FISTFUL OF REEFER. Harry Turtledove would admire
the way history has been skewed. Others will love
the notion of Reeferpunk. The estimable Mr. Brown
has really latched onto something here."
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"David Brown has opened up a new genre in fiction for me and I can't wait for him to write the next book." Theresa Mereszczak
"David really has a hand for action. The sudden flood was one epic scene!" Marcus from Goodreads
"I really think that David's witty writing and fantastic story telling will strike a cord with anyone over 14!" Jade
Fistful of Reefer delivers a surge equivalent to a cocktail of 1 part serotonin, 2 parts adrenaline, with a dash of grenadine served over ice. It scratches the urge primeval. Combining the smooth consumption of a beach house page-turner with the kick to the face of a summer blockbuster movie, this double-fisted, dieselpunk weird-Western resides between No Country for Old Men and The Three Amigos.
"Full of nicely rounded and interesting characters and a well developed storyline, you'll find something in this one that will keep you reading." gavthedarft
"I can only say that this was one of the scariest motorized vehicle crashes I have ever read." Xeni from Goodreads
"Perfect summer reading. Fun, different and engaging. Anyway, my vote is get it!" Seth Neal
About David Mark Brown
As a little scamp
I wrote my first award-winning story in 4th Grade, titled “The human bean.” It wasn’t a play on words. My profound piece about the human condition blundered into a mutant story about a human/legume crossbreed. (Curse you, phonics! But hello, commercial fiction!)
All growed up
My first book, Tainted Love: God, Sex and Relationships for the Not-so-pure-at-heart (inspired by my soiled experiences) was published in 2002 by InterVarsity Press. After several years of retooling myself as a novelist (by drinking more and making less money), I reemerged in 2009 with two separate projects: Gris-Gris Daughter and Fistful of Reefer.
Fistful is a gut-punching, dieselpunk, weird Western featuring goats, guns and the camaraderie of outcasts, living somewhere between No Country for Old Men and The Three Amigos. Expected ebook release, Summer 2011.
My lovely wife and I adopted our first child from Vietnam before producing a second through more traditional means.
Origins of the Redneckgranola
Raised on a Texas cattle ranch and schooled at the U of Montana (Berkeley of the Rockies), I am the world’s most self-proclaimed redneck granola, and one hell of a human bean. When not spinning genius into the aethernet I obsess over home wine making, earthen construction, social justice, ultimate Frisbee and industrial hemp.
If that mix don’t simultaneous make your blood boil and your fingertips come together while saying, “excellent,” then I just don’t know what kinda something you are. But you’re something, so enjoy the show!
This is definitely an action intense novel; there are few moments of downtime before the characters are tearing off on their next adventure, and thus, it’s a fairly riveting read, especially for those looking for a fast-paced story to pass the time. The characters are all interesting, sort of strange in some aspects, but they definitely keep the reader’s attention as the plot unfolds, what with the legend of Chupacabra as a means to protect their marijuana farm… but that’s just the beginning. The novel follows our three heroes as they travel across Texas in this unorthodox yet alluring western, running from the law. With gun fights, flood waters, and horse chases abounding, it’s definitely a non-stop action adventure, and I especially enjoyed the role reversal Brown employs in his novel. J.T. McCutchen, the Ranger and antagonist of this novel, is definitely one to dislike, and Brown does a great job making him “hateable.” It’s a strange plot twist, actually, in that the good guy is actually bad, and the bad guys are actually good—one doesn’t usually go into a story about growing marijuana and expect the growers to come out as the good guys, but Brown twists his story in such a way that this is exactly what happens. And, I was very interested to note that this really isn’t a novel about smoking illegal marijuana, but instead focuses more so on the planting and harvesting of such a crop. While this novel is not one that I personally would say is true-to-life, especially with its aspects of dieselpunk—a genre I was unfamiliar with prior to reading this novel—it was a fun ride, though there was so much going on I sometimes found myself lost within it all. But that’s okay, because overall, this was a very interesting and fun read.
Readers would do themselves a favor by jumping inside this fun story. It is inventive, visual and active with that big screen feel to it. Once you start that first page, you're in. The characters are unique, compelling, and three-dimensional. The author gives every sentence a lively artistic flair and his writing is both thought-provoking and humorous. There are so many unusual and unpredictable scenes in this story that it keeps you zooming to the next page. Some fun things include chili pepper bombs, bazookas, and goats raiding marijuana fields. I don't think anyone should miss this creative brand of writing. I really can't wait until they make this into a movie.
The name of this book is deceiving but once you've read the book you totally get why the author chose that name. I was prepared to read the first couple of chapters and send it back unreviewed, however, it surprised me. Pleasantly I have to add. It's billed as a spaghetti western style and it certainly is. Keeping true to that genre it has the fumbling sheriff, the bad guy who's really good and the story is quick, decisive and almost unbelievable. This was a quick read but one that was very entertaining. I had some issues with a couple of places where reality took a definite right turn and I just couldn't follow along but generally it was a lot of fun to think about how great it would be were it true. I would recommend this book but remember that true life isn't going to apply here and that your limits of reality will be tested. I especially liked the end . but I don't give away plots. You'll just have to read it to see what I mean.
Fistful of Reefer is an action-packed romp through the wild west circa the first world war. The scenery is painted as dangerous and gorgeous as in any John Ford film. The action is fast, but driven by characters with deep motivations that make sense. I was impressed with the sharp witty dialogue, and each character had their own unique manner of speech that reflected their various ethnicities and cultures, but still sounded 100% legit. The story itself is entertaining and suspenseful. This book works as a fun action novel filled with surprises, but it also works at a deeper level--for instance, the religious symbology woven throughout that you almost won't notice on a conscious level unless you decide to slow down and ponder it. Fistful of Reefer is just a well-thought, well-executed entertaining read, and I enjoyed escaping into and being immersed in a simpler time and place that this book reminds us wasn't really so simple.
Fistful is a fast-paced, action-packed book that revolves around a renegade Texas Ranger chasing an elusive trio of like-able and colorful outlaws. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - though it is much different than what I normally read. If you like action/adventure, dynamic and funny characters, a bullet (or many) flying, and/or the old west - you should enjoy Fistful! This book reads quickly. So if you do pick it up, be sure to savor it!
With the title like 'Fistful of Refer' I half expected a psychedelic tale wafting from the smoldering pages of Hightimes or Cannibus Culture Magazine, but it's not like that. However, you may discover some interesting insight into the current U.S. War on Drugs. Fistfull of Refer is an unusual western. It's kind of like an exploration of Cowboy Counterculture. Instead of focusing on archetypal heroes of the old west, this story concentrates on peculiar characters in the margins. There is a aging Texas Ranger with a body that's breaking down, a spanish Thomas Edison (who reminds me of Professor Wickwire) and a crossbow wielding Warrior Woman. If you liked Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Lonesome Dove, or even Brisco County Jr, you'll probably enjoy this story. This re-imagined Western tale takes place in early part of an alternative 20th century. I don't want to spoil the adventure for you, but there are some great moments where horse meets horsepower! This ebook offers something new and unexpected from a genre that's can sometimes feel old and predictable...Happy Trails!