David Henry Sterry

Author, book doctor, raker of muck

David Henry Sterry

Month: June 2007

Five-Minute Erotica

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Here’s another entry in our wildly popular series of very short stories that can be enjoyed, start to finish, in less time than it takes to brew a cup of tea. This new anthology of pleasingly brief tales features contributions from some of the best writers of erotica today. While most of the stories feature heterosexual sex, Five-Minute Erotica also offers a good mix of fantasy situations, including lesbian encounters and ménages à trois.

San Francisco Noir

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A roster of Bay Area authors lends solid street cred to 15 original stories, but few deliver on the elusive noir premise of this new series. Following the success of Brooklyn Noir (2004), Akashic has launched a set of anthologies in which each story takes place in a distinct neighborhood in a different city. In his introduction, Maravelis perhaps overcomplicates the idea when he asks, “What happens when the history of a city begins to disappear? What happens to literature when it feeds upon the ruins of amnesia?” Most of the stories;by Alejandro Murguía, Kate Braverman and others;feel as if they were written for a general literary anthology, all good enough but hardly satisfying as noir. Contemporary noir titan Jim Nisbet especially disappoints, with a vaguely science fictional vignette about a futuristic suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge. Saving the day, Domenic Stansberry and Eddie Muller deliver genuinely haunting noir fiction, Michelle Tea does a nice modern-day homage to the form, and Peter Plate nails down the violently absurd Willefordian side of the genre with a tale about a Bad Santa knocking over a pot club.

Chicken reviewed by Janet Maslin of The New York Times

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“Sterry writes with comic brio … [he] honed a vibrant outrageous writing style and turned out this studiously wild souvenir of a checkered past.”

— Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Mlado Meso: Chicken in Croatia

mladomeso.jpgVećina nas ne može ni zamisliti kako je kada ti plaćaju za seks. Ni sedamnaestogodišnji David Sterry to nije znao, sve dok 1974. god. nije krenuo na holivudski koledž. Za samo nekoliko tjedana počeo je raditi kao dobro plaćeni žigolo, a Mlado meso je izvrsna kronika tog iskustva.Kao sin sjevernoengleskih imigranata koji su u Americi htjeli ostvariti novi život, Sterry je u priču o sezoni provedenoj ‘pružanjem usluga’ imućnim ženama utkao i sjećanja na gotovo savršeno djetinjstvo.

Sasvim istinita, neodoljivo zabavna, često škakljiva, ova knjiga je jedan od najneobičnijih i najdirljivijih prikaza djetinjstva i adolescencije, ali i jasan podsjetnik koliko je granica između normalnog i devijantnog ponašanja tanka.

Ovo je knjiga koju nećete zaboraviti.

Sterry piše vođen humorom… stvorio je sjajni, nevjerojatni stil iz kojeg je nastao ovaj pomno napisani suvenir iz burne prošlosti.
New York Times

Čita se u dahu, pisana je iz duše i vrlo je zabavna… rijetko kada se tako zdušno govorilo o prirodi seksa, i tako pisalo.
Philip Lopate, autor knjige Portrait Of My Body

Prihvaćanjem sebe i ponovnim proživljavanjem svojeg bijesa, Sterry postiže književni ritam, prozračan i privlačan kao što je njegovo paradiranje u ‘hlačama čije se nogavice šire u zvono’. Ovo spojite sa smislom za humor i svakako će vas nasmijati i ‘tintilinić u koji se slila sva krv’.
San Francisco Weekly

David Henry Sterry je zarađivao kao mlado meso, pekući piletinu, berući trešnje, kao scenarist, glumac, komičar, sportaš i bračni savjetnik.

Autor je romana Mlado meso (Celeber, 2005.) i knjige Satchel Sez: The Wit Wisdom & World of Leroy Satchel Paige. Sljedeća knjiga, koja će biti objavljena krajem 2005. god., zvat će se Putting Your Passion Into Print. Živi sa suprugom u San Rafaelu u Kaliforniji.

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