Kentucky’s Patrick Wensink recently released his debut novel, and follow-up to 2009’s story collection Sex Dungeon For Sale, Black Hole Blues. The novel is the first sci-fi story that centers on a country western singer that I have ever read, and the way the story is told and how it unfolds is so impressive. The narrative of the story is told through shifting characters and objects. You of course hear from the man himself J. Claude Cauthers, but you also hear the point of view from a bed, a knife, a sandwich, a black hole and so many other compelling story tellers. The story is exciting, fascinating, and one of my favorite books of 2011 so far.
In Black Hole Blues one of the main villains is Kenny Rogers, and it is this fact that has prompted Wensink’s “Death To Kenny Rogers” readings. He is being this event to Chicago this Sunday, June 19th, at The Whistler Chicago at 6pm. Also reading will be fellow Lazy Fascist author Sam Pink, as well as Spencer Dew and Chris Hefner. You can read an excerpt from Black Hole Blues here.