Rampaging Fuckers of Everything on the Crazy Shitting Planet of the Vomit Atmosphere

by Mykle Hansen | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1933929782 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Firegirl of Tucson, Arizona USA on 11/17/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Firegirl from Tucson, Arizona USA on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
From back cover: ...is a collection of three short novels by a master of satire. Mykle Hansen's subversive tales capture the smugness of mainstream culture. He thrusts his characters into absurd and humorous situations that reveal the defects in the modern social fabric. With the wit of Christopher Moore, the inventiveness of Terry Gilliam and the rudeness of South Park, Hansen's surreal fiction is ridiculously fun to read.

Including Three Bizarro Novels:

Monster Cocks:
A poignant tragedy of penis enlargement gone horribly wrong.

Journey to the Center of Agnes Cuddlebottom:
A gripping history of the first Starbucks in the anus of an 80-year-old prostitute.

Crazy Shitting Planet:
A touching parable of love, friendship, and feces.

Journal Entry 2 by Firegirl at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (8/16/2011 UTC) at Albuquerque, New Mexico USA


Sending off to Alaska as an added surprise in a trade package.

Journal Entry 3 by AKSarah at Fairbanks, Alaska USA on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Received today. Thank you for the unexpected surprise!

Journal Entry 4 by AKSarah at Fairbanks, Alaska USA on Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The main reason that I wanted to get this book is so I could read it in public places, surreptitiously concealing the cover and have people ask me what I'm reading. The fun stories in the book are an added bonus!

The first novella in this collection describes how using male-enhancement gadgets can destory the internet and eventually bring the apocalypse. Great times!

The second novella is my favorite of the three. If you've ever felt that everyone is crawling up your rear, trying to get a piece of you, then this story is for you. It's about a woman who has this problem, very literally.

The third story is about a postapocalptic world where flying fat people rain down every kind of waste imaginable onto the earth below.

The stories center around greed and the desire to accumulate more and more. I enjoyed this collection.

Journal Entry 5 by AKSarah at Fairbanks, Alaska USA on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (11/10/2011 UTC) at Fairbanks, Alaska USA


Mailed as a surprise to GoryDetails.

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 28, 2011
The book arrived today - many thanks! (I had to laugh at AKSarah's "public places" comment, as that's pretty much the same thing I thought when I saw the title - what a great book to read in public to annoy and/or frighten people {grin}.)

I see that this is by the author of Help! A Bear Is Eating Me, which I loved, so I'm looking forward to reading this - though not, perhaps, in public, at least not anywhere I hope to return to!

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, December 08, 2011
This was a lot of fun! Crude, nasty, often violent fun, but still fun; I can't believe the things that Hansen comes up with. [I even enjoyed the little details, such as the choice of images for the between-chapter dingbats!]

The first story, "Monster Cocks", is a first-person account/log from a guy who has gone a little crazy over "male enhancement" offerings on the Internet - despite the fact that his job as an IT guy makes him very aware of all the frauds and spammers out there. Seems he's underendowed, and somehow believes that if he can only gain a few inches he'll be able to win his lady love away from her studly (and abusive) husband. [There are more than a few hints of "Little Shop of Horrors" in that part of the plot - and, come to think of it, later on in the story as well {wry grin}.] I loved his nebbishy nattering, especially all his technogeek comments about trying to keep the company computers running despite the rampant ignorance of the other employees - been there, seen that...

The whole story impressed me - darkly funny (I laughed out loud a LOT), very well told, with the narrator revealing more and more about himself and his situation (with tantalizing hints as to what's happening to the rest of the world while our hero frets over his own little problem).

"The Internet knows all, and the Internet provides. Without eBay, I would have no polyvinyl Anime figurines.... And the Internet, in its kindness and wisdom, has been trying for years to grant me larger, longer, thicker and more satisfying penis!"

