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"Broken Bulbs is a brilliant and stunningly original work, by far the best novel I read in 2008."
“It’s gritty, it’s ugly, it’s brazenly experimental in both form and style, it’s allegorical, it’s satirical, it’s as darkly engrossing as staring at someone’s disfiguring wounds, and yet it also manages to be profoundly cathartic.”
"…this is by far the best self-published book I read last year. One of THE best books I read all year, including the mainstream stuff. An existentialist’s dream, the author has dug in deep and laid bare the raw emotion so candidly that we can actually feel the futility, the desperation, and the humour."
…as authentic as they come, experimental without trying to be intentionally obscure, dark without making you doubt humanity, smart and energetic. In short, it’s great writing.”
"it’s about obsession, self-negation, love, even God ("The Everything"), making Broken Bulbs an entirely unique take on a subject. It’s a science fictional, hard-boiled, poetic vision of drug addiction and hamsters (read it!) A great addition to a genre that has never existed before.”
"someone better make this into a fucking movie."
"“Eddie Wright is an artist with a vivid imagination, a weird, Pythonesque sense of humor and a daring attitude."
"The characters revolted me and made me gag in some parts. Awesome!"
"All hail to Eddie!"
"…disturbing and humorous, horrific and eccentric… a fine specimen of what insanely inventive gems would be overlooked were it not for the fine world of independent publishing."
"…the kind of read that will leave you thinking about its message and implications long after you’ve finished it."
"…this slim volume is the bastard child of Memento and William S Burroughs, absolutely not for the faint of heart nor for anyone seeking a nice, simple beach read.”
"…it is strangely complex and fascinating. The real inspiration here is the gifted writer, Eddie Wright, and his unique style of writing."
"…the absolute perfect spot-on portrait of the mind of an addict.” “The first chapter alone is a nauseating churn of short choppy staccato sentences, random thoughts and actions, that read like beat poetry at a slam.” “The whole thing is filled with crazy quips and one liners worthy of a high lighter so you can memorize and use them later."
"…a confusing whiplash of a ride."
"…every single word and phrase was methodically placed to perfection to share Frank’s bizarre and desperate world. It’s a bit poetic, sometimes disturbing and challenging as each carefully placed phrase fits into the puzzle of Broken Bulbs. On a bookshelf, I’d sandwich it between Sartre and Denis Johnson."
"It is dark, twisted, gory, cringe-worthy, but most of all, fascinating. It is, I think, a story that speaks to anyone struggling to make something of themselves."
Broken Bulbs was included on the CCLaP’s list of 2009’s Best Experiemental Novels.
"Who knew that the twisted surrealist William S. Burroughs would end up leaving such a pervasive cultural legacy by the time the 2000s rolled around? Known formally as "body horror," this subgenre of his invention largely consists of stream-of-consciousness fever dreams that often poetically examine such squeamish topics as addiction and mutilation; and one of the best stories of this type I read in 2009 was Eddie Wright’s Broken Bulbs, even more remarkable in that this is Wright’s literary debut as well. A potent cocktail of equal parts David Lynch and Eli Roth, this slim book is not for the faint of heart; but those who like their coffee strong will highly enjoy this look at a drug which literally increases the creative potential of a human brain (or a “chemical muse” as its users call it), and the toll it takes on a hapless B-writer who becomes addicted to it. A great choice for those who are fans of early David Cronenberg, and I’m looking forward now to more from this talented newcomer.”