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Product Details

  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456550144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456550141
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,534,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A novel SOCO "New England's Favorite Magazine" recently featured to it's extensive multi-state readership for being: "sometimes sarcastic, sometimes outraged, always funny."

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It's remarkable to me that THE NIMROD will have been out a year at the end of this month (October 2011)!!! In that year much has happened with this unlikely tome and it's decidedly Holden Caulfield type anti-hero Gary Sloane. I knew it was clever satire and funny. I just didn't know it was THAT funny!

It certainly didn't occur to me when I sat and rewrote this book last summer - seems to be a well known story now that this was originally written 10 years ago and almost saw daylight with a major publisher - that it would catch both fire and people's imaginations.
 
I'm not kidding. I have received email from all over the world: places like Taiwan and France and Australia and on and on. That's a real thrill, y'know? To have readers reach out to tell you how this book helped them deal with a hospital stay with laughter, loneliness, the loss of a loved one or just a long hard week. All alleviated by some well placed swearing, strippers, mayhem and bodybaldness. It really IS funny I've decided. You can't please everyone and if you try you're nuts anyway. So yeah it's rugged and offensive in places. Not terribly so, surely not something you couldn't find on HBO. But nothing great ever came from a pedestrian point of view anyway. At least in my opinion.
 
So Happy Birthday, Gary Sloane! You're one year old this month, kid. And you done good.
So I have a new book this month just released: THE UNSLEEPERS BK1: Love Will Tear Us Apart. My readers are already jumping on board this "dark, compelling and sexy" new series about a team of "Love Avengers" who are on the trail of the enigmatic and notorious Salem vampire Sebastian Fothergill. Its definitely a page turner and not run of the mill vampire genre stuff at all. It's very dark, erotic, neurotic and yes...sexy.
I hope you'll get on board. It looks like, as we say in New England "a wicked good ride!"

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Morag McGuffin on December 12, 2010
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OMG!!! Gary Sloane, as messed up as his life is, is the sanest character of all in Nimrod. His Aunt Muriel, his ex-girlfriend Jade, the boat-yard worker Low Tide... all combine to form the basis of Gary's never ending source of trouble. Based mostly in a the sleepy little town of Mashpee on Cape Cod MA, Nimrod is an anecdotal mixture of fun and fiction sure to smile to your face, a giggle to your gut and "thank you" to which ever deity you happen to believe in that your life is nowhere near as strange as Gary's.

A truck whose radio plays only conservative talk radio conveys Gary to his various landscaping jobs where he waxes rhapsodic to his various employers. Whilst contemplating his never ending troubles, Gary's part-time employee, who speaks not one word of English, takes a longer than normal break from reality. From there Gary manages to get dragged in, albeit kicking, screaming and with more than a little Freud slid in, to a downward spiral of insanity that ends up on the beaches north of Santa Monica. Toss in an eclectic mix of local characters and locations and Nimrod is sure to entertain.

Buy the book!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donald C. on November 9, 2010
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A contemporary classic,witty and intelligently written! You will love the main character Gary Sloane as you enter his world of calamity.Let the author take you on a ride that you soon will not forget. A modern day classic that will sure to be a beloved one as well.If I had to describe this book in two words,I would have to say, "pure genius"!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bro from socal on December 9, 2010
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"What a long strange trip it's been..."

From the small Cape Cod town of Mashpee, to the Pacific coast north of Santa Monica, Gary Sloane does indeed have a long, and at times, VERY strange trip indeed.

If Murphy ever had need of a poster child, then Gary would be in the top five. From a stripper who lost a fight with a Remmington (hair clipper, that is), to a dock-hand whose name, Low-Tide, is only slightly better than the smell permanently emanating from his pores, Gary continually finds himself in situations that are one part "Twilight Zone" one part "America's wildest police videos" and one part "Strange Brew" meets "Better Off Dead."

Gary is a frustrated screen-writer turned landscaper who simply wants to be left alone. Gary's Aunt Muriel wants the next "National Enquirer" media sensation and goes to great lengths to make Gary just that.

