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Tuesday, 8 July 2008
The President's Parasite and Other Stories by Jim Musgrave
Topic: Blog Tours
The President's Parasite and Other Stories by Jim Musgrave

In The President's Parasite, Jim Musgrave resurrects all that has gone missing in today's literature: originality. The title story is a Kafkaesque piece from the point-of-view of an intellectual tapeworm trapped inside a moronic president, and the satirical impact is worthy of Swift. The other stories range from a widower trapped inside the Clock Tower in Baghdad that he constructed, to a baseball pitcher who becomes a living vegetable after a batted ball strikes his head. All in all, there is something for everyone in this collection of 30 eye-popping stories from a truly gifted author.

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 Each person who posts a comment on any or all of the blog tour spots will be entered in a random drawing for a copy of Jim Musgrave's book. In addition – the blog owner that hosted the winning commenter will also win a free copy of President's Parasite. Share your thoughts and comments with author Jim Musgrave. He will check in throughout the day to answer questions. You’ll learn more and you have a chance to win his book - if you haven't already read the book, visit Jim's website to order a copy -


Posted by joyceanthony at 12:58 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 8 July 2008 1:00 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 8 July 2008 - 10:33 AM EDT

Name: theessaywriter
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This looks like my kind of book. I'd love to do a review of it.



Tuesday, 8 July 2008 - 3:01 PM EDT

Name: "Jim Musgrave"
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Hi Ron,

I'd enjoy it if you could review the book.  I'll email you a .pdf copy, if that's okay?


Tuesday, 8 July 2008 - 3:18 PM EDT

Name: theessaywriter
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Yes, I'd like to review it. Send it to the above email.


Tuesday, 8 July 2008 - 5:31 PM EDT

Name: "Jim Musgrave"
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Sorry, I can't see an email address.  Could your type it out in a post?

Tuesday, 8 July 2008 - 7:21 PM EDT

Name: "Juparana Carajas"

Your stories are engrossing, insightful, and thought provoking. Which authors have influenced you?

Wednesday, 9 July 2008 - 2:45 AM EDT

Name: "Jim Musgrave"
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Hello Juparana,

Thanks for the encouragement!  I believe an author goes through phases with other writers who influence your style.  It's a lot like love:  first, you try to be the other person and devour them whole, then, you attempt to flatter them by copying their style, and, finally, you show the greatest love by becoming yourself and creating out of the center of respect for both of you.

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