Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse
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Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  1,384 ratings  ·  228 reviews
Mortimer Tate was a recently divorced insurance salesman when he holed up in a cave on top of a mountain in Tennessee and rode out the end of the world. Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse begins nine years later, when he emerges into a bizarre landscape filled with hollow reminders of an America that no longer exists. The highways are lined with abandoned automobiles; electrici...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published July 8th 2008 by Touchstone
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This book is complete garbage, and it's great. The quote from James Rollins on the front of the book says it all: "Part Christopher Moore, part Quentin Tarantino, Victor Gischler is a raving, badass genius." I'd personally say that the story is a trashy rated R smash up of the television series "Jeremiah" and Cormac McCarthy's The Road.

Mortimer sees the end of the world coming and maxes out 3 credit cards to buy enough supplies to see him through the impending apocalypse. And since his wife has...more
"Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse!" I thought to myself. "What could possibly go wrong with this book?" MANY THINGS.
Raegan Butcher
This was one of the funniest, most irreverent and entertaining books I've read in years.
David Barbee
The blurb on the cover of Go-Go Girls compares Victor Gischler to Christopher Moore. Besides a sense of humor, there isn’t much similarity. Moore’s work is more absurd and less gritty than Go-Go Girls, which is a story about the end of the world, but it takes place entirely in the South. Thankfully, Victor Gischler is from the South, so he’s able to pull this off.

By happenstance, Mortimer Tate was perfectly prepared for the apocalypse, holed up on a mountain with tons of supplies. After nine yea...more
When I stumbled upon this book I thought it looked ridiculous and fun. The concept of a post apocalyptic civilization run by a go-go club just seemed too good to pass up. I was pleased with what I found. The book is funny, exciting, and cute. The plot makes sense, the character motivations are understandable and easy to identify with, and, surprisingly, it manages to throw in just enough substance to give it a point greater than just fun. No I really mean that last part. If you just finished, go...more
This book was a fun gun slinging fast paced book. There is never a dull moment. Which I guess there wouldnt be with the world as we know it ending.
Mort, his friend Bill and woman side kick Shelia make a romp through a fallen world. Their lives are much simpler and much harder than ours. Food is scarce, no oil, not much in the form of transportation, go-go girls, Freddy's horrible liquor, and canibals keep the 3 of them busy. They are on a quest to save the only piece of civilization that is left...more
Jay Daze
Like a poster for a exploitative horror movie with a hot chick cradling her machine gun in her arms, this books brings in the punters with it's naughty title but fails to deliver well executed action, humour, or sexiness.

Instead we follow hapless Mortimer, ex-accountant, looking for his ex-wife in post-Apocalyptic America. I guess Mortimer: Accountant Avenger just wasn't going to sell as many books. The book is an easy read and I did finish it almost painlessly. Up until the last couple of chap...more
I'm officially a huge Gischler fan. There aren't a lot of ways to approach the fall of civilization as we know it, but doing so with wry, dark comedy never goes out of style. Gischler focuses his sardonic gaze on modern American life and examines the tragedy of both its existence and inevitable loss; following an Average Joe as he learns to navigate the post-apocalyptic U.S., the story manages to never take itself too seriously while treading on some very serious waters. Completed by the "buddy"...more
I got into a discussion with my friend Alex about this book when we were both about 60 pages in. She was telling me that she didn't think she could finish it because it was so irritatingly sexist. I was more willing to give it the benefit of the doubt, but after finishing it... yeah, it was pretty sexist. However, I still enjoyed the imaginative apocalyptic scenarios, and there were some interesting characters in there too. It's clear that this author spent a lot of time fantasizing about what t...more
Scott Cupp
Go, go. Read, read! Victor Gischler is a joy waiting to be discovered by mainstream America. This is THE ROAD as it probably should have been.
John Mcconahey
What happens after the apocalypse? This is one man’s story.

