What do you get when you blow up a huge sombrero, are gifted with Bruce Dickenson's poo, crash a bratmobile, and a Bassett hound named Idjit Galoot is...moreWhat do you get when you blow up a huge sombrero, are gifted with Bruce Dickenson's poo, crash a bratmobile, and a Bassett hound named Idjit Galoot is your tour guide on one incredible, zany trip full of mayhem and madness? Why this book of course!
This is one book you'll want to pick up if you're in the mood for offbeat, off kilter kind of humor. Lance Carbuncle is the master wordsmith of this hilariously disgusting book, and I mean it in the best way possible! So, don't delay, pick up this fantastic book today. Trust me you'll be glad you did.(less)
Dr. Reverend Lance Carbuncle has done it again by sending his readers on a wild ride of murder and mayhem.
Grundish is Askew's best friend and platonic...moreDr. Reverend Lance Carbuncle has done it again by sending his readers on a wild ride of murder and mayhem.
Grundish is Askew's best friend and platonic life partner. He's always there to clean up Askew's messes and tells him that he will keep his promise to kill him if the cops ever show up to arrest him.
Askew is one crazy mo-fo! He's not very smart and is always miss-pronouncing things. For instance, at the end of the story when the police are chasing them Askew says, "They're behind us. There's a chopper closing in. If they haven't holmed in on us yet, they're going to any minute." He's also Grundish's best friend and is in love with a young prostitute named Dora.
Turleen is my most favorite character in this story and is Askew's great Aunt. She's the one that brings humor to the situations Grundish and Askew find themselves in. She's a one lung fiery old lady who carries a throwing knife on her inner thigh underneath her bright red dress and has a fondness for hand-rolled filter less cigarettes.
Alf is an ancient burro who was rescued by Jerry, so he wouldn't have to perform any more donkey shows in Mexico. He's so old he coughs up bezoars (and if you don't know what they are you should read this book because they are explained in vivid detail) which is pretty disgusting yet highly entertaining at the same time.
All in all, a wildly entertaining journey that may or may not end badly, but I'll let you discover that for yourself.
More comedy than tragedy, the main character Marv Pushkin is the biggest douche nozzle this side of the apocalypse has ever seen and...moreThis book is rawr!
More comedy than tragedy, the main character Marv Pushkin is the biggest douche nozzle this side of the apocalypse has ever seen and he totally gets his just desserts.
I guarantee that you will hate, abhor, and want to take your hostilites out on this character, while laughing at his stupidity all the while. But don't take my word for it, check this book out (and the audio files on Mykle's website) and enjoy the carnage. Trust me you'll be glad you did!(less)
You made me spit grape juice out of my nose on Public Transportation on the way to my day job because your short stories are so...moreDear Patrick Wensink -
You made me spit grape juice out of my nose on Public Transportation on the way to my day job because your short stories are so humorous. Now my book looks like it was sprayed with a blood machine. Sure it adds character to the book itself but my nose hurt for the rest of the day and I received quite a few WTF looks while I attempted to clean up before the bus got to my stop.
However, any book that elicits that kind of response from a lowly reader like myself, I consider to be an excellent book and one that I will revisit when life is being way too serious and I need a bizarre, surreal, comedic gold moment to take the edge off.
Thank you for writing such a wonderful compilation of short shorts. I enjoyed every single one of them and feel as if they went by way too fast. Now I can't wait to see what your next novel will be like.
A cute intergalactic planetary fable. I really liked 898's rubbery green foo-dog ninja alien ways especially during the action scenes with the doomsho...moreA cute intergalactic planetary fable. I really liked 898's rubbery green foo-dog ninja alien ways especially during the action scenes with the doomshooter. These are the moments that moved this book along nicely. Also, when reading this invasive novel, you will see that some inspiration came from classic tales such as Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Humpty Dumpty, and Jack in the Bean Stalk with bizarre twists and turns that gave these old favorites a fresh new spin for sure.
However, the end was where I felt this read fell a bit short for me. I mean it just kind of ended rather abruptly and I guess I was looking for something more. Doesn't mean you shouldn't read this one because you should, but to those of you who like strong endings this one might leave you a bit unsatisfied, but I'll let you make that call for yourself.
All in all, I certainly enjoyed this book and I'm very much looking forward to reading something else by David Barbee in the future.
This book is pulpy goodness like when you accidentally buy high pulp orange juice instead of no pulp and take the first sip and choke on all the pulp...moreThis book is pulpy goodness like when you accidentally buy high pulp orange juice instead of no pulp and take the first sip and choke on all the pulp because you're not expecting it but then you realize it's really good and you'll never go back to no pulp. That's how this book was for me.
I don't want to give too much away about this book because it's a must read for those fans of the bizarro and noir groups. However, I will highlight some of my favorite parts.
First of all, I throughly enjoyed all the squid connotations. The squid ashtray that kept popping up in every story, squid drugs, and stinky squid winds, were just fantastic.
