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Guy Psycho and the Ziggurat of Shame

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In this stumbling adventure, an alcoholic lounge singer must re-enact the epic of Gilgamesh inside a mountain in Tennessee.

Guy Psycho and the Postmodernaires are broke. An enigmatic billionaire offers them five million dollars for a private performance of their lounge act. Somehow, that performance includes re-enacting an ancient Assyrian epic deep inside a mountain in Te
Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Beating Windward Press
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Eugenio Negro
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it

Guy Psycho shows King's noteworthy love of comic books and B movies, documented on his site under "curatory of schlock." The reader gets a strong sense when reading down Guy Psycho's relatively slender spine that the novel, far from being one of those "serious" books, is to be read as a comic-book ride, which is appropriate since Gilgamesh began as the comic book of its day, as did Faust.

Right away this writer liked how the s
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Sure it's kind of a re-telling of Gilgamesh, but it reads like a surf/tiki-noir filtered through Lot 49-era Pynchon.

The energy of the book reminded me of the best parts of the old Choose Your Own Adventure novels, too.
D J Rout
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to have to read this again to get all the references, which is why it gets five stars.
Guy Psycho, his band and dancing troupe meet up with a rich colletor who had got not only a first edition of Ulysses, but also the world's oldest ziggurat. The 18-member roupe, including their accountant, plunge into this building in order to find the 13th tablet in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
A story that gets a narrative hook out of the oldest creative work, The Epic of Gilgamesh and meshes that in with r
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John King is the host of the world’s greatest creative writing podcast, The Drunken Odyssey, as featured on “best of ” lists by Book Riot and The Millions. He holds an MFA in fiction writing from New York University, and a doctorate in English from Purdue University. His work appears in the anthologies 15 Views of Orlando, Other Orlandos, and Condoms and Hot Tubs Don’t Mix, as well as in journals, ...more