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."
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, c2014.
ISBN: 9781612193151
Branch Call Number: FICTION BUS
Characteristics: 277 p. ; 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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