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If you’ve encountered Walt Pilcher before, you’ll know to buckle up for a hair-raising ride. Everybody Shrugged is Walt’s first novel with Fantastic Books Publishing.

Hold tight to your car, French fries, beer, cigarettes, fluoride toothpaste, sexy underwear, bacon, butter, coffee, and anything else that tastes good, feels good, or is fun to do because here comes Congress
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Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published December 20th 2017 by Fantastic Books Publishing
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Penny Grubb
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A timely tale of government overreach with Pythonesque overtones

It’s advertised as a tale of government overreach on steroids. And it is! Pilcher's humour is Pythoesque, but the story unfolds with a terrible feel of inevitable internal logic that you can only stand back and watch. Obsessions, self-interest, naivety, corruption and plain malice play cat and mouse as the characters and factions jockey for position, each chasing their own absurd goal, and all rushing unaware towards an outcome that
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Stuart Aken
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humour
Humour in any book is a gamble. We don’t all see with the same eyes. Whilst this novel rarely made me laugh out loud, I did smile and grin a lot, so it was a positive experience. That it managed this while dealing with such issues as government incompetence (this in a fictitious USA, rather than the ongoing real incompetence currently occurring there and in UK), narcissistic leadership, the corrupting power of leadership, and the proliferation of dangerous substances that have never been checked ...more
Rocky Colavita
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All the way from Cao Dung, Vietnam to the U. S. White House "Shrugged" is a story of a dedicated scientist's efforts to save America and Americans from a myriad of harmful substances and the efforts of those who want him to knock it off. Be prepared to laugh! As one of the book's main characters, a gentleman of Chinese and Irish decent might say, "Dis is a vely good lead."
Walt Pilcher
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
As the author of this fine, entertaining and hilarious yet thoughtful book, I can assure you with the utmost objectivity that you will love it!
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