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D*CKED: Dark Fiction Inspired by Dick Cheney [Kindle Edition]

Ken Bruen , Scott Phillips , Harry Hunsicker , Bill Fitzhugh , Tony Black , Hilary Davidson , Marcus Sakey , Greg Bardsley , Jedidiah Ayres , Kieran Shea
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The parameters of the dare were simple.

No rules, no quarter.

Make him a hero. Make him a perp. Make him a throwaway reference. Whatever fired the writer's imagination...all amalgamated into an anthology unequaled and inspired by the most vexing juggernaut of modern American politics — Dick Cheney.

Tearing out of wilderness comes D*CKED, satirical Deathmobile – dark, sleek, and muscled-out. Get ready to laugh and run for cover. You’re about to get D*CKED.

"Old hands and new voices give a no-holds-barred effort and don’t let up until the job is done. The stories will hit you hard, knock you down, make you laugh, make you think. From provocative to hilarious to dark to devious, D*CKED delivers a hell of a ride.”
Sophie Littlefield, author of A Bad Day For Pretty and A Bad Day For Scandal

“A demented, sardonic take on America’s only memorable Vice President. This is the magnificent bastard writ large: Dick Cheney as profane éminence grise, as curmudgeonly killer and murderous memorist … as laconic lothario and quippy Machiavelli. … I loved this sucker “BIG TIME,” as DC himself would say.”
Craig McDonald, author of One True Sentence and El Gavilan

“Until I read D*CKED, I had no reason to be glad that Dick Cheney was born.”
Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil’s Territory

The D*CKED website:

Patricia Abbott
Cameron Ashley
Jedidiah Ayres
Greg Bardsley
Eric Beetner
Tony Black
Ken Bruen
Jimmy Callaway
Rachel Canon
Hilary Davidson
Jason Duke
Bill Fitzhugh
Matthew C. Funk
Harry Hunsicker
Kieran Shea
Nancy Lee Philcox (designer)
Scott Phillips
Keith Rawson
Mark Richardson
Al Riske
Marcus Sakey
Owen Smith (artist)
Steve Weddle

Product Details

  • File Size: 792 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: D*CKED Industries (August 22, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IQZQ8W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,856 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Snarl November 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Is there any figure in politics more mysterious than Dick Cheney? Seemed like from day one he was holed up in an "undisclosed location." From wherever that was, he ran the show for eight years and through god knows how many quadruple bypass surgeries. The man is definitely an enigma.

So I was interested to see what the writers for D*CKED (ed. Kieran Shea, Greg Bardsley and Jedidiah Ayres) would come up with, how they would represent America's own Murderous Cyborg.

No problem with imagination here -- Dick morphs from a superhero to an S&M junkie to a troll to a statue to a sex toy... all while sporting that trademark snarl.

This is a cracking collection of stories by reliable crime fiction authors all with a unique take on The Veep. I particularly liked Rachel Canon's "Neighborhood Watch." A down-on-his-luck Cheney makes a voyage to a dystopian suburb, meeting up with some nasty soccer moms. I hadn't read any of Canon's work before but I will definitely be on the lookout in the future.

In Cameron Ashley's hilarious "Codename: Balladeer," a catchy pop song sweeps the nation... and then finds its real calling as a device to torture prisoners into divulging information. And you thought waterboarding was bad.

Kieran Shea's "Anne Gets a Ride" is yet another example of why he's one of the best writers in crime fiction today. He takes the bus device from Speed, adds in Cheney as a super hero, and tells the story from the perspective of a vapid California girl. Brilliant.

Plenty of other good ones in here from Ken Bruen, Steve Weddle, Jimmy Callaway, Patti Abbott, Hilary Davidson and many more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hillary spanked it! September 18, 2011
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There are so many contributors in this collection, it's tough to pick out the weakest. One had me sobbing, others got a nonchalant shrug. The volume started with kick assed intentions and sorta fizzled at the end. To be fair, it's tough to top Hillary Davidson's imagining of Dick. I'll come back to it again and again. Cool read.
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Very Funny. Even include a story by Ken Bruen, the best living crime noir author and my favorite. If you've spent time thinking of innovative ways to do away with Cheney, you'll laugh out loud at these stories.
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