CRAZYHEAD War Novel, Romance, Thriller
Originally published by Random House/Ballantine/Ivy Books in 1990. The original price was $4.95. CRAZYHEAD became something of a cult
classic, and today the paperback with the rat with the blow-dried fur goes for up to $40 on ebay.
Rights reverted in 2000 and I had
it reprinted. Cover of the new edition features an illustration of downtown Saigon in the 1960's by world-famous artist-reporter Franklin
Saigon, 1965. Dennis Haller, U.S. Army intelligence, Top Secret Codeword, was managing to hang on to the family
jewels. He didn't believe in the war; he didn't believe in anything. And then he fell in love with the wrong woman. Or was it the
right woman but the wrong time and place?
HEADSLAP Sports Biography
In TWISTED TAILS III: Pure Fear, we are dredging up fear and wallowing in it as if it were something to be played with,
cuddled and fingers lovingly run through its fur like a cherished pet. What we’re doing here is tinkering with terror of the primal
kind. You know what I mean, the sort of fright that lies coiled and ready to spring from the dark corners of the mind with no warning.
It awaits all, lurking in the deeper shadows of consciousness. No one is immune and, frequently, there is no cure, you just sink into
its roiling depths and are no more. If you do manage to escape, life will no longer be what it was before and you will find yourself
glancing nervously over your shoulder whenever you hear something strange in the darkness or see a shadow move in the night…or day.
TWISTED TAILS IV: Fantastic Flights of Fantasy is overflowing with some of the strangest fantasies you’re likely to find on-or off
this planet. So, watch yourself...there be dragons here. And vampires. And sorcerers bearing all sorts of mischief. Beasts, goblins
and ghouls aplenty. And things that poke with sharpened sticks at the unprepared mind. They crouch in the recesses, ready to spring
at the slightest provocation or opportunity. The sort of things that hide in deep shadows and lurk in the darkness of night...or cavort
in the full light of day, trundle, creep, crawl and dance their way across the stage of your imagination. Some of the works presented
here are fearsome, level five heart-stoppers and others are downright funny. All are twisted. Twisted in the manner that only our
convoluted cogitators...our warped, wonderful word-workers can provide.
TWISTED TAILS V: Apocalypses Now & Then. The end of a day disastrous. The end of a cataclysmic century. The end of a fateful era.
The falling apart of a fragile relationship. The fall of a fractured empire. The demise of a deal demonic. Plans gone awry. Your final
fight for that last breath. "Aaaaaaaagh...." Okay, how poetic can a last gasp be?
If you get your history from liberal college professors, or are a liberal college professor yourself, you probably won't find much
to like in TANS, which, by the way, stands for 'That Ain't No Shit'. If, on the other hand, you were actually there, or if you'd like
to know a little of what it was like to be in military intelligence in past times, and probably is like today, this book could be
Here are two points of view, clearly stated:
TANS STILL THE WAY IT WAS... The book is offered as a collection of reminisces of events that occurred nearly 40 years ago,
the stories are anecdotal in nature, meant for entertainment and information not to betaken as academic reference. I served with Jack
Waer in the time periods of the early sixties and despite his "larcenous spirit" he has no need to prevaricate to impress any whom
served with him. Mr. Moise's dismissal of his work because of perceived inaccuracies is patently unfair as well as petty.
The very fact there are no documented references to our missions or to us individually attests to the level of secrecy we worked under
during those times. - Wayne Rupp, ex-ASA Army Intelligence
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JOHN KLAWITTER is a contributing writer to the acclaimed Twisted Tails Anthologies.
MASTER STORYTELLER J. Richard Jacobs talks about Twisted Tails:
STORIES OF WAR & PEACE from the Old Spooks & Spies
AMERICAN AT DIEN BIEN PHU? The stories in this book claim to be all true, but I have to wonder. Jack Waer's story of his role in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu caught my eye. He claims to have spent 6 months at Beatrice (the strongpoint that was the northeast corner of the French defenses at Dien Bien Phu). This would have been kind of difficult, since Beatrice did not exist for even four months. It was established in December 1953, and was overrun by the Viet Minh on March 14, 1954. -Edwin E. Moise, college professor.
John Unitas: "Deacon was the most outstanding defensive end there ever was. He gave us more trouble than anybody.
Running an offense against him was like playing against the shark in Jaws."
Bart Starr: "What was it like to play against Deacon
Jones? How did people feel about Attila the Hun?"
Fran Tarkenton: "I owe everything to Deacon Jones. If it wouldn't
have been for him and his lightning sack rush, I wouldn't be known today as the greatest scrambling quarterback in history."
Grier: "Those were monumental times, times of great unrest and civil change in the United States, and Deacon's recollections
in Headslap bring it all back to life, just like it was yesterday. I laughed and wept, thinking back on those days, days of
thunder and violence on the field, in the streets of our nation, in all our hearts."
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It doesn't get any better than this. It's me, 40 years ago in the French countryside, drenched after a cold
drizzle, sitting in a field laden with horse offal, waiting for a bunch of the world's fastest Gran Prix racing cars to
come ripping by.
No sense of humor. After I directed my 150th TV spot starring Leslie Nielson, I wanted to tip over a heavy background flat
on him, but my AD wouldn't let me. So I shot a :30 spot featuring our noble Nordic spokesman playing Hitler. "No Unhappy
Nazis" It just about cost Grey Advertising the Ford account. How could I have known Henry the First had been a
little soft on the German ambitions for world domination? Hell, I wasn't even born then.
Walt Disney always said beauty is in the eye of the beholder. His pal, S. Dali, somewhat disagreed. Decades
later, studio archives had a neglected stack of Dali's wilted clock stuff leaning in a dusty corner. I'd heard Walt was one
to carry a grudge.