Welcome to Hiram Week. It is day two. Click the cover below, and download Scott Christian Carr’s Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers to your kindle for free.
In 2010 Shroud Publishing released five standalone novellas in paperback, each detailing one of the singular and scandalous adventures of deviant globetrotting adventurer Hiram Grange. Each was written by a different author, had a cover and full page interior illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, and was designed throughout by Danny Evarts.
Every day this week you’ll be able to get a new book in the series for free. The schedule is below, but I’ll be reminding you by blog as we go along. Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers has… well… twelve Hitlers in it. After reading it Lloyd Kaufman, head of Troma Entertainment, drunkenly told his bartender that it was “More fun than a barrel full of Hitlers… The best novel since Don Quixote!” The bartender closed shop early that night in his rush to claim a copy, thereby preventing the meeting of David Sherman and Rita Thompson. Their daughter Rose, had she been born, would have gone on to discover cures for several of the most hideous cancers to stalk humanity. Sorry about that.
When I first read Hitlers it made my head spin. I thought it was like my strangest, funniest, most disturbing bender ever, if that had involved a handgun and some Hitlers.
Hiram Grange is a deviant. He is, as one reviewer rightly described, a laundry list of character defects. He’s an alcoholic, a casual misogynist, a heavy drug user. If you had to choose one man on earth to pick up a weapon and defend us from creatures you can scarcely put names to, it would not be Hiram Grange.
Unfortunately, nobody gave you that choice.
No two Hiram books are exactly alike, because no two Hiram authors are exactly alike. It is Hiram who remains constant through the series, and the horrific lunacy he is forced to confront. His adventures are short and fast paced, suitable to be read in a couple of days. They are pulp adventure fiction brought up to date.
You don’t have to download the rest of the series to enjoy Twelve Little Hitlers. Although Hiram’s world changes across the course of the series, each book was written to include the information you need to know for that particular story. The growth of Hiram and his world is a nice extra, for those who begin at the beginning.
Go and download it now, before you forget.
And come back tomorrow. For free monkeys and Jodie Fosters. Seriously.
Links to each of the books at your local Amazon are below, in case you want a glimpse at what’s coming, or catch up with what you missed. If you prefer a paperback to an ebook, they’re available too (but not for free).