The Pistol Poets

The Pistol Poets[Ebook] ➠ The Pistol Poets ➦ Victor Gischler – Heartforum.co.uk The Edgar nominated author of Gun Monkeys is back with a thrill a minute suspense novel that mixes crime and academia with hilarious results Here Victor Gischler draws us into a wild and wicked world, The Edgar nominated author of Gun Monkeys is back with a thrill a minute suspense novel that mixes crime and academia with hilarious results Here Victor Gischler draws us into a wild and wicked world, where The Pistol eBook Ò tenured professors are busy burying bodies, cash up front PI s hunt for missing coeds and one desperate street tough has to decide which he d rather be a live poet or a dead criminalAn unlucky grad student just got himself killed in a robbery gone bad And as lowly drug lieutenant Harold Jenks races with the killer out of the alley, a light goes off in his head He ll steal the dead kid s identity Now Jenks, who once lorded it over seven square blocks in East St Louis, is headed due west With a in his pocket, a mm Glock taped across his back, and a rap sheet nearly as long as Finnegans Wake, he s cruising the halls of academia as Eastern Oklahoma U s newest grad student, looking for action and hoping he can stay one couplet ahead of his violent past While this new bad boy on campus makes mincemeat of his metaphors, across campus visiting professor Jay Morgan has a pressing problem What to do about the dead coed in his bed The professor s no killer, but try telling that to private eye Deke Stubbs With the professor on the lam and Stubbs hot on his trail, trouble blows into town Now, as St Louis drug boss Red Zach and his minions converge on Fumbee, Oklahoma, looking for a consignment of missing cocaine, the bullets start flying faster than the zingers at a faculty hate fest For Morgan and Jenks, now desperate fugitives from poetic justice, survival means learning new skills and learning fast Because if they find out they re bottom of the class, that means they re already dead Featuring the sleaziest, sorriest, and most captivating group of criminal lowlifes, sexed up academics, poets, and rappers ever to collide in one crime novel, The Pistol Poets speeds deliriously to its electrifying payoff From the Hardcover edition.

Victor Gischler is an American author of humorous crime fictionGischler s debut novel Gun Monkeys was nominated for the Edgar Award, and his novel Shotgun Opera was an Anthony Award finalist His work has been translated The Pistol eBook Ò into Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese He earned a PhD in English at the University of Southern Mississippi His fifth novel Go Go Girls of the Apocalypse was published in by the Touchstone Fireside imprint of Simon Schuster He has also writes American comic books like The Punisher Frank Castle, Wolverine and Deadpool for Marvel Comics Gischler worked on X Men Curse of the Mutants starting in the Death of Dracula one shot and continued in X Men Gun Monkeys has been optioned for a film adaptation, with Lee Goldberg writing the script and Ryuhei Kitamura penciled in to direct.

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    The Pistol Poets PDF/EPUB ✓ The Pistol eBook kid s identity Now Jenks, who once lorded it over seven square blocks in East St Louis, is headed due west With a in his pocket, a mm Glock taped across his back, and a rap sheet nearly as long as Finnegans Wake, he s cruising the halls of academia as Eastern Oklahoma U s newest grad student, looking for action and hoping he can stay one couplet ahead of his violent past While this new bad boy on campus makes mincemeat of his metaphors, across campus visiting professor Jay Morgan has a pressing problem What to do about the dead coed in his bed The professor s no killer, but try telling that to private eye Deke Stubbs With the professor on the lam and Stubbs hot on his trail, trouble blows into town Now, as St Louis drug boss Red Zach and his minions converge on Fumbee, Oklahoma, looking for a consignment of missing cocaine, the bullets start flying faster than the zingers at a faculty hate fest For Morgan and Jenks, now desperate fugitives from poetic justice, survival means learning new skills and learning fast Because if they find out they re bottom of the class, that means they re already dead Featuring the sleaziest, sorriest, and most captivating group of criminal lowlifes, sexed up academics, poets, and rappers ever to collide in one crime novel, The Pistol Poets speeds deliriously to its electrifying payoff From the Hardcover edition."/>
  • Paperback
  • 340 pages
  • The Pistol Poets
  • Victor Gischler
  • English
  • 14 November 2018
  • 0440241693

