Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bad F*ck / Naomi Kramer

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Flash Fiction/Humor/Horror

Approximate word count: 5-6,000 words

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Australian Naomi Kramer is a technical writer by day and a fiction writer at night. She is the author of the popular DEAD(ish) series of novelettes and the YA novella Maisy May. Bad F*ck II, the follow up to this book, is also now available.


A collection of flash fiction built around the theme of sex gone awry.


“What you need,” said the girl sitting next to him at the bar, “is a good fuck.”

And, so begins the first of many short tales that end up as anything but what is suggested by the girl at the bar. Some are funny. Some of the stories border on horror, others are science fiction, and many are hard to put a label on, although I wouldn’t call any of them erotica. Many imply much of the story, with the reader left to fill in the gaps based on what they do know.

What they all have in common is Naomi Kramer’s warped and twisted imagination, which those who have read any of her Dead (ish) books have come to expect, and either love or hate them because of it. Love her books, or hate them, you won’t find anything quite like Kramer anywhere else.


If the title isn’t enough to make it clear, this book has adult language and sexual situations.

Kramer is Australian and consequently this book uses Australian spelling conventions and has a small amount of Australian slang.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four stars


Anonymous said...

My comment really isn't about Ms. Kramer's book, which I haven't yet read. I just want to say "Wow Big Al (and pals)! Well done. Indie books, day after day after day! Thank you for your service to readers and writers."

Vicki said...

"What they all have in common is Naomi Kramer’s warped and twisted imagination..."

Okay, you've got me. Off to check it out. :)

Jessica L. Buike said...

I've read some of her other works, and I'm not a fan... but I still think this was a great review! I posted a link to it on my blog at: http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2011/08/whats-up-wednesday-24-hours-of-learning.html

BooksAndPals said...

@Jessica: I'll often use Naomi as an example of someone who inspires a passionate reaction in readers. I see that as a good quality, despite her writing not being for everyone.

Danny said...

I'm halfway through this now, after having read the first three Dead(ish) books.
Naomi is a superb writer - funny, bizarre and hugely imaginative.
Completely agree with your review, Al. Great stuff this.