Calling a book literature before the author is dead seems presumptuous. Calling a book, “Adult” makes it sound pornographic.
Calling it “For Grown Ups” makes it sound juvenile
Let just call these books good reads that aren’t recommended for children…
2019 Audie Award Finalist for Original Work!
Loki Ragnarok: the Viking Armageddon retold by the trickster (print and audio)
They broke into his home. They kidnapped his children. Left his wife bound and gagged on the floor, where she choked and died. He had once helped them, been their friend and blood brother. The story of Loki echoes the cycles of violence and revenge playing out across our world. Told with a blend of poetry and prose, humor and horror, it offers no solution — but a glimmer, perhaps of understanding and compassion.
LOKI RAGNAROK is the Viking Armageddon retold by the trickster. In the shadow of prophecy, a family is torn asunder, leading to betrayal, torture, madness and revenge.
It begins with Loki, chained to a rock, listening for the trumpet that will announce the end of the world. Loki tells his side of the story.
“For nearly a thousand years, the tale of Ragnarok – the Norse myth of Apocalypse – has painted Loki as a Satan-like evil. With a fast-paced blend of prose and poetry, award-winning author Mark Binder offers an epic revision of the Eddas with modern resonance.”
– Duval, Between Myth, Lies, and History
Loki Ragnarok gives a horrific villain a voice with measures of rage, humor and compassion.
“Mark Binder has a knack for blending ancient mythology with modern storytelling techniques to create a vibrant and contemporary tale.”
The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul (limited edition!)
a brief novel about Chelm’s two most senior citizens…
A midwinter romance of laughter and smiles
Mrs. Chaipul owns the only restaurant in Chelm. Rabbi Kibbitz? Well, let’s just say he’s the wisest man in this village of fools. Together, they make an unlikely and lovable pair.
Not available on Amazon. This is only available in person or through our Gumroad Web Site!
Buy The Misadventures of Rabbi Kibbitz and Mrs. Chaipul
A Dead Politician, An Undead Clam And An Ancient Horror
Three Rhode Island Horror Stories
– The Vampire Clams of Narragansett Bay
– Old Scratch Nickels
– The Old One
Limited Edition / Not available in stores.
The Brothers Schlemiel
Abraham and Adam are identical twins from Chelm, a village of fools, where they are mixed up from birth. A story of identity, misadventures, love and family, The Brothers Schlemiel is a book you’ll savor.
“Wired Words, Electric Prose” — The Providence Phoenix
Stories for Peace
A fun and quick read that will open new possibilities to handling difficult and uncomfortable problems. Using an entertaining and action-provoking style, the book raises issues and offers answers.
Ten stories plus three essays by award-winning author and storyteller Mark Binder. Includes a new section on Cyberbullying.
For adults, children, families, educators, students, activists, leaders and listeners.