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Dead Presidents (Exponential Apocalypse, #2)

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Thor, former Norse God of Thunder, has returned to his day job at the Secaucus Holiday Inn, surlier than ever. His Google alert for "Ragnarok" is bringing in fewer and fewer results, and he's beginning to think that the Twilight of the Gods might never come to free him from the hellish nightmare that is minimum-wage customer service.

But then Timmy, a telekinetic, telepathi
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Paperback, 205 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Jersey Devil Press (first published July 8th 2012)
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Danger
Apr 12, 2016 Danger rated it really liked it
I don’t know what took me so long to read this dang thing, the second book in the Exponential Apocalypse series (now on book 4, eep!) I was a big fan of the first volume and this carries right along in the same vein.

So what to expect? EVERYTHING! Humor is the name of the game here, propelled by unfettered absurdity, so when I say that anything is possible within these pages, I mean that anything is indeed possible. I think I made this allusion reviewing the last book of his that I read, but ther
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Melanie Catchpole
Mar 01, 2016 Melanie Catchpole rated it it was amazing
I am really enjoying this series. Vicky appeals to me the most as she is a no nonsense strong woman, i love how the men, even Thor god of thunder, is scared of her. There are quite a few clever moments in this and moments that make me smile.
Onto the final book....
Eirik Gumeny
Dec 29, 2015 Eirik Gumeny rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote
For starters, I'd rate this 3.5 stars, but Goodreads doesn't believe in fractions, so, you know, I can't.

Now, onto the meat of things:

I'm starting work on the fourth Exponential Apocalypse title, so I've been re-reading the first three as a kind of refresher. And, I'll be honest, this one is not as good as the first one. (Jury's still out on High Voltage; haven't gotten to that one yet.)

I don't think Dead Presidents is bad, per se, but I do think it reads like I'm trying too hard. Like, I'm goi
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Elizabeth Connor
Apr 24, 2016 Elizabeth Connor rated it it was amazing
I was the kid who would lay on the ground watching clouds and all I would see was clouds! That's probably why I have so much respect for anyone with an imagination like Eirik Gumeny. This series is one in which I can never predict what will happen next because everything is so off-the-wall and utterly unpredictable.

Although there is a lot of repetition, this is one of the drawbacks to series. They need to be accessible to anyone picking up any segment of the story. In that regard, I think Eirik
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Somekindofnobody
Apr 01, 2013 Somekindofnobody rated it it was amazing
I thought his FIRST book was epic and he outdid himself this time into EPICOSITY!! Thor should have gotten that guy a sandwich. Being a Norse God means a lot less after the world has ended nearly 30 times. Working the front desk at a hotel involves SOME customer service…as long as his powerful boss is watching.

This is THE funniest book I have ever read in my entire life. I laughed out loud so many times that my faithful dog finally left the room for some quiet. The dialogue is pristine and writt
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Vicky
Mar 21, 2016 Vicky rated it liked it
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WiLoveBooks
Jul 20, 2012 WiLoveBooks rated it it was amazing
This book is a bucketful of crazy and I enjoyed every minute. Sure, the humor is crude and raunchy, and there is swearing and killing. It also takes place after the world has ended 28 times, there are clones, dinosaurs, a telepathic squirrel, and plenty of other surprises. This book is hysterical and ridiculous and I loved it. You just don't know what is going to happen next, because anything can happen.
I haven't read Exponential Apocalypse, which is the first in the series, but it wasn't a prob
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Kat
Aug 07, 2012 Kat rated it really liked it
Originally published on Radiant Attack

If The Avengers was written by Terry Pratchett and directed by Kevin Smith, you might end up in the same dimension as Exponential Apocalypse: Dead Presidents. Or not. Eirik Gumeny’s sequel to Exponential Apocalypse is a weird, wild ride through post-post apocalyptic America. And it’s dead funny.

In the not too distant future, the world has ended. Again. In the Exponential Apocalypse world, the end of the world seems to come once a year, just like Christmas. C
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Liss Lovejoy
Apr 04, 2013 Liss Lovejoy rated it liked it
Eirik Gumeny has out done himself in this second book. Its more quirky than the first and a lot more crazy. This book starts where the "Exponential Apocalypse" left off. So if you haven't read the first. I highly recommend you do before starting this one.

I am reminded of Zack Snyders "Sucker Punch" when reading this book. Snyder put everything but the kitchen sink into that movie. Gumeny has put in for our reading enjoyment: the Norse God Thor, some dead presidents/royalty, a squirrel who just h
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Lisa
Oct 28, 2012 Lisa rated it it was ok
Okay, this one is just weird. Bizarre, a little gory, pretty funny. You’d sort of like to have a drink with the sort of guy who comes up with an idea like this, but you’re a little afraid the drink might be grain alcohol, or maybe absinthe.

in Eirik Gumeny’s Exponential Apocalypse: Dead Presidents, Thor, the former Norse God of Thinder, has returned to his day job at the Secaucus Holiday Inn. He’s hanging out there with his friends, Queen Victoria XXX and Chester A. Arthur XVII.

“After the world e
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
Dead Presidents picks up where Book 1 left off. Thor and Company are back at the Secaucus Holiday Inn dealing with few customers, weird happenings and another apocalypse or two. Or three. I lost count. Anyway, an escaped homicidal Andrew Jackson II decides he needs to eliminate his political competition before running for President even though there is no government to speak of, so he sets a trap for Chester A. Arthur XVII. Thus ensues death, mayhem, destruction, Dunkin Donuts, a butter monster, ...more
Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
The world has ended twenty-eight times, there are clones of famous people, dinosaurs, a telepathic squirrel, and that's just the beginning of this crazy kooky and crazy read.

In this book there is no predicting what's going to happen, or who is going to show up in the next chapter. Anything can happen in this book, Gumeny's imagination will take you to an extraordinarily bizarre trip of pure creativity that is 100% original! There is nothing out there that comes to close to this book's ingenuity
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✿Claire✿ (Tiny Owl)
Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in return for an honest review

I really wasn't sure what to expect with this book and, when I started reading, I thought it wasn't going to be my thing or my sort of humour. However, I was surprised to find it was funny and I did enjoy reading it.
But... I didn't really understand the plot, and the frequent side tracks to explain things were distracting. That's what's made it three stars not four. I would still recommend reading it if you want a qui
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Brenna
Aug 23, 2012 Brenna rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was a clever sequel that continued a wonderful first book. I love how this book has jokes that just make you laugh and reminds you that everything doesn’t have to be series and you can just laugh at a book and have a good time reading. I mean a book has to be good when it starts off with an argument about a sandwich.
Ian McClellan
Feb 22, 2013 Ian McClellan rated it it was amazing
Every bit as brilliant and hilarious as the original.
Tanya
Mar 30, 2013 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, humor, apocalyptic
Even more awesome than the first
Annam Manthiram
Mar 11, 2013 Annam Manthiram rated it it was amazing
Hilarious.
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Making Connections: 1039. - DEAD PRESIDENTS by Eirik Gumeny 10 106 Dec 10, 2013 12:40PM  
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Eirik Gumeny is the author of the Exponential Apocalypse series. His short fiction can be found all over the internet and in various anthologies, and he has contributed to Cracked.com and Atlas Obscura. He is an avid fan of both Shakespeare and fart jokes.

Eirik was born with cystic fibrosis and was kind of disgusting to be around for a while. In 2014, he received a double lung transplant and may h
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