NEW YORK, NY, February 09, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Executive Severance
, The Golden Parachute
and I Tweet, Therefore I Am
by Robert K. Blechman
Limited to 140 characters to confess his sins and meet his Maker, 'tweeting' may not have been the best use of Willum Granger's final moments.
Dead Man Tweeting?
What would you do if the spectral victim of a murder appeared at your door demanding you resurrect his case? Discovery of Willum Granger's severed body was the animating force behind Police Detective Arkaby's most troublesome case. Why is Granger back from the detached departed? The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak as Arkaby reluctantly continues his ghostly challenge.
Due to popular demand, previously released Kindle eBook editions of Robert K. Blechman's Twitstery Twilogy
a laugh-out-loud comic mystery novel series originally posted in real time tweets on Twitter are now available in paperback!
A creative innovator of the Twitter Fiction movement, Robert K. Blechman's novels are live-tweeted mystery narratives, now gathered into book form. His Twitter mysteries have been called compelling, entertaining, and show off what can be done in the 140-character form with style and mastery. With send-ups of the mystery genre, social media conventions and cell phone behavior, these Twitter novels are a cornucopia of word play and comic misdirection stuffed with punny dialogue, clever character conditions, and a total lack of adherence to the old rules of storytelling. Robert K. Blechman's delight in the language shows in every tweet - that is to say, every thread of the story. His plot is tight, tingling, and diverting.
The three books of The Twitstery Twilogy
(ie. Twitter Mystery) depict the exploits of the world's only tweeting detective, unreliable narrator that he is. He tweets his experiences in real time, and the fact that he tells his story in tweets, that is 140 characters at a time, shapes his interpretation of the crimes he investigates.
About the Author
Robert K. Blechman graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in English Literature and earned an MBA in finance and a Ph.D. in Media Ecology from New York University. He has held senior technology management positions at such iconic institutions as Columbia University Medical Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, HarperCollins Publishers, Olympia & York Real Estate Management, and CBS News and teaches courses in communication and media studies at Fordham University.
I Tweet, Therefore I Am
was preceded by national best selling Twitter novel Executive Severance
, Book 1 of the Twitstery Twilogy (NeoPoiesis Press, 2011) which won The Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fiction
and by The Golden Parachute
, (Kindle eBook, 2016).
Dr. Blechman continues to tweet at RKBs_Twitstery and discusses his Media Ecology musings and speculations at his blog, A Model Media Ecologist at www.robertkblechman.blogspot.com
and is available for discussion and presentations on Twitter as a creative medium and the Twitter Fiction movement
, a laugh out loud comic mystery novel, epitomizes our current cultural moment in that it is born from the juxtaposition of authorial invention and technological communication innovation. Merging creative text with new electronic context, Robert K. Blechman's novel, which originally appeared as Twitter entries, can be read on a cell phone. His tweets which merge to form an entertaining novel can't be beat. Hold the phone; exalt in the mystery--engage with Blechman's story which signals the inception of a new literary art form."
-- Marleen S. Barr, author of Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium
"A He Dunit. Sometimes a little verbose, but OMG this is the best twitstery I ever read. It's got everything: narrative drive, mystery, comedy, thrills, tension, laughs. Blechman is on to something, a genre as important to literature as the invention of haiku in rhyme."
-- Marvin Kitman, author, The Man Who Would Not Shut Up - The Rise of Bill O'Reilly
"The genre of Twitstery, established by Robert K. Blechman in his Executive Severance,
turns to Phantwitsmagoria in the second book of his trilogy, The Golden Parachute
. A detective story written in tweets takes readers into a crazy voyage to a mystic Caribbean island, somewhat reminiscent of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau with an odd campus on it. This is most likely the only detective novel in the world, literally (oh, yes, twitterally) stuffed with Marshall McLuhan quotes. Adepts will appreciate the play of allusions, while detective novel fans will just enjoy the story full of irony and witty puns."
