Catch the FREE book launch and performance by Doug Skinner tomorrow (Nov. 23) at 5PM at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn. Doug will be reading and signing copies of his illustrated translation of CAPTAIN CAP: HIS ADVENTURES, HIS IDEAS, HIS DRINKS published by Black Scat Books.
Fun for all & all for fun—including complimentary Captain Cap cocktails!
Lawrence Block said he wasn’t going to write another Bernie Rhodenbarr mystery, which was sad news around here. But—thank Ra!—he changed his mind.
Christmas morning we’re looking forward to this…
Watch for a review here, and while you’re waiting you can pre-order the book here.
This is the book we’ve been waiting for!
It’s available here.
The narrator and a select team of real-life friends, eminent Spanish philosopher, Ignacio Gomez de Liaño, German shamanic artist/poet, Carlfriedrich Claus, Dada erudite, Parisian Marc Dachy and the sophisticated American novelist, Walter Abish, along with assorted cartoon figures, Tintin and Captain Haddock, investigate bizarre sightings of historic Maya personages and the apparition of ghostly Maya pyramids in the streets of Manhattan. They discover that the bloodcurdling Dragon Queen and her marauding, illegitimate, campy son and S&M mate, Smoking Rabbit, who introduced bloody “axe” warfare in the Petén Peninsula in the seventh century, are pushing through the time-boundaries of ancient Tikal. The legends and exploits of the latter are bizarrely paralleled in the marital mayhem of the dysfunctional New York couple, Augustus and his (maternal) spouse. Their risky voyage into the past climaxes with the deadly Maya ball-game, pok-a-tok, in which the captain of the losing team—loses his head! And the narrator’s romance with a Maya princess is doomed.