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Imagine Lenny Bruce as an OULIPO writer and you'll get some idea of what Ackerman's work is like, only it is better and funnier. Plot summary doesn't do Blaster justice but who else would write a story about a guy who makes a suit of sausages to attract the attention of a hefty blonde who lives in a room he can see from his window? Or about a guy who gets a bad reaction when he takes a stiff from the hospital morgue on a date to a restaurant? Ackerman, now based in Baltimore, is still banging ...more
words fail me. A trip to the brain that made the most sense when i was simultaneously listening to The Sun City Boys loudly. Then it all became clear! A collection of stories, art, letters, humour and mad frivolity that left me laughing, scratching my head and humming the theme from an imaginary spaghetti film noir western all at the same time.