The Kaleidoscope Syndrome: An Anthology
The Kaleidoscope Syndrome: An Anthology, is a collection of poetry, short stories, and other literary works by Dave Matthes, author of “The Slut Always Rides Shotgun”, “The Passive Aggressors”, “In This House, We Lived, and We Died”, and “Sleepeth Not, the Bastard”. Poetic themes Matthes touches upon include prepubescent grit, suicide, existential acceptance, and abstract variances of spiritual reality in which the whole of society feeds upon, drawing inspiration from Jim Morrsion, Bukowski, and life in general. Included are the opening chapters to one of many scrapped attempts at writing a novel, originally titled “The Kaleidoscope Syndrome”, for which this anthology is named after. The last section of this anthology includes the first chapter to the upcoming novel, “The Best Summer of Our Lives”, which will be completed and released sometime after Matthes’ current novel-in-progress.