The Weirdness

The Weirdness

A Novel

Book - 2014
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"With the literary muscle of Victor LaValle's Big Machine and the outlandish humor of Kevin Smith's Dogma, this debut reveals the dark underbelly of the NY literary scene. At thirty, Billy Ridgeway still hasn't gotten around to becoming a writer; he thinks too much to get anything done, really, except making sandwiches at a Greek deli with his buddy Anil. But the Devil shows up with fancy coffee one morning, promising to make Billy's dream of being published come true: as long as Billy steals The Neko of Infinite Equilibrium, a cat-shaped statue with magical powers, from the most powerful warlock in the Eastern United States. The Devil's bidding sends Billy on a wild chase through New York City, through which Billy discovers his own strength, harnessing his powers as a hell-wolf and finally fighting the warlock face-to-face. God even makes a guest appearance, and He's not who you thought He was. Bushnell's stunningly imaginative debut is about finding meaning in life, confronting your biggest critics, and discovering that a boring life might be the best life of all"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2014]
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9781612193151
1612193153
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bushnell Jeremy 02/2014
Characteristics: 277 pages ; 20 cm

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augsburgerin
Oct 03, 2017

If the devil approaches you with an offer - in a PowerPoint presentation no less - would you run or make a deal? Failing writer and only slightly more successful sandwich shop employee Billy Ridgeway finds himself in exactly that situation in this funny and imaginative novel.

Cynthia_N Apr 10, 2017

If you make a deal with the devil does he get to keep your soul? Enjoyable story and weird one for sure! Shouldn't be a surprise based on the title!

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pkgursk
Oct 29, 2014

This is one of the funniest books I have read in a while. Reminiscent of the Terry Fallis novels (Best Laid Plans....) but a little cruder.

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