BOOKS

The World Without Mirrors

Confessions of a Peace Terrorist

“We discovered, each in our own way, that violence is sexual. It starts out being merely seductive, but then it becomes addictive, enlightening, enlivening, all-consuming, and irreplaceable. Once it makes its way into your life, violence becomes indispensable.”

When Jayne Silver and her friends start an anti-war group, their intentions and actions are honourable. But like junkies seeking an ever-greater rush, they descend from activism and protest into vandalism, anarchy, destruction and murder. Their story is fast, funny and disturbingly real – read it and be changed.

The Psyman

We make the reality here.

In our oxygen-soaked future, the three F’s of Fear, Freedom and Fame reign supreme, surveillance is a way of life, and the Gobblers are tightly controlled by the Sharps.

In this dystopian, post-apocalyptic world, Necker experiences a war like no other, Bock lives through the peaks and troughs of transient fame and becomes a revolutionary, and Biz is drafted into the ranks of the Sharps, destined to rule.

But Biz is different to the other Sharps, and when he learns why, he also learns the key to restoring true Freedom to the people. Will he liberate the minds and change the lives of the Gobblers, or does fate have something else in store for him?

Nick Bruechle’s dark vision of a fame-obsessed society wreathed in war and propaganda is by turns wry, terrifying and sad. His world is beautifully realised, chillingly authentic, and far too close to our own reality for comfort. The Psyman will have you questioning the nature of freedom, the art of propaganda and the dangerous distraction of fame.

The Reprint

Who is Jakob Petersson? He wants to be the man his ex fell in love with, rather than the easygoing stoner his friends prefer. But right now he is neither. And wait – did he commit a brutal crime last night?

Jakob’s search for identity, meaning and the truth will reveal the dark secret of the deceptively idyllic city of New Elysium, and for that he will pay the ultimate price.

The Reprint is a thought-provoking exploration of personality, a desolate portrayal of depression and drug addiction, and a mysterious adventure in a dystopian future.

The Surfer Alone: A Quiver of Surf Stories

Taking a ride through ‘The Surfer Alone’ is like going surfing – you never know what’s going to happen next. These stories are funny, silly, adventurous, uplifting and sometimes even a little deep.

If you love waves, the taste of salt and the surfing life, add ‘The Surfer Alone’ to your quiver for a little flat day fun. Like epic swells and great days, these stories were meant to be shared.

The Burnt Islands and Other Stories

Salty surfing adventures including a devilishly funny excursion (or two) into the weird, and a humorously cynical mystery, spiced up with a couple of nightmarish dystopian fantasies – The Burnt Islands is a series of short reads that will leave a lasting impression.

Nick Bruechle’s storytelling is sharp, dry and always entertaining, laced with insights into human character and social comment.

Good Things and Other Stories

Short stories that are darkly humorous and in some cases just dark, mixed with a little mystery, humour and adventure. Start with a hapless gangster and finish with armageddon – and in between chuckle, go surfing and even get a little misty-eyed. Good Things delivers big reads in small packages.

BOOKS

The World Without Mirrors

Confessions of a Peace Terrorist

“We discovered, each in our own way, that violence is sexual. It starts out being merely seductive, but then it becomes addictive, enlightening, enlivening, all-consuming, and irreplaceable. Once it makes its way into your life, violence becomes indispensable.”

When Jayne Silver and her friends start an anti-war group, their intentions and actions are honourable. But like junkies seeking an ever-greater rush, they descend from activism and protest into vandalism, anarchy, destruction and murder. Their story is fast, funny and disturbingly real – read it and be changed.

The Psyman

In our oxygen-soaked future, the three F’s of Fear, Freedom and Fame reign supreme, surveillance is a way of life, and the Gobblers are tightly controlled by the Sharps.

In this dystopian, post-apocalyptic world, Necker experiences a war like no other, Bock lives through the peaks and troughs of transient fame and becomes a revolutionary, and Biz is drafted into the ranks of the Sharps, destined to rule.

But Biz is different to the other Sharps, and when he learns why, he also learns the key to restoring true Freedom to the people. Will he liberate the minds and change the lives of the Gobblers, or does fate have something else in store for him?

Nick Bruechle’s dark vision of a fame-obsessed society wreathed in war and propaganda is by turns wry, terrifying and sad. His world is beautifully realised, chillingly authentic, and far too close to our own reality for comfort. The Psyman will have you questioning the nature of freedom, the art of propaganda and the dangerous distraction of fame.

The Reprint

Who is Jakob Petersson? He wants to be the man his ex fell in love with, rather than the easygoing stoner his friends prefer. But right now he is neither.

And wait – did he commit a brutal crime last night?

Jakob’s search for identity, meaning and the truth will reveal the dark secret of the deceptively idyllic city of New Elysium, and for that he will pay the ultimate price.

The Reprint is a thought-provoking exploration of personality, a desolate portrayal of depression and drug addiction, and a mysterious adventure in a dystopian future.

The Surfer Alone: A Quiver of Surf Stories

Taking a ride through ‘The Surfer Alone’ is like going surfing – you never know what’s going to happen next. These stories are funny, silly, adventurous, uplifting and sometimes even a little deep.

If you love waves, the taste of salt and the surfing life, add ‘The Surfer Alone’ to your quiver for a little flat day fun. Like epic swells and great days, these stories were meant to be shared.

The Burnt Islands and Other Stories

Salty surfing adventures including a devilishly funny excursion (or two) into the weird, and a humorously cynical mystery, spiced up with a couple of nightmarish dystopian fantasies – The Burnt Islands is a series of short reads that will leave a lasting impression.

Nick Bruechle’s storytelling is sharp, dry and always entertaining, laced with insights into human character and social comment.

Good Things and Other Stories

Short stories that are darkly humorous and in some cases just dark, mixed with a little mystery, humour and adventure. Start with a hapless gangster and finish with armageddon – and in between chuckle, go surfing and even get a little misty-eyed. Good Things delivers big reads in small packages.