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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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I didn't plan on writing another book any time soon, my latest, THINGS I DO WHEN I’M AWAKE, is a very short one. But one day I woke up with this title in my head, and just started writing. I had no plot in mind, just a general concept. Then I realized I was channeling my mother, Charlotte Anne Glenn, who actually passed away right in the middle of its creation. That event definitely affected... Read more of this blog post »
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Riveting, emotionally charged, psychologically complex and action-packed neo-noir thriller in the tradition of classic grindhouse rape 'n' revenge cinema like "Thriller: A Cruel Picture" and "I Spit On Your Grave."
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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)”
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“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.”
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