Doc Armstrong: Suburb at the Edge of Never
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What is at the heart of a vast conspiracy that involves very round hedges, something that gobbles, a strange macaroon-headed man, a mysterious parchment and men in horribly striped ties? It’s up to Doc Armstrong, the world’s most renowned meteographer, the man who took down The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, to get to the bottom of it, along with his loyal 1950s housewife wife Betty, alien friends Kro-Bar and Lattis, and Ranger Brad’s town brother City Brad, formerly Jungle Brad but he’s in the city now. Together they face overwhelming odds as powerful forces seek to change the world we know into the world we don’t know, in this absurdist mash-up of pulp adventure, B-movies and surrealism. Presenting the first of the further adventures of the beloved characters of the cult classic films, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, written by their creator, writer-director Larry Blamire, who also played Dr. Paul Armstrong in the movies,... More > but for the book will leave it to just words.< Less
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Nov 19, 2016“Doc Armstrong: Suburb at the Edge of Never” by Larry Blamire is entertaining on multiple levels. If you’re a fan of pulp in general and Doc Savage in particular, or if you like science fiction/adventure, or if you are a member of the cult of the LOST SKELETON movies, or if you’ve always wanted to read “Finnegan’s Wake” but you don’t speak five languages, then this is the book for you. I’m not being facetious with that last comment; Larry’s always had a way with words, but on the printed page he’s no longer limited to playing with dialogue, as in his movies. A few examples chosen at random: “Then a new sound: a soft patter of things quickly disassembling, followed by a soft dull plop, like someone dropping a hen in the rain.” “Doc peered with the eyes of a reindeer. Sweat dripped into them from the swelter of this hothouse world, stinging them, but his mind bit that pain in half like a candy cane, and his eyes resumed their nail-hard looking.” “Betty knew the man standing there was a... More > stranger because she had immediately not seen him before, as soon as she saw him.” “Its joints were knotty and gnarled, as were its facial features, of which the most remarkable was a single large round blinking orb. “A bicycle!” yelled Kro-Bar. “Cyclops!” corrected Doc as the giant pounded toward them.” There are 236 pages of this fun, as well as a plot involving mysterious round hedges and a macaroon-headed man, and characters with names like Guller Mobian, Professor Atroppasmirki and City Brad (formerly Jungle Brad, but he’s in the city now). What are you waiting for? “I read now!”< Less
Nov 15, 2016Halfway through Larry Blamire's novel, I got nervous. I thought there is no way he could keep up the staggering amount of jokes, puns and clever wordplay that filled the pages up to that point. Thankfully, I was wrong. I've been a fan of Mr. Blamire's since his Just about perfect send up of 50's B Sci-Fi films, The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra, which this book follows. Don't worry, not seeing the film doesn't hamper your enjoyment of the book but, by all means, seek it out anyway because it's tremendous... and it's sequel, The Lost Skeleton Returns again...oh, and Trail Of The Screaming Forehead... oh, and you gotta grab Dark And Stormy Night...oh, just pick up his whole filmography. Hilarious from beginning to end with endless quotability, this was a pure joy to read. It's the first in a promised series. Can't wait for the next one.
Oct 21, 2016Oct. 11. Let me be the first to say, "Let me be the first to review this undoubtedly game-changing, book"....right after it's been printed, shipped and read. I have no doubt reading it will be a unique experience. Get back to you later. Oct.21. OK, I'm back...with a review based on the first 50 pages. And if those 50 pages are indicative of the whole book, I'm going to LOVE this book. But will YOU like it? Hard to say... but safe to say, if you like the Lost Skeleton movies, you will enjoy this. Imagine those characters with their purposefully inane speech, and being able to know what they are thinking when they say those things. Is it slow? Hell yeah, that's the point. Appreciate the journey...don't worry about the destination.
Oct 17, 2016I can't tell you how much I love this book. But once I've read it I most certainly will.
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- Larry Blamire (Standard Copyright License)
- Bookaroonie Press
- October 11, 2016
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.96 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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