Jeremy Robert Johnson Angel Dust Apocalypse

ISBN 13: 9780976249832

Angel Dust Apocalypse

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9780976249832: Angel Dust Apocalypse

Meth-heads, man-made monsters, and murderous Neo-Nazis. Blissed out club kids dying at the speed of sound. The un-dead and the very soon-to-be-dead. They're all here, trying to claw their way free.

From the radioactive streets of a war-scarred future, where the nuclear bombs have become self-aware, to the fallow fields of Nebraska where the kids are mainlining lightning bugs, this is a world both alien and intensely human. This is a place where self-discovery involves scalpels and horse tranquilizers; where the doctors are more doped-up than the patients; where obsessive-compulsive acid-freaks have unlocked the gateway to God and can't close the door.

This is not a safe place. You can turn back now, or you can head straight into the heart of...

the ANGEL DUST APOCALYPSE

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"What makes JRJ's work stand out from his contemporaries' is the strange sense of empathy--in that regard he is not unlike David Foster Wallace's wicked and perhaps deranged younger brother. Sometimes the horror is so understated that it's deadly. JRJ has the ability to balance sheer humanity with sheer grotesquerie."--21C MAGAZINE
 
"I'm a longtime fan of Johnson. A master of derangement, he's been bringing it for years."--LAIRD BARRON, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All 
 
"[I]f you could marry well-crafted literature to stories of visceral horror, you would be holding Angel Dust Apocalypse in your hands... Johnson is probably a few books away from doing for horror what Jonathan Lethem did for science fiction. Plain and simple? Forget horror; this is good fiction. From stem to stern, each story will amaze you..."-- GIRL ON DEMAND

"Johnson weaves vivid and fascinatingly grotesque tales regarding such things as a group of extreme body modification addicts (one of whom is pretty much made out of vegetables) to a cockroach suit that helps its maker survive WWIII. [T]hese stories...have been given serious treatment and emerge as fantastic and often graphic scenarios full of characters you hate to love."-- BOOKGASM

"[Johnson] excels at pathology and perversity... A confirmed weirdo and authentic writer of uncommon emotional depth who deserves to be watched."-- CEMETERY DANCE

"Angel Dust Apocalypse hits the reader in the gut and goes to work... Within these pages the dark underbelly of the human subconscious is captured: those things that people think about but never mention... I could not put this book down..."-- RAZORCAKE

"In its most twisted moments, Johnson's writing is too gleeful to pigeon-hole as strictly 'horror,' and when he steps outside the gross-out game, he transcends most other straight literary writers. Angel Dust Apocalypse is every bit as smart as it is gut-churning, and every bit as moving and introspective as it is horrifying and humorous."-- VERBICIDE

"Where postmodern fails to offer direction, Jeremy Robert Johnson's Angel Dust Apocalypse builds bright trail markers out of luminescent beetle guts and fetal sinew."-- THIRDEYE MAGAZINE

"Admirably devious, laugh-out-loud sick, and shockingly smart, Jeremy Robert Johnson blew me away with Angel Dust Apocalypse. Surrealist horror -- absurdist excess -- and pure postmodern fun. You absolutely must read this book right away. It'll change you in a way you couldn't imagine."-- MICHAEL A. ARNZEN, author of 100 Jolts and Play Dead

"In one inky scream Jeremy Robert Johnson has established himself as a virtuoso counter-culture voice that must be heard. You are guaranteed to enjoy this finely orchestrated literary Armageddon."-- JOHN EDWARD LAWSON, author of Last Burn in Hell

About the Author:

Jeremy Robert Johnson is the Wonderland Award Winning author of WE LIVE INSIDE YOU, the cult hit ANGEL DUST APOCALYPSE, the Stoker Nominated novel SIREN PROMISED (w/Alan M. Clark), and the end-of-the-world freak-out EXTINCTION JOURNALS. His fiction has been acclaimed by authors like Chuck Palahniuk and Jack Ketchum and has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. In 2008 he worked with The Mars Volta to tell the story behind their Grammy Winning album The Bedlam in Goliath. In 2010 he spoke about weirdness and metaphor as a survival tool at the Fractal 10 conference in Medellin, Colombia (where fellow speakers included DJ Spooky, an MIT bio-engineer, and a doctor who explained the neurological aspirations of a sponge). Jeremy also runs indie publishing house Swallowdown Press and is at work on a host of new books. For more information: jeremyrobertjohnson.com.

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