Word on the street, David James Keaton writes some amazing books. I had to see if this ish was true, so I digitally cracked open his novel Pig Iron on my Kindle. The first thing that drew me in was the raw, crackling image of a devilish gunslinger on the cover. Tony McMillen who did the art really knocked this one out the park. The wavy font reminded me of those old spaghetti westerns my dad used to watch. I was never into Westerns, but it was part of my childhood and I’m sure they’ve seeped into my subconscious on some level.
A small town called Aqua Fria is running out of water and a Ranger gets word that a dangerous man named Red and his henchmen are riding into town to cause havoc. There’s also rumors of a long lost treasure hidden somewhere in the dying town, but everyone only has three days to find it before dying of dehydration.
This is a weird ass book, but I highly recommend it. It’s something truly different and turns a lot of Western conventions on their head. Keaton seems to write with ease and keeps every chapter funkier than the last.
David James Keaton is the real deal and delivers literary heat with his surreal spaghetti western Pig Iron. Buy it here: https://www.amazon.com/Pig-Iron-David-James-Keaton/dp/1941601030/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1470143217&sr=8-6&keywords=david+james+keaton