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Will Viharo

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WILL "THE THRILL" VIHARO is a freelance writer and the author of several "gonzo pulp" novels including "A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge," "Freaks That Carry Your Luggage up to the Room," "Chumpy Walnut," "Lavender Blonde," "Down a Dark Alley," and the “Vic Valentine, Private Eye” series, the first of which, "Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me," has been optioned for a film by Christian Slater, reissued in 2013 by Gutter Books, which also published the new Vic Valentine novel "Hard-boiled Heart" in December, 2015.

Two science fiction novels, "It Came from Hangar 18" and "The Space Needler's Intergalactic Bar Guide," were written in collaboration with Scott Fulks, who added real science to Will's pulp.

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DIG THIS: Recently famous jazz cat Dmitri Matheny--who actually attended my Thrillville shows down in the Bay Area years ago, which I only found out when we finally hooked up in person here in Seattle--asked me if I'd be interested in reading a passage from my latest, Vic Valentine, Private Eye: 14 Vignettes, backed by his band at Seattle's legendary jazz joint, Tula's. Na Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.3 · 282 ratings · 77 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Love Stories Are Too Violen...

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Hard-Boiled Heart: A Vic Va...

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Fate Is My Pimp/Romance Tak...

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Things I Do When I'm Awake

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A Mermaid Drowns in the Mid...

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Down a Dark Alley

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“People tell me I live in the past. We all live in the past, I tell them, we just don't know it yet." ("Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me," Wild Card Press, 1995)”
Will Viharo

“But what the hell, I thought as I lay there in the dark. It could be souls rot away with the body, too. What did anything matter in the long run anyway, except memories? And they only lived on in corpses that couldn't talk.”
Will Viharo, Love Stories Are Too Violent for Me: The Definitive Rerelease of the Cult Classic

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“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
Charles Bukowski

“If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery--isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you'll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you're going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It's the only good fight there is.”
Charles Bukowski, Factotum

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”
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“Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.”
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“Sometimes you just have to pee in the sink.”
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