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Cripple Wolf

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  81 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Part man.
Part wolf.
100% crippled.
Welcome to Fetish Flights, the only airline where BDSM flight attendants service your every need. Aboard a red-eye flight from Tokyo, Japan to Portland, Oregon, a disabled Vietnam vet is harboring a secret. Every full moon he turns into a ravenous killing machine. When he transforms mid-flight and slaughters most of the passengers and cre
Paperback, 152 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Eraserhead Press
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May 12, 2015 Marvin rated it really liked it
Shelves: autographed, horror, humor
A while back, I referred to Jeff Burk as the clown prince of Bizarro and there is nothing in this very Bizarro collection of short fiction that would lead me to jerk away that title from him. These are stories that are hilarious and outrageous in the most Bizarro way.

Now for a blow-by-blow-description.

Cripple Wolf: The title tale; the best and longest in the book. Add on an infant werewolf, fetish laden airplane attendants, spiff smoking pilots, and suicide bombers and you have the Citizen Kane
Douglas Hackle
Feb 19, 2012 Douglas Hackle rated it really liked it
Imagine if the great Richard Matheson developed an affinity for BDSM in his old age and was preparing to write his classic story “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” today rather than in the mid-twentieth century. Then picture Matheson and a somewhat gray-hued Frosty the Snowman hanging out in the celebrated author’s study just prior to Matheson sitting down to write. Then imagine Frosty passing his fabled corncob pipe to Matheson—a pipe stuffed with smoldering nuggets of meth and crack—and Matheson raisi ...more
Cripple Wolf by Jeff Burk is a series of short stories, all in the bizarro subgenre. I don't know how I would characterize them, which is probably one of my problems with it. The stories are as follows.

Cripple Wolf: The title story. Basically werewolves on a plane.

Frosty and the Full Monty: I read this one before in Christmas on Crack edited by Carlton Mellick. A dark, more modern take on the Frosty the Snowman tale. Sort of.

Cook For Your Life: A tribute to Iron Chef. And Soylent Green.

House o
So. This was my introduction to bizarro short stories, which seem to have just as much weird shit going on as a bizarro novella only with fewer sanity reference points thrown in like escape pods. Which this collection has (escape pods, not sanity). And they seem to be filled with Hungry Hungry Space Badgers. Because when you start off with a story about motherfucking werewolves not getting off your motherfucking plane, you can only top that with space oddities. And also houses made of cats. (Not ...more
Donald Armfield
Remember those gruesome horror flicks. Body parts everywhere. Crippled Wolf is one of them. Action packed heads roll in a bloody airplane ride you'll never forget. My second favorite had to be Cook for Life. A reality show with you guessed cooking but a cannibalism gourmet treat. After these two stories I was smashing my remote over my palm trying to find a channel with the likes of Jeff Burk. Other worthy titles to check out in this short story intelligence.
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Stevie Tee
Mar 02, 2012 Stevie Tee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bizarro-fiction
There’s quite a large bang for the buck here, in this collection of seven stories. The titular “Cripple Wolf” starts the collection off with a full on bucket of Italian horror filmesque, nightmarish insanity. Things just get crazier as the pages turn (which was a a fairly rapid rate). Next is “Frosty and the Full Monty”. This is a torrid tale involving Frosty the Snowman, but not as you would remember him from the old TV shows. Have you ever wanted to watch a reality show about cooking that had ...more
Mar 25, 2012 Craig rated it really liked it
Cripple Wolf is brought to you by Jeff Burk, who not only writes but is one of the main men behind Deadite Press. He has also released Shatnerquake and Super Giant Monster Time! although Cripple Wolf could be the one to take him to the next level.[return][return]This book is a short story collection featuring seven tales which quite frankly can only be described as bizarre! Space badgers, a werewolf in a wheelchair and a house made of cats are all contained within this book along with plenty mor ...more
Rich Meyer
Mar 29, 2014 Rich Meyer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
An excellent short story collection, and one of those rare ones where there isn't a bad one in the bunch. I'm a big fan of Jeff Burk since his Shatnerquake book, and I love bizarro fiction to begin with, so this one was a true pleasure to read.

I'd normally recommend this to everyone, but bizarro fiction is an acquired taste. If you like Bill Burroughs, Philip Jose Farmer or Philip K. Dick, then you should definitely give this one a try.
Matthew Vaughn
Jan 14, 2012 Matthew Vaughn rated it really liked it
Shelves: bizarro, 2012, reviewed
I became familiar with Jeff Burk’s name through the Bizarro community and had even thought about purchasing his novel Shatnerquake, but I didn’t. But then I saw the announcement on Bizarro Central about his new book, Cripple Wolf. After reading the book description I had to get this book, and I’m glad I did. The story Cripple Wolf is every bit as awesome as the description sounds. If you like lots of gore, action, and comedy all rolled into a unique and well written story, then you need this boo ...more
Sep 05, 2012 Frank rated it liked it
This book will be reviewed on an upcoming episode of Books, Beer and Bullshit Podcast. After the episode is released, a full written review will be published here.

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Lawrence Carpin
Sep 11, 2012 Lawrence Carpin rated it it was amazing
every happens so fast in this book you want to read it again as soon as you finish it..funny as hell with a bit of horror added for fun.Rasta!!!
C.V. Hunt
Dec 09, 2012 C.V. Hunt rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A great collection of the author's work. I read this in preparation for a painting project. Each story is entertaining and straight to the point.
Nov 16, 2012 Mike rated it it was amazing

A solid fun filled book of gore n randomness but great story telling to back it up!
Nov 27, 2015 Nobody rated it it was amazing
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It made me hungry. It taught me the recipes to vomit rainbows. It was fun.
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Jeff Burk lives in Portland, OR where he edits the Magazine of Bizarro Fiction. He writes Bizarro fiction and is the author of Shatnerquake.
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