Grudge Punk Kindle Edition
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- File size : 503 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 180 pages
- Publisher : Rooster Republic Press (December 10, 2012)
- ASIN : B00AM4UW6G
- Publication date : December 10, 2012
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,575,788 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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John McNee's city of Grudgehaven definitely has a lot of issues which is what makes each short story interesting. Sex, greed, corruption, murder or worse, Grudgehaven is definitely a dark and dirty place. The author described it so well for me I felt like I was walking its streets and passing by each building mentioned throughout the book.
I've never really been a fan of noir, but the cover was intriguing. So yes I did judge a book by its cover and as you can tell by my rating it didn't disappoint. I was expecting mostly crime and mystery, but this was far more than that.
Each story seemed to be a gem in its own way. The style, the settings, the characters, and the plots seemed to flow together with ease and really brought the city of Grudgehaven to life. I usually find myself just painfully trying to get through at least one of the stories when I get books with many different stories and perspectives, but that wasn't the case with this book. Each story caught my interest and made it hard for me to put this down. Each one filled with suspense and tension that for once actually did have me at the edge of my seat. I honestly felt like I was watching a movie.
I loved that every character made me angry, sad, happy, and so many other things. I really love when i can actually hate a character, it means he was written very well and that character for me was the King of Eyes who is probably the most messed up out of the many assortment of characters.
The book was delivered quickly and in very good condition. I was so excited to see it on my doorstep that I started reading it right away.
This was definitely a very fun read filled with horror, thrills, humor, and suspense. I highly recommend it, especially to those looking for something new and exciting.
The Grudge is a harsh oppressive city run amok by a vicious mob war between the King of Eyes and the King of Broken Glass. Everyone is corrupt right down to the police, press and clergy. The city is brim full of prostitutes, murderers, petty thieves, gangsters and other nefarious types. No one can be trusted and there is a lot of backstabbing going on.
If there are any law abiding folks living in the Grudge we never meet them.
But these aren't normal folks who look and act like us. The people in the Grudge are made from spare metal parts, springs, wires and such. Each person is truly unique. One of my favorite descriptions was of a prostitute name Kellie -
"She'd only been in the back seat a few moments before Coll realized her beautiful flaming eyes were lit by a coal fire in her skull. Every few minutes she took a briquette from her purse and slid it in through the grate at the top of her head. He had to roll all the windows down because of the smoke."
Another description I loved-
"Guv's head was round and flat, like a big silver dollar, and both of his eyes were on one side. He had to turn his whole body around to see where I was pointing."
I loved each of these nine interconnected stories. Hope there will be more written about the Grudge.
This is my first try at reading Bizzaro genre and I have to say it was quite interesting.
Bodies of rotting wood and metal. Polystyrene breasts fixed with copper wire. Mold and mildew between their legs to give you something to plow, rusting handles on their hips to grip as you go at it, and pipes jutting from their temples belching sulfur monoxide into your face the whole time. Those are the women of the Grudge.
Grudgehaven has street names like Septicemia, Sinister, Chancroid and Gonorrhea. There is a hotel made of human flesh, and screw-in size 9 copper-plated filter head that is a replacement part for a loving wife.
I don't know what else to say without giving away the story. I think that if you are looking for something that is COMPLETELY different from what you are use to, then give this a go.