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The Pilo Family Circus - Will Elliott
The Pilo Family Circus
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“You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You’re joining the circus. Ain’t that the best news you ever got?” Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a... show more
“You have two days to pass your audition. You better pass it, feller. You’re joining the circus. Ain’t that the best news you ever got?” Delivered by a trio of psychotic clowns, this ultimatum plunges Jamie into the horrific alternate universe that is the centuries-old Pilo Family Circus, a borderline world between Hell and Earth from which humankind’s greatest tragedies have been perpetrated. Yet in this place—peopled by the gruesome, grotesque, and monstrous—where violence and savagery are the norm, Jamie finds that his worst enemy is himself. When he applies the white face paint, he is transformed into JJ, the most vicious clown of all. And JJ wants Jamie dead! Echoes of Lovecraft, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and early Stephen King resound through the pages of this magical, gleefully macabre work nominated as Best Novel by the International Horror Guild.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780980226027 (0980226023)
ASIN: 0980226023
Publisher: Underland Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
4.0 The Pilo Family Circus
Katherine Dunn's Geek Love is one of those rare books that truly disturbed me. Since I'm frequently looking for the next Good Horror novel, and since I know that Geek Love was one of those, seeing The Pilo Family Circus mentioned in the same breath as Geek Love was enough to convince me to read it....
TrevorPTweedleD
TrevorPTweedleD rated it
3.0 The Pilo Family Circus
“The women, dressed up like glazed hams and glistening in the heat, were trying to look like they belonged on the set of Sex and the City. Watch them closely and you could see the mannerisms of the American starlets they idolized; the gestures, the nuances of speech, grabs at being sassy. Meanwhile ...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
4.5 THE PILO FAMILY CIRCUS Review
I did not expect that ending. I expected the ending from the John Cusack/Ray Liotta movie, IDENTITY. This one started off devilishly good. Original, dark, funny-as-hell, nasty, twisted, and more words and stuff and things. I loved it. Every paragraph had me either disgusted, intrigued, or laughin...
Bark's Book Nonsense
Bark's Book Nonsense rated it
4.0 The Pilo Family Circus by Will Elliot
Jamie is minding his own business when he spots some creepy clowns about town acting more than a wee bit strange. One drops a small bag containing some suspicious powder. When the coast is clear, Jamie picks it up and brings it home.Well, wouldn’t you?!This little incident of finders keepers brings ...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
3.0 The Pilo Family Circus
I am not entirely sure how to review this one. The story idea was very unique and I thought many of the characterizations were quite excellent. It seemed to be flirting with brilliance, but... *mild spoilers*The first few chapters of this started off great and I thought I was in for a brutal and vi...
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