Feb 26

Hell's Angels

Max Bathroom Comments: To be honest, I much preferred the Ting Tings video with the singer dancing in PVC.

Published 2006

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.83 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “ Fugitives of Chaos”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    I always had my suspicions about Biggles and Ginger

    (A much better cover than the book deserved.)

  2. fred Says:

    “We’re gonna need a bigger fly swatter.”

  3. Tor Mented Says:

    Quick work with the Gibson Flying V prevents him from getting kneed in the groin.
    I hope he was playing “Wrecking Ball.”

  4. Francis Boyle Says:

    I can’t work out if this is a foot fetish thing or not.

  5. Ryan Says:

    If ever there was a time for the WTF tag…

  6. fred Says:

    This series seems to be rather rapey. From the first book.

  7. GSS ex-noob Says:

    It’s Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as you’ve never seen them before!

    And you can’t see them now because of the murk.

    Duchovny does sing and play guitar, to a loose approximation of both; Anderson has appeared onstage with him. It is ADORABLE to see Mulder and Scully singing together.

    @fred: Much of his work is. He was a leading instigator in the Sad Puppies fiasco/scam. The story he cheated onto the Hugo ballot is entirely about an inquisitor torturing a sexy teenage fembot.

    He preaches being Ultra-Reactionary-TradCatholic (he has no use for anything much but Thomas Aquinas and GK Chesterton, who he tries and fails to write like), but his work shows a LOT of his dark fetishes. It creeps out many people, of the sort who’d fit right in here — and a number of them have sex lives far beyond the vanilla. Whatever age, gender, or sexual orientation, every decent person gets the ICK.

    He wears a fedora. He thinks straight men are all naturally inclined towards beating gay men with tire irons, and they should.

    He once threatened to punch TERRY PRATCHETT!!!!!

    This was after Terry had revealed his Alzheimer’s. Pterry was in support of the right to die at a time of your choosing, so Wright proclaimed that if he ever met Sir T, he’d punch him in the face. Yep, he was slavering at the slim chance he could punch out an elderly man with dementia.

    He is a scary and toxic person. His wife is some other flavor of Christian, so he’s sad she’s going to hell, along with all the post-Vatican II popes and anyone who isn’t tradCath. But he loves her…?

    Only his complete and utter wussiness keeps him from doing the things he fantasizes about.

    He’s a complete moral degenerate and a terrible writer.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Wright follows in the footsteps of Powers and Gaiman, and pisses in them as he goes.

    I know he has a schoolgirl in plaid skirts fetish: does he also have a bestialism fetish? Or just monster girls?

  9. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Tor M (3)—Or “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

  10. Tat Wood Says:

    @ex-Noob: however terrible a person he is, the real crime is that Tor allowed something this amateurish into print. I used a passage from the third book (discarded at a charity shop, so some good came from it – 75p to a homeless shelter) as an exercise for a Year 10 class – how many rookie errors could they find in one page.

    It’s one of those doorstop trilogies commissioned when people mistook the Hogwarts Express for a gravy train but has even more basic misunderstandings than Rainbow Rowell’s efforts. It’s supposedly narrated by a teenage girl (who attends a mixed boarding-school!) whose clothes keep flying off in front of her ethnic-stereotype chums, to-be-sure, look-you-boyo, the noo. Alas the author obviously hasn’t met any teenagers, any girls or anyone from Britain. Or a writing coach.

    (I’m sure we had a discussion of one of his duds before but this seems to be his GSS debut.)

  11. Emster Says:

    It’s Domhnall Gleeson’s first/last book cover model gig with Milla Jovovich.

    (It’s also an author I’ll not waste my time on, thanks GSS gang!)

  12. MaxBathroom Says:

    Suddenly, I’m very, very glad that I bought this book from a charity shop and so the author got no money for me doing so…

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Max: I hope you’ll put it in the paper recycling bin so that it doesn’t go on to plague the world any more. Save your fellow citizens from getting the ICK and needing the brain bleach. Cut this pervy tumor out of the body politic.

    @Tat: I love you using it as a cautionary tale. I’m sure the teens had fun.

    Tor has cleaned up its act since. Wright is one of the many authors who had to go down the scale to BAEN!!!boobsandexplosions, and even they dropped him after the Puppy nonsense when he made himself persona non grata for participating in it, insulting everyone else in fandom/writing as hell-bound Satanists (even the atheists were annoyed by that), and the lack of quality in his cheated story. And hoping he could punch Pratchett.

    Yes. He became too controversial and untalented even for them.

    @Bruce: As you can see, he also has a fetish for schoolgirls NOT in plaid skirts. Said skirts are probably why he became a tradCath.

    @Emster: His wiki article tells all you need to know, starting with the picture:

    I forgot he’s also a (failed) lawyer.

  14. MaxBathroom Says:

    That’s not a bad idea, and I’ll remember that not everything is suitable for charity shops the next time I have a clear out.

    As for school girls and plaid skirts, I remember seeing an interview with Brandon Graham (a comics artist) who mentions that after he’d moved to New York from a small town in the mid west, he couldn’t understand why he kept seeing these young girls dressed as strippers. Somebody had to set him straight about Catholic schools and dress codes…

  15. Emster Says:

    @GSSxn: “If Vulcans had a church, they’d be Catholics.”???? I don’t like him already. Completely missed the point.

  16. MaxBathroom Says:

    Particularly given that the Vulcan salute thing was copied from a Hindu (or possibly Buddhist: I forget which) blessing gesture…

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