Secondly, I throughly enjoyed the tale of the Longheads and the ending was really very creepy but really very good all at the same time.
Finally, and my most favorite part of the whole story was Little Bing Bong, The Apocalyptic Donkey. He just rocks in all his many forms he takes on throughout the three novellas that make up one smashing novel, but don't take my word for it. Get a copy for yourself today and give it a try. You'll be glad you did. (less)
Private Eye Satan Donut goes on a treasure hunt to solve a mysterious disappearance. While he's on this fantastic voyage, a lot of very strange things...morePrivate Eye Satan Donut goes on a treasure hunt to solve a mysterious disappearance. While he's on this fantastic voyage, a lot of very strange things happen including but not limited to the fact that Satan and his sister, riot grrl and writer of bad poetry, Etta Donut, must dress up as Mini and Mickey Mouse respectively in order to hunt down the Hebraic Hitmen, who are the only ones who can tell them where to find the mimes that will eventually lead them to the person they're looking for. Don't worry though the story doesn't end there, oh no, there's a lot more at the end that I'm not going to tell you about.
The number one thing I enjoyed about this book is the tongue in cheek humor. For instance on page 162 Satan realizes he hadn't cleaned his kitchen and he finds a paramecium named Carl who told him a few jokes that were quite cilia. It's these moments that make the book quite good.
I also, liked that each chapter has a sponsor from the commercial-entertainment state of degradation. For instance the last chapter of the book is sponsored by Monsanto-Wal-Mart-General Motors-Shell-Phillip Morris-NBC-Mary Kay, Inc. Owning your soul since 2001.
And last but certainly not least, if you have crazy parents who call you at the most inappropriate times, like when a mad scientist is about to morph you into a cockroach so you can survive the next apocalypse, then you should most certainly pick up this enjoyable book from David2 today! Just don't tell him I told you that, ok? Thanks :)(less)
If you like Salvador Dali, you'll enjoy this book.
David Glum was first a writer. Then a napper. Then a beard grower. After that he became an unemploye...moreIf you like Salvador Dali, you'll enjoy this book.
David Glum was first a writer. Then a napper. Then a beard grower. After that he became an unemployed philosopher. Then an adventurer, until finally he found his calling as a dreamer.
Come along, if you dare, on this surreal journey with David and his father. It will be full of trippy bus rides, imposters, hallucinogenic sandwiches, Nefarions from the Malific ocean, elephant winds, lawn mowing maniacs, and last but certainly not least a flame called Brilliance.
That's all you get, so if you choose to embark on this adventure, my promise to you is that by the very end of this fantastic voyage, you too will know the secret behind "The Beard."
This great piece of literature is highly contagious and very humorous. I thoughly enjoyed Michael...moreThese tales thrizzled ma nizzle fo' shizzle!
This great piece of literature is highly contagious and very humorous. I thoughly enjoyed Michael Kupperman's twisted sense of humor. Some of the highlights included:
* Sex Blimps/Sex Holes * Boy Bank! * Pagus, Jesus' Half bro * NSYNC In "Pirate Scum We Are" * Snake 'N' Bacon * Night-time Toilet Section * How to recognize different kinds of trees and the criminals that hide behind them.
Oh, and let me mention one more time Pagus Jesus' half bro and Snake 'N' Bacon!
Just send $24.95 to Michael Kupperman today and you'll have this totally awesome book that will keep you up late at night laughing in only 3 -5 business days! Don't delay, act now as quantities are limited and going fast, but don't take my word for it!(less)
I devoured this book while I was lounging on the beach in Puerto Vallarta this past week.
Part medical mystery part mob story. I loved every minute of...moreI devoured this book while I was lounging on the beach in Puerto Vallarta this past week.
Part medical mystery part mob story. I loved every minute of it. I could never guess what would happen next and I throughly enjoyed the way Josh Bazell incorporated footnotes and interesting dialogue to engage my interest and keep me wondering.
Best book that I've read in a very long time and I can't wait to see what his next book will be.(less)
This is the first time I've come to the page to write a review and have found myself to be utterly speechless.
Let me be honest, I didn't know what to...moreThis is the first time I've come to the page to write a review and have found myself to be utterly speechless.
Let me be honest, I didn't know what to make of this book. It was one of the most bizarre and absurd tomes I have read to this day and I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't the kind of book I could read all at once. I had to read it in drips and drabs otherwise it would overwhelm me.
Now that I'm done and have thought about the book for a few days, I must admit that Matthew Revert is most certainly in the gutter but he's one of us who are looking at the stars. I think Oscar Wilde said that and I find it to be true of this author as well.
I am most certainly looking forward to the next absurd book to come from this author because he creates strange new worlds with his unique language and I had to admire the fact that he chooses his words carefully like a poet to create his strange images that will stick with me long after I put this book back on my shelf. (less)