Edgar’s Worst Sunday – Brad Oates


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In life, Edgar Vincent always maintained one great passion—himself. A semi-successful composer, his rock star lifestyle suited him well, and his narcissistic outlook ensured he was a man with few concerns. Callous comments, thoughtless promiscuity, binge drinking, and excess sufficient to shame Caligula were standard Saturday night fare. Sundays for Edgar had always been a painful haze of sickness and regret. So when Edgar finds himself in the cloudy planes of the afterlife on one particularly bleak Sunday morning, he determines that in order to find peace, he must put aside his ever-present hangover and try to figure out how he got to this point…and where he’s meant to be going now. But as Edgar makes his way through this surreal spiritual realm, he realizes that facing his death is hardly as difficult as facing himself. Heaven, however, presents Edgar with an unending smorgasbord of hedonistic delights, so he’s in no particular hurry to change his self-serving ways. After all, considering he’s already dead, what more could he possibly stand to lose?

Brad Oates grew up in the small town of Mayerthorpe, AB. He developed a passion for literature at an early age, and recalls being curled up on the couch with his parents and sibling as they read ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. Brad now lives in Edmonton, AB, with his dog, Bogney. He is a senior member of the Edmonton Writer’s Group and enjoys writing at the Tavern on Whyte and on his blog, BradOHInc.com, when he finds the time.








October 31, 2018







Fiction/Dark Comedy/F


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Weight 500 g

4 reviews for Edgar’s Worst Sunday – Brad Oates

  1. Carolyn Saastad

    I really enjoyed Edgar’s Worst Sunday. It is well written, has kept me thinking about it and flows nicely. Well done Brad, you have written a superb book, I hope there are more to come.

  2. Old Darth

    Move over Scrooge! Edgar is here to take a seat beside you as a character learning his life was wasted. But Edgar’s taken it further and will have to learn this lesson in the afterlife.

  3. Nathan Andren

    This slim, beautifully designed novel is anything but a light and fluffy page turning beach read. And thank heaven. Rather, like a fine liquor I’ve savored this deep character study over time, taking Edgar with me both in book form and as poignant allegory.
    An apt comparison to Scrooge’s ghostly dream has been made, though Edgar’s journey begins far after any chance to change the shadows shown him. No, this devilishly clever tale by Edmonton’s own Brad OH leads the reader on a booze-fueled cigarette countdown to the inevitable empty pack. Good intentions may lead nowhere nice, but lack of awareness deeper than the surface illusion of self is a truly hellish hall of mirrors. It is precisely the author’s deeper awareness that underpins this deceptively hedonistic decent into the void.
    Smoke ’em if ya got ’em, but know that time is a cruel mistress. Pick up a copy today, and the next time you indulge please remember to pour one out for our dead homie, Edgar.
    [Other highly entertaining and highly recommended creative endeavors featuring Brad OH include podcasts Tell Me A Story, and The Gentleman Juggalo]

  4. Greg McKitrick

    Reading “Edgar’s Worst Sunday” gives one a picture of author Brad Oates, scotch in hand, perched precariously on a barstool, with a grin that stretches from there to the pearly gates. Is he living vicariously through his creation? One wonders. Edgar Vincent, the sybaritic anti-hero of “Edgar’s Worst Sunday” is exploring his just reward, one plucked from his own corporal excesses. In this heavenly realm vice in all his favorite forms this simply offered up. Do it again, eternity seems to say. Do it forever. But there’s a sad fact to all of this. Edgar is dead, and he has no idea how he got that way. And playing the bad boy without consequences is just not the same thing. Thrill seeking has to be subordinate to solving the mystery of his death but, as Edgar discovers, bad habits and excesses live on.

    Brad Oates has created a wonderful portrait of excess, of selfish, hedonistic behavior and its ultimate cost: painful unflinching self-discovery.

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