Clip by Kenneth Wayne

Recognizing himself in an Internet sex clip finds Charles in an avalanche where even chaos seems normal.

Charles is stupefied to discover himself in a sex clip gone viral on the Internet. How did he get caught on film in L.A., while living as an American in Tokyo?

Add to this mystery blue auras, conspiracies, unexplained disappearances, multi-dimensional reptilians and you have entered the bizarre world of Clip.

Clip takes place in a post 9-11 world with a surreal “what if” feel to it. Much like Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, Charles falls prey to an improbable occurrence, which he half-heartedly attempts to explain. After the situation becomes threatening, he decides to confront the people seemingly responsible. They in turn coax him to join them.

What, though, is their agenda?

Now the complete Clip is available as a Kindle edition.

Get the complete Clip by going to http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/42946.

  • Classification: Adult
  • Work is: Extract only on Authonomy
  • First submitted Aug. 6, 2009
  • Last updated Aug. 6, 2009
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  • zan's avatar
    zan wrote 4 years, 4 months ago
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  • Doug Thurston's avatar
    Doug Thurston wrote 4 years, 5 months ago
    Proof positve sex sells and lots of it in the first four chapters. The writing style is smooth and proficient, but some storytelling points seem a little incongruous. As a for instance, after making a compaitive analysis of the protagonist's penis to the one on the internet, Jackie decides he's not the sexual pervert she has accused him of being (?). Likewise, as she is the one investigating him for a college senstive to sexual scandal, I would think Charles ...
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    paperbat wrote 4 years, 5 months ago

    Clip is a very clever idea and the plot is gripping. Hope you keep rising upwards. Highly backed.
    Like you, i have decided to use smashwords to e-publish. How have you found them? Any tip for a new-comer . all the best.
    Jerry Evans and his Paper Bats

  • Bradley Haynes's avatar
    Bradley Haynes wrote 4 years, 5 months ago

    Your last sentence of chapter 1 'Subsequent events, however, shot logic to pieces.' gives an explanation of this book, I am sure there is so much more inside this story. Different, unusual and difficult to describe. Good Luck.

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    Frank James wrote 4 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Ken,
    I read a goodly few pages of your excellent novel and I enjoyed it. Plot good, characters good. Result - a good read and one I have no problem BACKING. You are on my bookshelf now. Like yourself I am looking for backing and trust you will find THE CONTRACTOR worthy of a spot on your bookshelf. Good luck with your writing.

    Frank James (The Contractor)

  • Marita A. Hansen's avatar
    Marita A. Hansen wrote 4 years, 5 months ago
    I was having a break and came across your pitch, and thought it looked interesting. I only had time for chapter 1 today, but found what I read entertaining. I liked your humor, and smiled at certain ways that you described things, eg. the magic wand left swaying... I also liked your character. His comment that there was a lot more fireworks in Tokyo than LA was funny. The only thing that confused me a little bit was the shapeshifting ...
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    lizjrnm [Retired] wrote 4 years, 5 months ago

    I backed this a while back before we all lost our spots in the top 100 and I am backing this again and not because you messaged me but because your book is excellent and deserves exposure! This is certainly the sort of book I would buy and I hope to see you published because you are a talented writer that knows how to tell a story that keeps the reader turning the pages.

    Liz
    The Cheech Room

  • Retired user
    writingbear wrote 4 years, 5 months ago

    Kenneth,

    I backed your gripping book today, it is sitting on my shelf with honor. Interesting predicament Charles finds himself. The scary thing is, it could happen. Can't wait to see how he is going to get out of the situation. If you could please take a look at DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, or MY GENTLEMAN FREIND, it would be appreciated.

    Good luck and happy writing!

    Dwain-Thomas

  • P F Farraday's avatar
    P F Farraday wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    A wonderful read with a catchy title worthy of a movie. Should be in the top 5 by my recconing

    PF Farraday

  • EMDelaney's avatar
    EMDelaney wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    I put this on my WL, Starred.

    Hope to get a chance to review soon

    Emmett
    (E M Delaney)
    -THE VIRUS

    Coming Soon:
    MIRACLE IN THE SWAMP

  • Christian Clavadetscher's avatar
    Christian Clavadetscher wrote 4 years, 8 months ago
    Ken, My intention was to look at the first chapter or two and leave it at that, but dammit each chapter had me too tempted to read the next one, which I continually did. At first I thought I was going to be getting a kind of rehash of Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" (a damned good read, to be sure), but quickly realized I was getting something else, something that read far more intimately. Like Gibson you get into the human ...
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  • Retired user
    Wilma1 [Retired] wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    Ken I am pleased to reback clip it has an excellent premise and good foreshadowing. If the reader puts themself in the same position you are drawn into the story even more quickly, its makes you curious as to how he could have ended up in this position and why would anyone want to do it?

    Sue
    Knowing Liam Riley

  • PATRICK BARRETT's avatar
    PATRICK BARRETT wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    I came back to read more and rate the book under the new 'Star-system' This is definitely a book destined to go places. Paula Barrett (Cuthbert-how mean is my valley)

  • Christian Clavadetscher's avatar
    Christian Clavadetscher wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Kenneth,

    Your friend Dan recommended this to me, so I'm going to check it out. The premise looks absolutely fantastic. Would you mind having a look at my work, The Red Hot Grind Show?

    Thanks, -cc

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    Jake Rowan [Retired] wrote 4 years, 8 months ago
    I have read the first 3 chapters and I am finding it all a bit slow. Nothing is really happening, except he got videoed in class and had a vacant moment (where his body was apparently taken over by a pervert). I can see the premise is an interesting one, but at times it reads almost like non-fiction memoir (a teacher in Tokyo). I really think you need to up the action in the first few chapters, or start this ...
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  • Double_Helix's avatar
    Double_Helix wrote 4 years, 8 months ago
    KW - This is not my genre for a read but you have a page turner here! I read through three chapters and for a conspiracy theory story you win at creating immediate empathy for the protagonist. I could feel the train barreling in on him and his seeming inability to do anything about it! This is excellent stuff. Another writing skill is how you have tweaked the Japanese characters' dialogues to be somewhat grammatically incorrect and what you may ...
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  • karenrosario's avatar
    karenrosario wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    Hi KW! A very funny premise, although the content is not to my taste! You write well with wit and charm.
    Karen

  • SPW's avatar
    SPW wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    So good I shelved it twice.
    A quality read by all counts.
    Backed!
    Simon,
    Yuko Zen is Somewhere Else.

  • Elizabeth.NYC's avatar
    Elizabeth.NYC wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    Who could resist an opening sentence like this? CLIP is a contemporary tale of the "downside" of the internet and the dangers that come when anything and everything can be placed in front of the world's eyes. What I like most about this book is the narrative voice of the main character, Charles. He was easy to get to know, authentic and easy to believe. His horror became my horror - this stuff could happen to almost anyone. He's smart, ...
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