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by Carlton Mellick III

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ISBN:
1936383411
ISBN13:
978-1936383412
Author:
Carlton Mellick III
Publisher:
Eraserhead Press (January 24, 2011)
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Pages:
100 pages
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1661 kb
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1702 kb
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Rating:
4.6

Carlton Mellick III is one of bizarro fiction's most talented practitioners, a virtuoso of the surreal, science fictional tale.

Carlton Mellick III is one of bizarro fiction's most talented practitioners, a virtuoso of the surreal, science fictional tale. CARLTON MELLICK III is the Wonderland Book Award-winning author of over 45 novels, including Quicksand House, Bio Melt, Cuddly Holocaust and Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland. In 2013, he was named one of the top 20 science-fiction writers under the age of 40 by The Guardian UK. His work has appeared in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade, and Vice Magazine.

Crab Town is the first novella I’ve written since Ultra Fuckers, which came out about 9 books ag. Carlton Mellick III 01/21/2011 4:58pm. Most people are poor these days, but Johnny is so poor he can’t even afford to pay for gravity. They call him Johnny Balloon.

Crab Town is the first novella I’ve written since Ultra Fuckers, which came out about 9 books ago. I needed to get back into writing them because in my opinion 100 page novellas are the perfect length for bizarro fiction stories. After writing the two epics Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland and Zombies and Shit, I thought it was about time to write some shorter books for a change before moving on to the next epic I plan to write, Seven Cyborgs.

Prolific bizarro veteran Carlton Mellick III is one of those writers, and his long short story Crab Town is evidence of this

The world of Crab Town is dirty and poor and full of radiation porn. Prolific bizarro veteran Carlton Mellick III is one of those writers, and his long short story Crab Town is evidence of this. After writing a couple 300+ page novels (veritable epics in the bizarro genre), he put out this 85-page novella earlier this year. It's a short, entertaining ride through the weird world of Freedom City, and its adjoining slum, known as Crab Town.

Carlton Mellick Iii. This was the usual job for her. Being only fifteen years old, Jack didn’t want her getting involved if shooting broke out. She wasn’t even allowed to carry a gun. Jack had told her that this time h. .was going to take longer than usual, so besides lookout Little Sister had to prevent people from entering the bank. She dressed in a police uniform, her blue dreadlocks hidden under a hat. After the others went into the bank, she set up a barricade and directed cyclists and pedestrians around the block. It wasn’t uncommon for teenagers to work for the police department

In this town, everyone's a bottom feeder.

In this town, everyone's a bottom feeder.

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Carlton Mellick III goes past silly, through weird, detours around dumb, blasts through bizarre, and gets to a place where the normal physics of narrative no longer apply. You will never be the same. -Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and HomelandIn a topsy-turvy world where clowns are killers and crooks, Little Bigtop is a three-ring circus of crime, and no syndicate is more dangerous than the Bozo family. They are a gang of man-eating, motorcycle-riding, war-hungry werewolf women, and they are the rulers of the wasteland.

Five desperate criminals are robbing one of the last remaining banks in Freedom City, a town devastated by the previous nuclear war.

2011) A Novella by Carlton Mellick III. In this town, everyone's a bottom feeder. Five desperate criminals are robbing one of the last remaining banks in Freedom City, a town devastated by the previous nuclear war. But these are no ordinary criminals. They are members of the House of Cards, an organization designed to help the less fortunate citizens of the city.

Carlton Mellick III (born July 2, 1977) is an American author currently residing in Portland, Oregon. He is best known as one of the leading authors in the 'Bizarro' movement in underground literature. Mellick's work has been described as a combination of trashy schlock sci-fi/horror and postmodern literary art. His novels explore surreal versions of earth in contemporary society and imagined futures, commonly focusing on social absurdities and satire.

In this town, everyone's a bottom feeder ... Five desperate criminals are robbing one of the last remaining banks in Freedom City, a town devastated by the previous nuclear war. But these are no ordinary criminals. They are members of the House of Cards, an organization designed to help the less fortunate citizens of the city. In a place where the poor are separated from the rich, jobs are as scarce as clean water, and even the doctors are as corrupt as the politicians, the House of Cards are a final beacon of hope in an otherwise hopeless world. Featuring: radiation fetishists, balloon people, mutant crabs, sail-bike road warriors, and a love affair between a woman and an H-Bomb. This is one mean asshole of a city. Welcome to Crab Town.
Reviews:
  • zmejka
Carlton Mellick III has thrown us into another fabulous world of violence and absurdity. Set in Crab Town, a slum of Freedom City, this is a place where people go when they have nowhere else to go, and once you are there, you cannot get out. You are the scum of the earth. After having a rough start to his day, a man who has undergone surgery and is now a "balloon man" soon finds himself caught in the middle of a bank heist being led by the House of Cards. This group is somewhat of a Robin Hood for the people of Crab Town. While they have the best of intentions, the robbery soon turns sour and all their hopes are dashed.

