“It’s the little things that drive a man to madness.” ~Charles Bukowski.
That man is Jordie Flank, parking-lot attendant for a college bookstore. Overeducated, underemployed and unable to psychologically filter out life’s small annoyances, Jordie is slowly going insane. Living in a perpetual state of anxiety and perceived injustices, Jordie’s tenuous grip on reality is utterly undone by the death of his wife. Once his descent begins, Jordie rapidly spirals toward absolute madness, yielding to the deafeningly final compulsion to commit mass murder. It’s not always madness the ‘little things’ drive a man to – sometimes it’s the morgue.
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“The Lot Attendant by author Jason Cornelius is a tautly written book that will keep you reading. The author has the gift for writing a well-paced book with excellent characterization. Thanks to his writing I could literally feel the sweat and heat as his book is set in Birmingham, Alabama.
Normally, I would not rate a book with five stars as The Lot Attendant is written for a mature audience. You will find some adult language and Cornelius’ book is what I would consider a dark one. In fact, his book reminded me a lot of a film noir movie as in my mind’s eye I could see the stark black-and-white contrast you’d see in that type of a movie except in this instance his book evoked my mental images.
About Jason Robert Cornelius
Jason Cornelius is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Communications, class of 2005. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he currently resides in Montana with his wife, Wendy.