How Gary makes the cross-country trip is just the tip of the iceberg.

Join Gary for a literal literary roller-coaster of a ride. You might not remember how you got there, but you'll sure enjoy the trip.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ameelou on February 7, 2011
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A friend of mine told me about this book and said I should read it. As usual I put off reading, adding it to a list of other books to get to. He asked me more than once if I got to it and I kept coming up with reasons why I hadn't read it. So I finally broke down and once I opened the book I couldn't put it down. It actually made me laugh out loud. Gary Sloane's life, crazy, only Rush Limbaugh on the truck radio, hysterical. You have to read this to believe it. One of the best reads I've had in a long time. Great job Mark and I can't wait for more of your stories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C Dog on April 3, 2011
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This book was actually pretty funny; I laughed out loud more than a few times reading this on the bus.
But I just could not get over the almost constant (mis)use of "it's" rather than "its" to show possession.
There were spots where it was ridiculously distracting -- one sentence even features both forms of it(')s, as if the author (or editor? I hope not...) couldn't decide on the correct form.

When I finished the book, I actually wondered if I had overestimated the it's/its confusion, but with the Kindle's handy search feature, I was able to reconfirm that my gut feel was correct. It made the book feel a bit sloppy (especially after the author's Acknowledgements section noted how long the book took to finish) and tarnished an otherwise enjoyable comedic story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anne A. Duffy on February 4, 2011
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I couldn't help but be reminded of early John Irving novels as I read this. Funny, irreverent- a total escape. Can't wait to see what Mark Kelliher comes up with next...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rob P on January 7, 2011
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This book should be given to people who suffer from depression. I could not help but laugh on almost every page. A book that inspires happiness.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Swamp Man on May 12, 2011
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I bought this book expecting one sort of sociological study of life in New Hampshire. I got the sociological paht right, but the study was populated with characters that only a deeply warped mind could imagine; of course, I mean deeply warped in the good way, the way that makes adults reading a book in an empty room laugh out loud then promptly wonder what it says about them to be laughing at the serial misfoutunes of the protagonist.
The first few pages of The Nimrod seem like one of those jokes that take a very long time to get to the punch line then, suddenly, you get it - the protagonist is in a hell where listening to Rush Limbaugh is actually a high point and wonder why, oh why, are you laughing until a tear runs down your leg? Mark, you are light years from normal; please don't seek help until you write several more books that are just as entertaining as this one.
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Mark Kelliher - the author of THE NIMROD and the "smokin' hot.....dark compelling and sexy" new horror series THE UNSLEEPERS - has been a career-long professional writer, screenwriter, journalist and TV/Film creative.

He was the Senior Writer of "Geppetto's Place," an original puppet show from the creative team responsible for "Robot Chicken" on Cartoon Network. After shooting the pilot,"Geppetto's Place" was signed to a shopping and development deal with Shadow Machine Films who produce numerous shows for the network's popular Adult Swim programming.

Additionally, Mark worked on-location with the Farrelly Brothers on major motion pictures such as: "Me,Myself and Irene" with Jim Carrey, Renee Zellweger and Anthony Anderson &"Osmosis Jones" with Bill Murray, Molly Shannon and Chris Rock.

For several years he was also a talent agent in Hollywood where he represented many of the finest voice actors in the world - actors whose voices give life to most of the major animated TV/Film characters of the last decade.

His writing has appeared in numerous publications over the years including: Boston Magazine, the San Diego Reader, Rhode Island Arts Quarterly in addition to others. In his early career he was a Staff Reporter at the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror and a Correspondent for the Taunton Daily Gazette.

THE NIMROD was initially written in 2001 and made it to publisher level review with St.Martin's Press and HarperCollins, before being returned for a re-write. That rewrite didn't occur for nearly TEN YEARS - until the summer and fall of 2010 at which point it became Kelliher's first published novel.

THE UNSLEEPERS: BK1: Love Will Tear Us Apart was released in Autumn 2011.

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