Alex, Kirk

Kirk Alex is blue-collar. Born in Sarajevo, raised in Chicago. Nam vet. Worked his share of McJobs over the years to support his need for books & writing. He is the author of Blood, Sweat & Chump Change –– Taxi Tales & Vignettes, the four-volume Edgar “Doc” Holiday thriller series, the multi-volume Chance “Cash” Register working stiff series, as well as the hard-hitting doorstop: Lustmord: Anatomy of a Serial Butcher, et al.

A few titles that knocked him out: Mikal Gilmore’s Shot in the Heart; Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar; Derek Raymond’s I Was Dora Suarez; Eli Wiesel’s Night; Tom Kromer’s Waiting for Nothing; Fred Exley’s A Fan’s Notes; Bunker’s No Beast So Fierce; Sartre’s Nausea; Nat West’s Day of the Locust; Horace McCoy’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?; Bukowski’s Post Office; Céline’s Journey to the End of the Night; Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night; Knut Hamsun’s Hunger; Art Pepper’s Straight Life; Nelson Algren’s The Man With the Golden Arm.


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