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Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley set to release debut novel

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 8:28 AM PT


book cover of Scale by Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die

Nearly a year ago, Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley announced that he had written his debut novel, a semi-autobiographical affair titled Scale.

Fast forward to yesterday and the novel is now available for pre-order and will officially hit stores on December 15 (November 19 in the UK) via Rare Bird Books.

Here is the official pitch from Rare Birds:

Ray Goldman will outdrink you, out-party you and, unfortunately for him, probably outlive you. As a hopeless and struggling indie rock musician, Ray's best chance of discovering any beauty and purpose in his dysfunctional life will come only when he ceases to struggle against life itself. These are his memoirs.

Scale chronicles Ray Goldman's journey downward through the adversarial trials that sometimes prove necessary in facilitating an eventual ascent into truth and happiness. The odd chapters of the novel find Ray, now a 31-year-old guitar player, seeking fulfillment in the wake of a life-altering tragedy while the even chapters see him reflecting on the depravity and selfishness that hastened his descent towards it. Scale is about the relationship between instability and balance, death and resurrection, perception and reality, but ultimately it is about the endless war waged between our disquieted minds and our noble hearts.

Fans of pop culture, Americana, Punk Rock music, and Charles Bukowski's Ham on Rye...lookout!


41 comments


anonymous
10/27/2015 8:36:40 AM
case of 12

anonymous
10/27/2015 8:37:29 AM
Makes less sense than having a black stormtrooper in Star Wars

anonymous
10/27/2015 8:38:44 AM
'Porkchop c-ck' by Doug Buckley

anonymous
10/27/2015 8:44:19 AM
I will order this

anonymous
10/27/2015 8:51:13 AM
Sounds like my cup of tea and by tea i mean all the characters, places and plots from Doug.

anonymous
10/27/2015 8:59:37 AM
Wonder is there will be a chapter about crying when no one liked his previous band or how he wouldn't play a show unless Vogel and Darryl from snapcase asked him to.

anonymous
10/27/2015 9:03:59 AM
Oh god.

anonymous
10/27/2015 9:07:03 AM
Thousands of books will be sold, tens of books will be read.

anonymous
10/27/2015 9:09:14 AM
illuminati

anonymous
10/27/2015 9:10:15 AM
Would be better if he wrote a joke book. Although his comedy central thing was awful.

10/27/2015 9:11:31 AM
the worst sales pitch ever:


Fans of pop culture, Americana, Punk Rock music, and Charles Bukowski's Ham on Rye...lookout!

anonymous
10/27/2015 9:18:54 AM
couldn't make myself read the whole "official pitch" so probably won't be buying or reading the book.

anonymous
10/27/2015 9:26:55 AM
Ray Goldman. Jesus. Rays of Gold. Self absorb much? Christ almighty.

anonymous
10/27/2015 9:31:18 AM
Axell Pugh has a man bush.

anonymous
10/27/2015 10:18:27 AM
Great. Another English major references Bukowski.

anonymous
10/27/2015 10:31:29 AM
This shit screams bukowski. Hopefully it's not a bunk imitation

anonymous
10/27/2015 11:05:05 AM
Damn - Rare Bird turned my book down when I pitched it to them 2 years ago. And I compare my book to Bukowski's Ham On Rye as well. Buckley seems like a way better writer than me though. Oh well. If you want to read about monsters, pills, and masturbation, and you're a fan of 80's horror movies or Goosebumps... please give my novel a shot... www.ephemerolnightterrors. com

- Chad Fjerstad

anonymous
10/27/2015 11:05:42 AM
^ it's obviously going to be a bunk imitation

anonymous
10/27/2015 11:06:17 AM
p.s. I'm going to read this book and it will probably be amazing.

Rare Bird has good taste. They put out GIRLVERT: A Porno Memoir by Ashley Blue which was incredible. And this year they put out THE WOLVES THAT LIVE IN SKIN AND SPACE, the second novel by my bandmate in CHIILDREN, Chris Zeischegg, which is one of the darkest and most accomplished books I have ever read.

Ciao.

- Chad Fjerstad again

anonymous
10/27/2015 11:08:36 AM
Hey chad nobody wants to read your stupid books

anonymous
10/27/2015 11:23:58 AM
will it be better or worse than the book For Today and Hundredth are always pushing?

anonymous
10/27/2015 11:32:09 AM
Fvck I just finished writing the SAME EXACT BOOK but based on someone from a Joann Fabrics

anonymous
10/27/2015 11:43:31 AM
Ray "Djent" Clark > Trump 2016 > Chad Fjerstad

anonymous
10/27/2015 12:00:16 PM
Actually my book is a lot of fun. I could read it over and over again. Please link me to something you've created that is better. Or go suck your own farts in your mom's basement and leave your negative comments in your khaki short pockets. I don't care if everyone on Lambgoat is an angsty taco - I'm not going to let that stop me. This thread is about books, and I want to talk books - fck off.

anonymous
10/27/2015 12:00:36 PM
- Chad Fjerstad again

anonymous
10/27/2015 12:59:31 PM
I am Ray DJENT Clark and I dub this book not djent

RDC

anonymous
10/27/2015 2:16:07 PM
my book is for fans of a certain other book
-a gay

anonymous
10/27/2015 2:16:50 PM
"I want to talk books"
-a gay

anonymous
10/27/2015 2:35:43 PM
Lol @ trying to peddle a lame book about beatniks on lambgoat.

anonymous
10/27/2015 3:03:44 PM
Who cares?

anonymous
10/27/2015 3:44:01 PM
sucks

anonymous
10/27/2015 3:51:55 PM
"it is good." - melissa cross (the zen of screaming)

anonymous
10/27/2015 4:19:59 PM
Ray ends up taking a cushy job at his uncle Mort Goldman's finance company then gets another cushy job with AIPAC.

anonymous
10/27/2015 6:45:02 PM
only pedos post a reply to a lambgoat article about them to defend themselves. also pedos call the comment section of lambgoat "thread".

keep your pedo book to your pedo self, pedo buckley.

anonymous
10/28/2015 1:32:38 AM
The Poop That Took A Pee.

anonymous
10/28/2015 5:22:15 AM
^lol butters

anonymous
10/28/2015 9:10:34 AM
HEY how do you guys think the new season of gilmore girls will be? #teamdean

10/28/2015 9:45:26 AM
Dont sully bukowski's name with this garbage.

anonymous
10/28/2015 3:14:12 PM
i line up fifty thousand bukowski books, cut my genitals off, spray blood on them, then induce diarrhea on them

anonymous
10/28/2015 5:10:35 PM
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anonymous
10/29/2015 5:32:10 AM
Sounds like writing of Bukowski mixed with the gimmicks of Palahniuk. 21 year old me would be all about this. 33 year old me might give it a shot.