Pleasant Tales now available for preorder

July 22, 2017

My forthcoming book “Pleasant Tales” is now available for preorder from Eibonvale Press, along with a special limited edition chapbook titled “Curious Births to Light the Universe” that is free with the hardcover and only another 2 pounds with the paperback — there are only 50 copies of the chapbook available.

Here is the basic info on the book with a link at the bottom to the publisher/ordering page:

According to inductive process, the more weed someone smokes, the more likely they are to eat a green apple. Billy Glandzk has been smoking too much pot and hates apples, so it’s time for him to change his lifestyle. Justin Isis lives in a single tiny room in Ikebukuro but, through amore and refined fashion-sense, hopes to rise to higher spheres. Ricky Fishback is a bicycle cop who has spent too much time in the saddle, and his restless sex life is taking a turn for the worse. Can he get his mojo back? Carla Jo Arduini works at the Family Dollar Store, but her aspirations go higher—much higher. Will her faith guide her to success?

In Pleasant Tales, a contrasting follow up to his critically acclaimed 2010 collection Unpleasant Tales, Brendan Connell has written ten unusual and colourful stories of contemporary life. The brittle and deranged mundanity that surrounds us is viewed through a lens that is both extremely perceptive and ever so slightly flawed, resulting in both an inverted projection of the familiar and a dose of the alien. These are modernist, sparse and slightly subversive expositions on the normal that perform a disjointed dance with the world you thought you knew.

Jottings from a Far Away Place – Giveaway

January 28, 2016 is offering a giveaway of copies of my Jottings from a Far Away Place and Blue on Blue by Quentin S. Crisp.

Jottings from a Far Away Place – review 2

November 19, 2015

Jottings has been reviewed at I just read about that.

“This is a great collection, full of thoughtful, sometimes delightful, often times dark stories.”

Jottings from a Far-Away Place: Preview

November 6, 2015

Cultured Vultures has run a preview/excerpt of Jottings from a Far Away Place.



Jottings from a Far Away Place available for pre-order

July 18, 2015

More information here.

The Galaxy Club, review

May 27, 2015

Over at Blogcritics, Bill Sherman has written a nice review of The Galaxy Club.

I quote:

“If you prefer your pulp fiction challenging and slippery in the mode of early William S. Burroughs, than Brendan Connell’s The Galaxy Club (Chomu Press) may be the read for you.”



Podcast: We Sleep on a Thousand Waves Beneath the Stars

September 15, 2014

Far Fetched Fables has done a podcast of two stories, “Troll’s Night Out” by Jenny Blackford, and my own “We Sleep on a Thousand Waves Beneath the Stars”, narrated by Matthew Frederickson. Just click somewhere here and you will get there.

The Galaxy Club review

August 3, 2014

There is a little review of The Galaxy Club over at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library Blog.

I quote: “It’s addictive reading—funny, clever, quickly paced, and incredibly weird.”


Rview: The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black

July 3, 2014

Over at Seregil of Rhiminee has reviewed The Metanatural Adventures of Dr. Black… The book should be out soon and is at the printing press now.

I quote from the review:

“In my honest opinion it’s one of the best collections of the year.”


Connell Dr.Black jacket

Bookshots: “The Galaxy Club”

May 29, 2014

Over at Litreactor Brian McGackin takes on The Galaxy Club.