Elephant Vice

Elephant Vice He s the master of post impressionism He s the Hindu Remover of Obstacles They re cops Vincent Van Gogh is a cop with a dark past He painted some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of our time He c

  • Title: Elephant Vice
  • Author: Chris Meekings
  • ISBN: 9781621052012
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • He s the master of post impressionism He s the Hindu Remover of Obstacles They re cops.Vincent Van Gogh is a cop with a dark past He painted some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of our time He cut off his ear out of love for a prostitute He was a great painter He isn t any He s a tough as nails loose cannon cop who plays by his own rules When a drug calleHe s the master of post impressionism He s the Hindu Remover of Obstacles They re cops.Vincent Van Gogh is a cop with a dark past He painted some of the greatest artistic masterpieces of our time He cut off his ear out of love for a prostitute He was a great painter He isn t any He s a tough as nails loose cannon cop who plays by his own rules When a drug called hits the streets, it starts turning people into the object their essence most resembles Van Gogh is put on the case But this hard case has a new partner His methods are unusual, his attitude incompatible and he has the head of an elephant He s the Hindu God Ganesha Can these two put aside their differences and learn to work together Probably It s a buddy cop thing.

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    1. When Mayor Dumps' son is found dead of an apparent **** overdose, the police turn to ace cops Vincent Van Gogh and Ganesha. Can a post-impressionist painter and a Hindu god find who is behind the **** ring and save the city?You never know what you're going to get in the New Bizarro Author Series. In this case, you get a one-eared painter and a six-armed, elephant-headed Hindu god in a plot straight out of a Lethal Weapon movie.Crime fiction is my bread and butter so I was all-in on this book pre [...]

    2. FINALLY a book that answers the age-old question of what would happen if they had cast Vincent Van Gogh and Ganesha (the Hindu deity) in Lethal Weapon as they attempt to take down a body-transforming drug ring. Look, it’s silly and this book knows it’s silly, but it does what good bizarro is supposed to do: take disparate elements, juxtapose them together, filter them through a genre, and subvert the entire thing. In doing so, the story itself is elevated above its goofy premise and by the e [...]

    3. This was fun! Vincent Van Gogh (yes, the painter) and Ganesha (yes, the Hindu god) as Maybe Beach (Miami Vice, anyone?) cops and reluctant partners trying to solve a weird case. Bizarre stuff happens (well, bizarro). Characters learn and grow and change. And bizarre stuff happens.There should be more stories set in this universe. And more books.

    4. This book was a bit of a struggle for me to finish. I am a big fan of the NBAS (New Bizarro Author Series) and have not yet read one that I didn't like but this one came closer than it should to that line. This was unfortunate because I was hooked simply by the fact that Vincent van Gogh and Ganesha were the main characters, how could that not be good?Both characters were very interesting, especially van Gogh's back story. The setting was a good bizarro setting, for example people driving around [...]

    5. Full Review3 and 1/2 stars. Despite all its problems, Elephant Vice is still worth reading. Meekings has an amazing imagination. He shows potential to come up with an excellent work in the future. Until then, his debut novella is a pleasantly offbeat distraction.

    6. This book is so filled with Peanut Brittle that I hope no one allergic to peanuts picks it up. Anyway, in a world where taking a drug called **** causes one to turn into strange things, such as couches and statues, one Mayor must hire an unlikely pair to solve the murder of his son. Hindu God Ganesha and painter Van Gogh are on the case. This book is a detective book that is also injected to the brim with the weird and odd. Like Gogh’’s paintings, this book is filled with color and swirls a [...]

    7. I struggled getting into this book. In fact, I tried reading it once before and gave up after a couple of chapters. I might have done so again, except I was in Africa with lots of time to read and limited reading material. So I pressed on, and I'm glad I did.As the book progresses, I started to thoroughly enjoy Elephant Vice. The weirdness that felt a bit forced in the beginning (and the **** made up drug that initially put me off) began to work really well. The world started to feel natural and [...]

    8. The NBAS series is a great way to discover up and coming talent within the Bizarro genre. It's also a great way for new readers to discover what the genre has to offer. As is often the case with the NBAS books this is a quick and thoroughly entertaining read that features Vincent Van Gogh as a rough and ready detective operating in Maybe Beach. He is teamed up with a Hindu deity called Ganesha as they try to solve the mystery of a drug called **** and a host of missing ears! Not weird enough? wh [...]

    9. Elephant Vice is real weird and real fun. From the first page you are thrust into a bizarre new universe, but the author handles the strangeness deftly, a smirk evident in every word. The weirdness is not self conscious, but feels whole and organic. I found this whole read very visual, and the handling of the Van Gogh character was my favorite part. In fact, all the characters were well built and fun to read. Even if you're not a buddy cop fan, the tropes should be familiar to you and this book [...]

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