The cleaning lady eats time. The manager mourns his multi-gendered parent. A pirate radio DJ listens for God. An accountant prepares to kill again. And that’s only four rooms in the Hotel Flamingo, where the maid service is terrible and reality crumbles to dust underfoot.
Come to a part of town where the dealers meet, where the forgotten people hide, where the skin of the world cracks like cheap wallpaper and normal is a dirty word. Come stay at the Hotel Flamingo – a refuge for resentful angels, feral symbols, disgraced magicians, broken-hearted foundlings, bad dreams and many others.
22 rooms. 22 characters. One novella following a tangle of destinies through a hotel packed with weirdness, coincidence and impossibility.
- Hotel Flamingo is like the best bits of 22 longer books brought together: fast, funny, weird, and brilliantly written.
- Hotel Flamingo is like 22 Clive Barker books all trapped in the same building together, and I mean that in the best possible way.
- An enjoyable, although extremely fantastic series of stories which are never the same.
- Each of the 22 tales in this volume stand alone, but also tie together to form the overarching narrative of a place with as much possibility in it as a TARDIS.
Hotel Flamingo is a ‘mosaic’ novella that I developed, wrote and published online back in 2006-2007 as a weekly(ish) serial. This version brings all the instalments together into a cohesive(ish) whole.
Like all my ebooks, Hotel Flamingo is available for free from Smashwords in a variety of formats.