Richard Wright

author of strange, dark fictions


Cuckoo Going Cheap (Not A Pun)

April 7, 2016 by Richard Wright in Journal, Writing

cuckooI am having a sale! If you read those newfangled ebooks that all the kids are into, the ones made of actual captured electricity done by sorcerers, then you can buy my first novel Cuckoo for 0.99 or less. Pence, cents, rupees, whatever – wherever you are and whatever you read on, the book is dead cheap.

This isn’t one of those short term, frantic sort of sales which aim to put the book at the top of various charts as quickly as possible. This is the longer, slower sort, inviting people who haven’t tried my stuff to pick something up without it being a big risk. Nobody misses 0.99 pence (or cents, or rupees, or whatever), so hopefully a few people who haven’t got round to it will give it a try. I’m going to leave it at the reduced price for a couple of months, plenty of time for people to stumble on it, then put it back up to the normal cover price. After that I’ll cycle through the other novels. This is because I write wildly inconsistent things, and the person who thinks that Cuckoo is the sort of book that will amuse them is different from the one who suspects that Craven Place will.

So Cuckoo is going cheap, which sounds like a bad pun but isn’t. The novel is about two men – Greg Summers and Richard Summers – who are on the run from a creature that cannot exist, and fast discover that the fight to survive is all in the mind. It’s a horror/thriller story, and for some people it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. You can read the full synopsis at the appropriate book link, or a handful of reader reviews at its Goodreads page. If you’ve already read it and know somebody else who might like it, do them a favour and give them a nudge in the right direction.






Give it a whirl. Nobody has ever been driven to violence or insanity by reading this book. Probably. Would I know about it they had? Probably not.

So it’s a bit of a gamble, actually.

Buy my book! Really cheaply! It might not drive you mad!

(I have GOT to get myself a proper trained book-shouter for this sort of thing)

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