PROLOGUE

The Details

CHAPTER ONE

The Fantastical

CHAPTER TWO

Verisimilitude

CHAPTER THREE

The Writings

Novelist & Artist, Joe Turk:


Joe Turk was born a second son. At the age of sixteen, his working class family moved from his rural childhood home to a university town where he graduated high school and received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. After college he traveled to Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, and much of the US, before taking up residence in Dallas, then later Oklahoma City, and finally Charlotte, working at each stop as a residential architect. In 2008 he sold his home and moved back to the grasslands where he dedicated himself to writing fiction and making oil paintings.

Though Joe has been painting for many years, he formally entered the arts scene in early 2013 with gallery representation with Obsolete Gallery in Venice, California and Kasum Contemporary Art in Oklahoma City.

Joes gracefully intense artworks drew swift applause from collectors who were struck by his emotive paintings. Since experiencing a rapid rise in popularity Joe has relocated out of state where he paints most of the month; returning home for short stints in his native Stillwater, Oklahoma.

 

Novels

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“Simply exquisite. Joe Turk’s story was powerful and irresistible. The satire presented in his book drew me in instantly for a most compelling read. Comical, sarcastic, yet very true to life.”

BREAKING THE TOY

“I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and found myself laughing often at the unexpected and welcome comic relief during some tense or violent scenes. This should hit the big screen!”

Details

Gallery Exhibits

Joe Turks Artwork is exhibited and available
for sale at Kasum Contemporary Fine Art.

Kasum Contemporary Fine Art
1706 NW 16th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Inquiries by Phone: 405.604.6602
E-Mail: [email protected]

Post-Apocalypse on Amazon

Joe Turks gruesomely hilarious and off the wall Apocalyptic novels: Making Monsters & Breaking The Toy are available on Amazon.

Wearables

Joe Turks Totes and T’s are available as Wearable Fine Art at RedBubble.com,

Social

Visit Joe on Twitter & Pinterest!

Details of Selected Works

“After lengthy reckoning, he’d concluded that at least half the people he’d met would worship just about anything they couldn’t see.  Ghosts, demons, midochlorians, gravity; the less information they had about a thing, the stronger their faith in its magical powers.”
~ MAKING MONSTERS

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Here’s a pair of shoes and a monkey.  Have a nice life.
~ MAKING MONSTERS

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Sal released a natural sounding, sensuous, trilling laugh that sent a wave of stimulation through Ozark’s body. It was as if her mouth sprouted tentacles and whipped them around the room.  He could feel little mouth-like suckers squeezing and massaging his endocrine glands.
~ MAKING MONSTERS

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“”You see that? Julio asked.
Larry worried at the visual display.
“Did something move or am I seeing things?”
Let’s take the monitor inside,” Larry whispered the suggestion. “Crew doesn’t need to see this.””
~ MAKING MONSTERS

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Helpless against the onslaught of ornithological trivia, Al was walled-in by the girl’s unending construction of words.  Though venturing through a physical space with extents still undiscovered, his hand and mind were trapped by the unrelenting micro-obligations of companionship.  Even here, in an inhospitable void, it seemed there would be no escape from the casual, persistent demands of other people.
BREAKING THE TOY

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Swinn had seen this before. The dissatisfied would rally for change. The contented would defend what they have. This contest played out over and over again, generation after generation, in every nation, in every city and village, in every household, and every relationship on the planet-shaped fighting arena named Earth.
BREAKING THE TOY

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It’s not that I don’t like you,” he replied.  “It’s that I don’t like people.  And you’re a person.
BREAKING THE TOY

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“I do not know an artifice of torture ever wrought in the Game or beyond that so effectively and perpetually torments human souls. Even the word, goal, so similar to ‘gaol’; hints at its purpose.
BREAKING THE TOY

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MAKING MONSTERS

Available on Amazon

The End is Near…and it’s Corporately Sponsored.

Making Monsters is an apocalyptic horse race. Ozark reluctantly participates in a half-baked conspiracy to overthrow the United Corporations of America. But time is running out. Manmade earthquakes create sinkholes that devour the landscape. Engineered sterility devastates crops and plant life. Chemically induced insomnia spreads like a virus. Scorned militants indulge dark desires. And ancient, subterranean nightmares will compete to bring the era of man to an abrupt and unmerciful conclusion.

 Review: Making Monsters  

“Simply exquisite. Joe Turk’s story was powerful and irresistible. The satire presented in his book drew me in instantly for a most compelling read. Comical, sarcastic, yet very true to life. As an avid reader, I highly recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy reading a very amusing tale in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn through explosive events and realistic characters in such an entertaining way that leads to environmental disaster. It definitely leaves you with that “wow” feeling. Top notch!”

BREAKING THE TOY

Available on Amazon

The First Novel of The Waiting Room Trilogy.

breakingtoyWith more than 7 billion flesh and blood avatars fighting for sport and resources, earning money points and engaging in romance, the Living Game has never been so popular. Breaking the Toy is a nightmare comedy that pits an ancient organization against the raw rage of a brilliant misanthrope.

This brilliant story is set against the backdrop of The Waiting Room- a purgatorial sanctuary where those between lives observe other players roam the spherical map.

 Review: Breaking The Toy  

“This new author has a gift for creating characters and NEW ideas! I believe Turk displays a combination of some great predecessors of fiction. He has the sense of drama and plot of Tom Clancy, the character building and far reaching imagination of CS Lewis, and the ability to create dark characters such as those created by Stephen King or Dean Koontz. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and found myself laughing often at the unexpected and welcome comic relief during some tense or violent scenes. This should hit the big screen!”