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A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he's in the car by himself.


Average rating: 3.83 · 38,382 ratings · 3,603 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Gil's All Fright Diner
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,504 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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In the Company of Ogres
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A Nameless Witch
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The Automatic Detective
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Too Many Curses
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It’s been a while since we’ve opened the official A. Lee Martinez Action Force mailbag. Before we dive in, I just want to remind all the members of the Action Force that if you have a question, comment, mindless fawning, whatever that you’d like to share, you can reach me on Twitter (@ALeeMartinez), Facebook (A.Lee.Martinez.37), or via e-mail (Hipstercthulhu@hotmail.com). I’m always happy and e...

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A fun and lively book, buoyed by wonderfully expressive art.

Simply charming. There's a surprising amount of potty humor here, which I'm not usually a fan of. But here it worked, and the charm of the story is aided immensely by the art, which is simpl
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I picked this up purely as a lark, knowing nothing about it but intrigued by the premise of monster cars duking it out. What I discovered was an absurd concept executed with great joy.

Cadillacula is a vampire car who drains the gasoline from innocen
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Though there's no doubting that Edgar Rice Burroughs is not the most poetic of writers and that the Tarzan character is patently ridiculous, Burroughs remains my favorite storyteller and Tarzan is probably my favorite classic fictional character (wit ...more
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“Reality is like a fruitcake; pretty enough to look at but with all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.”
A. Lee Martinez, Gil's All Fright Diner

“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.”
A. Lee Martinez

“When you cross over into the weird stuff, there's no going back. Hector has a theory on it. Calls it the law of 'Anomalous Phenomena Attraction.' He explained it to me once. Didn't really pay attention, but it boils down to 'weird shit pulls in more weird shit.”
A. Lee Martinez, Gil's All Fright Diner

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