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Gutmouth [Kindle Edition]

Gabino Iglesias
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He has a mouth in his gut. An obnoxious, toothy, foul-mouthed, pig of a mouth. Luckily, his girlfriend doesn't seem to mind. Marie, the one-legged stripper and cyber-prostitute love of his life is very accepting of it. And then a little too accepting. What would you do if your girlfriend cheated on you with the voracious yapper under your belly button? If you live in Gutmouth's world-a bleak city where gruesome, spontaneous mutations are no big deal, klepto-roaches take anything not tied-down, drugs turn pain into pleasure, consumers are tortured for growing food, and your best friend is a misogynistic rat-man-you might do something crazy. And what if you got caught?

Editorial Reviews


"Gutmouth is one of the juiciest, slimiest, sleaziest things I've come across. Dripping black noir set in a world you can practically smell thanks to Gabino's excellent descriptive passages and wonderfully whacked imagination. One of the best New Bizarro Author Series books I've read."
- Steve Lowe, author of Samurai Vs. Robo-Dick and Mio Padre, Il Tumore

"Gabino Iglesias's passion for the bizarro genre is loud and clear in his debut novella Gutmouth. I thoroughly enjoyed myself while spending time in the strange world Gabino has created. Now if you'll excuse me, it's time for my Algolagnix injection, and if you need me, I'll be at the Ampu-titties Club."
- Shane Mckenzie, author of All You Can Eat and Muerte Con Carne

"Gutmouth is partway between Ugly Americans and that old Pixy comic book. In the best possible way. Consistently, persistently inventive, lots of peek-through-the-fingers scenes, and it's got a very nice structure to it."
- Stephen Graham Jones, author of The Last Final Girl and Growing Up Dead in Texas

"If you like your bizarro awesome, gritty, twisted, a little stomach turning and you want to be severely entertained, then this is a book for you."
- Rants Raves Views and Reviews

"Gutmouth's world is one of gruff brutality, genital mutilation centers, amputee prostitutes, and kleptomaniac roaches, all struggling to make it day-to-day in a city shattered by corporate invasion and decadence taken to Bizarro extremes. Brutal and bleak as a Burroughs routine, but just as shockingly strange and perversely funny, Gutmouth has plenty to offer readers with a taste for the extreme. Iglesias is an author to watch."
- Ross E. Lockhart, author of Chick Bassist

Product Details

  • File Size: 385 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press (February 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BEPHW88
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brutal,Bleak Noir Decadence November 22, 2012
Gabino Iglesias's NBAS debut GUTMOUTH is gritty mutant noir, filled with desperation, murder, and a guy with a mouth in his gut. A company enforcer, driven to violence by the lecherous, foul-mouthed parasite Philippe, Gutmouth Dedmon languishes in a fleshy pink jail cell, watched by giant eyeballs and guarded by a squid. Gutmouth's world is one of gruff brutality, genital mutilation centers, amputee prostitutes, and kleptomaniac roaches, all struggling to make it day-to-day in a city shattered by corporate invasion and decadence taken to Bizarro extremes. Brutal and bleak as a Burroughs routine, but just as shockingly strange and perversely funny, GUTMOUTH has plenty to offer readers with a taste for the extreme. Iglesias is an author to watch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Grotesque February 27, 2013
In his debut novel, Gabino Iglesias, has secured himself as one of my new favorite authors in this crazy genre called bizarro. Gabino has done something here most writers only wish to do: take all the things they love and weave them into something that is entirely its own beast. One of the things that makes it worth your time, aside from the insanity of it all, is his prose. The world he has created is filled with nothing good. It's ugly, brutal, and violent, but he writes about it with such poetic flare, that it all becomes beautifully grotesque and you never want to leave. It took me four days to finish the 84 pages because I kept going back to re-read passages. The writing is that good. I would put this up there with the best of early William S. Burroughs, and David Cronenberg. I seriously can't wait for Gabino's next book. It's a good thing I have this fantastic little book filled with body mutations and perverse sex to hold me over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disgusting, Disturbing, Brilliant August 15, 2013
By bahrfly
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I started this book during a long wait in a doctor's office. It made my mammogram seem as mild as a malted milkshake in comparison (lotsa boobs doing lotsa things in this book. The femme fatale has three!) A book that hides heady concepts (like "hegemony is like energy. It can be transformed, but never destroyed") in a pus-leaking, erotic-mutilating, dystopian fantasy-nightmare world, but it's still just about guy who loves a girl and his gut gets in the way. This book is disgusting, nauseating, hilarious and brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holy strange May 22, 2013
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I don't generally venture into the Bizarro world, but with Gutmouth I was treated with a twisted fantasy that really left me scratching my head in the best way possible. Gutmouth is like a cross of a Mr. Bungle song with Blade Runner, it's got this dystopian sex and violence thing going on one minute, and morphs into a slew of curious thoughts on the human condition from the bleakest point of view possible. While I'm no scholar in this genre, I was enamored by the wit and skill of the presentation, and if anyone ever asks me what's the strangest thing I've read, Gutmouth wins that award tenfold. If you're looking for something that's just off the wall with concepts that defy logic and turn on the rainbow fist section of your brain, this is for you.