10 thoughts on “The Pistol Poets

  1. Eric_W says:

    Victor Geishel does it again Rollicking good noir Morgan, a visiting professor at a Midwestern university Geishel assures his colleagues it certainly NOT the one where he teaches creative literature, wakes up naked next to a young coed he bonked the night before Problem is she s not waking up having been given some pills by her weed dealer that should really not have been taken with all that alcohol Morgan s also teaching poetry to some grad students, one paper he is forced to read and gra Victor Geishel does it again Rollicking good noir Morgan, a visiting professor at a Midwestern university Geishel assures his colleagues it certainly NOT the one where he teaches creative literature, wakes up naked next to a young coed he bonked the night before Problem is she s not waking up having been given some pills by her weed dealer that should really not have been taken with all that alcohol Morgan s also teaching poetry to some grad students, one paper he is forced to read and grade is entitled, The Fallible Quiescence of a Wrathful Jehovah He despises his students, the Dean, the faculty, and especially Fred Jones who just gave the school lots of money and in return expects his ostensibly awful poetry to get published in their third rate literary journal But Fred Jones, it turns out, wants to help with relocating the dead girl.And one Harold Jencks decides to impersonate a student his buddy just killed who was on his way to Eastern Oklahoma to study poetry The school desperately needed some diversity On a campus of 8,000 they had 5 black students, Granted it had been hard to attract black students after the lynching There are some priceless quotes During a faculty party, one professor starts a tirade on Finnegan s Wake You Irish folk have been skating on Joyce for too long Finnegan s Wake is bullshit Everyone knows it s bullshit Joyce knew it was bullshit when he wrote it Now get out of my face, you ridiculous little tit This particular Joycean had hitched himself to the James Joyce bandwagon and never looked back He fully enjoyed the massive safety of James Joyce studies and relentlessly needled fringe scholarship as new wave, multicultural, carnival acts But another professor gets so pissed at this comment that he hides in the bushes, waits till the prof rides by on his bicycle in ridiculous spandex that scrunched up his nuts, and throws a copy of Finnegan s Wake into his spokes, sending the rider head over heels into a concrete fountain I thought I d killed him I could have fucked up my whole life I m up for tenure next year You can t get tenure if you kill a guy No, it s not like the old days Morgan replied.Or the conference they attend The Thirteenth Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Humanities and Fine Arts was something special Scholars and writers from all fifty states and twenty two countries stampeded like hyper caffeinated lemmings to the host city, where they delivered mind numbingly complex papers on obscure subjects in their desperate bids to rack up points toward tenure Morgan had been tothan one panel where the panelists outnumbered the audience. He had to chose between Homosexual Transmogrification in Androgynous Eighties Techno Pop or Pimple and Blemish Imagery in Victorian Fiction.The story comes to a smashing conclusion at the college s annual poetry reading during a blinding blizzard where a graduate who has had poetry accepted by such luminous publications as Word Junkie, Gas Hole, and Pea Pickin Potpourriwove his poems like elaborate spells designed by some evil wizard to suck all that was interesting and beautiful out of life If his poems had been a meal, it would have been a plate of wet cardboard Meanwhile, the Dean s silk panties were so far up his ass, he had tears in his eyes I m going to make it a point to read everything Geishel writes

  2. Josh says:

    Who would ve thought the hallways of academia would hold secrets and scars of murder, deception and manipulation For this lighter side of a darker subject, Victor Gischler thrusts his characters unwillingly into situations they are ill prepared Professor Jay Morgan just wants to put another notch on his belt by bedding a young coed but when said coed od s he finds sanctum in the most of unlikely places Meanwhile, ying to Morgan s yang Harold Jenks trades his gun for a stolen education, impers Who would ve thought the hallways of academia would hold secrets and scars of murder, deception and manipulation For this lighter side of a darker subject, Victor Gischler thrusts his characters unwillingly into situations they are ill prepared Professor Jay Morgan just wants to put another notch on his belt by bedding a young coed but when said coed od s he finds sanctum in the most of unlikely places Meanwhile, ying to Morgan s yang Harold Jenks trades his gun for a stolen education, impersonating a murdered student only to bring his troubles with him This is a fast paced, damn funny, and addictive read by Victor Gischler at the top of his game Read it twice, will go back for5 5 stars

  3. Manuel Antão says:

    Unlike The Gun Monkeys , this time Gischler didn t make it In a screwball comedy plausibility is always on thin ground With this book he couldn t keep it in check.The 2 stars go all for the hilarious one liners

