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Solomon Bull:

When the Friction has its Machine

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“A virile tale about a tough-as-nails Blackfoot Indian… a roaming badass… a well-crafted, solid thriller.” blueink REVIEW


  Pursued by a smoking hot agent from the Treasury’s Terrorism and Financial Intelligence office, a doe-like prostitute with burn marks on her back and a sick story about a demented senator, and by Cal Barrett–Desert Dog organizer and brain behind Operation Guillotine, set to decapitate the US Government–SOLOMON BULL has a difficult choice and no time to make it: Infiltrate Cal Barrett’s organization and report to the liberty-crushing Federal Government, or risk everything to embrace his dead father’s revolution… SOLOMON BULL is the son of a rebel who died in the eighties fighting for the American Indian Movement. He trains for an Arizona race called Desert Dog, designed to shred a man, while using monkeywrench tactics to unseat a corrupt senator.  

  “Smart and darkly funny… electric… brash… good humored… edgy.” ForeWord Reviews  

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Clayton’s work has been smashingly reviewed by:

Publishers Weekly (starred review and best of the week), Indie Next List, Kirkus, BlueInk Review, Foreword Reviews, Seattle Book Review, Manhattan Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, Portland Book Review, Indie Reader, SPR, California Bookwatch, Reader Views, Spinetingler Magazine, Hardboiled Wonderland, various independent Best of the Year mentions, (Spinetingler and DoSomeDamage, among others).

Clayton’s novels Cold Quiet Country and My Brother’s Destroyer have been published in France by Le Seuil, and have been charmingly reviewed by Le Monde, La Croix, and Le Figaro.

If you haven’t read Clayton’s unique style of darkly humored literary noir, what are you waiting for?

Name: Clayton Lindemuth

Born: 1970, Royal Oak, MI

High School: Brockway, PA

College: Clarion University of PA, Arizona State University, (BA English Lit)

Married: Julie, since 1996

Military Service: Army reserve 1988-1994; Active Duty Army 1995-1998, 13B Field Artillery; Arms Room

First Career: Financial Planning, Wealth Management, CLU ChFC CKA

Second Career: Farting around writing books and loving every single day.

Interests: Economics (Austrian), quantum physics, consciousness studies, apologetics

Hobbies: Ultra distance running (longest run 73 miles); woodworking, motorcycle touring (Indian Challenger)

Favorite Music: Doors, Zeppelin, Skynyrd, Stones, Floyd, Alice in Chains, and of course, Hank Williams Jr.

Favorite Authors: Heinlein, Connelly, Twain, London

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Weight 1.044 lbs

230 reviews for Solomon Bull print

  1. Kindle Customer

    Great read.

  2. Roland Deshain

    I selected this book because of the title, “When the friction has the machine.”. The characters were engaging and interesting, and there were not too many to keep track of. Some of the humor is probably a little hard to grasp for some, but not me. I am looking forward to reading more books by Clayton Lindemuth. Oh yeah, I live in Arizona, so it was a “home town” favorite.

  3. Therese M. Rennels

    I tried to get into the story, but simply did not like, or care about any of the characters enough to continue after about 20% through. Native American characters usually appeal to me, but there wasn’t anything cultural or historical going on. I couldn’t figure out whether this was a story about domestic terrorists, financial shenanigans, espionage, political dealings or what? Maybe it got better, but I couldn’t spend any more time on it. Sorry.

  4. DOK

    Decent story but the author goes on too many tangents that to me, distract too much from the main thought. Yes you need insight it the reasons but not to the degree he went into.

  5. lola

    Lost interest after a few chapters… so sorry. I’m sure it’s a terrific book though.

  6. Harper

    First time I’ve read anything by this author. Can’t believe he isn’t on the bestseller list by now. This book is very well written. Every word, every paragraph serves a purpose. Whether it’s bringing a character to life or furthering the action along, he does so vividly and succinctly. There are virtually no editorial mistakes. The action moves along quickly, no slow parts in this book. The characters are real. You get to know them. Even the minor ones have depth. The dialogue is believable. The situations and conflicts flow together to weave a plot with intriguing twists.The basic story line is peppered with philosophy and meaningful content. Not only is this a quirky action book, it leaves you with something to think about!I’m trying to decide which of his books to read next…

  7. Storm X

    Solomon Bull: even the name conjures opposites. Authentically set along the I-17 corridor from Phoenix to Flagstaff Arizona, this is a fast paced, thought provoking novel that is as hot as the Arizona desert and as dark as an Oak Creek night. Solomon is half white and half Blackfoot Indian and struggling with his identity, his connection to the world as it is and the world of his spirit. He is an intellectual, un-intentional activist and extreme desert race jock. It’s 2017, and the author is timely in depicting many a U.S. citizen jaded with politics, yet idealistic about liberty and right vs. wrong. Bull existentially questions the philosophy of politics and the politics of philosophy all while taking a provocative stand against a corrupt Senator and a misogynistic minion…himself being a bit lawless and misogynistic as well. An interesting ride that I really enjoyed. (Note to author: your decision to remove the 4 letter words smoothed the coarseness of the story and elevated your characters and their quests).

