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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Grindhouse Press (December 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098834842X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988348424
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,257,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Lowe is one of those authors who reinvents himself with each book and yet somehow maintains his voice intact. In Samurai Vs. Robo-Dick, Lowe delivers an action-packed tale that's as hilarious as weird fiction gets." - VERBICIDE

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"I've really enjoyed all of Steve Lowe's books, but Samurai Vs. Robo-Dick might just be his finest, most hilarious work to date." - GABINO IGLESIAS, author of Gutmouth

"... darkly humorous and completely insane to the point of making perfect sense... highly entertaining and intelligently written. Grab a copy and whistle the theme song to One Day At A Time until your family looks at you sideways... well-done, Steve Lowe!" - ERIC A. JACKSON, author of A Blind Eye to the Rearview

"The ending of this book is epic. I'm a big fan of Steve Lowe. His first book, Muscle Memory, is a Bizarro masterpiece. I think Samurai Vs Robo-Dick is his most accessible book. If you want to find out about this Steve Lowe guy, I recommend starting with this." - JUSTIN GRIMBOL, author of The Crud Masters

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The story unfolds as a fun, quick read.
JMKrasselt
This is the story of what it is like to live a sheltered suburban life, where there is nothing more to do than smoke pot and basically ignore the world around you.
Daniel Vlasaty - The Buffalo
I highly recommend it to anyone that loves the bizarre.
Scott L. Pratt

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Scott L. Pratt on April 24, 2013
Format: Paperback
As I was reading "samurai Vs. Robo-Dick I looked over to my friend, Jeff the Sloth and smiled gently. He was eating a pazki and jelly had dropped from his mouth onto his toolbelt. I was sitting on the Portico, as the Constabulary walked by. Jeff seemed upset at their presence, and yelled out to them, "Carry on my wayward son There'll be peace when you are done Lay your weary head to rest Don't you cry no more". The constabulary lead halted and stared for a brief second before saying, "Sobald ich stieg über den Lärm und Verwirrung Nur um einen Einblick jenseits dieser Illusion Ich wurde immer höher steigenden Aber ich flog zu hoch Obwohl meine Augen sehen konnte, war ich noch ein Blinder Obwohl mein Verstand denken konnte ich noch ein wütender Mann Ich höre die Stimmen, wenn ich trauma Ich kann hören, wie sie sagen"
I was upset that Jeff confronted the non-military police officers, and told him to tighten his toolbelt and go inside. He obliged, and I continued to read. I was upset that he was being such a robo-dick and distracted me from reading. As I read, I realized that I was wearing a brown shirt and had a stack of junk food at my side. Was the author writing about me? I was more intrigued. Did I mention that my wife is a redhead? Anyway. All was silent after Jeff disappeared into the house. I was able to finish the magnificent book. I highly recommend it to anyone that loves the bizarre. The book is really well thought out, and amazing. Just make sure your talking pet sloth is locked in his cage when the constabulary walks by.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Vlasaty - The Buffalo on January 7, 2013
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This is the story of what it is like to live a sheltered suburban life, where there is nothing more to do than smoke pot and basically ignore the world around you. It's how Benson, the story's narrator, is living his life. It's how I lived my life back when I used to live in the suburbs. But sadly my time as a suburbanite was not as awesome as this book, not even close.

One day Benson wakes up from day-dreaming about hot redheads to a knock at the door. What he finds, after weeks of hiding out in his parents' house, is not the world he remembers from before. Things have changed in the gated community of Grand Acres. The neighborhood is run by a group known as the Brown Shirts, and they are a violent and blood thirsty group of oppressors. They straight up murder people for the smallest of infractions. And Benson is not having any of that.

Enter: sacred Indian burial-ground pot, a cannibalistic monstrosity, a giant robot with the head of a man named Mr. Belvedere, tons of blood and gore and explosions.

This book is awesome, so very awesome. I loved every second of it. Highly Recommended. Seriously.

Steve Lowe is definitely a voice to watch out for in the Bizarro world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Justin T. Grimbol on December 11, 2012
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The best part of the book is the narrator, Benson. He's a goofy stoner. He reminds me of The Dude, from THE BIG LEBOWSKI. He's one of the most love-able characters I have read in a long time.
The book starts with Benson hibernating in his parent's house, smoking weed and day dreaming about naked chicks. He's been doing this for a long time. When he finally re-enters the real world, he finds that the gated neighborhood he has been living is being run by a corrupt and oppressive neighborhood watch called The Brown Shirts. People are getting beaten and killed in the streets. Benson has to decide how he is going to live in this world. Will he be able to continue living as a weeded chill master, or will he become part of the resistance?
And you may be wondering: How does a samurai and a Robo-dick fit into the story? Well, that's part of the surprise and I don't want to give anything away. Let me just say that it's awesome. The ending of this book is epic.
I'm a big fan of Steve Lowe. His first book, Muscle Memory, is a Bizarro masterpiece. I think Samaria Vs Robo Dick is his most accessible book. If you want to find out about this Steve Lowe guy, I recommend starting with this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ken Bradford on January 2, 2013
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Somehow, I believed every word. I suppose that's the sign of a superb writer. He makes you accept the impossible and goes from there.
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Samurai Vs. Robo-Dick is a great redemptive story about a habitual masturbating pot head. He lost his job, his home and his spark. He's come home to lick his wounds from his current failures and loses touch with reality at the most inopportune time ever. The world outside has gone to hell but it goes completely unnoticed by Benson due to the ironfisted rule orchestrated by the Brown Shirts that patrol the streets of the idyllic Grand Acres.
I loved the story and the characters Lowe introduces through the novella. Benson evolves from burnout to rebel leader in a manner not out of his character. I appreciate that Lowe doesn't make Benson break character in order to advance the story. Lowe is a extremely talented and creative storyteller.
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Steve Lowe is a false prophet, a superstition, a bastard from a basket. They should have put him in a jar on the mantelpiece.