Katka by Stephen Meier

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Stephen Ross Meier was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the first of many places he would live worldwide. He received his Bachelors in English from Arizona State University. He currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada

Inspired by music, films, books, and the world around him, he is currently working on several projects, with his next book, Teaching Pandas to Swim, ready to be released soon. A huge fan of such writers as Charles Bukowski, Milan Kundera, Irving Welsch, Irving Stone, Chuck Palahniuk, and Brett Easton Ellis, Stephen has always been drawn to writing and story telling.

Having been diagnosed with Heart Disease on May 10th, 2006, Stephen has been reminded that life void of passion is really not a life at all.

For more information please visit http://www.stephenrossmeier.com

Katka by Stephen Meier is a gritty, edgy novel of greed, love, and swindles gone very wrong. When Gavin and his girlfriend team with her best friend Simona to pull a phony mail order bride scam in the Czech Republic, Gavin gets in way over his head in the high-stakes and dangerous business of selling wives. When Gavin talks Katka, his girlfriend, into becoming part of the merchandise, planning to bait-n-switch the client in the end, things go awry and Katka disappears with the client. Partnering with the jealous and volatile Simona, Gavin begins to lament this risky life he has chosen, but finds the money is something he can’t walk away from. Gavin’s doubts grow; the con begins to consume him, and he finds himself thinking of Katka, the fate he dealt her, and whether he can undo the biggest mistake of his life.
Written with staccato grit and streetwise savvy, Katka reads like a Quentin Tarantino movie. Stephen Meier’s work will leave you begging for more.

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4 responses to “Katka by Stephen Meier

  1. This is a very interesting review of this book – quite different from the others I have read! I like the analogy to Quentin Tarantino!

    • manny

      The dialogues are really breathtaking, the characters are often out of control and out of mind, a thing I enjoy a lot while reading, I mean, luckily or not, in real life it’s so difficult meeting people like that, that’s why I can totally see Katka made into a movie.

  2. Manny

    Katka deserves with no doubt at all to be well known among that kind of readers that love glancing on a peculiar topic like the mail order bride business that is a reality in Eastern Europe, and I liked the colorfoul language, that perfectly fits with the upsetting world in which the narration takes place. The dialogues are really breathtaking, the characters are often out of control and out of mind, a thing I enjoy a lot while reading, I mean, luckily or not, in real life it’s so difficult meeting people like that, that’s why I can totally see Katka made into a movie. One last thing, as a reader I truly enjoyed sharing with the main character, Gavin, his reckless way of living and his greedy and at the same time desperate choices. Katka needs absoluetly a sequel. You will not want to leave this book half read on your night table.

  3. Hi. I like the way you write. Will you post some more articles?

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