Welcome to the internet home of Malarkey Books, an independent and largely fictional publishing entity dedicated entirely to publishing the words of Alan Good, an underground writer who is so underground you usually need a geology degree to find him.
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, Red Fez, Perversion Magazine, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The East Bay Review, and Word Riot. Now some of it appears here.
You're probably here by accident, or maybe Fate; either way, feel free to do some reading. (All content on this website, unless otherwise stated, is created by Alan Good. All rights reserved and all that.) A lot of you will figure this out, but I'm just going to mention it for anyone who hasn't figured it out yet: the images below are secretly links that will direct you to specific areas of this website, which is currently home to five blogs, a bookstore (with two books for sale), excerpts, and links to some of my other published writing. True, the tabs at the top of the site will take you to the same places, but we live in a visual culture now; we like shiny things and clouds that look like middle fingers.
In this section of the home page I 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 Manshakes: Revitilizing Virility with Manmilk, Nature's Miracle Elixir! by Alex Jones.
*Landry, our internet and resident book-blogger, is a fictional character. Please don't be confused about that.
My first novel is Barn Again: A Memoir. If you haven't seen the links for it on this website, you probably are on a different website. I recommend that you buy it, but if you don't have any money you can read part of it for free on this website and then live the rest of your life in suspense. Just move yourself over to the Barn Again: A Memoir section of the site.
There are some reviews of it right down there, in case you you lack faith in my recommendation:
Special offer: if you'd like a signed copy of The War on Xmas or Barn Again, CLICK HERE and you can buy one directly through this website instead of throwing money at Amazon. You'll get faster shipping through Amazon, but if you want my physical and not just emotional-spiritual DNA on your copy, Malarkeyweb is the way to go. Apple Pay and credit cards are accepted.