  8. claudia

    Excellent telling of an intriguing and super fast-paced story. While the tale has a political slant, it’s equally disdainful of politicians on both sides of the spectrum. The picture Solomon and his pals paint onto Bell Rock explains it all. Weaving in and out of the politics, though, is the story of a grueling race across the desert on foot and bikes, and it adds a lot of excitement. All in all, I enjoyed this book tremendously. I’m not one to give out 5 stars often, but Solomon Bull earned every one.

  9. Mvskoke

    Solomon….American Indian? Not like any Native I’ve known in my 74 years….and I am one. Fantasy….poor fantasy.

  10. Kindle Customer

    This book is a hell of a rollercoaster ride. Believable characters and scenarios. With the current socio/political situation here in the USA it could make you think about where you stand.

  11. Gordy M

    Not memorable.

  12. Marty Gayle

    As with all of Clayton Lindemuth books, I found it highly entertaining. A successful day trader with enough resources and time to stir the pot of the locals. Simon Bull is the man every man should be if only they had a Native American heritage to enlighten them.Simon is the kind of guy that can take on an endurance race with the will to win. This same guy can pull a homeless boy off the street and give him a better life. Simon sees the many wrongs in this world and does his bit to right them. But Simon is not your flashy hero type and he knows when to walk away.You will laugh, cringe and wonder aloud reading this book. But you will not be bored. Buy it. You’ll like it.

  13. Bob W

    I’m generally interested in a book that keeps moving and this one for the most part does. It could stand a few less philosophical ramblings, they just make me zone out. It’s got some laugh out loud humor that is very enjoyable, the author does a good job with that. And there are relatively few grammatical errors, one comes to expect them with self published books – only found 3 or 4. In the afterward the author claims to have removed numerous F-bombs and left one but that’s ok when it works. I’ve read, or tried to read a few books where the profanity overrode the story line and that’s unforgivable. I’m not a prude, having survived military service and college, but a excessive profanity just isn’t necessary for any story.As to the basic premise of the story, that was very interesting but unfortunately it’s probably not practical. But who cares if it makes a good read? I’d love to see our obese government pared down to be lean & efficient but probably not in my lifetime and especially not with the current political crowd who seem to be more interested in their own personal agendas rather than listening to the people.All in all a good read.

  14. Denny

    This book turned out to be better thrn I thought it would be.

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  16. eddiesr

    Enjoyed reading this book and author. Will try more of his stories in the future.

  17. ragtoprosie

    Clayton Lindemuth has a great knack for description… He writes pictures with words.. He has knowledge of his subject matter and keeps his readers in suspense to the last paragraph…His vocabulary is over the top however… keep a dictionary handy when reading this book

  18. Arnold Myers

    A good read, fast paced and well hung together tale. I will read other books from this author.

  19. Karen

    What do you value the most? Your life? Your way of life? How do you justify your being? How do you survive with the government making all the rules?

  20. Richard D. Ellis

    Good read, interesting characters and plot

  21. Nell

    Read on and on but it didn’t get past mediocre.

  22. Wayne

    Great book I enjoyed reading it.

  23. mel’s kindle

    Very enjoyable.

  24. Easygoing

    Well written and worth reading. I don’t necessarily subscribe to all the ideas presented, but all were worth discussion. Looking forward to reading more by this author and will recommend to those I know – and to you

  25. Amazon Customer

    Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Well written!

  26. friendlyface316

    Great book! Easy read. If you’re looking for a new author Lindemuth is worth checking out. I haven’t read a book of his that was entertaining.

  27. Kenneth Maddock

    Definitely a page turner, written from a unique perspective.

  28. Amazon Customer

    A fun read by an author that understands what the human can do.

  29. Amazon Customer

    Love the new character and all of the American history. Please more Solomon Bull.

  30. J. Anderson

    While this is a good story, it could have been a great one. The manner in which it is written, it appears the author grabbed his thesaurus and used every different word he could find make it very hard to read.

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