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Krakow Melt Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award and Ferro Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, this novel by Daniel Allen Cox Shuck Basement of Wolves is an incendiary story about two pyromaniacs who fight homophobia in Krakow, one of the fronts of the Solidarnosc revolution It s 2005 and Poland s moral crisis escalates as Pope John Paul II approaches death while the country s president makes homophobic declarations Radek is a bisexual artist convinced that fire is the great stabilizer he meets Dorota, literature student and budding pyromaniac Driven by rage and sexual curiosity, they buck Church, government, and the LGBT community to find sexual freedom, escaping their enemies by scaling the crumbling walls and ideas of the city. Best Download eBook Krakow Melt Author Daniel Allen Cox – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. I think i had some weird rule where if I stumble across a small press queer novel in the Rockdale library I have to read it Must remember to change that rule.If you re going to make your main characters Polish and set your book in Krakow maybe don t make them self consciously explain everything to a North American audience, it s really unconvincing.Other languages aren t just colour you can sprinkle through your text for excitement.If you have an artist as your main character maybe don t make h I think i had some weird rule where if I stumble across a small press queer novel in the Rockdale library I have to read it Must remember to change that rule.If you re going to make your main characters Polish and set your book in Krakow maybe don t make them self consciously explain everything to a North American audience, it s really unconvincing.Other languages aren t just colour you can sprinkle through your text for excitement.If you have an artist as your main character maybe don t make his art so literally connected with a childhood trauma that he is reliving it WITH POPSICLE STICKS Using parkour as a symbol of radical rebellion against the city is going to date your book really really fast.Chapters that are solely about Pink Floyd concerts are gonn...

  2. Daniel Allen Cox is one of those perfect authors Arsenal is small so there is just me working in marketing but he makes my job easier Who doesn t want to receive weekly marketing updates from their author What I also like about Daniel is I like his books Krakow Melt is a quick read and I fou...

  3. Lambda Literary Award FinalistKrakow Melt Arsenal Pulp Press , by Daniel Allen Cox, follows the life of Radek, a Polish artist whose struggle against homophobia throughout the novel descends like a vector into destruction and pyromania The book opens in Nowa Huta, a suburb outside Krakow, Poland.It s 2005, a year after the country has been brought under the fold of the European Union Poland finds itself grappling with a fledgling queer rights movement on the one hand, and the death of Pope Jo Lambda Literary Award FinalistKrakow Melt Arsenal Pulp Press , by Daniel Allen Cox, follows the life of Radek, a Polish artist whose struggle against homophobia throughout the novel descends like a vector into destruction and pyromania The book opens in Nowa Huta, a suburb outside Krakow, Poland.It s 2005, a year after the country has been brought un...

  4. This was the Euro Disney of cemeteries, a necropolis Death is done right in Poland, and I don t mean that with any disrespect I mean that angels are sculpted of marble, not granite, tombs are kept clean and accessible, the catacombs and columbariums pristine Corpse names are written in fonts so sexy they make you want to cum The architecture of remembrance is not left to lie fallow, not here The parents of Pope Jan Pawel II were buried here, but that wasn t why we d made the trip.Dressing i This was the Euro Disney of cemeteries, a necropolis Death is done right in Poland, and I don t mean that with any disrespect I mean that angels are sculpted of marble, not granite, tombs are kept clean and accessible, the catacombs and columbariums pristine Corpse names are written in fonts so sexy they make you want to cum The architecture of remembrance is not left to lie fallow, not here The parents of Pope Jan Pawel II were buried here, but that wasn t why we d made the trip.Dressing in black to visit a cemetery is clic...

  5. Krakow Melt by Daniel Allen CoxFinal Verdict 3.5 out of 4.0YTD 55Plot Story 4 Plot Story is interesting believable and impactful.Krakow Melt is a bizarre rendering of the tension over the Gay Rights movement in Poland, 2005 This movement was one of the branches of the Solidarnosc which helped to bring down the Berlin Wall in 1989 The main character, Radek, is a homosexual artist with a particular connection with the power and seduction of fire He has an affair with a woman, which is littl Krakow Melt by Daniel Allen CoxFinal Verdict 3.5 out of 4.0YTD 55Plot Story 4 Plot Story is interesting believable and impactful.Krakow Melt is a bizarre rendering of the tension over the Gay Rights movement in Poland, 2005 This movement was one of the branches of the Solidarnosc which helped to bring down the Berlin Wall in 1989 The main character, Radek, is a homosexual artist with a particular connection with the power and seduction of fire He has an affair with a woman, which is little based of sexual attraction from either Radek or Dorota , but largely based on the desire for complete freedom, which is expressed through subversion of the norms Since Radek is a gay man, the most subversive act he can enact is to become sexually...

  6. Krakow Melt is a darker,moving book than I expected going in As other reviewers have pointed out, the narrative is disjointed, and it feels like it s going to be one of those fun, edgy books that evaporates an hour after you finish it I appear to be made of school, not neologisms, a character says, fearing she won t write anything worthwhile, and while that makes me laugh in sympathy, it also expresses my own ambivalence about the book.Daniel Allen Cox does a great job of creating an o Krakow Melt is a darker,moving book than I expected going in As other reviewers have pointed out, the narrative is disjointed, and it feels like it s going to be one of those fun, edgy books that evaporates an hour after you finish it I appear to be made of school, not neologisms, a character says, fearing she won t write anything worthwhile, and while that makes me laugh in sympathy, it also expresses my own ambivalence about the book.Daniel Allen Cox does a great job of creating an original voice Radek, the Polish narrator, who struggles with having to write in a foreign language Through Radek, Cox paints a convincing portrait of this intensely homophobic, socially backward, former communist country Ads for tampons are scraped off billboards when the Pope is dying, as if feminine hygiene was deemed too v...

  7. Radek, a gay artist who practices parkour, is fascinated by fire His art primarily centers around building small scale models of cities which burned and then lighting them on fire Living in Krakow, Poland, Radek struggles with the homophobia of his country He meets Dorota, a literature student, and the two explore their city and protest its injustices.The book is strange, make no mistake The plot is relatively meandering without a clear central conflict to guide the action The narrative its Radek, a gay artist who practices parkour, is fascinated by fire His art primarily centers around building small scale models of cities which burned and then lighting them on fire Living in Krakow, Poland, Radek struggles with the homophobia of his country He meets Dorota, a literature student, and the two explore their city and protest its injustices.The book is strange, make no mistake The plot is relatively meandering without a clear central conflict to guide the action The narrative itself is broken up by letters from Radek to Dorota and vice versa, as well as politic...

  8. I m supposed to be on vacation so I don t want to write a real review, but I have issues First off, at least use the right spellings, conjugations, and translations of Polish words if you re going to set the book in Poland Second, if you want to the Solidarno movement to be somewhat important to the story, you should do it justice Everything regarding the Polish language, culture, and history was lazy and sloppily done If you just wanted to write about homophobia in Poland, you didn t need I m supposed to be on vacation so I don t want to write a real review, but I have issues First off, at least use the right spellings, conjugations, and translations of Polish words if you re going to set the book in Poland Second, if you want to the Solidarno movement to be somewhat important to the story, you should do it justice ...