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Karaoke of Blood [Kindle Edition]

John D. Thomas
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The New York Times says the title of "Karaoke of Blood" is in the running for the best of 2011! Playboy says, "It’s a plot that would have Dan Brown’s head spinning." Karaoke of Blood is the story of an aging lounge singer living in Chicago who has a mysterious gift. That gift leads him to be involved in a scheme run by the Catholic church and the mob to raise money to pay for the church's sexual molestation lawsuits. As Tom Waits would say, a lot of girls, a lot of action. The author is the former editor of and contributing editor at Playboy magazine. He has also been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Playboy magazine, Chicago Tribune and The Village Voice and is an adjunct professor in the English Department at Columbia College in Chicago.

Product Details

  • File Size: 275 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Strayhorn Press (April 16, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003HS54VW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #996,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Praise for the Mundane, which Is Anything But May 10, 2012
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"God doesn't appear in the extreme, he is there, always and constantly, in the everyday, in the mundane, which is anything but." Even as his characters distract themselves from the obvious and drive themselves to pain and poverty, grasping desperately for miracles and signs from God, John Thomas adheres faithfully to the spirit of these words. He breathes life into his creation through painstaking attention to detail in spoken vernacular, scene setting, and perhaps most notably, inclusion of every type of human bodily fluid. Even as the plot darkens, the reader finds he can't look away from the unfolding of the terrible spectacle that has by now become so intimately and uncomfortably familiar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars let it bleed September 25, 2011
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This send-up of organized religion is great fun and while bitter on the surface, essentially sweet at its creamy center. Along with its jabs at the church, it also lands a few against organized crime, the disorganized media and the great unwashed. If "The Day of the Locust" were set in South Park, it might look something like this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The product of a twisted mind August 11, 2011
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I used to work with John Thomas at an alternative newspaper and I could tell he was going to write a book like this one day... ;-) Buy it, you will not regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sacrilicious! August 2, 2011
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this is a really entertaining read with plenty of surprises including the major plot turn that i didn't see coming...frank mancuso, the main character is so well defined & described, i had a vivid image of him as well as a clearly defined voice in my head throughout the journey. also, i really like the interesting narrative experiments. a well-written, original tale told by a talented new writer!
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