• Title: Bad Juju: And Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem
  • Author: Jonathan Woods
  • ISBN: 9780981557977
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bad Juju And Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem Running a scam in a two bit Caribbean republic a tough as nails gun moll has to outrun both a murder rap and the local neo Nazi commandant A jealous archaeologist uses a Mayan stone dildo to bludgeon
    Running a scam in a two bit Caribbean republic, a tough as nails gun moll has to outrun both a murder rap and the local neo Nazi commandant A jealous archaeologist uses a Mayan stone dildo to bludgeon to death the chairman of the Archaeology Department An accountant goes on a tropical vacation to a place where everything is falling apart, including his own sketchy soul.Running a scam in a two bit Caribbean republic, a tough as nails gun moll has to outrun both a murder rap and the local neo Nazi commandant A jealous archaeologist uses a Mayan stone dildo to bludgeon to death the chairman of the Archaeology Department An accountant goes on a tropical vacation to a place where everything is falling apart, including his own sketchy soul Seduced by an escaped psychopath named Dandelion, a frat boy has no choice but to commit murder The nineteen opium dreams that make up Bad Juju provide the most outrageous, entertaining and over the top crime spree since Quentin Tarantino appeared on the scene.

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    1. "We're dead. Finished. Don't you see that, Marge? We'll never get out of Jersey alive."I suppose there are worse things than dying in Jersey, though at the moment, I can't think of any.These stories are brimming with action-packed intensity, delightfully demented and completely addictive. I was reminded, at times, of little pulpy bits emerging from the wrong side of a churning motor. The characters, almost none of whom are innocent, experience close calls in exotic locations (and Jersey) as they [...]

    2. The hype surrounding Jonathan Woods is entirely justified. 'Bad Juju and Other Stories' is a fantastic collection of short stories lathered in gore, soaked in blood, and hard boiled in pitch black noir. Im probably alone in thinking the collection got off to a rocky start with 'Incident In The Tropics' and 'Bad Juju' not really doing it for me with both feeling like they were building towards something before coming to an abrupt end. From then on in the action really heated up with 'Down Mexico [...]

    3. Possibly the most libidinal narrators you will ever encounter tell these stories of drug deals, jewel smuggling, adultery, murder, with the occasional talking heads and flying shark thrown in to keep things lively. The stories move as quickly as the characters do making their many getaways, and you can sense the glee Woods must experience as he strings together the outrageous plots. At times the language gets a little ripe for even the pulpy tone Woods sets, but more often than not he pulls off [...]

    4. Jonathan Woods’ great collection Bad Juju and Other Tales of Mayhem and Madness is a group of unconnected short fiction that sits firmly in a world of modern noir. Many of the pieces are set in the tropics and there is often an ephemeral and otherworldly quality to his writing. These are not tight classically plotted stories, but they are emotionally powerful and slightly twisted. They are filled with conspiracies – with seductive women, fast cars, and automatic weapons. Sometimes they land [...]

    5. This book is a fascinating collection of "noir" short stories by local Key West author Jonathan Woods. Mostly set in gritty out of the way locales in Texas, the Caribbean, Mexico, and even Venice, these stories portray what happens when innocent or unknowing people get involved in desperate situations usually involving a murder, a crime, or other misadventures. I found the stories compelling, grisly, humorous,and clever. Most stay with you after putting the book down. While these stories aren't [...]

    6. This is a really good collection of noir stories. Very well written and thought out. Gritty. Stories of hard core people in bad situations. No one has clean hands; they are all low lifes of one sort or another. I liked the last story, "No Way, Jose'" the best. It's a real collision of Small Town Texas denizens and visitors. Reminded me of Joe Diffie's tune "Third Rock From The Sun".I'd read more of Jonathan Woods' work.

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