  4. M.T. Bass says:

    I ve got kind of a rule never to read novels set in academia where the main character is a writer as I ve found most have a hothouse fiction flavor to them But rules are made to be broken and I made an exception with The Pistol Poets Alas, I almost didn t make it past the first chapter A quick search of Google maps would have shown Victor that East St Louis is in Illinois, not Missouri Other distractions included automatic pistols, clips and cordite, making this seema poorly resea I ve got kind of a rule never to read novels set in academia where the main character is a writer as I ve found most have a hothouse fiction flavor to them But rules are made to be broken and I made an exception with The Pistol Poets Alas, I almost didn t make it past the first chapter A quick search of Google maps would have shown Victor that East St Louis is in Illinois, not Missouri Other distractions included automatic pistols, clips and cordite, making this seema poorly researched MFA project with potential than prime time fiction

  5. william jeffrey gordinier says:

    While still grumbling about this guy s descent into writing fantasy, the rap of literature, I read thisDammit, he s a good writer What is the compelling attraction of elves, fairies and wizards Can t you deal with life without the idiotic dependency on dragons, swords okay, I m good with the sword thing, depending on what or whom it s deployed against and such Very disappointing trend Good book.

  6. Kenya Wright says:

    I love Gischler s Gun Monkey, so I was so hyped that this would be set in academia.but then all the niggers came through nigger this and nigger that.niggers runningniggers grabbing bagsnigger walking down the street.Tough niggersand weak niggers.Did he not want to say black people or dude or motherfucker or guy.niggers don t say nigger that much It was written in 2005, but still.I had to DNF, too many niggers always mess up a book.

  7. J K Hoffman says:

    Pistol Poets was good, but not as good as Gischler s Gun Monkeys It s set at a college and features an English department, which I suspect was inspired by his day job , which isn t a bad thing, but seemed a little trite and cliched Still, it was an enjoyable read, with fun characters and enough action to keep me interested A nice twist on modern noir pulp.

  8. Treva Hearne says:

    Strange moral code in who got to survive moderately funny in a twisted sort of way.

  9. Ria says:

    A wickedly entertaining and at times funny novel, this is sort of an American equivalent of Trainspotting set in the world of a college campus.When Harold Jenks and his friend Spoon do a hold up in an alley that goes wrong, Jenks thinks he can take over the victim s life and attend college and maybe make something of himself and escape the street lifestyle but he doesn t bargain on so many obstacles in his way, namely his boss Red Zach, getting caught up in murder, drug busts and many other comp A wickedly entertaining and at times funny novel, this is sort of an American equivalent of Trainspotting set in the world of a college campus.When Harold Jenks and his friend Spoon do a hold up in an alley that goes wrong, Jenks thinks he can take over the victim s life and attend college and maybe make something of himself and escape the street lifestyle but he doesn t bargain on so many obstacles in his way, namely his boss Red Zach, getting caught up in murder, drug busts and many other complications along the way.The main story is offset by a whole host of other characters zany situations, there is Jay Morgan who has slept with a college girl who overdosed on drugs and drink and wound up dead in his bed, enter another girl with a penchant for college professors and a hint of danger who helps him to hide the body, then there is Stubbs on the trail of Annie Walsh the murdered girl.So begins a crazy and frantic tale of mistaken identity, car chases, detectives, sex, drug heists, hiding out in disused classrooms with crazy AWOL college professors and murder.There are so many threads to this story that though they all come together in the end its the kind of novel that is so fast paced that you have to read it to believe it.So many twists and turns its hard to keep up.Exciting, well written and a modern day legend this novel is a one sitting feast if you have the time and is a lot better than the blurb on the back leads you to believe.A wonderful read

  10. Erik Dewey says:

    So, who do you root for when everyone is morally bankrupt I guess the least bankrupt guy That was the dilemma I faced while reading the Pistol Poets What I was hoping for was one of those books where different groups of interesting people converge at the climax of the book and somehow it all works out for a few of them Luckily, I got that.Living in Green Country Oklahoma, where the book is set, does make melikely to enjoy the book and the wackiness of the small town university life tha So, who do you root for when everyone is morally bankrupt I guess the least bankrupt guy That was the dilemma I faced while reading the Pistol Poets What I was hoping for was one of those books where different groups of interesting people converge at the climax of the book and somehow it all works out for a few of them Luckily, I got that.Living in Green Country Oklahoma, where the book is set, does make melikely to enjoy the book and the wackiness of the small town university life that is portrayed there was fun and the plot threads that flowed through the book were good.Really, the biggest issue I had with the book were the casualness that death was treated, even by the police Multiple dead students would surely generate some kind of attention, right I tend to like my heroes a littleheroic than the protagonist in the Pistol Poets, but that isn t the fault of the book since it was right up front the kind of book it would be A decent read and I m interested in other books by Gischler

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