The second story, "Journey to the Center of Agnes Cuddlebottom", seems to have been inspired by the film "Fantastic Voyage", in which scientists are miniaturized and injected into a patient in order to perform delicate surgery. Well, the "miniaturized for medical reasons" bit applies here, anyway - the "delicate" bit goes right out the window early on, and things quickly go Beyond The Impossible. It's told in the form of Q&A interviews with various people (and a monkey) involved; the opening "Q" is "How did it feel, being the first man ever to set foot inside the rectum of Agnes Cuddlebottom?" which tells you that the author isn't going to waste any time here! There's an attempt at a pseudo-scientific explanation for how these people can do this - and, in delightful fashion, the nature of the technique has unexpected effects as more and more people are - um, drawn in? [The story also reminded me of the film "Ace in the Hole", aka "The Big Carnival", about crowds drawn to a mining disaster; no idea if that was in the author's mind or not.] By the time the questions got to things like cement trucks and condominiums, I was pretty much giggling constantly, and it only got better when the questioner - er, no, I don't want to spoil it. Wacky concept taken to ludicrous lengths in a very entertaining way.

"Crazy Shitting Planet" had a very different tone; while it wasn't without humor, it was not the wacky riot that the previous stories were, and I found it more of a surreal nightmare post-apocalypse - effectively presented, so much so that it made me want to take a shower (and made me very, very glad that I couldn't actually smell the story - imagining it was bad enough!). I did laugh out loud a few times, though - it's hard to keep a straight face at "Nuns ho!"

All in all, vastly enjoyable - I'll definitely look for more of Hansen's work. Thanks for sharing this one!

Journal Entry 8 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, December 08, 2011
I'm offering this for a book ray. [See the forum thread here to sign up.]

The book is a trade paperback weighing about 12 ounces, something to keep in mind when estimating postage costs. [US participants can get postage estimates at the USPS site here ( http://www.usps.com ).]

Bookray instructions:

When you receive the book, please journal it, and PM the next person in line for their address so you'll have it ready when you've finished the book.
Note: even if you've sent books to that person before, please PM them before mailing this one, to confirm that the address is correct and that they're able to take on a bookray book at this time.
Try and read the book promptly - ideally, within one month of receiving it. (If you expect to take longer, you can request to be put at the end of the list. If you find you're swamped with other books when the person before you contacts you about the book, you can ask to be skipped, and then let me know whether you'd like to be moved down the list or dropped entirely. If you receive the book and find it's taking longer than you'd planned to get through it, I'd appreciate an update in its journal entries or on your profile, just to let me and the other participants know you haven't forgotten it.)

When you're ready to pass the book along, please add your comments about the book and indicate where you're sending it, either through a journal entry or through the controlled-release-note option using your country/state/city as the location. If you find that you're having problems contacting the next person in line, or don't think you can manage to mail the book as originally agreed, please let me know; I'll be glad to try to work something out.

Participants so far, in tentative mailing order:

shnedwards [UK]
shovelmonkey1 [UK]
salvami [Ireland]
lunatum [Finland] [asked to be skipped]
angelface46 [US - CO]
hyphen8 [US - HI]
easterngirl71 [US - IL] [no response]

Journal Entry 9 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (12/14/2011 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA


The book's on its way to BCer shnedwards in the UK, to kick off the book ray. Hope everyone enjoys it!

*** Released as part of the 2011 Chills & Spills release challenge. The December theme includes monsters and aliens, and these stories certainly cover that! ***

Journal Entry 10 by shnedwards at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Thanks very much Gory for sending this on! I came back from a wholesome family Christmas to find it waiting for me on the doormat :D

I'll start it once I've finished my current read. Looking forward to it, I think...

Journal Entry 11 by shnedwards at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, January 05, 2012
Well, I started reading the first story and thought: "Monster Cocks, you say? I think I can see where this story is going... Oh yes, I'm right." And wondered whether I really wanted to read the other two. But I persevered and found some pretty good satire among the, well, poo. I don't think I'll be stuffing my bookshelf full of bizarro novels in future, but might "enjoy" the odd one.

In summary: ha ha ha urgh.

Contacting shovelmonkey for her address...

