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Web-e-Books® Releases Excoriating the Unicorn, by American Novelist, E. J. Doyle
The American Dream versus the American Nightmare
PORTLAND, ME. USA – Excoriating the Unicorn, fiction by E. J. Doyle, is being released on Web-e-Books® in support of world-wide, cross-platform distribution of his novel on defeatism among American youth. The Tri-Screen Connection, LLC, publisher and distributor of the exclusive e-book, is providing the technology platform and online shopping website for Excoriating the Unicorn.
In Excoriating the Unicorn, American youth test their early adult independence from conventionality through vandalism, partying, skipping school, attending concerts and festivals, sex, hanging-out, and working entry-level jobs; all while high on one or more dangerous, mind-altering drugs and alcohol.
As these kids grow-up, they’re hungry to break-loose from artificial barriers that limit many people to a solitary home existence and job monotony. Their escape from reality is achieved through the most potent of hallucinogenic substances, producing tranquility and drug-induced pleasure dreams.
Excoriating the Unicorn is a metaphor for the eroding belief in a well-rooted fantasy called the American Dream – the ideal that opportunity, prosperity, success, and upward mobility await those committed to hard work, education, and obedience.
Written knowledgeably from the perspective of and his inquisitive and disenchanted youth, author Doyle pokes at the fable with needle-sharp pessimism. Doyle peels back the mythical Unicorn skin by presenting heretic Duke Hudson, a powerful male trouble-maker, slacker, haranguer, wanderer, juicer, and an explosively violent figure formed of a schizophrenic mind.
Hudson dictates severe teaching moments to combat the opposing forces of a conforming, textbook society. Alternately, he is the evil twin of parent, teacher, coach, and boss tasked with structuring and enforcing rules of the community. Mostly, he rages and screams for unbridled latitude, delirious and intrusive upon the novel’s main character, a young man whose mental tailspin is fueled by substantial drug and alcohol consumption.
E. J. Doyle intimately acquaints the reader to the substance abuse world by introducing an ever-expanding troop of users from a vast quarry of untamed yearlings poised for chemical slaughter. Their youthful bravado is tested along roads where life is promisingly free of rules, obligations, and unfulfilling work; and where the costs of consumption of hard liquor, oxycodone, hashish, cocaine, heroin, morphine and other stimulants are steep: addiction, overdose, sickness, and destitution.
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Priced at US $6.95 – read on-line or offline, no download or installation required.
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I realize that the typical insecurities of Mankind own the programming of so many dispirited slaves. There seem to be too many irrational, skeptical people helplessly roaming about, cureless in this life, without ease…often enough, I am one of them.
Catastrophe was in the air, not the sort that kills mankind as a group but devastates man as an individual, the kind of catastrophe that breaks a man to shambles and earns him a one-way ticket to the nearest padded asylum.
I was soon a statue on the fold-out couch, crippled by the grips of complete ataxia, paralyzed, boxed in a brilliant room with teeming, psychedelic colors and swerves and curls and twisting zigzags sliding, creeping, crawling, slugging everywhere on everything.
It was life, finally life I was living! It was everything I’d missed, the glory traded years ago for the tangled depths of a wretched, brain-decaying binge…