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Ass Goblins of Auschwitz Paperback – October 5, 2009
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"I am slightly afraid of it. It looks kind of contagious." - WARREN ELLIS, author of Transmetropolitan and Crooked Little Vein
"In an era when very little remains shocking, Pierce might have actually managed to create a genuinely disturbing work of fiction, the literary equivalent of Schindler's List rewritten by the Marquis De Sade and filmed as a Tim Burton animated feature." - THE GUARDIAN
"Truly disgusting! A fascinating mix of William Burroughs, David Cronenberg and Lenny Bruce if you were to take all three and drop them into a blender. Pierce is a writer with a truly warped imagination." - KEITH J. CROCKER, director of Blitzkrieg: Escape From Stalag 69
"Strange? Check. Fascinating? Check. Thought-provoking? Check. Fun to read? Yes. In between all the filth, there is humor [...] a reading experience I will never forget." - PINK BULLETS
"If you are a fan of novels like Naked Lunch, Skin, or any other strange bit of fiction, you must read The Ass Goblins of Auschwitz...It's one of the best entries in the Bizarro fiction genre." - LIVING WITH A NERD
"A must read." - THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW
"From the opening chapter up until the poetic melancholy coda, this book is a relentless journey." - 10K BULLETS
"It's as if Ren & Stimpy made a Nazi exploitation movie!" - DAVID W. BARBEE, author of Carnageland
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"Ass Goblins of Auschwitz" is what happens when those kids, so mesmerized by the cartoons of their youth, grow up and write stories of their own. AGOA is a Nickelodeon cartoon pushed to the extreme and injected with cynicism. You're born, things are good, you start to check out girls, and before you know it a goblin has his finger in your ass and is turning your friends into cider, you're mutating and growing wings and you're becoming one of them and you're rebelling and you'd do anything to get out of the prison you're in.
I promised myself I wouldn't use the word "imaginative", but AGOA is so filled to brimming with the products of a big, Mountain Dew-fueled brain that other words fail. The first half of the book is gripping, every page contains a unique, surreal image or idea, but it does not let up for a moment, and if you are not careful, by the end it could bury you under them. I enjoyed the quick pace and the brevity, but I also found the last twenty pages to be exhausting, a wild dash for the finish could have been sharper, more fleshed out.
That said, I can't wait to see what Pierce will do next. With an imagination as fertile and frenzied as his, I'm sure I won't have to wait long to find out.
Totally worth the $7.
Did you even know that books like this exist? The Ass Goblins of Auschwitz is one of the most bizarre, grotesque, and disgusting books I've ever read, but for the life of me, I wasn't able to put it down. I literally read the entire 104 page novella in an evening. It's a kick in the pants and a shock to your system you won't soon forget.
First of all, let me address a few criticisms I had about the piece right off the bat (so we can get to the good stuff). The use of Nazi imagery is tacked on in the worst way. It's quite probably a very self-aware decision by the author to provide additional marketability to his concept and add a sort of shock-rock factor. The ass goblins themselves have nothing to do with Nazi Germany. Swastikas are mentioned abundantly, and Adolf Hitler is the name of the most hideous and powerful of ass goblins, but Auschwitz is merely the city they live in, and it really has nothing at all to do with World War 2, the holocaust, real Nazism, Germany, etc. The story would've been just as strong without the additional Nazi imagery plastered on for added appeal. I might argue that in some ways it distracted from the otherwise impressive originality of the story because so many other authors have used the same trick.
Another critique many might have of this book is its use of children as protagonists in such a dark and violent world. The story makes no qualms about tearing children apart, having them being turned into "cider", subjecting them to forced cannibalism, mutation, and just about every unfortunate circumstance you can imagine (like eating your own organs). That being said, the word "Children" in this story is tacked on just as much as the Nazi imagery.Read more ›
Okay, this is both depressing and fun. There’s a bunch of kids in a nazi concentration camp. They’re worked like animals, mentally and physically abused, and eventually killed. There are also twins that are experimented on. Oh yeah, and the nazis are ass goblins.
There are no rainbows or puppy dogs in this book. It’s seriously weird, and that’s pretty much the only thing saving it from being horrible. Not horrible in a poorly written kind of way, but horrible in a “that’s such a horribly depressing story I want to die” kind of way. If you’re a fan of bizarro/weird fiction, you’ll probably get a kick out of it. If you’re new to the genre, you might be weirded out more than a little bit. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book makes a fantastic present for readers of all ages. I bought it for my friend for her birthday and she had never been more thrilled. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Margaret Swearman
This is the most, dull and tedious rigmarole. This was written like a toddler babbling a story when it first grasps the main elements of narrative, i.e., actors and events. Read morePublished 4 months ago by S. Clark
One of my favorite of the pointlessly transgressive Bizarro works.Published 4 months ago by Kevin G. Flynn
I bought this for a friend and he loves it. I haven't read it, so I can't comment on the writing style or contents. Per my bud, it's a coffee table favorite.Published 6 months ago by kelly
The first few chapters made sense, then further in, it all becomes deeply confusing satirical symbolism. The preview really does sell the book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by goode gerl
Tried to read it, couldn't get through it. I know that term art is subjective, but this tripe is just too much. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Acid
My first taste of bizarro literature and as expected, it was weird, weird, weird. That's okay because weird is what I was looking for and I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James D. Pratt