sydney.
"Cor Blimey!" by Tren: https://paintbucketmagazine.blogspot.com/2019/08/cor-blimey.html
Intro song: "when i die" by yamz https://soundcloud.com/yeums/when-i-die
Sean Thor Conroe is a writer and carpenter living in Harlem. Bars in X-R-A-Y, Soft Cartel, Expat Lit; forthcoming in Philosophical Idiot, BULL Lit, Back Patio.