-- Andrey Miroshnichenko, author of Human as Media: The Emancipation of Authorship
"I Tweet, Therefore I Am
is not only a paean (not pain) to Twitter, but to mystery and time-travel stories as well, bringing us: twisted palindromes; 'just desserts' spelled backwards; meditations on 'dreeting' or 'tweaming' which happens when sleep tweeting; and not just Farley but also Stuart Granger (stranger than true but true). And there are lots of memorable music references, too, including 'Torn Between Two Lovers,' one of my all-time favorite lame songs. But there's nothing lame about I Tweet, Therefore I Am
. Read and enjoy, and do keep in mind its injunction that 'though reality is not copy protected, fair-use stipulations do apply.'"
-- Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates, Loose Ends
, and Ian's Ions and Eons
The Twitstery Twilogy
by Robert K. Blechman
, the Twitstery Twilogy, Book 1, won the 2012 Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work from the Media Ecology Association.
Police Detective Arkaby, a by-the-book procedural investigator so full of himself he tweets every particular of his investigation, confronts his most baffling case with the discovery of the completely severed body Willum Granger, renown scientist and industrialist. His Twitter habit nearly costs him his own life at the hands an adversary who secretly follows his Twitter account.
The Golden Parachute
In The Golden Parachute
, The Twitstery Twilogy, Book 2, Police Detective Arkaby receives an unlikely visitor from his past who sets him off on an international mystery quest. Still skeptical, he reluctantly travels to the Caribbean where he stumbles across the now reconnected body of Willum Granger in a Caribbean medical school autopsy lab. Does Granger's still perfect corpse contain the secret of an eternal afterlife? Arkaby needs to find out before all of reality changes forever!
I Tweet, Therefore I Am
In I Tweet, Therefore I Am
, Book 3 of the Twitstery Twilogy, Arkaby returns with Willum Granger's body to the States where a new murder mystery awaits. Strange things are happening at Granger's hospital and cloning laboratory, Body Parts R Us, where his brother, Farley Granger, has been liquidated in a gruesome and humiliating manner. It is up to Arkaby to solve this second murder and uncover the secret of his original mystery visitor. One problem: Arkaby is the chief suspect in Farley Granger's murder!
was published in book form by NeoPoiesis Press in 2011 and can be found here: http://amzn.to/29AQwFf
The Golden Parachute
was originally released as a Kindle eBook this past July: http://amzn.to/2aphOUF
I Tweet, Therefore I
Am launched as a Kindle eBook January 16, 2017. http://bit.ly/2lkkEKgBook
For more information about I Tweet, Therefore I Am, please visit http://executiveseverance.blogspot.com/
or contact Robert K. Blechman at firstname.lastname@example.org
When author Robert K. Blechman got on board the Twitter Fiction train back in 2009, he wondered if there was an upside to the apparent limitations of communicating 140 characters at a time. He conceived a literary experiment: Was it possible to maintain a narrative structure and attract a reading public in Twitter? He coined a new term, 'Twitstery,' for the Twitter mystery genre and created a Twitter account, 'RKBs Twitstery,' as a container for his first detective novel, ultimately titled Executive Severance
For the sequels to that book, the linguistic alchemist decided to up his game. Starting on Jan. 14, 2013, he posted three tweets per day -- at 9 a.m., noon, and 9 p.m., and continued tweeting until he finished the entire tale on March 5, 2016.
Since he nixed traditional storytelling, his audacious Twitter adventures seem to satisfy his growing audience's hunger for the off-beat and macabre, the hilarious and the surreal.
Blechman's fans couldn't wait to get his fun, pithy tweets. Eventually, his account was overflowing with praise for his work, and fans were tweeting back that they wanted more. So he decided to repackage his tweets into a more convenient ebook form. He collected the hundreds of tweets, assigned them into chapters and decided to release them as three separate books.
His whodunits depict a continuum of mind-boggling exploits by his protagonist, who is the world's only tweeting detective. The enigmatic Arkaby seems to channel Mickey Spillane and bits and pieces of other TV and movie detectives that the author likes.
Why a detective story? According to Blechman, the reader participates as co-author, simply because so much is left out of the narrative. The detective novelist plants clues along the way, as well as false leads or 'red herrings' that draw the reader in to anticipate the solution to the mystery. Twitter is also intensely participatory and yet necessarily limited, and so it seemed a natural fit to adopt the detective genre as the driver for the story. Would the hero solve the crime? Would he undergo physical and mental trials? Would he get the girl?
Now all three Twitter novels are available in paperback form on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Rober ... evancerank