“Columbine! My port in the storm of my life. Columbine, my religion! Oh, little town of Littleton…Immaculate Heart of Colorado, flower of my faith…sweet refuge.”
Meet Tony Meander. He’s a devotee of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the two teens who carried out the Columbine High School massacre on April 20th, 1999. The Columbine shooting may have shocked America and the world, but to legions of bullied nerds across the planet, “Reb” and “Vodka” became heroes, avenging angels striking back against a world that had abused them. Meander is one of those nerds, a man whose journey to Columbine changes him forever, setting forth a dark plot that will make his name go down in history.
Described as “Joker before Joker,” The Columbine Pilgrim is an affecting and twisted examination of loneliness, bullying, and revenge. Andy Nowicki’s novella is a look at the forgotten man: his trials, his self-deceptions, and what he becomes capable of when the world drives him to madness.
Originally published by Counter-Currents Publishing in 2011, Terror House Press is proud to bring this modern classic back into print. This second edition includes a new foreword by Colin Liddell and an afterword by Nowicki, where he looks back on the nine years since the book’s publication.
“The Columbine Pilgrim is an intense, disturbing, and fascinating read. It’s certainly not for the squeamish, but it’s a great look into the fractured mind of a mass shooter.” — Ben Arzate, author of The Story of the Y
“…a volatile, though morally-centered cocktail that serves up a psychotic helping of revenge porn within the context of a tenuous redemption narrative.” — Chip Smith, The Hoover Hog
“…Nowicki communicates some of the likely emotions of all killers in all times, from 9/11 to Columbine and so back through a gory gallery of kamikazes, janissaries, fuzzy-wuzzies, Assassins, Thuggees, Golden Hordes and Berserkers. Like them, he wants to create mounds of skulls as his meaningful monument, believing it is much better to be unspeakable than to be unknown.” — Derek Turner, New English Review
- Ben Arzate, Cultured Vultures
- Derek Turner, New English Review
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