[PDF] ↠ Unlimited ☆ Monster Town : by Bruce Golden ¼

  • Title: Monster Town
  • Author: Bruce Golden
  • ISBN: 9781786361196
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Private Investigator Dirk Slade is looking for the killer of his best friend, as well as a missing teenager who just happens to be the son of Dracula Along the way he encounters the Wolfman, Frankenstein s monster plus his former bride , Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Leech Woman, the Invisible Man, Wasp Woman, and a host of other old horror movie characters That s because BrPrivate Investigator Dirk Slade is looking for the killer of his best friend, as well as a missing teenager who just happens to be the son of Dracula Along the way he encounters the Wolfman, Frankenstein s monster plus his former bride , Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Leech Woman, the Invisible Man, Wasp Woman, and a host of other old horror movie characters That s because Bruce Golden s Monster Town is set in an early sixties ghetto of Hollywood, where now that they re no longer in vogue the monsters of black and white horror films have taken up residence In this existence, monsters played themselves in the movies THEY were the actors Now most of them are just regular folk, with regular jobs.Slade s investigation leads not only to a number of murders, but a political cover up and threat to the well being of every citizen of Monster Town.This satire on old film noir and hard boiled detective stories plays its mysterious plot straight, despite the bountiful list of quirky characters and its sardonic narration Golden s Monster Town is unlike any book you ve ever heard of, never mind visited.
    Bruce Golden
    Novelist, journalist, satirist, Bruce Golden s short stories have been published than 130 times across 20 countries and in 30 anthologies Asimov s Science Fiction described his second book, If Mickey Spillane had collaborated with both Frederik Pohl and Philip K Dick, he might have produced Bruce Golden s Better Than Chocolate The same reviewer said of his novel Evergreen, If you can imagine Ursula Le Guin channeling H Rider Haggard, you ll have the barest conception of this stirring book, which centers around a mysterious artifact and the people in its thrall Reminiscent of the work of Robert Silverberg, this planetary romance will introduce lucky readers to a world both magical and spooky, yet ultimately as tangible as your own backyard His Dancing with the Velvet Lizard, with 33 stories, is one of the largest collections of speculative fiction ever published His latest novel, Red Sky, Blue Moon, follows Vikings and Native American Sioux when they re transported to another world by aliens goldentalesipod

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    A film noir-type private dick, a handful of dangerous dames, Dracula as an entrepreneur, the Wolfman as a mob boss, Frankenstein's monster as a high school football coach, a sexy fairy who's been kicked out of Hollywood in disgrace. a murder mystery, a plot that threatens an entire citywhat's not to like about this satire of black and white monster movies and hard-boiled detectives? The plot is dark, serious, but the assorted characters are a hoot, and PI Dirk Slade's first person narration is j [...]

    I should have saved this for Halloween, but it was great just the same. Old movie monsters with regular jobs (hilarious), a satirical play on the language of hard-boiled detective stories, and plot that kept me intrigued until the end. I specially liked Kink, the disreputable fairy who wants to be PI Dirk Slade's partner. This was a great melding of various genres and quirky characters.

    I love old monster movies, and this book brought them all back to lifeif sometimes in a humorous way. Except for the monsters in their sometimes quirky new professions, it was a good, serious murder(s) mystery. I like the way the author satirized the detective stories of old--some of the hard-boiled narration was pretty funny. I also loved Kink, the perverse fairy. She was hilarious. Overall, a very entertaining read.

    Erin Richards
    If this book doesn't put a smile on your face, then you're deadd Monster Town is the perfect place for you. All the plot points of a great film noir detective story, all the black & monsters of old cinema, and satire so subtle you may not even realize it's there until Kink, the disgraced fairy reminds you. I doubt you've ever read a book like this.

    Ann Downing
    What a great idea, satirizing hard-boiled detective stories with old movie monsters. The narration of private investigator Dirk Slade is like great dialogue inside the character's mind, written with wit and just enough of a nod to those old detective tales. I hope we see Slade again somewhere.

    Jan Wilson
    What a great fantasy world where movie monsters have other jobs! Loved this book!

    Liz Walters
    I would have given it five stars, but it was too short. I wanted more from Monster Town.

    Held my interest throughout--funny in a subtle way--good plot--great characters.

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