This novella is somewhat different than many of Mellick's other stories in that he explains the plot of the heist by taking each chapter and making it about one of the main characters, taking the reader from how they got started in Crab Town to what led them to that fateful day. Fast-paced, violent, and full of radiation and giant crabs, you can't help but like this book. My only complaint is that it is a little on the short side, but it is still good and I would recommend it. You can't go wrong with CM3.
  • Aver
Crab Town. This is a Carlton Mellick III book so obviously it's awesome and deserves a 12-star review. Amazon does not allow reviews to be that awesome, so unofficially Crab Town, 12 Star Review.

The world of Crab Town is dirty and poor and full of radiation porn. It is the story of a bank robbery gone wrong. Do they ever go right? It is the story of people so poor they turn themselves into balloons so they don't have to spend money on food. But the banks still find a way to screw them...by charging them for using gravity (even if they decide to create their own by carrying around rock to keep them on the ground).

This might be my favorite Carlton Mellick book, definitely top three. I love his short novellas. They can be read in the time it takes to watch a few episodes of a terrible TV show or a movie. But until Carlton Mellick starts making TV shows, I'll stick with his books. I would love to own a sail bike. Highly recommended for Bizarros as well as anyone that lost their job or home in the recession. House of Cards!
  • Stonewing
After a string of full-length epic (by Bizarro standards) novels, Eraserhead Press' "Crab Town" is Carlton Mellick III's triumphant return to the novella format.

This quick, 85-page read is packed with so much action, emotion, strangeness and back-story that it feels like it could easily have been a much longer work, like "Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland". Mellick presents a bleak, surreal and inventive new world created in the wake of nuclear war. A world where the rich have completely sequestered themselves from the less-fortunate, privatizing everything in sight and leaving the poor to literally sell their bodies in order to afford the cost of living. And in this grim future, a Robin Hood-esque gang arises with the goal of a fair chance for all, whatever the cost may be.

"Crab Town" is a must-have for any fans of Carlton Mellick III, post-apocalyptic fiction, weirdness, or unbridled imagination. Pick this one up IMMEDIATELY.
  • Nahelm
This was one nice slice of where bizarro world coincides with the real world and it's current state of times. Times are indeed desperate and much more for those who are citizens of Crabtown. These folks are swindled and put into a place where it's just about impossible to make it out of. So some people decide it has been enough of this awful situation and try to put an end to the desperation and raise hope for others however, little do they know how truly desperate times are and have to figure a way out of their situation before everyone gets wrapped up in the gambit. This was a great quick read and at 7.95 more than worth the price. Again CM3 delivers with a entertaining and thoughtful read. Can't wait for his newer stuff coming out soon here.
  • Mori
Some writers, you can just tell, are brimming with ideas and creativity. Prolific bizarro veteran Carlton Mellick III is one of those writers, and his long short story Crab Town is evidence of this. After writing a couple 300+ page novels (veritable epics in the bizarro genre), he put out this 85-page novella earlier this year. It's a short, entertaining ride through the weird world of Freedom City, and its adjoining slum, known as Crab Town.

This is the story of a bank heist gone bad, in a world where two nuclear wars have left the city in shambles and the economy in a mess. In Freedom City, if you lose your job and can't pay your bills, your only choice is to move to Crab Town. Once you're in Crab Town, you're stuck, because no one will hire you again, no landlord will rent to you again, and you're essentially a social pariah. It reminds me in a lot of ways of our national welfare system, where once you're in, it's difficult to get back out. Some denizens of Crab Town form the House of Cards, a group dedicated to improving life in Crab Town and getting a fair shake from the folks in charge of Freedom City. They don't want a handout, they simply want equal opportunity for jobs and such - a little life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So, yeah, I like the message behind this story.

As Mellick writes in the book's introduction, this story started with the cover image. Mellick liked it so much, he decided to write a story around the picture of the babe on the bomb, basically working backwards with the actual writing of the story being the last part of the process. In other words, he didn't begin with a premise and a set of characters, he saw a picture, came up with a title and a cover blurb, then wrote the story from there. What results is almost too much for such a short story.

We're introduced to no less than six different characters who all play a role in the heist. There are other peripheral characters as well, and over the course of the story, sandwiched between the events of one day, we learn a little bit about each character. We're stilling learning about these main players in the heist, right up until and during the final act. This could have easily been filled out into another 300-page epic if he had the time and desire. So many ideas and so much creativity pack each page that there's scarcely enough space to mention it all.

But such is the issue with the novella. Often times, they leave you wanting more, which I think is a good thing. And at $7.95, you get a good story with some very cool artwork. To be honest, I've been trying to decide for a long time which Mellick book I would read next, and the cover art from this one sold me from the beginning. Like Mellick, I was intrigued to learn about the babe on the bomb and what made her tick (yes, terrible pun, but I don't care!). I came away wanting more of what was here, and not just a little bit jealous of how much creatvity this guy's got bursting out of every story he writes.