• A stream-of-consciousness novel about an amnesiac who wakes up in a dystopian and hyper-commercialized New York City and tries to find the good in the world.

General details

  • GoneGonzo

  • Tampa, Florida.

  • Jake Bittle

  • Steinbrenner High School.

  • Male

  • English

In short

  • Hi, reader. My name is Jake Bittle, but I usually operate under the pen name David Reynolds Pennett. I'm currently a sophomore in high school living in the plastic paradise of Tampa, Florida.

    I am a writer, thinker, generally depraved and aimless husk of a human being, and genius-at-large. I chew on pencils and like to eat peanut butter out of the jar.

    My role models are Sherlock Holmes, Hunter S. Thompson, the Egyptian god Thoth and the Pied Piper of Hammelin.

    Have a look around. You may like what you see.

  • Apparently I'm a Top Writer now! Although that's probably just because I'm new and I've gotten few ratings or something. Oh well.

    Other than that, I'm not sure if I have a claim to fame besides my age (I don't mean to boast, but I'm currently 14, with one book finished and another in the works), and that obviously won't last forever. I should hope my claim to fame would be that I'm a good writer, but we'll have to see about that.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Crime, Experimental, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, General, Graphic Novel, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Military/Espionage, Mystery, Novella, Political, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Urban, Western, Young Adult/Juvenile

    Non-Fiction: History, Humor, Music, Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs, Popular Science, Psychology, True Crime

    Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, General, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War, Western

    Poetry: Epic, Experimental, Fantasy, General, Narrative, Personal / Confessional, Political, Prose

  • The Fountainhead, Catch-22, Sherlock Holmes' Adventures, Artemis Fowl, Infinite Jest, Only Revolutions, Anthem, The Hunger Games, Watchmen, Fight Club...that's to name but a few.
  • The Lost Hero, Rick Riordan's next foray into the world of Greek mythology. It's decent. Worth reading.
  • A library devoid of people.
  • As Chief Staff Writer of my high school's newspaper I've amassed a portfolio of articles (mostly opinion/editorial), I've started too many unfinished books to count, written dozens of short stories, dozens of poems, and I've finished one fledgling book (76000 words).
  • Fiction: Action/Adventure, Experimental, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, General, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Short Story, Thriller/Suspense, Young Adult/Juvenile

    Screenplay: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, General, Thriller

    Poetry: Epic, Experimental, General, Narrative, Personal / Confessional

  • Howard Roark.
  • Ayn Rand, Joseph Heller, David Foster Wallace, Chuck Palahniuk, Chuck Klosterman, Mark Z. Danielewski, Alan Moore....I could go on, but those are the first few that come to mind.