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My mermaid/tiki/zombie noir novel now available!
AquaZombie
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From: Thrillville
Posted: 2010-10-26 12:57 pm   Permalink

Here's a reader's review by someone many of you know, Ferenc of Pollo del Mar, as posted on the Surf Guitar 101 forum
http://surfguitar101.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=184834#184834

"A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge" by Will Viharo.
First off, don't believe a thing I say because Will is a good friend of mine.
However, Will is a very talented writer who has recently come back to fiction after at least a 15 year break. And the ideas that bubble out of his head are outrageous. It's obvious that this guy has watched way to many B movies, and this is the story of a B-movie, as told from the writer's p.o.v. (he yearns to be like his characters), the characters (who just take all the weirdness without asking questions) and the director (and real writer) who manipulates all, but is completely manipulated himself. Zombies, dead Elvises, tiki bars, lounge singers, gang rape by biker gangs, exploitation, exploitation, exploitation. If you know Will, you will see many parallels to his own life, as he works through the drama that has surrounded him over the years. In fact, his frequently updated blog becomes another active p.o.v. to this novel.
As I said, don't believe me, but if this wasn't an engrossing read, I wouldn't recommend it.
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/a-mermaid-drowns-in-the-midnight-lounge/12037132
AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Mermaid-Drowns-Midnight-Lounge/dp/0557548993/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283197256&sr=8-1
BARNES & NOBLE http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/9780557548996/?itm=1&USRI=a+mermaid+drowns+in+the+midnight+lounge
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btw, my novel CHUMPY WALNUT now available now available from AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/Chumpy-Walnut-Will-Viharo/dp/0557600375/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1287697260&sr=1-3
and BARNES & NOBLE
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Chumpy-Walnut/Will-Viharo/e/9780557600373/?itm=1&USRI=chumpy+walnut

aloha


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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-11-03 1:54 pm   Permalink

5 Star Review by fellow author and exotica enthusiast, "Tiki" Christ Pinto, on MERMAID'S Amazon page
http://www.amazon.com/Mermaid-Drowns-Midnight-Lounge/dp/0557548993/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288817319&sr=8-2

"Will The Thrill is no newcomer to writing. He's been around the block
and his professionalism as a writer is proven in this book. Let me say
this book isn't for everyone...it's far out there, taking insane twi...sts
that pull you into his insane universe. But if you dig old-style noir
fiction updated and re-imagined, mixed with the supernatural and kicked
with lurid sex, blood, and booze, this tome is for you. Will doesn't
hold anything back. He writes with his brain and his gut twisted
together and fearlessly puts it out there for the world to love it or
hate it. Some people will call it trash. They're the ones who just don't
get it, and that's too bad for them. The rest of the world will dig it,
especially if you dig down-and-dirty insanity with plenty of
supernatural creatures, vivid descriptions and a truly retro style. This
book is all kinds of fun to read. Not one page is fluff. Looking
forward to reading more of Will's work soon!"


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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-11-17 12:44 am   Permalink

Dig it: giving a copy of "Mermaid" to Stuart "Re-Animator" Gordon at the Balboa Theater in San Francisco, 11/16/10 - zombies, sex, mayhem - it's right up his alley!


 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-11-17 11:50 am   Permalink

Couple more shots of cult filmmaker Stuart Gordon "re-animating" my "Mermaid"


In this one I explain that the book comes with its own original soundtrack, "Music for a Drowning Mermaid," by Actual Rafiq.


 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-11-17 8:52 pm   Permalink

I also had a Re-animator encounter recently!






 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-11-18 10:30 am   Permalink

Is that Barbara Crampton in the top photo?

 
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2010-11-18 10:32 am   Permalink

I'm almost done reading it and love it! It's like raymond chandler meets dean koontz by way of bettie page!

 
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2010-11-18 10:33 am   Permalink

I'm almost done reading it and love it! It's like raymond chandler meets dean koontz by way of bettie page!

 
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2010-11-18 10:33 am   Permalink

I'm almost done reading it and love it! It's like raymond chandler meets dean koontz by way of bettie page!

 
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dangergirl299
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Posted: 2010-11-18 10:33 am   Permalink

I'm almost done reading it and love it! It's like raymond chandler meets dean koontz by way of bettie page!

 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-11-18 2:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks, dangergirl, cheers!

 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-11-18 3:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-11-18 10:30, AquaZombie wrote:
Is that Barbara Crampton in the top photo?



Kathleen Kinmont "Bride of Re-Animator"


 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-11-18 4:50 pm   Permalink

Yea, that doesn't look like Barbara. Haven't seen BRIDE in a while. If you liked those movies, you'll love MERMAID. I told Stuart my book is more warped than "Re-Animator"!

 
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AquaZombie
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Posted: 2010-11-18 4:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-06 20:57, martian-tiki wrote:
"Will Viharo drinks Chuck Palahniuk and Hunter S. Thompson under the table at a tiki bar with A Mermaid Drowns in the Midnight Lounge."



Hey man, I just noticed this! I'll take that as a compliment! THANKS!
ps I should put this quote on the next edition, it's PERFECT!

[ This Message was edited by: AquaZombie 2010-11-18 17:15 ]


 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-11-18 8:30 pm   Permalink

In the last couple of years I haven't read books hardly at all, I used to read a book every couple of days. Mermaid was the only one I made time for lately and completely enjoyed.

I met Joe Knetter at the same horror convention and mentioned mermaid to him - because his book he was selling also has zombies and lots of semen. Haven't read his yet.
http://www.joeknetter.com/books.html





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