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After an unillustrious print journalism career in southwestern Pennsylvania, Rich Bottles Jr. moved to West Virginia at the age of 32 to pursue a career in technical writing. He spends his free time visiting and hiking at the many state and national parks in the Mountain State, which is also where he develops the concepts for his novels. He has produced a trilogy of WV-themed "humorrorotica,"  including 'Lumberjacked,' 'Hellhole West Virginia' and 'The Manacled.' His only regret in life is that his out-of-state secondary school education prohibited him from earning West Virginia's prestigious Golden Horseshoe Award.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (September 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453750274
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453750278
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,202,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The back of the book does in fact warn you not to read this if you are one of those easily offended types. But if you are able to enjoy freely and open-mindedly, then I would recommend this book to you.

Essentially, `Lumberjacked' starts out with a really repressed and impoverished sort of father-daughter relationship. When Melissa goes off to college, she experiences the freedom of exploration that most youths cannot wait for when escaping from the binds of family. As Melissa and her dorm full of distinctly different and cultural characters explore themselves via a distorted sorority, they become caught in a horror story that is ages old.

This book has moments that make you ask, `Did that really just happen? Did she really just say that?' But the open-minded crowd will be more amused by these unnatural situations that make you think- Where on earth did the author think of this? This adds a degree of uniqueness to the depravity. There are several stories going on at once and some really strange twists to chew over. If you want a quick read that will entertain you with much traumatizing imagery, then dive in, but be sure to be prepared!
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As it clearly states on the back cover "Don't Read This Book ... If you are easily offended or do not possess a truly depraved sense of humor."

I must fall into the category of people who are not easily offended and who have a depraved sense of humor because I found Lumberjacked both over the top, and still somewhat disturbing. The disturbing part isn't the violence or the sex as much as the thought that the West Virginia depicted in this work is unfortunately not distant enough from our own world for comfort. The humor is there mixed in with the erotic and the horrific, but it is very much a gallows kind of humor frequently seen among law enforcement, soldiers, and emergency workers trying to survive the worst mankind can do itself. I wish I could say that much of this work doesn't ring true to humanity at its worst, but Mr. Bottles has a sharp eye for both the humorous and the tragic, both of which are depicted in plenty in this story.

I was pleased that the author managed to pull off a couple of unanticipated twists in the story quite effectively. I saw all the patterns, but missed the inevitable connections until it was revealed by the author. There was a nice use of foreshadowing as well. I'm looking forward to reading the next works of the author.
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To say that Lumberjacked is a page-turner is an understatement. It is a very sick, but very funny novel (if that makes sense) with highly-charged sexual scenes that would make Penthouse proud. It takes dark situations and splashes humor (and sex) at just the right moment.

It is a fascinating journey, exploiting stereotypes and situations that you sometimes suspect in your dark subconscious mind might (or could) happen and when you read Lumberjacked you find yourself saying "He's not really going to go there with the story, is he?" Oh, yes, he does!

Rich Bottles Jr does an incredible job tying in past, present, and future events in this story and a well-researched piece. It is a very clever book and one of the few that I actually reread immediately upon finishing it. The book is not dry, that's for sure. Is it a story about an old town in West Virginia, a handful of crazed lumberjacks, a train station manager, a sorority, or that of a college freshman? How are their lives connected? I won't put a spoiler in here, Dear Reader, that's for you to find out.

As for me, Lumberjacked is erotica-meets horror-meets gut-busting comedy all wrapped into one. It is an exciting read, but keep an open mind because it's explicit, gritty, and most of all, jaw dropping and axe grinding. Enjoy the ride!
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In his debut novel LUMBERJACKED, Rich Bottles Jr. takes us on a nightmare trip into Appalachia, where bloody death awaits at the hands of mountain-dwelling locals. But don't expect a hackneyed riff on WRONG TURN or DELIVERANCE here, as the twists and turns LUMBERJACKED takes go beyond mere hillbilly stereotypes--or common decency.

The premise, however, is a classic slasher formula. A group of college freshmen--beautiful, nubile, college freshmen, I hasten to add--embark on a scenic tour of rural West Virginia, where they run afoul of a pack of good ol' boys possessed by the spirits of murderous lumberjacks. Buckets of gore spill in myriad, imaginative ways, but Bottles' brand of "humororrorotica" avoids being predictable with plenty of detours and misdirections, none of which can be described in polite company.

Bottles' style is as broad and crude as a dirty joke on a men's room stall (it makes Edward Lee's redneck stories look like Shirley Jackson--and I mean that as a compliment), packing his tale with kinky sex, unashamedly over-the-top violence, and ludicrous, VERY politically-incorrect humor. Yet he keeps the action moving smoothly and never fails to be entertaining.

For fans of backwoods bloodshed, LUMBERJACKED goes down like a fast-food banquet--quick, hot, and satisfying.
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Lumberjacked is one of those books that when you start reading it, you can't put it down. You are drawn into the story as you uncover each character and how they are connected to the story. Lumberjacked has a little bit of everything that will keep you on the edge of your seat. One warning, do take heed of the back-cover warning as the book isn't for the lighthearted and may send shrills up your spine. I look forward to reading other novels by Rich.
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