Kiss Me, Genius Boy

This moving and comic novel is the first part of the No More Dreams series: an intellectual epic of contemporary urban love.
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My Generation’s Lament

Ben Hourigan’s second novel: the sequel to Kiss Me, Genius Boy and the second in the No More Dreams trilogy.
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What Happened to Marilyn (review)

What Happened to Marilyn, by Alexander Rigby. Having read Alexander Rigby’s first novel, The Second Chances of Priam Wood, not long after its release in 2013, I picked up What Happened to Marilyn while it was still on preorder, keen to see how Rigby’s...

Emma Watson’s feminism speech

Emma Watson made a speech at the UN yesterday, launching an initiative called HeForShe. You can see the video here, and get a transcript here. The aim of HeForShe, as Watson states, is to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change....

The Manosphere! (review)

Ian Ironwood, The Manosphere! How the Red Pill, Game, and the Internet are Revalorizing Masculinity (2013). 4/5. After failing to be interested in it at university, I’ve been discussing gender politics with friends online since early 2013. Check out the “gender”...
On being a pick-up artist (PUA)

On being a pick-up artist (PUA)

On 23 May 2014, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger shot and killed four men and two women, and injured thirteen more people, in what is becoming known as the Isla Vista (or Santa Barbara) killings. This is a hot topic on my Facebook now, and on social media around the world....

Seize the Girl: The first page

I’ve been typesetting Seize the Girl for my beta readers today. See the first page below, and if you haven’t already, sign up to my email list to be first to hear when it’s all finally...
How the writing is going

How the writing is going

Fellow writer Julie Farthing posted yesterday in the E-Pub Extraordinaires group, which I’m a part of, talking about the challenges of finishing a book, and lifestyle changes she’s undertaking to make writing easier. She also asks “how others are travelling on...
Self-publishing and return on investment

Self-publishing and return on investment

Readers here might know that I make most of my living these days as a freelance editor, and that I’ve recently been doing a lot of work for self-publishing authors. One of my clients asked me how he’s going to make his money back, in about as straightforward a way as...

Read the books

Kiss Me, Genius Boy cover Kiss Me, Genius Boy is Ben Hourigan’s debut novel, and the first of three volumes in the No More Dreams series. Available on the full range of ebook platforms starting at just $2.99 on Kindle, KMGB is an unforgettable tragi-comic tale of teen romance and obsession. Full details here. My Generation's Lament cover My Generation’s Lament (No More Dreams #2), released in January 2013, continues the story of the former prodigy Joshua Rivers and his nymphomaniac lover Lilian Lau, as well as portraying the ugly side of student radicalism and delving into the Rivers family’s secrets.
Ben Hourigan is an indie novelist, the author of Kiss Me, Genius Boy (2011) and (2013). He is also the owner of editing, publishing, and communications consultancy Hourigan & Co., and of ebook label Nameless Books. He has lived in Melbourne, Osaka, Sydney, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok.

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