Thanks brother! My new one, The Biker, is a lot less dark. Joe Cafe is a gut punch. Believe me, I know.
Thanks for the kind words. I gotta do the annoying writer thing and ask you if you mind doing an amazon review. It really helps. I'm Dan here, but JD to the literary world. (two annoying reminders, bonus)
I appreciate your thoughts and Spec's position. I wrote Joe Cafe during a pretty intense part of my life. It goes pretty deep into the psyche of some interesting people. It's not for everyone. That's for sure.
There's tons of free short stories on my website, www.jdmader.com
, and The Biker is a lot easier to read, like I said. Plus, there's a lot of shit about bikes in there.
Thanks again brother. Much obliged.
Finished Joe's Cafe. Thought it was a great read. I do understand Spec's point. I wouldn't recommend it to my wife due to some of the story line dealing with the side of life she prefers to not hear about and I deflect away from her; but man the character development as well as story switches in morals; Awesome writing brother! In my field I deal with all sides of humanity and there is no black and white, just varying shades of gray. Joe's Cafe captured that for me. As a study in differing views for good and bad, it was well developed and the turmoil each character goes through is well thought out and detailed. It's not a read for everyone because of some of the darker issues portrayed, but as you said life can be offensive and we all have a choice as to what we subject ourselves too. Thanks for the book man, I'll have to check out some of your others as you can definitely spin some stories.