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Publisher Comments:

To play the Game of Tongues, you must first understand the caste system...

Phineas Poe, troubled antihero of Kiss Me, Judas, returns to Denver to find reality rewritten and the laws of reason fractured. When Poe is enlisted by his old ally, Detective Moon, to find a missing cop named Jimmy Sky, he is drawn into the Game of Tongues, a violent fantasy game played out by disaffected college drones, hacker kids, and Goth refugees in underground punk clubs, on rooftops, and in sewers. Everyone he meets has multiple personalities, and before long Poe begins to lose track of his own identity. If he can hang on to his sanity long enough to find Jimmy Sky, he might just beat the game.

Review:

"Demanding, violently lighted changes of brainscape keep you blinking....Baer's over-the-top magic...will attract and lock in new members to his cult." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Baer's language is hip, spare, brutal, sometimes gorgeous....The payoff...is the voyeuristic glimpse the novel affords into the imaginary labyrinth inhabited by obsessive, nihilistic gothic gamers." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Baer is without a doubt a writer with talent and promise." Denver Post

Synopsis:

A claustrophobic tale of urban despair and existential noir, Penny Dreadful shares sensibilities with everything from the books of William Gibson and Neal Gaiman to the films Trainspotting and The Matrix and the webgames Doom and Myst.

Synopsis:

Phineas Poe, antihero of "Kiss Me, Judas," returns to Denver to find reality rewritten and the laws of reason fractured. When Poe is enlisted by his old ally, Detective Moon, to find a missing cop named Jimmy Sky, he finds himself perilously drawn into the Game of Tongues, a violent fantasy game played out by disaffected college drones, hacker kids, and Goth refugees in underground punk clubs, on rooftops, and in sewers.

About the Author

Will Christopher Baer is the author of Kiss Me, Judas and Hell's Half Acre. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931561815
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage
Subject:
General
Author:
Baer, Will Christopher
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
September 10, 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
5.50 x 7.50 in 16.00 oz

Related Subjects

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Penny Dreadful
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Product details 367 pages MacAdam/Cage Publishing - English 9781931561815 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Demanding, violently lighted changes of brainscape keep you blinking....Baer's over-the-top magic...will attract and lock in new members to his cult."
"Review" by , "Baer's language is hip, spare, brutal, sometimes gorgeous....The payoff...is the voyeuristic glimpse the novel affords into the imaginary labyrinth inhabited by obsessive, nihilistic gothic gamers."
"Review" by , "Baer is without a doubt a writer with talent and promise."
"Synopsis" by , A claustrophobic tale of urban despair and existential noir, Penny Dreadful shares sensibilities with everything from the books of William Gibson and Neal Gaiman to the films Trainspotting and The Matrix and the webgames Doom and Myst.
"Synopsis" by , Phineas Poe, antihero of "Kiss Me, Judas," returns to Denver to find reality rewritten and the laws of reason fractured. When Poe is enlisted by his old ally, Detective Moon, to find a missing cop named Jimmy Sky, he finds himself perilously drawn into the Game of Tongues, a violent fantasy game played out by disaffected college drones, hacker kids, and Goth refugees in underground punk clubs, on rooftops, and in sewers.
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