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Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland Paperback – October 5, 2009
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"Easily the craziest, weirdest, strangest, funniest, most obscene writer in America." -- GOTHIC MAGAZINE
"Carlton is an acquired taste, but he hooks you like a drug." --HUNTER SHEA, author of Forest of Shadows
"The most original novelist working today? The most outrageous? The most unpredictable? These aren't easy superlatives to make; however, Carlton Mellick may well be all of those things, behind a canon of books that all irreverently depart from the form and concepts of traditional novels, and adventure the reader into a howling, dark fantasyland of the most bizarre, over-the-top, and mind-warping inventiveness." --EDWARD LEE, author of Header
"Carlton Mellick III is a genius with an insanely beautiful imagination." --JOE AUGUSTYN, writer of Night of the Demons
"Carlton Mellick III has the craziest book titles... and the kinkiest fans!" --CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of The Stupidest Angel
"If you haven't read Mellick you're not nearly perverse enough for the twenty first century." --JACK KETCHUM, author of The Woman and The Girl Next Door
"Carlton Mellick III is one of bizarro fiction's most talented practitioners, a virtuoso of the surreal, science fictional tale." --CORY DOCTOROW, author of Little Brother
"Mellick's career is impressive because, despite the fact that he puts out a few books a year, he has managed to bring something new to the table every time... Every Mellick novel is packed with more wildly original concepts than you could find in the current top ten New York Times bestsellers put together." --VERBICIDE
"Mellick's guerrilla incursions combine total geekboy fandom and love with genuine, unbridled outsider madness. As such, it borders on genius, in the way only true outsider art can." --FANGORIA
"Bizarre, twisted, and emotionally raw--Carlton Mellick's fiction is the literary equivalent of putting your brain in a blender." --BRIAN KEENE, author of The Rising and Dead Sea
"I'm a huuuuge Bizarro fan. This new strain of cheerfully transgressive weird fiction is to me the most vibrant, exciting, genre-mangling scene in all of strange literature today. And no one holds dominion over this blossoming underground phenomenon like the godfather of Bizarro, Carlton Mellick III. With the most impressive sideburns in imaginative lit since Isaac Asimov, and a brain that squirts out more shamelessly playful originality in any given chapter than most artists will accomplish in their entire lives, he's the poster boy. The Elvis. As well he should be." --JOHN SKIPP, co-author of The Bridge
"It's not unusual to blow through a Mellick book in one sitting. They're fast-paced with an endless number of surprises, making it tough not to keep turning pages. When the end comes, I'm left with that done-too-soon feeling that I always love experiencing." --RAZORCAKE
"A wormhole of disturbing surrealism and absurd satire." --VICE MAGAZINE
"Carlton Mellick III exemplifies the intelligence and wit that lurks between its lurid covers. In a genre where crude titles are an art in themselves, Mellick is a true artist." --THE GUARDIAN
"His fiction blends bizarre scenarios mixed with horror, action, and even more bizarre actions to create fiction that toes the line between the absurd and the dark places of the mind... Shocking yet entertaining" --THE EXAMINER
"I imagine Mellick as a Willy Wonka-type character, someone with personal access to another world, a world of his own creation, but due to its mind-bending energy, he's lost control of it, and it continues to thrive even without him there to pull the strings. And I like the idea of that." --BOOKIE MONSTER
"The imp of the perverse." --3AM MAGAZINE
"Just as Pop had Andy Warhol and Dada Tristan Tzara, the Bizarro movement has its very own P. T. Barnum-type practitioner. He's the mutton-chopped author of such books as Electric Jesus Corpse and The Menstruating Mall, the illustrator, editor, and instructor of all things Bizarro, and his name is Carlton Mellick III." --DETAILS MAGAZINE
"Discussing Bizarro literature without mentioning Mellick is like discussing weird-ass muttonchopped authors without mentioning Mellick." --CRACKED.COM
Top Customer Reviews
Despite all the crazy action, it's actually the characters and their relationships that made the book so compelling and fun to read. Daniel Togg is one of Mellick's most fully realized protagonists. Whether he's caught in an awkward social situation with his brother Guy (a Fry Guy, McDonaldland's equivalent of policemen) and Guy's spiteful half-wolf wife, giving instructions on making alcohol out of various McDonald's products, or caught in a power play of love between two wolf women, the reader feels right there with Daniel Togg. He's the perfect guide through this strange and unforgettable world.