Gutmouth is a great place for someone to start with the Bizarro genre, and by all means should you seek out Gabino on twitter and ask him endless questions about where someone comes up with the idea for a guy who's got a British, spikey toothed mouth for a stomach, coupled with plug in and get weird sex toys brought to you by everyone's favorite conglomeration. Oh, and there is a one legged hooker with three boobs.

Get out and get weird with Gutmouth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gross-out Bizarro fun! February 12, 2013
So the New Bizarro Series Authors are in full effect again for this year. I'm a big fan of this series; I always try to read as many of them as I can. Unfortunately I usually don't end up reading as many as I would like. So I have read my first, and hopefully not last, of this year's bunch and I couldn't have picked a better one to start with.
Much like the title will tell you this book is about a guy with a mouth for a stomach. He goes by the name of David, his friend's call him Gut, and the mouth is named Philippe. It starts out with him in prison and for the most part he tells us the story of how he ended up there. But what a story it is. In a future where the corporate MegaCorp (Made me think of Work for MegaCorp and make MegaCorp work for you!) controls pretty much everything. David works as a hunter for the corporation. His job was to bring in the people who didn't pay their share to MegaCorp, or went against the company somehow. He tells us about meeting Maria, the one-legged stripper/prostitute that works at Ampu-titties and how their strange relationship grows. We meet David's friends, most of which work at the Genital Mutilation and Erotic Maiming Center at the bottom of his apartment complex. There are mutations and genetic modifications pushed well beyond ones common conception on most of these colorful characters.
Gutmouth is packed full of bizarre and just plain crazy concepts. Gabino Iglesias may have a pretty twisted mind, and I like it! Some parts of this book are so extreme that in a lesser author's hands it could come off as silly. And that right there may be one of the biggest surprises from him. If you didn't know going in you would not know this is his first book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Cautionary Tale (with Butt Lights).
My truest review would be a string of profane exclamations, all good, which Amazon won't allow.This is truly a bizarro book, and a bizarro world. Read more
Published 3 hours ago by Liam Sweeny
4.0 out of 5 stars Surreal, Crazy, Original, and Wonderful
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Published 1 day ago by Stewie
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A body horror story asks readers to become hyper-aware of their flesh; we must become attuned to a variety of sensations that will make us feel uncomfortable and disgusting. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Vincenzo Bilof
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I borrowed this book from a friend and was pleasantly surprised with it. It is not my usual read, but the decadence and dark humor makes this author someone I'd like to see more... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Ilian
5.0 out of 5 stars Ass-tonishing!!!
It's not every day that you get the chance to peek into the mind of one of those guys you meet at the gym. Particularly one that exercises his brain as much as his muscles. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mireille Ruiz
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It's Sunday night and I just cracked open my first beer of the evening. I need it - not because of the two baskets of dirty laundry staring at me from across the room, and no, not... Read more
Published 13 months ago by William Pauley III
5.0 out of 5 stars Body Horror at its Finest
Gutmouth is a bizarro novella from newcomer Gabino Iglesias and part of the New Bizarro Author Series which is meant to expose readers to a new wave of writers every year. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Grant Wamack
5.0 out of 5 stars All kinds of fun
Published in 2012 as part of the New Bizarro Author Series by Eraserhead Press, Gutmouth is author Gabino Iglesias' first book. Read more
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More About the Author

Gabino Iglesias was born somewhere, but then moved to a different place. He has worked as dog whisperer, witty communications professor, and ballerina assassin. Now he hides near a dumpster in Austin, Texas, where he works as a freelance journalist and impersonates a PhD student. His nonfiction has appeared in places like The New York Times, Z Magazine, El Nuevo Día, and others. The stuff that's made up has been published in places like Red Fez, Flash Fiction Offensive, Drunk Monkeys, Bizarro Central, Paragraph Line, Divergent Magazine, Cease, Cows, and a few horror, surrealist, and bizarro anthologies. When not writing or fighting ninja squirrels, he devours books and spits out reviews that are published in places like Verbicide, The Rumpus, Word Riot, Heavy Feather Review, The Lazy Fascist Review, Bookslut, Electric Literature, Atticus Review, Entropy, HorrorTalk, Necessary Fiction, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, Out of the Gutter, Spinetingler Magazine, Buzzy Mag, and a few other print and online venues. He's currently working on overcoming his crippling hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia.


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