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Thor Garcia’s monumental iconoclastic novel, News Clown, was a finalist in the 2009 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award. “Fueled by prodigious amounts of alcohol and tobacco, sex and drugs, this narrative skips along from one bizarre episode to the next in the tortuous life of Thor, a young man whose dreams of a literary career have been sidetracked into an undemanding job ...more
Paperback, 477 pages
Published 2012 by Equus Press
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Iphigenia
Apr 04, 2012 Iphigenia rated it it was amazing
“The plan was simple, basic, a no-brainer. I figured, first, to explode 'journalism' at its core, pocketing at least one Pulitzer by the age of 30. I’d rock the city at dawn, I’d crack the dirty, filthy, louse-ridden bitch wide open. I’d sit back and watch, smoke curling around my lips, as the chips of deceit and depravity fell in a rain of shame and indictments. The establishment elites would cower under my onslaught, railing red-eyed and blustering as I brought them under sword.”

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Leah Kautz
Oct 17, 2012 Leah Kautz rated it really liked it
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This book was a hit from the moment it arrived - my BF looked at the shipping return address (Czech) and then the book cover before proclaiming that he was thrilled with my new interst in Czech porn. Little did he know, he was right on the money. I by no means intend to say this is a pornograhic novel, because it isn't, but it is shocking, sensationalistic, funny, satirical and twisted in a way that makes me think my mom would react to it in the say way she would to porn - with
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Georgiann Hennelly
Oct 17, 2012 Georgiann Hennelly rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this sensationalistic satirical book. The story follows Thor's torturous life as his dreams of a writing career get sidetracked into an undemanding job as a news clown for a wire service in the back alleys of Bay City. Meanwhile as hor is struggling with his inner demons. The national News Clowns are cheering on President Wolfgang G. Maung who is threating a Middle Eastern Dictator, Who might have stock piled 4,000. Play stations which he might use to build a super computer. so ...more
Albert
Oct 17, 2012 Albert rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, first-reads

I received The News Clown in a Goodreads giveaway and was presently surprised. I didn't hold much hope in being interested in this one from the reviews, but Thor Garcia grabbed my attention and didn't let go. His writing style is different, to say the least.

The story follows Thor as he lives his life as a reporter, getting drunk and high, and trying to keeps his love life alive. Meanwhile the president, Wolfgang G. Mnung, is taking target practice on the White House lawn, and leading a war agai

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Derick Douglas
Oct 18, 2012 Derick Douglas rated it it was ok
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I really thought I would enjoy this from the blurbs and reviews. It wasn't a bad book but I just did not enjoy it. Honestly I was bored. I did not really have any connection or interest in the characters. Nothing in the book hooked me into the story. Just my personal opinion. There seem to be a lot of people who really liked this.
Mandy Whilden
Oct 28, 2014 Mandy Whilden rated it did not like it
I won this in a goodreads giveaway. I did not finish it. Nothing in this book hooked me. I was bored and confused in the 70 pages I read. This book has good reviews so maybe it just wasn't for me.
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