Saturday, May 3, 2008

Guns, girls and alcohol ... oh my!

Publisher's Weekly has weighed in on my forthcoming novel. I'm pretty darn happy. Check it out:


Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse Victor Gischler. Touchstone, $14 paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-4165-5225-3

Guns, girls and alcohol occupy almost every inch of this raucous thrill ride, providing nonstop opportunities for both action and comedy. After coming down from his mountain bunker, insurance salesman Mortimer Tate finds a world that is postapocalyptic by way of early '90s action films. Mortimer's quests to find his ex-wife and discover his own purpose serve as a strong center line through a haze of madcap events. He and "Buffalo" Bill, a man obsessed with the idea of cowboys as a postcivilized focal point, encounter a wide cast of characters along their journeys, including foul-mouthed, gun-toting Sheila, who at times seems the best adapted to the harsh new world. The trio hop from one explosive encounter to another, often with the thinnest of reasons. Despite the frontier violence and sketchy plot, the humor of this armageddon western is woven deeply enough to keep Mortimer's adventures feeling like a party. (July)


Not perfect (but I like frontier violence!) but I'm extremely pleased. Thanks, PW. You get a cookie.


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2 comments:

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Now that is cool.

John D. said...

Yeah, what Patrick said.