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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 · 38,289 ratings · 3,597 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Gil's All Fright Diner
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Perhaps it’s unfair to say this, but most people live their lives entirely on the surface. One of the places that is most self-evident to me (as a novelologist) is in fiction. Specifically, the expectations of genre. Those expectations tend to make sense in a broader context. If I’m enjoying an action-adventure story, I expect action and / or adventure. If I partake in a horror story, I should...

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

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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.

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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.”
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