The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island
The author offers this synopsis of the book:
is Gaston Glew's sixteenth Sad Day - the sixteenth anniversary of the
saddest day of his life: his day of birth - and his parents have just
committed suicide. Fed up with the sadness of Pickled Planet, Gaston
Glew builds a rocket ship and blasts off into outer space, hoping to
escape his briny fate.
Meanwhile, on Pancake Island, Fanny Fod,
the most beautiful pancake girl in the world, nurses a secret sadness
as she guards the origin of all happiness: the mysterious Cuddlywumpus.
When Gaston's rocket ship crash-lands in the sea of maple syrup that
surrounds Pancake Island, nothing will ever be the same for him, or for
The Pickled Apocalypse of Pancake Island was one of those books where I
stop and think - that's odd. I have not had that feeling since Ass
Goblins of Auschwitz. But of course they are the same author. Ass
Goblins still tops my WTF meter but The Pickled Apocalypse is second
place. Where do I start?
There is violence and sex. If they were
human it would not be anything more than what you will find on cable.
But they are not human and these characters have abilities that are
enhanced. Such as beer from pancake breasts and strange maple syrup
defecating beasts that are locked in seclusion and don't forget orgies
involving syrup secreting doors, a pancake and a pickle.
what I like most about Bizarro books and their authors, anything goes.
Cameron Pierce delivers on the strange and bizarre. That's not where he
stops though. There is a real story underneath all the wackiness. A
pickle looking for happiness and an pancake seeking to find more out of
life than happiness. Pierce offers the idea that someone could be living
in a emotional paradise but still lacking substance. It is when we
experience sadness, happiness can truly be measured and appreciated.
Pierce dives in to some heavy things in this book. It is the complete
absurdity of the characters that we can measure the realness of life in
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