I have been likened to Kurt Vonnegut. I don't look anything like him so I guess they meant my writing style.
Phil is a man with a minor dependence on prescription medications who has conversations with famous people from history on his telephone, despite the fact that it’s out of order.
Zac is a journalist working on an expose of the illegal drug industry. He’s joined-at-the-hip to Phil because of an incident during their school years when Phil saved his hand from being nailed to a desk by a kid named Roach.
Cassie is a woman working at a gentlemen’s club in Mayfair, London. She’s having a online affair with Zac, aided by Phil, who is doing what he believes is his best to keep things moving.
Throw in Phil’s Balkan girlfriend and her family, Archie Thompson and his assorted gang of thugs and standover men, and a floating raft of characters, each with their own distinctly odd and unusual background, and you have the dark and funny, Contact on the Net.
It was once said that evil flourishes when good men do nothing, and 2,000 Jews Walk into a Bar proves, with irony and insight, how even when good men actually do something, things can still go very badly wrong indeed. Paris Portingale clearly has an abiding empathy for the common man, and how good people can get tangled in circumstances well beyond their control.
A selection of short stories from Paris Portingale author of Art and the Drug Addict's Dog. In his unique style Paris shows us that love isn't always as conventional as we think it might be.
Art Handel is a man with a mission, depression, trust issues and a Stop-Rite SG87 stun gun. Combine these with a dog acquired from the local drug addict, his long-term friend Minnie Fielding who is under attack from an unknown stalker, his other friend, Alex Elinsky, who sees dead people, and a contract he just can’t complete, and suddenly Art is under a lot of pressure!