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Hellhole West Virginia Paperback – September 29, 2011
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From zombies waving pick axes at the WV Book Festival to quadriplegic midget prostitutes, the King of Bizarro mayhem will either have you rolling on the floor peeing yourself laughing or getting really offended, depending on your sense of humor (or lack thereof).
Hellhole West Virginia is a comedy that draws its plot from several historical events: the Mothman Incident (Point Pleasant, WV), the Manson Murders (Charley is from WV), Hellhole Cave Environmental Issues (Riverton, WV), and others. Plus, there is even a cameo appearance by the author himself in Chapter 4!
Hellhole is not your typical read, but would we want it any other way? Enjoy!
In the five years I've been here I've seen a little bit of all of these pictures of West Virginia, and many more. The frontier spirit is alive and well, as are lots of examples of innovation and the ongoing controversy over coal, natural gas, and "fracking." I've also noticed in my time here that West Virginia fascinates writers, whether natives or transplants like myself. Sooner or later, you just have to write about the place.
Rich Bottles Jr., a Pennsylvania native and "bizarro" author, is one of those whose fascination with all things West Virginia manifests prominently in his work. Like his novel Lumberjacked, Hellhole, West Virginia confluences fact and fiction, stereotype and the utterly unique in horrific and humorous ways.
His publisher, Burning Bulb, specializes in both Bizarro and West Virginia as a ripe setting for the horror and sex-filled tales their authors tell (I have previously reviewed the 50+ story collection called The Big Book of Bizarro that Bottles co-edited as well as Gary Lee Vincent's Darkened vampire trilogy). Hellhole is the perfect storm of these foci. On the back cover the publisher gives a tongue in cheek but perhaps necessary warning to the reader about the "graphic sex and gratuitous violence" in Hellhole.Read more ›
HELLHOLE is a swift, entertaining read, with frequent detours into deviant sex and colored with raunchy, often unspeakable humor (there's a doctor's visit in this book that ranks as one of the most hilariously repellent scenes I've ever read). Fans of Richard Laymon or Edward Lee's backwoods tales will want to plan a trip to Hellhole.
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Ah, the sophomore novel from Mister Rich Bottles Jr. What can be said about it? Well, it's funny. But that's not the point; the point is this: Rich wrote what he wanted to write. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sven McGaha
I love reading books that mention West Virginia but this is a nothing read. I bought it and then couldn't get interested in
read. I read about 5 chapters and shut it down.
Ah, I was promised a weird fiction story combining the more interesting elements of West Virginia, but what I received was a poorly thought out erotica story with West Virginia... Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Bryan Richards