The Pisstown Chaos

The Pisstown Chaos

Book - 2008
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The Pisstown Chaos is a novel about disease and forced-relocation. Political power seems to be solely in the hands of one Reverend Herman Hooker, an "American Divine" who revels in the peoples' suffering as they are "shifted" (separated from -- and then randomly coupled with -- one another) by decree every five years. There are up-shifts, down-shifts, and side-shifts, but no attempt to make harmonious pairings. Chaos rages on as parasitic infestations spread and the Reverend rules with an iron fist from his Templex headquarters, spouting platitudes to the ever-moving masses.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008.
ISBN: 9780979663673
0979663679
9781933368641
1933368640
Branch Call Number: SCI FI Ohle David 06/2008
Characteristics: 196 p. ;,21 cm.

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gnarly_authenticity Aug 03, 2013

Takes the stern Midwestern American satire of W.S. Burroughs to new levels of disgust, horror, invention and black humor. Often stomach-turning (as was "Age of Sinatra", the prequel). Every page has perfectly polished little gems of poetic imagery and neologisms of nightmare catchiness.

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