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When demons burn her life to the ground, a waitress squeezes into a stranger’s stolen rental van and embarks on a journey of evil-fighting and bad road coffee. As Maggie’s past recedes in the rearview, questions arise:

• What happens when a vampire decides to stop drinking blood?
• How long should one irradiate an apple pie in a convenience store microwave?
• Are all demon
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Paperback, 226 pages
Published January 9th 2018 by Object Publishing (first published January 1st 2018)
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Jen
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I won an advanced readers copy of this novel. Basically, I had a very small window of knowledge as to what I was getting myself into here. Supernatural elements and humor, according to the rear cover, with plenty of illustrations. Mmkay.

Well. I certainly found myself laughing long and hard at some of the trials faced by our ragtag quartet of protagonists. Let it be said they all had guts in the face of some scary-ass axe-wielding antagonists. The author did nothing to allay my fears of gas masks
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Sarah Furger
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Very weird but charming. Unlike anything I’ve read. It has some major Twin Peaks vibes, which is probably why I like it so much. “Macho asshole. Hated evil.”
Laurie
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Out of the thousands of books I've read in my life, this is the only time I've ever laughed out loud while reading the introductory pages.
Paige
The book is crazy. It's also entertaining and humorous.
I won an ARC of this book in a goodreads giveaway.
Tom Pappalardo
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reviews of earlier incarnations of Broken Lines:

"It is so unlike everything else that I have ever read that I hate to make any sort of comparisons."
— BlogCritics Magazine

"...a classic oddity, full of strangeness and lunacy...a solidly creative effort."
— Comics Waiting Room

"It is intelligent, entertaining, and in a word, freaking awesome."
— Broken Frontier

"[Pappalardo] has steeped Broken Lines in various literary traditions that suggest he’s at least walked by a library or two, the sense of h
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Tom Pappalardo is a graphic designer, writer, cartoonist, and musician. He is the author of the illustrated novel Broken Lines, the humor essay collection One More Cup Of Coffee, and Everything You Didn't Ask For, a comic collection you could probably laugh at a little bit. He lives in a manky old house in western Massachusetts with a little cat named Charlie.

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