Mortimer Tate is a Spring City, Tennessee insurance salesman who decides he will not sign his final divorce decree. He stocks an amazing amount of supplies in a cave on a mountaintop and goes into hiding from his wife. After massive earthquakes and nuclear detonations totally disrupt the entire earth, he waits about nine years before deciding to come down the mountain and see what’s happening. Those who remain have self-preservation on t...more
Sep 10, 2008 Ken rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who enjoy summer action movies.
I worked with Victor when we lived in Oklahoma, and although the genre in which he writes is not my usual fare, I always read his books. Although this book does not focus on hit-men, the mob, and other hired killers, one can still find plenty of sex, guns, and violence (although this one is a little lighter on the sex).

Set 10 years after an apocalypse, the book begins with the emergence of Mortimet Tate who has been holed up in a cave which he initially made habitable as he planned to escape rea...more
I am a self professed apocalyptic fiction fan. I started with Stephen King's 'The Gunslinger', moved to a book by Robert McCammon called Swan Song in tenth grade, and read many more before reading the granddaddy of all end of the world novels, The Stand, turning once again in King's direction.

All of those books made the end of days seem so real. Plaguelands stretching across America. Nuclear war forging a new era. The slow decay into decadence, madness and eventual final quiet.

Go-Go Girls of the...more
Hmmm. It's an interesting read. It makes a lot of assumptions about the nature of man, and I'd love to say that they're wrong, but I think I'd be lying unfortunately. The book is over the top, at times funny, at times morbid. It's Post-apocalypse at it's best and worst. I definitely have to give Gischler credit for one very important thing though, and that's finding a way to make the hero sympathetic and identifible. It would be more difficult to get in to the mind of one of the other survivors,...more
Jul 09, 2008 Joshua rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wishes there were more nudity at the end of the world
Do I really need to say anymore? I mean does anything else need to be said about a book called Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse . Frankly that alone should be enough. I was sold and so should you.

For those still reading though, here's the synopsis: This is story of a man named Mortimer who was one of the few people smart enough to fully supply a cave with all of life's necessities and then live in said cave as the world fell apart around him. 9 years later he begins to wonder what has come of the...more
Jason (RawBlurb)
I will keep this short and simple.

“[...] whether you’re fleeing violent rape gangs, remembering those lost loved ones, or daydreaming of a future where wild dogs no longer roam the streets, we hope you’ll keep making Jack Daniel’s your preferred beverage.”

If the above quote makes you smile a little, or want to grab a drink, this book is going to be right up your alley.

Victor Gischler really nailed this. The end of the world, gang rivalry juicers, booze drugs cannibals, religious nuts, machine gu...more
Words cannot adequately describe how abysmally awful, brainless, stupid, degrading, and boring this book is. It's as if a bunch of drunk, horny half-witted junior high boys mashed a bunch of elements from far greater end-of-the-world novels (and the wizard of oz) and tried unsuccessfully to make them funny with attempted witticisms and cartoonish blood and guts.

I was hoping that the title was tongue-in-cheek. Unfortunately, not the case. The friend that recommended this book and thrust it into...more
Jenny (Reading Envy)
If a post-apocalyptic book can be funny, this is it!

Basic summary: The world has been over for nine years, and Mortimer has been cozy and safe, protected in a mountain fortress he bought for himself when he saw the end coming. But he gets bored and decides to wander, and finds that the former United States is still in chaos, but a chain of strip clubs have started to be the center of new communities. Then he decides to look for his wife....

This is a quick read, full of blood and guts and stripp...more
Um, what can I say about this book? I read it in a few days. It's funny and crazy and frenetic. The main character, Mortimer Tate, ends up naked and tied to something about 10 times. Go-Go girls play a very small part in it; in fact, Ted Turner actually has a larger part. It features drinks with names like Freddy's Piss Yellow Ale and Freddy's Bowl Explosion Bourbon. If you like Christopher Moore, you might like this tasty little piece of farcical whimsy.

