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Gumshoe Gorilla (Gumshoe #2)
by Keith Hartman (Goodreads Author)
2024 was a rough year for Drew Parker. His car broke down, his rent went up, and his partner was kidnapped by a revenge-crazed performance artist with a grant from the NEA. Worse, one of his clients had been tossed off a sky scraper-after being stripped naked, smeared in human fat, and painted with occult symbols. Drew himself had broken into the headquarters of the ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Meisha Merlin Publishing
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After discovering this sequel to The Gumshoe, The Witch, and the Virtual Corpse, I was anxious to read it. Gumshoe Gorilla continues with many of the characters Keith Hartman created in his previous book, as does the same prevailing theme of intolerance. Added to the “futuristic” elements of genetic testing, cloning, social factions based on religion, sexual persuasion and race are hints of incest, vampire sex cults, and even a kitten. So much goes on in this story that I was almost glad that ...more
"Gumshoe Gorilla" is much less of a madcap action movie than Hartman's first book, and more of a game of "Clue." There is a smaller cast of familiar characters from the first book, all of whom were active or at least mentioned via Hartman's multiple point-of-view technique. I think Hartman handles the multiple perspective well and never found it confusing. (Something about these books makes me think of Kurt Vonnegut, although I can't quite put my finger on it...)
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"Gumshoe Gorilla" by Keith Hartman is the follow up to "The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse." The sequel spends more time with Drew Parker and his psychic partner Jen as they investigate a blackmail case involving clones. Once again the setting is fantastic, and Hartman continues to develop the world he established in the first novel. "Gumshoe Gorilla" feels more like a hardboiled detective novel than its predecessor, which I enjoyed. I also enjoyed the increase in LGBT content. My ...more
Sequel to The Gumshoe, The Witch, etc. Still one of the most original things ever, but the sequel is not quite as well done -- one hesitates to say "tight" of a book with this many plots and POV characters, etc. -- as the first. Threads are dropped here (what is going on with the guerrilla poet, what did Ice-in-Summer see about Drew and Laughing Bear, is Drew going to embrace his shamanistic self?), but the overall story remains sound. And Drew is still one of my favorite characters ever. I ...more
Keith Hartman grew up in Huntsville Alabama, where he was a weird little boy who didn't fit in. He went to Princeton University, where he was supposed to study economics and instead blew all his time on theater courses. He then started a PhD in Finance at Duke, before realizing that he just couldn't spend the rest of his life teaching MBA's how to screw each other. So he ran away to be a writer.More about Keith Hartman...
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