History Literature / CrookedLittleVein

15th Apr '15 12:21:09 PM Black_Diesel
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16th Feb '15 11:53:59 AM StFan
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* RecycledScript: If you were a member of Ellis's "Bad Signal" mailing list in the 2000s, there are a number of parts of both this novel and his ''DoktorSleepless'' that will seem immediately familiar. The "heroin rant" by the unnamed Chief of Staff early in the novel appeared almost verbatim on the Signal maybe eight years before the novel was announced.
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* RecycledScript: If you were a member of Ellis's "Bad Signal" mailing list in the 2000s, there are a number of parts of both this novel and his ''DoktorSleepless'' ''ComicBook/DoktorSleepless'' that will seem immediately familiar. The "heroin rant" by the unnamed Chief of Staff early in the novel appeared almost verbatim on the Signal maybe eight years before the novel was announced.
5th May '14 10:09:12 AM LongLiveHumour
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Michael [=McGill=], a burned-out PrivateDetective is hired by a corrupt and heroin-addicted White House Chief of Staff to find a second "secret" United States Constitution, which had been lost in a brothel by RichardNixon. What follows is a scavenger hunt across America, exposing its weirder side along the way. [=McGill=] is joined by surreal college student side-kick [[spoiler: and eventual lover]], Trix, who is writing a thesis on sexual fetishes [[spoiler: although the true reason why she followed him is because she desired [=McGill=]]].
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Michael [=McGill=], a burned-out PrivateDetective is hired by a corrupt and heroin-addicted White House Chief of Staff to find a second "secret" United States Constitution, which had been lost in a brothel by RichardNixon.UsefulNotes/RichardNixon. What follows is a scavenger hunt across America, exposing its weirder side along the way. [=McGill=] is joined by surreal college student side-kick [[spoiler: and eventual lover]], Trix, who is writing a thesis on sexual fetishes [[spoiler: although the true reason why she followed him is because she desired [=McGill=]]].
21st Jun '13 5:47:05 PM CapDac
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* AlienAutopsy: The secret constitution is written on alien skin harvested from a crashed visitor. It's implied that this is what gives it its more powerful properties.

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* HulkSpeak: The aptly-named Muppet in Las Vegas speaks entirely in this.

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* PartySchedulingGambit: At the climax, [[spoiler:Mike arranges for the Chief of Staff to collect the Macguffin in the same building where a child sex party is occurring, as they bought the book. And then he has the cops show up and arrest everyone present, Chief of Staff included.]]
21st Jun '13 6:33:14 AM CapDac
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* NightmareFetishist: How Mike sees most of the people he comes across. Even his ex-girlfriend, whose current lover makes "strap-ons shaped like dolphin penises". By the rest of the book's standards, that one's pretty tame.
21st Jun '13 6:30:14 AM CapDac
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* OneParagraphChapter: An early chapter is a mere two sentences long. --> An hour later, I walked into some freak bar on Bleeker Street and yelled, "I'm buying a hundred drinks - for ''me''!" --> Oh, they beat the shit out of me.
5th May '13 7:22:40 PM EmperorNorton
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* RecycledScript: If you were a member of Ellis's "Bad Signal" mailing list in the 2000s, there are a number of parts of both this novel and his ''DoktorSleepless'' that will seem immediately familiar. The "heroin rant" by the unnamed Chief of Staff early in the novel appeared almost verbatim on the Signal maybe eight years before the novel was announced.
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