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Riding the Centipede - John Claude Smith
Riding the Centipede
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Private Investigator Terrance Blake spends most of his days shadowed by an event from his past, while dismantling the lives of those driven by the masochistic need to confirm the lies they deny are cold, hard truths, until Hollywood socialite Jane Teagarden calls him for only the third time in... show more
Private Investigator Terrance Blake spends most of his days shadowed by an event from his past, while dismantling the lives of those driven by the masochistic need to confirm the lies they deny are cold, hard truths, until Hollywood socialite Jane Teagarden calls him for only the third time in years with news on the whereabouts of her runaway brother, Marlon. Marlon Teagarden has been a ghost for ten years, traveling through the underbelly of society as a means of blotting out a past allegedly rife with child abuse, until he is chosen to Ride the Centipede, leading to the ultimate experience, courtesy of literary translator of languages and drug-infused visions from inner and outer space, William S. Burroughs. Just your average road trip chase through the dark frontier of addiction and alternative realities gone sideways. Not quite. Also along for the ride, at the behest of a mysterious employer, is a nuclear-infused force of corrupt nature, “some kind of new breed of human and radiation, a blotch, an aberration, cancer with teeth.” Allow me to introduce you to Rudolf. Rudolf Chernobyl. Let the games begin…
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780692458587 (0692458581)
ASIN: 0692458581
Publisher: Omnium Gatherum
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
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Scarlet's Web
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5.0 Review: Riding the Centipede by John Claude Smith
I received a free copy of Riding the Centipede in return for an honest review. Riding the Centipede is very much a "what the hell did I just read?" kinda book. It's horror on drugs. The author takes you on a weird surreal and bizarre journey and as dark and twisted as the story gets you just can't...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.5 Riding the Centipede by John Claude Smith
I don't know what the fuck that was, but I liked it! I read John Claude's collection Autumn in the Abyss and loved it. When he contacted me to see if I would like to read this book, I jumped on the chance and I'm glad I did. Jane Teagarden hires a man named Terrance Blake to find her missing bro...
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