Mortimer Tate sees humans for the first t...more
Jason Fischer
This was fantastic! Some great dark humour here, and a brilliant use of all the common tropes found in post-apocalyptic fiction. It's a love story, a voyage of self-discovery, and also a tour-guide of a world that is halfway between Fallout 3 and the Postman, if said setting was rolling sweaty drunk, looking to pick a fight, and keen to see some cage-dancing girls immediately afterwards. Highly recommended for those who like their scorched earths littered with wise-cracking weirdos. Gold!
Tim Gourley
Aug 11, 2008 Tim Gourley rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christopher Moore fans
Shelves: sci-fi
This book is a nice quick read if you like absurdist fiction. It does feel a bit like a Christopher Moore novel, but with less paranormal activity and more raw violence. It is hilarious, but definitely by no means a literary classic. It's entertaining though and the characters are fairly interesting.
As a fan of end-of-the-world apocalyptic stories and anything with bizarre humor, I was expecting a lot more from this book. The best part is the title. It's got a few clever ideas, but not that funny. Mostly, it's just one excuse for a gunfight after another.
I enjoyed this book more than I should have. It was very creative and fast paced. There was never a dull moment and it could have gotten away with being longer. I wouldn't hesitate to read a sequel if there ever is one.
Marla LePley
Interesting rendition of the world after "the end of the world". Old western meets Mad Max meets James Bond meets some dark, smoky strip club.
Marshall Richard
Dec 03, 2008 Marshall Richard rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone.
Recommended to Marshall by: Science fiction group on Suicidegirls.com
It was like reading a story from the game Fallout. i loved that game, and i loved this book. Certainly one way the apocalypse could go.
Chuck Pratt
I could try to write some sort of review, but all I can say is that it's every bit as awesome as the title indicates it will be.
Was browsing the SciFi shelf at Barnes and Noble, when this book caught my eye. When I plucked off the shelf and read the book jacket it just sounded too promising to pass up.

"Part Christopher Moore, part Quentin Tarantino, Victor Gischler is a raving, badass genius."--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Map of Bones and Black Order (Hmm, I should check those out).

With a plug like that, Go-Go Girls had a lot to live up to. Well, it doesn't disappoint. Biting humor, interesting ch...more
It was my birthday last month and as always I got a gift card for Barnes & Noble which is just about the perfect gift. Also, as always, there were just too many books that I wanted to buy but couldn't afford and narrowing my choices down from a few hundred books to four books was a challenging task. It was a task I took on with vigor and relish though and then I realized that I shouldn't have eaten so much of that relish as it gave me stomach cramps. Anyhow, one of the books I decided upon w...more
Kara Jorges
Since the world started falling apart right around the same time as Mortimer Tate’s marriage, he was well prepared. He maxed out three credit cards and built a cabin by a mountaintop cave, and rode out the apocalypse there. Nine years later, when he has to kill three men who wander into his territory, he realizes he misses the rest of the world and it’s time to come off the mountain and see what’s left of it.

He finds that the world is a changed place, and very dangerous. When the first person he...more
Shedrick Pittman-Hassett
Nine years after "The Fall" (a series of natural and man-made disasters that result in the collapse of civilization), Mortimer Tate emerges from his hidey-hole and kills the first person he encounters due to a case of mistaken intentions. Loneliness and an inexplicable need to find his estranged wife drive him to cross the post-apocalyptic South and learn how to survive in the violent new world that has emerged while he hid in his cave. As he struggles to make his way, he gets caught up in a sui...more
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“Mortimer had maxed three credit cards stocking the cave with canned goods and medical supplies and tools and everything a man needed to live through the end of the world. There were more than a thousand books along shelves in the driest part of the cave. There used to be several boxes of pornography until Mortimer realized that he'd spent nearly ten days in a row sitting in the cave masturbating. He burned the dirty magazines to keep from doing some terrible whacking injury to himself.” 5 likes
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