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"One part Doctor Who, one part Hustler Magazine, and the most fun you'll have reading cosmic smut."
- Jeff Burk, author of Shatnerquake

"A wonderfully ridiculous book . . . delivers imagination balanced by genuinely caring and adept writing."
- Kris Saknussemm, author of The Humble Assessment

The Time Pimp has been saving the galaxy by getting history's most important figure
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Paperback, 186 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Eraserhead Press
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Bob/Sally
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bizarre-extreme
I love the whole Bizarro genre, I really do, but I really have to be in the right mood to enjoy it. Otherwise, what I should have expected to enjoy as brilliantly twisted and satiric can tend to come across as juvenile and in bad taste. Sadly, with the holidays looming, cold and flu season running through the house, and my office announcing the termination of 300 people in the new year, finding that right mood has been more difficult than normal.

Time Pimp came recommended to me as "one part Doct
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Ms. Nikki
Is there such as thing as smart bizarro? You haven't heard of it? Well, we'll assume Garrett just created it. You gotta use your mind, man, if you plan on getting engulfed in this super-intelligent, super-fun, pimptastically playeristic read right here!

Welcome to Netzach. The land where your fantasies can can be fulfilled...for a price.
Time Pimp is one smooth ass playa, going where his shoes tell him. He's all about pleasing his Clients so he can get paid. In Netzach a freaky sex function that
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Pedro Proença
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
This books was... strange.

Don't get me wrong, I love bizarro fiction just as the next guy, but this book in particularly is very different.

Time Pimp is... well, a Time Pimp who must fight against his brother, the evil Death Pimp, who wishes to rule all timestreams with his Morality Front, a cult-like religion that bring corpses back to life to pimp then out to clients. And he does this with the help of a panda cientist and a leather-clad nun.

This is a very inteligent book, with references that v
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Esther
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My friend Abi says "There are so many ways to be culturally edgy, but what I'm most interested in is the story the edginess tells, and who wins in it."
This book is edgy, filthy, and I loved it. It's about sex, power and love. Also time travel and predatory alien races. It's sneaky with its sophistication and is a rocking good time. The pacing is deft and the ending kicked me in the chest.
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Marvin
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bizarro, humor
It is a little hard to describe Garret Cook's satirical bizarro romp Time Pimp. The main reason is because Jeff Burk has already made the best comparison with "One part Doctor Who, one part Hustler Magazine". I can not top that but while reading this hilariously rude and not-so-crude delight I couldn't help thinking Kurt Vonnegut meets R. Crumb. I think I will just have to go with "the most obscene, offensive and hilarious meeting in time and space since Barbarella shagged Superfly". You can go ...more
Devi
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: bizarro, invader-quim
Like reading the hastily scrawled visions of someone's fever dream after they've watched too many Blacksploitation and bad sci-fi movies.

Time Pimp is an incredibly difficult book to review. It wavered wildly from scenes so strange and self-consciously offensive as to be boring to moments of sound storytelling that softened my feelings toward the book. The message of the book is, overall, one of love and it does come across clearly despite the messed up scenery and perhaps there is some great bea
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Osama
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice Bizarro

It's my first time to read for Garrett Cook but it was a good read and I've enjoyed it so much going through time.
If you like bizarro and intelligent novels which make you think deeply to get the real and hidden meaning behind the story then it's for you. I liked the novel so much and recommend it!
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Derek
Oct 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Pretty rough read. There were moments of intelligence, but they were few and far between.
Sheldon
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
What happens when you mix pimps, time travel, pandas, and leather nuns inside the brain of a deranged bizarro author? You get Time Pimp by Garrett Cook.

Now, I have to admit something: The only book by Garrett Cook I've read until now was Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective , which I was not the biggest fan of. It was okay, but even accounting for its noir feel, it still felt very bleak and seemed to be missing a lot the fun that such a situation should have had. Or at least that was my take. So
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Scott
Feb 05, 2014 rated it liked it
From the title and cover I was expecting a totally popcorn read, quick and fun without too much behind it. I was surprised by the depth of the story and the metaphysical aspects of it. My expectations worked against me a bit because I wasn't prepared to actually think and I started to get lost at times.

While one story, Time Pimp is split in to four novella sized chunks. This took away from the cohesion as a whole because I enjoyed certain sections much more than others. My favorite is "The Vienn
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John Bruni
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
The time traveling adventures of a pimp as he's joined by historical figures like Dante, Edgar Allan Poe and Elvis (in addition to fictional characters like Dracula and Sherlock Holmes)? Hands down, I am in. This book is hilarious! I think my favorite part is the murder mystery that involves Holmes and Poe in addition to Caligula, Ayn Rand, Sylvia Plath and others. But then again, the trial of Time Pimp is also amazing. The Council is just a mind-blower (and so is Time Pimp's sentence). And then ...more
William Harrigan
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Time pimp is a story of love and death told through skillful use of unrestricted imagery. The writing of this novel is funny and entertaining, while the ideas contained within are clearly illustrated and emotionally griping. The experience of Time Pimp is that of following a rouge imagination, through sexual and violent adventures, to an intimate dance between Eros and Thanatos. The heroes do not always act amiably, but this is a story of Eros and Thanatos, not good and evil. I was moved to both ...more
Chris
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: bizarro, time-travel
I had been looking forward to reading this book since it's release, but overall I felt it came up a bit short. I received an early copy of this and hope some corrections were made before release (quite a few little typos). A couple of things that bugged me were the fact that when the story goes back to Teddy Roosevelt's White House it's 1911 [he was president from 1901-1909] and Viola's name is changed to Olivia for all of pg. 142. ...more
Daveski
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I liked this more than I was expecting to. It's extremely silly, obviously, but the story is actually pretty engaging and the writing is mostly very good. Not for everyone, as it is quite vulgar and extremely bizarro, but I had a lot of fun with it. ...more
NumberLord
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bizarro, humor
Sherlock Holmes, a vampire Ayn Rand, Pandas, the Vienna Job.

From the Hot Tub of Justice, Garrett Cook represents.
Karla
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh, some good parts but the story line was fairly disjointed.
Booked podcast
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
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Robb
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Hear the completee review on my podcast: http://www.bookedpodcast.com/2014/02/... ...more
Chris Eager
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
At times silly, and at times vertiginous and thought provoking.
Cyma Khan
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bizarro
Loved this ride!
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