The Pisstown Chaos is a novel about disease and forced relocation Political power seems to be solely in the hands of one Reverend Herman Hooker, an American Divine who revels in the peoples suffering as they are shifted separated from and then randomly coupled with one another by decree every five years There are up shifts, down shifts, and side shifts, but noThe Pisstown Chaos is a novel about disease and forced relocation Political power seems to be solely in the hands of one Reverend Herman Hooker, an American Divine who revels in the peoples suffering as they are shifted separated from and then randomly coupled with one another by decree every five years There are up shifts, down shifts, and side shifts, but no attempt to make harmonious pairings Chaos rages on as parasitic infestations spread and the Reverend rules with an iron fist from his Templex headquarters, spouting platitudes to the ever moving masses.
The Pisstown Chaos The Pisstown Chaos is a novel about disease and forced relocation Political power seems to be solely in the hands of one Reverend Herman Hooker an American Divine who revels in the peoples suffering
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If you are the sort of person who would go into a library and pick up a dystopian phantasmagoria with a title like The Pisstown Chaos, if you ve only heard of the author in passing reference to a novel he wrote in the seventies, if you intentionally check it out anyway and devour it in two days if you are this sort of person, it is difficult to imagine your not being fairly delighted with the results here David Ohle who wrote Motorman in 1972, the only thing I knew about him composes his paragra [...]
Started off strong Had some wonderfully funny and memorable characters, but lost my attention less than halfway through.
The book has a lot to recommend it published by a smaller indie publisher, full of chaotic social upheaval and absurdist reinventions of all our extant social ills These things appeal to me See George Saunders CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Alas, even those selling points were not enough to carry me through to the end of the book Not that I didn t finish reading it, but that I finished with a certain plodding resignation instead of the real pleasure I d had when I started.In searching for a fair wa [...]
Well, it wasn t my favourite thing I ve ever read, mostly because of the sparse style, but it was still interesting and enjoyable and quite, quite peculiar Absurdist I didn t realize when I bought it that it s part of a trilogy I would say that it s actually fine as a standalone novel, although I might have context if I pick up the other two in the trilogy, which I will probably do at some point in the near future I was certainly happy to have stumbled upon this in Lawrence, KS, a few weeks ago [...]
The nature of the world Ohle describes, with its frequent shiftings, forgettings, and outbreaks of chaos, precludes the kind of plotting that would allow this third novel to somehow provide a conclusion to a trilogy Instead he offers us another ride into Bum Bay, Permaganate Island, and Pisstown itself Stinkers, those near dead who wander the landscape, play as large a role here as do the bowel movements of Ohle s characters Very funny, very grim, and frequently repulsive Excuse me, I have to ch [...]
Pisstown Chaos served as my guidebook on a recent trip to Bangkok.5cense Siam 1_Pisstown_Ban
The most scatological, perhaps excessively scatological, part of the Pedal Punk Anti Utopian c trilogy If I wasn t stuck in the middle of the woods of Western Mass, I doubt I would finish it.
haven t read yet, but will soon