FROM THE AUTHOR
  
Belfast native David Louden is the author of the roman á clef neo-beat novels Lost Angeles, Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l] and White Mexicans chronicling the life of his alter-ego Doug Morgan.  His major influences in literature have been cited as Charles Bukowski, John Fante, William S. Burroughs and Brendan Behan.  Heroes of Hollywood Boulevard is a brave departure from Louden’s recognized style as he tells a multi-layered story in third person set against a classic American genre.
  

HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

5 stars (4 reviews)

MAR, 21. 2016 VENICE BOOKS, CA

Stu Hogan is idolized by every child walking Hollywood Boulevard apart from his own.  Working the star-studded street as a Batman impersonator alongside good pal Brian (Superman) and steroid shooting Ricky (The Incredible Hulk), Stu’s love of alcohol, gambling and strippers have left him behind with his alimony, down on his luck and looking for a quick fix for both.

Seeing an opportunity to change his circumstances, Stu enlists his fellow superheroes for a daring heist that has the impersonators fall short of their counterparts’ lofty standards causing friendships to fracture and divisions to become deadly.

WHITE MEXICANS

4.66 stars (9 reviews)

JUL, 13. 2015 VENICE BOOKS, CA

Too poor to escape Los Angeles, too weak to survive in it; Doug Morgan takes a job writing an Exploitation movie to pay the bills.  Struggling with the pay-off between art and commerce he finds himself on the path to redemption, if he can scrape himself off rock bottom.

Half novella, half short story compilation, White Mexicans is an American tale told in the Irish yarn tradition.  Populated with Louden’s usual spit and spite dialogue, off-colour humour and poetic lamentation of a world gone wrong; his third outing is a mix of fable and low-life fiction.

BONE IDOL [bohn ahyd-l]

4.33 stars (9 reviews)

NOV, 28. 2013 VENICE BOOKS, CA

The sophomore follow-up to Lost Angeles is the semi-biographical tale of author David Louden's alter-ego Doug Morgan as he struggles to connect with his father Jack, his mother Ruth and the working class ideology of "a real job".

From his early adventure filled days in Poleglass through to the alcohol induced haze of his early twenties Doug's life (much like the city) is one at conflict with itself. Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l] is filled with humour, sex, guilt and the shameful dream of a boy wanting to create more than a family of haunted heirs. 

LOST ANGELES

4.1 stars (37 reviews)

DEC, 1. 2012 VENICE BOOKS, CA

Full time whiskey enthusiast Doug Morgan is on a downward spiral.  Over the past two years the Irish man has played witness to the slow and steady decay of his life and he’s finally called time.  Haunted by an unacknowledged pain Doug swaps the white collar nine to five of Belfast for one last charge into oblivion in the City of Angels.  A scotch-soaked stranger in a strange land Doug befriends a series of like minded and self destructive vagabonds who, like him, are aiming for chaos.  

In a city that sees thousands of people per year come to be discovered why has one man come to get lost?

READ MY SHORTS!

FREE SHORT STORIES FROM THE AUTHOR OF HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

THE ADVENTUROUS WOODSMAN

THE FRONT PAGE

THE GREATEST COCK THAT EVER LIVED!

AN AFTERNOON TRIP TO A SEX SHOP HAS THE POTENTIAL TO GIVE DOUG MORGAN (LOST ANGELESBONE IDOL) AN OPPORTUNITY TOO GOOD TO MISS.
ON A QUIET WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN THE FRONT PAGE A MYSTERIOUS STRANGER PUTS THE LIFE OF DOUG MORGAN (WHITE MEXICANS) AND THE LOCAL BARFLIES IN PERIL.
HAVING BEEN FORCED INTO TAKING A BOXING CHICKEN FROM HIS UNCLE, DOUG MORGAN FINDS HIMSELF ON THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME ENCOUNTERING RACISM, FIGHT-FIXING & THE COLONEL.

JOEY SCHAFF (AKA GENES & SEAFOOD)

three-b

ULTRA-BELFAST

IN AN ALCOHOL TREATMENT FACILITY IN FRESNO, CA THERE IS A MAN WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY TALE AND A ONE-IN-A-TRILLION GENETIC CONDITION.
HAVING MOVED TO SMALL-TOWN ARIZONA TO TAKE CARE OF HIS FATHER, SIMON BEFRIENDS A TERMINALLY-ILL MAN LEADING TO A NIGHT TO FORGET.
THE DEATH OF DOUG MORGAN REUNITES HIM WITH HIS FATHER, BEFORE LEADING THEM BOTH TO A TOURNAMENT WITH ADOLF HITLER & CHARLTON HESTON.

HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

ONE SHOT STORIES THAT TAKE PLACE AFTER THE EVENTS OF HEROES OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

01. HELL IS FOR HEROES

02. UN-AMERICAN

03. COURT OF COSTUMES

CONTAINS SPOILERS
THE PROSPECT OF A LIFE ON THE RUN FORCES ONE CHARACTER TO CONSIDER THE LIFE DECISIONS THEY HAVE MADE.
CONTAINS SPOILERS
CONTAINS SPOILERS
STU FINDS AN ALLY IN THE D.A. THAT COULD SALVAGE A FUTURE FOR HIS CHILDREN.
GWEN STRUGGLES TO UNDERSTAND HOW THINGS WENT SO WRONG AS THE HEROES GO TO SACRAMENTO.

The Front Page, The Greatest Cock That Ever Lived!, Joey Schaff (aka Genes & Seafood), three-b & Ultra-Belfast are all extracts from White Mexicans published by Venice Books, CA.           2015