Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) December 30, 2013
The debut novel by Metro Detroit-based author Ryan Parmenter has a lot of things going on: mystery, philosophy, violence, romance, and hilariously dysfunctional characters. "Hyperbole" is a story brimming with personality and original perspective, and the novel is about to find a lot of new readers.
The eBook of "Hyperbole" will be available at no cost beginning on New Year's Day, Wednesday January 1st through Friday, January 3rd, exclusively at Amazon.com. This three-day promotion will allow fans of satire, mystery, and dark humor to read and keep a digital copy of the full book without spending a dime. The eBook of "Hyperbole" works with Kindle and all readers and tablets with the Kindle app.
"Hyperbole" finds a United States where Washington, DC has been completely wiped off the map. The power vacuum lures an array of competing forces. Meanwhile, acerbic narrator Harland is in his mid-thirties, disillusioned, and consuming intoxicants like there's no tomorrow. When he and his friends get their hands on a mysterious device used by an emerging faction of terrorists, hilarious chaos ensues.
The novel explores philosophical questions about the state of humanity in the modern United States from the perspective of a vulgar but likable narrator. The comedy in "Hyperbole" is not for the faint of heart, and it does not pull any punches. Nothing is sacred in the novel's universe. The absurdities and hypocrisies of religion, government, and capitalism are all targets.
Current reviews of "Hyperbole" on Amazon.com note "a style reminiscent of the best Chuck Palahniuk novels" and that the "characters are gritty and precisely crafted." Other readers drew comparisons to classic satirists, commenting that "[t]he not always pretty detail of the world reminded me of Vonnegut." 4- and 5-star reviews of the work may be enough incentive for newcomers to give it a read. Adding to that incentive is the fact that for three days beginning January 1st, the ebook can be downloaded from Amazon at no cost.
Readers who purchase or download the book are encouraged to post reviews. Author Ryan Parmenter commented, "Reader feedback and word-of-mouth are the best ways to inform new readers about independent novels. I am hopeful that this Amazon promotion will encourage new readers to check out the book and to post reviews--whether positive or negative--to help 'Hyperbole' reach the readers who will enjoy it."
You can watch the tongue-in-cheek launch trailer for Hyperbole on YouTube.
Please visit RyanParmenter.com for more information.