The First Print Edition of underground journalist Ryan Bartek’s extreme metal, punk rock & alt culture travel book “THE BIG SHINY PRISON” has been released to worldwide distribution.
This 484 page, 6x9 Paperback is available for $18.95 / €17 through Amazon USA, Europe & UK. “The Big Shiny Prison” is also available at 55% wholesale discount through the Ingram Spark/LSI distribution network, putting it on the systems of 38,000+ booksellers & retailers worldwide.
Inspired by the legendary works of Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, Detroit writer Ryan Bartek traveled the USA to create his own heavy metal road saga of extreme journalism.
1 year, 35 States, 600+ hours on Greyhounds & 1000 cities later, “THE BIG SHINY PRISON” was complete – a unique travel book featuring hundreds of interviews with legends in the metal/punk undergrounds, as well as other alternative cultures in the USA.
Less a "music book" and more a tribute to the Beat Generation, this genre-defying work combines the classic autobiographical road novel with Bartek's self-styled "Extreme Journalism" within the Modern Underground.
“The Big Shiny Prison (Volume One)” features appearances/interviews with members of Brutal Truth, DWARVES, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, AxCx, MDC, Psyopus, Abysmal Dawn, Kylesa, Ludicra, Cephalic Carnage, Atheist, Impaled, HIMSA, Melechesh, Severed Savior, In Memorium, STALAGGH, Kettle Cadaver, Otesanek, The Angelic Process, 7000 Dying Rats, Screaming Mechanical Brain, EXITIUM, Light This City, Genghis Tron, Blood Stained Dusk, Solger, VILE, Sol Evil, SINDIOS, Kill The Client, OCTAGON, The Gracchi, My Uncle The Wolf, Apocryph, Salt Lick, Amish Noise, Lesbian, Churchburner, Fre-Ne-Tik, Alchemical Burn, Crematorium, Waco Jesus, Snotrokitz, Suicide Holiday, Vertigo Venus, Kill The Precedent, Beefcake In Chains,, Dreaming Dead, They Live, Diverje, Scorched Earth, Quinta Essentia, Alternative Tentacles, Whorehouse of Representatives, RU-486, Mathematicians, Anal Pudding, A.K.A. MABUS, Disgorge, Nihilistik Terrorist, Lysia Gori, The Crashing Falcon, Stormdrain, Bu Hao Ting, Potty Mouth Society, Funeral Age, Uranium Death Crow, Stahlmantel, Hammers of Misfortune, Ron of Japan, Sasquatch Agnostic, Jakked Rabbits, We Both Know, Hunab Ku & others.
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From the new book Anticlimax Leviathan by Ryan Bartek (& Anomie Press)
info ---> Detroit writer/musician Ryan Bartek – best known for counterculture road books “The Big Shiny Prison” & “Fortress Europe”– again returns with his finest offering to date: “Anticlimax Leviathan”
“Anticlimax Leviathan” is a massive departure from Bartek's previous works & purely autobiographical. Like many of the Great Depression/Beat Generation writers, Bartek uses Anticlimax Leviathan to shine a spotlight on the alienation, confusion & hopelessness that defines modern America. It is the story of a strange young man reaching adulthood in Detroit.
A blue collar worker for the auto industry, our young Anti-Hero has big dreams. Breaking into journalism, he becomes a member of the press, a Detroit taxi driver, music promoter & underground filmmaker before hitting the road as a traveling counterculture journalist. Swallowed by traumatic romance, he ends up on the West Coast as a sort of drifter living off Craigslist & navigating ever-collapsing living arrangements.
Finally ending up homeless in Seattle he lustfully embraces it, intentionally living out his own bizarre punk rock romance novel. Along the way he meets a legion of 'Street Crazies' that have fallen through the cracks as well, uniting to form an eventual global movement called “FREE THERAPY.” Step by step they build a new world from the
ashes, all which leads to a massive road saga through America & Europe, climaxing with the Occupy encampments of 2011.
Brimming with adventures alongside the misfit characters of his earlier writings – as well as cameos by a staggering list of celebrities, metal gods & punk legends – “Anticlimax Leviathan” is the apex of R. Bartek’s canon.
“Anticlimax Leviathan” by Ryan Bartek // Published by Anomie Press
ISBN/SKU: 9780692628430 // ISBN: 978-0-692-62843-0
Pre-Sale Date: 10-31-16 // Sale Date: 11-15-2016
Suggested Retail: $18.95 / €18 / £16
The First Edition of Ryan Bartek’s autobiographical memoir “Anticlimax Leviathan” will be released worldwide on November 15th, 2016. This 404 page, 6x9 Paperback by Anomie Press will be available for $18.95 / €18 through the Ingram Spark/LSI distribution network, available at 55% wholesale discount to retailers…