HYPERSPACE [a literary depiction of psychosis]

THE NEAR IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESSING MAINSTREAM PUBLISHERS WITH LITERARY FICTION

HYPERSPACE IS A  NOVEL WHOSE  WORTH IS COMPARABLE TO THE GREATEST LITERARY CLASSICS. BUT IN THIS AGE OF LITERARY BARBARISM ALL MUST REMAIN UNAWARE OF THIS FACT UNLESS AN INDIVIDUAL VISITING THIS SITE BUYS AND READS THE ENTIRE BOOK. THE REASON? IN OUR CURRENT TIME, THE PUBLISHING ESTABLISHMENT’S PREDILECTIONS ARE UNFAVORABLE TO BRINGING WORKS OF LITERARY FICTION TO MARKET.

BOTH HARDCOVER AND SOFTCOVER EDITIONS OF HYPERSPACE ARE AVAILABLE AS INEXPENSIVE WELL BOUND BOOKS. HYPERSPACE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN KINDLE AND NOOK. PLEASE REFER TO AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, AND AUTHORHOUSE LINKS APPEARING ON THIS SITE’S RIGHT HAND COLUMN.

THIS WOULD NOT BE THE FIRST INSTANCE IN HISTORY THAT THE ASSEMBLAGE OF INDIVIDUALS REFERRED TO AS THE PUBLIC RAISED A LITERARY MASTERPIECE– CONDEMNED BY “AUTHORITIES” TO MARKETING FAILURE– TO BESTSELLER STATUS.

IF YOU DO NOT GET THIS BOOK NOW

THERE WILL BE NO NEXT TIME 

If you want to experience a modern work of literary fiction, get this book now! There will be no next time. 

“Why not?” 

Because after this visit, the odds are that you will not return to this site.

“Who is Stanley I. Brookoff? There’s so much stuff out there.”

So much STUFF. Most of it pop art.

Pop art is virtually the only publishable art form in writing today. If Shakespeare were alive today and no one had ever heard of Shakespeare, he would be unable to get the story of Hamlet published as a novel. Let us take the more apropos example of Melville the novelist. The literary agent of today would reject Moby Dick after reading the first paragraph.

Every now and then I hear a commentator on radio or television remark: “Where are the great literary works of today?” They are out there, all right. But they are virtually impossible to get published by a mainstream publisher because, a) literary agents are either functional illiterates incapable of reading above a seventh grade level and reject anything above that level as bad writing, which supports a blogger’s comment I once read that a literary agent would not know a gem if it fell onto his or her lap; b) the literary agent may not think writing above a seventh grade reading level is marketable; and, c) the publisher him- or herself would not even consider looking at an unsolicited manuscript of a novel. A novel must have the imprimatur of a literary agent for a publisher to allow him- or herself to view it.

Because of c), the literary agent is the gateway to publishing for novelists and hence is the determiner as to which direction literary culture proceeds. And literary culture is civilization’s spearhead. Therefore, civilization’s spearhead is mostly in the hands of functional illiterates or marketers abysmally ignorant of the receptivity by the general public of literature’s finest points.

The literary work of art entitled HYPERSPACE, the very book now within your reach, could not find a literary agent that would even explore its artistry. It was rejected time and again based on a well written query letter. Was the story’s concept too deep for functional illiterates who read the query? Or did the readers of the query think that the reading public was not intelligent enough to grapple with such a concept as is encapsulated in the story HYPERSPACE, or with its artistry?

To underline the difficulty artistic writers have in getting past the literary agent and subsequently getting published by mainstream publishers, I will cite the example of a reply I received from a literary agent with regard to another novel I have been trying to get published by mainstream publishers. The novel is an artistically written, action-packed, romance-laden story occurring in ancient Rome, with heavy emphasis on characterization. The well written query letter is usually not answered or precipitates a short rejection notice. One agent, however, had the audacity to write in length, informing me of the “fact” that my novel was too short to be published for an adult readership. I felt compelled to reply, something I never do in response to a rejection notice. The pith of my reply was to cite a list of classics shorter than the novel I was submitting:

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck: 30,000 words

Animal Farm, George Orwell: 30,000 words

Billy Budd, Herman Melville: 32,000 words

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote: 35,000 words

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess: 35,000 words

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway: 26,500 words

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Lewis Stevenson: 25,200 words

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens: 29,100 words

The Time Machine, H.G. Wells: 32,150 words

The novel I was submitting is 44,012 words. So much for the literary agent’s literary perspicacity. I have decided to seek an agent for the screenplay version of this story.

So quality writers are forced to self publish or go the screenplay route against the odds of ever seeing it produced. On the other hand, a book reviewer would never consider touching a self-published novel, never mind reading and reviewing one. And the literary-writer is very often a terrible marketer. The literary-writer’s essential talent is writing in-depth literature, not selling. So the work remains unknown, and commentators continue to ask: “Where are the great literary works of today?”

The novel HYPERSPACE is a work of literary writing of the first order.

As do many others, I like James Bond. And Edgar Rice Burroughs of Tarzan fame is one of my favorite fiction writers. Burroughs’ writing has even influenced my own prose. But HYPERSPACE is no easy read like Bond and Tarzan. It is much more closely related to Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea, both in style and in theme. It’s great to read Tarzan and Bond, and other fast moving works of action and adventure. But when you seek a work of depth, a work of literary art that delves into the souls of characters, you require Moby Dick, Nausea, The Catcher in the Rye, or HYPERSPACE. If you are an individual who loves and appreciates literary fiction which incorporates writing of great human depth, HYPERSPACE is your book.

I wish to counsel you. When you read HYPERSPACE, to squeeze the goodness from this work of literature, you must read it to the end. Do not allow yourself to be dissuaded from completing HYPERSPACE by the modicum of sexually explicit passages which it contains. These passages are essential to the novel for realism’s sake (I don’t write stories, I write LIFE), and appear sporadically in the book’s first half: the novel deals with psychosis. Do not allow yourself to be dissuaded from completing HYPERSPACE by the novel’s intricate and detailed prose: real life is intricate and detailed. It is always my desire that the reader BE THERE!

If you stay with HYPERSPACE to the end, you will gain access to some of the most beautiful prose and delectable poetry in the history of fiction writing. And the novel’s climax will shoot an electric bolt into you that will shock out your breath.

SCROLL DOWN AND ENJOY HYPERSPACE SNIPPETS AND EXCERPTS.

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