Malarkey Books is a largely fictional publishing entity dedicated almost entirely to publishing the words of Alan Good, an underground writer who is so underground you usually need a geology degree to find him. We are sort of branching out into publishing the words of additional people, like these words by the author Nate Briggs. If you are interested in contributing some form of writing to this website, feel free to get in touch.
Switching to the first person, I am an antisocial, reclusive author living in a heavily fortified microcompound somewhere in the United States, specifically Denver. In fact I'm so antisocial and reclusive that almost no one has heard of me, although my writing has appeared in Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Atticus Review, The Legendary, Bookslut, Memoir Mixtapes, Red Fez, Perversion Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The East Bay Review, and Word Riot. Now some of it appears here.
This website is home to satire, fiction, book reviews, book-themed meditations, light verse, essays, and an online bookstore.
DISCLAIMER: If you're here for Car Trip Theatre, a podcast created with children as the primary intended audience, please understand that this website is not what most people would define as child-friendly. Our main website, MalarkeyBooks.com, is a bit tamer. And, of course, the first episode, called "Partners in Mime," is available now on RadioPublic.
Anyway, you're probably here by accident, or maybe Fate; either way, feel free to do some reading.
In this section of the home page we feature an excerpt from some item that has been relatively recently added to the website. Right now it's Landry's* Forthcoming review of a totally made-up book that could easily, sadly, be a real book, and this week the book is Inside Donald Trump by Donald J. Trump.
*Landry, our intern and resident book-blogger, is a fictional character. Please don't be confused about that.
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