Highly recommended for fans of bizarro fiction and also those just reading Mellick for the first time.
Just looking at the title of this book makes me want to read it, then when you add in the fantastic cover art it makes you very curious about how Carlton is going to pull this off with his usual style and vulgar hyper-violence. Well after reading this book you will have no doubts about his ability to do so.
This is one of those books where you look at it and you think all right I already know what is going to happen just looking at it.
You are wrong.
This book was in fact about a post-apoc world where McDonalds has taken over and everyone in the huge city of McDonaldLand works for them. That was odd enough right off the bat for you to seriously wonder how this was going to tie into the Warrior Wolf Women in question... trust me it does.
Very much so.
Daniel Togg, has a problem he works at McDonalds like everyone else but he has mutated, which is frowned upon to say the least. He is the main character of our story and he is truly well intentioned and honestly does what he believes, not what he believes others want him to do. Which if you are honest with yourself not alot of people can brag about at all.
Daniel has an older brother, Guy... Guy is a Fry Guy, the police of McDonaldland, he is also a complete dick. Well at first anyhow. He grows a bit as the story goes along and he realizes that his utterly black and white world is truly filled with the grey mists of obscurity and after a while he turns it around a tiny bit and almost redeems himself. At first however you truly wonder how long Carlton is going to let him live and you make bets with yourself as the book moves along about when he is going to die.Read more ›
Every time I open one of Carlton Mellick III's books it's like - well, like opening a Carlton Mellick III book.
He manages to combine the weirdest stuff, mixes it up with a fist full of razor blade ice cream, some kerosene and a gallon of pig blood.
And, folks, what comes out of the blast furnace of his mind is something to see.
I think this may be the fourth of his books I've read and it just now clicked with me. For all the weirdness, his books seem like they always leave me feeling lighter than when I started. His writing is the oddest, over-the-top thing I've ever seen. And yet, when all is said and done, underneath the blood and squishy bits the story is about good, decent human beings.
But beware, because the blood and squishy bits? That's neck deep and rising.
Set in a future where Lycanthropy is an STD and McDonald's runs a walled city in a nuclear wasteland, "Warrior Wolf Women" Concerns Daniel Togg a four armed bootlegger who longs to escape the totalitarian regime he lives in. He gets his chance when he is sent outside his walled city and encounters The Warriors of The Wild, a commune of mean, man hating, wolf/woman hybrid biker warriors who have only one goal in mind, the destruction of the society that cast them out.
This book is a hard, fast and mean shot to the gut, filled with action and romance. The battle scenes are fully realized in a way that makes most Hollywood productions look like something Ed Wood would put out back in the 50's and the action is tinged with a slight social commentary that makes it a cut above typical popcorn fare.
It was a blast reading this book, I could not put it down and the images flew in my mind as well as on the page where provided. I almost felt I should have dimmed the lights and had some popcorn to munch on.
If you're looking for a break from the late summer fare now hitting screens, do yourself a favor and take a ride with these chicks. It's the best 13 bucks you'll ever spend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This fellow's wordsmithing is not all that. But his imagination is stupendous. This is the second Mellick book that I have read. I won't stop now.Published 12 months ago by David Arnstein
Great book! I love bizarro novels and this one was well written and fun I would highly recommend!Published 12 months ago by Suzy Mesch
Great book!!! Really pulls you into the storyline because it's so unpredictable & you always want to know what happens next. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mike Jackson
Mellick continues his theme of transformation, and in this book he really nails it. A terrific read, and I lost most of a night's sleep finishing it.Published 18 months ago by Fritz
why did I think this was going to be anything but what it told me it was?
why do I now want to read the rest of what this guy writes? Read more
If there ever was a book that not only deserved but outright NEEDED to be the focus of a Happy Meal promo campaign, this is … oh, so very much NOT that book … I don’t know for... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Christine