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The Bastardizer

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Bill Thunder is your average disaffected, world-weary misanthropic PI. He’s been there, done that, seen it all and got it remembered in the minutest, most obsessive detail. But this is a case that sees him tested to his limits.
There’s nothing unusual about a missing man... but things are a little more complicated when the missing person happens to share a name with the wor...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published 2009 by Clinicality Press
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Dissident Books
Of Jim Thompson’s novella “This World, Then the Fireworks,” Max Allan Collins remarked “reading it will be for some rather like drinking a can of frozen orange juice without adding the water.” That’s exactly how I feel about “The Bastardizer” by Bill Thunder. I don’t mean that either as praise or criticism. It’s just a fact.

Just the facts, ma’am. Well, nearly the just the facts. Facts plus mind-blowing violence, negativity, and misanthropy. Sounds like most hardboiled detective novels, doesn’t i...more
Christopher Nosnibor
So perhaps I’m rather biased where this book’s concerned. After all, I was one of the first to adopt ‘clinical brutality’ as a mode of writing, and I’m not wholly disconnected from all that Clinicality Press does.

Nevertheless, I knew that I had in my possession something special when I first saw an early manuscript for ‘The Bastardizer.’ Really, it packs some clout from the very start, and the plot’s got more twists and turns than I care to count. Yet there’s a lot more to it than plot. Indeed,...more
Simon
The Bastardizer by Bill Thunder
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This is modern pulp fiction at it's very best
from the mysterious Bill Thunder who is as the
name of the book suggests The Bastardizer who is
a Private Eye who is hired to find out what
happened to Michael Jackson, no not the general
in charge of the british army in Iraq or that
awful singer whose death meant the release of
this book got put back a few months while the
odd detail got changed or added, but a business
man whose tangled...more
Andrew Grisdale
Like a proper pulp crime novel I'll keep this review short and to the point. This is great. If I had to sum it up in two words they'd be "motor" and "boat".
Kate
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Jun 07, 2013
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