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Benjamin Davis

Author of Flash-365 and The King of FU

The Babushka Society [Russian | English]

The Babushka Society is now available!

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Baba Yaga menaced Russian children for generations, but what would happen if you ran into her in modern-day Russia? The Babushka Society is a demented magical-realism adventure set in the heart of Saint Petersburg, where two young men stumble across a babushka conspiracy, led by Russian fairytales’ stalwart character Baba Yaga, to take the country of Russia back from the Hipster scourge.

**This is a bilingual Russian-English story, translated by Julia Pyatnitskaya**


Where can you pick it up?

KINDLE: check us out on Amazon and receive your copy for .99 | click HERE

PDF: Pick up a FREE PDF from Nada Blank E-Press | click HERE

PATREON: If you’d like to support me on Patreon, sign up and receive a copy and follow along with future projects. | click HERE


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*Illustrations by Nikita Klimov

When you’ve finished if you could please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads, we would greatly appreciate it.

If you haven’t already listened to The Babushka Society Radio Drama, you can check it out here:

Author Interview with Benjamin Davis

Thank you to Anthony Avina for interviewing me on his blog, it was fun. Check it out.

Author Anthony Avina's Blog

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Benjamin Davis. I am an American writer and Journalist living in St. Petersburg. I grew up in a no-name town in Massachusetts where I was more likely to hear horse sex or a pack of wolves eating a rabbit than cars driving by or drunks fighting, as I do now. I work as a freelance editor, tech-journalist, native-speaking-content-monkey, and social media manager for English speaking markets. To cope with the sterility of corporate writing, my fiction sometimes gets a little out of hand. From 2016-2017, I wroteone story every day for a year for the project Flash-365, creating a community of people who appreciate the short-winded and the weird. To me it is where I found my voice and where most of my stories found their home. May of 2018my first bookThe King of FUwas published.

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News and Events

NEWS:

Discount: The King of FU is available for purchase on Amazon for only $2.99 on Kindle and FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D2YYL6S

  • If you don’t know what it is about you can find more info here: http://kingoffu.online/
  • If you don’t have access to Kindle, please contact me about getting the book in PDF
  • If you have already read it and (hopefully) enjoyed it, we’d greatly appreciate it if you took a moment to review it on Amazon and Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42203127-the-king-of-fu

The Babushka Society

  • Nikita and I recently created a Radio Drama in collaboration with the podcast She’s In Russia. You can listen to it here:

https://soundcloud.com/shes-in-russia/73-the-babushka-society

UPCOMING EVENTS:

*November 30th @ 6:00 PM – Reading at the British Book Centre

  • Nikita and I will be at the British Book Centre in Saint Petersburg, Russia. We will be talking about our current projects as well as presenting and reading from The King of FU. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. FREE event, but you need to register here:

https://british-book-centre.timepad.ru/event/832645/

 7-Ya Krasnoarmeyskaya Ulitsa, 30, Sankt-Peterburg, 190005

*December 2nd @ 4:00 PM – The King of FU Book release at Mayakovskogo Library

  • Nikita and I will be at Mayakovskogo Library in Saint Petersburg, Russia to present our debut novella The King of FU. FREE event, no registration required. Books will be available for purchase.

 Fontanka river embankment, 44, Sankt-Peterburg, 191025

The Book of FU by Benjamin Davis Review

Thank you very much to Anthony Avina for his review of our first book The King of FU.

Author Anthony Avina's Blog

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

One author’s life story blends into a magical realism setting in one of the most creative poetry books I’ve read this year. I’m talking to you guys today about author and poet Benjamin Davis and his book, “The King of FU”. Here is the synopsis.

The Synopsis

The King of FU is a magically realistic poetic memoir about growing up in America in the nineties on the cusp of the age of the internet. It is a voyage that navigates through family tribalism, supervisors, white-gloved Sheriffs, bullies, sex, suicide, dead prisoners, drugs, porn, middle school, and Jesus; all in search of answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: what is the point of adults? This artistic masterpiece comes from the mind of author Benjamin Davis with illustrations by Russian artist…

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some butterflies

new story up on Hijacked Amygdala today

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It is late, the dark has started weaving nests into crannies. I’m drunk. We’ve only known each other a few weeks.

“I don’t want this,” I told her, a few minutes ago.

And so, she paces.

She stops.

“What are you?” she asks, her arms limp from nail biting.

I frown at her, drinking something–a beer, probably. “I’m a man?”

She frowns, “No–no! You are arms–yes, legs, eyes–yes, three hundred pages of verse, maybe–but you are not a man.”

She goes back to pacing.

I roll my eyes. “Why are you being so dramatic?”

“I’m not being dramatic,” she tells the other side of the balcony, “I’m being poetic.”

She walks back and stands over me.

She looks down, into me–about to cry or kill me, I don’t know.

“Some butterflies are beautiful for only a day and then they die,” she whispers. She kneels down, places her face on…

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Book Review: The King Of FU by Benjamin Davis

Thank you very much to Jen for her review of The King of FU, check it out.

Jen D Bibliophile

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Title: The King Of FU

Author: Benjamin Davis

Genre: Memoir, Poetry, Magical Realism, Young Adult

Release Date: May 25, 2018

Blurb:

The King of FU is a magically realistic poetic memoir about growing up in America in the nineties on the cusp of the age of the internet. It is a voyage that navigates through family tribalism, supervisors, white-gloved Sheriffs, bullies, sex, suicide, dead prisoners, drugs, porn, middle school, and Jesus; all in search of answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: what is the point of adults? This artistic masterpiece comes from the mind of author Benjamin Davis with illustrations by Russian artist Nikita Klimov.

Review:

This poetic memoir shows you how it is to grow up in the 90s. As a 90s kid myself, I found this book very relatable.

I actually loved how this was written in verse, and how it was complimented by the illustrations. Important themes…

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