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Ryan Speck

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An "author of things", Ryan Speck grew up on a diet of science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, but quickly found himself far too easily distracted to be suitably literary. Already churning out a thin gruel of absurd ideas and bad poetry, Ryan saw a book review in Entertainment Weekly of a Russian author who wrote absurdist stories, such as one mentioned about a man hiding a stick of butter in his mouth. Already two thirds of the way there, Ryan re-dedicated himself to the idea of writing stupid, vulgar, absurd comedies that six people would find interesting. He quickly invented his own fictional world in the city of Oberwalz and somehow managed to shoehorn in far too many tales about the bizarre metropolis. These days, he actually writes ...more

Average rating: 4.25 · 4 ratings · 1 review · 1 distinct work
The Big Rusty Lie

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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The Big Rusty Lie (Humor)
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Description: Bernardo Walterhaus is a detective on a mission: find a missing heiress that no one can seem to locate. Armed with cunning wit, luck, and an unerring ability to find trouble, Bernardo will solve the case with the help of his bodyguard/driver and a pack of the most vulgar and violent cops you could have on your side. Bernardo will find an unlikely solution, without a clue or a good idea, as long as the mercenaries, gnomes, orderlies, exploding castles, fake Germans, angry competitors, plane crashes, burning office buildings, board meetings, boiling chocolate, fratboys, and criminal masterminds don't get him first. A surreal comedy caper from Ryan Speck.
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