Book cover for Amerikan Krazy

Help me celebrate my birthday by preordering my upcoming novel Amerikan Krazy

As an unexpected present for my birthday, Boffo Socko Books has made my upcoming novel Amerikan Krazy available for pre-order on Amazon.


Book cover for Amerikan Krazy
Now available for pre-order on Amazon



“To shoot or not to shoot?”

“To make pressure cooker bombs, or not make pressure cooker bombs?”

“To embrace or spurn a blond beauty who might blow their cover if they let her into the leadership of the Central Committee?”

These are the questions that haunt the savage soldiers that comprise the San Diego 3, a trio of PTSD-scarred, love-starved Vietnam veterans who are on the trail of President Kennedy’s killers while serving as East Asia Veterans Against Violence activists and founders of a commune in Mexico.  Amerikan Krazy interprets the meaning of power in post modern Amerika.  By turning political writing into art, Henry James Korn’s first novel begins where George Orwell left off.


“Henry James Korn is one of our very best absurdist writers and Amerikan Krazy has all the best characteristics of Heller’s Catch 22, Jack Kerouac at his best like Dr. Sax and Robert Coover’s Public Burning.”
-Dr. Walter James Miller, Professor of Literature, New York University and host of Reader’s Almanac

“Korn’s Amerikan Krazy is a zany, hard-charging, and tasty concoction laced with substantial doses of passionate and legitimate rage regarding the maddening features of contemporary American life combining darkness and hilarity in the manner of David Lynch and Tim Burton.”
-Dr. Spencer C. Olin, Professor Emeritus, History, University of California, Irvine

“Henry James Korn’s novel Amerikan Krazy makes sense out of the absurd conditions of contemporary life. Are prevailing authorities engendering paranoia by manipulating power, spectacle, violence and social status? Does fear assist a disloyal opposition in recovering its sanity? These are among the central questions lurking within this hilarious and hallucinatory post 1984 quest for truth.”
-Martha Wilson, artist and Founding Director, Franklin Furnace

“Amerikan Krazy delivers a fearless, wildly creative, and rollicking ride through an absurd yet painfully familiar landscape of American culture from post-WW II to a not-too-distant future. The novel’s vibrant historical context features the illusions and disillusions of a PTSD-stricken protagonist who vows to tilt at all available windmills, giving us laugh-out-loud moments as well as those of wincing recognition of our culture’s corporate capture.  Fueled by passion and driven by a playful rage, the novel smacks ruling-class bastards right proper.”
– Dr. Patricia Hartz, Lecturer and Writing Program Director Emeritus, Department of Humanities, University of California, Irvine


Amerikan Krazy follows in the storied tradition of some of the following works:

The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

How to Read Donald Duck by Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart

Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen

Why Are We in Vietnam? by Norman Mailer

Assassination Rhapsody by Derek Pell

Civilwarland in Bad Decline by George Saunders

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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  1. Happy Birthday Henry!
    The more I read of your work, the more I love both it and you. Nothing pleases or honors me more than to be part of the process of not only re-releasing several of your prior works, but to be part of the team releasing his debut novel.
    Somehow I never tire of reading your characters, your plot, or re-experiencing your never-ending wit or truckloads of snark. Somehow, between the two of us, I think I’m always getting the better end of the deal in working on his book. Either way I’m proud to call you my friend. Happy Birthday again!

    — via

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