Journal Entry 12 by shnedwards at Bookring, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, January 07, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (1/7/2012 UTC) at Bookring, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases


On its way to shovelmonkey1. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 13 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Friday, January 27, 2012
Picked up at my office yesterday all safe and sound. Will try to read this over the weekend and get it moving again as i've got a week of waterside fun ahead of me (dock engineering works here we come) and won't get much reading done next week. Thanks to all who kept this book moving in my direction!

Journal Entry 14 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Of the three novellas I actually like Crazy shitting planet the best. I suspect that i'm never going to be someone who is vastly entertained by marauding mutated genitalia and the style of the second novel just didn't work for me. Glad to have put a little bizarro into this slightly drab February though so thanks for including me in this bookray! This book is now ready to travel as I have salvamis address.

Journal Entry 15 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (2/16/2012 UTC) at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom


Off across the Irish sea to a new reader.

Journal Entry 16 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Thursday, March 01, 2012
I received this crazy-titled book today, thanks :D

Journal Entry 17 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Tuesday, April 03, 2012
mmm this book wasn't my cup of tea, but I kind of liked the 2nd story.

I'm waiting for lunatum's address.

Journal Entry 18 by salvami at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland on Thursday, April 05, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (4/5/2012 UTC) at Wexford, Co. Wexford Ireland


This book is now travelling to America! Enjoy :)

Journal Entry 19 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Thursday, April 19, 2012
just got here today :)

Journal Entry 20 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Thursday, April 19, 2012
just got here today :)

Journal Entry 21 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Thursday, April 19, 2012
just got here today :)

Journal Entry 22 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sorry I had it so long. Got hit with many at once. I just finished it. Weird stories but they make you laugh. Thanks for sharing it. will be traveling again shortly

Journal Entry 23 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (7/25/2012 UTC) at Montrose, Colorado USA


sending to hyphen8

Journal Entry 24 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, August 09, 2012
This bizarro book arrived today and promises to be....interesting. The title is certainly "one for the books".

I've got several books in front of it but I'll get to this as soon as I can.

Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 25 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, August 24, 2012
Still reading...

Send a second PM to easterngirl71 today - looks like she hasn't been active on the site for about 6 months. Hopefully she'll respond soon.

Journal Entry 26 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, September 02, 2012
I took my time with this a little since I still haven't heard back from the next person on the list (sent a 3rd PM today).

The stories were a little over the top for my taste but overall I did enjoy reading the book.

The first story reminded me of a short story I read at some point in the distant past (I can't remember the author) - it was a spoof about two science fiction authors competing to be the most prolific, and I believe one was Isaac Asimov (the other might have been Arthur C. Clarke). They generated huge stacks of paper which eventually attacked each other...

As for the second story, I enjoyed Fantastic Voyage and its various spinoffs (including the rather silly Innerspace), so this was an interesting twist. Although Dr. A objected to some of the technical impossibilities presented in the original movie (and tried to fix them in his novelization and his later Fantastic Voyage II), based on his taste in limericks, I'm guessing that he would have gotten a kick out of this story.

I'm really, really glad the third story is not a scratch & sniff adventure. :p

I'll wait a bit longer to see if I hear back from easterngirl71, and if I don't, I'll check to see if GoryDetails has any suggestions on where this book should go next.

Journal Entry 27 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, September 15, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (9/15/2012 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Since I was unable to contact easterngirl71, GoryDetails gave me permission to pass this book on to someone else.

It will be going out as a wishlist RABCK - happy reading!

Journal Entry 28 by vedranaster at Zagreb, Zagreb City Croatia on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Well, hello! Got a lovely surprise in the mail today - a wishlist book. And a weird one to boot! Hurrah! I love weird books. This one made it onto my list very tentatively, and I now look forward to reading it and discovering for myself on which side of the "Fun!" or "Ugh!" argument I'll land. :)

Thank you, hyphen8 for sending, along with two interesting bookmarks. :)
I'm sniggering just looking at the cover and leafing through the book.

PS - Looooove all the lovely flower stamps! I'll save one of each for me, one each for my cousin, and the rest will be used to make happy some BC stamp collector.

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