Bacon and Egg Man

Bacon and Egg Man

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by Ken Wheaton
     
 

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In the halls of Congress, on the streets, in the media, the war on fast food is on. Tofu may be topical, but bacon is eternal.

Bacon and Egg Man, Ken Wheaton's second novel, is a sly send of up of a politically correct food establishment, where the Northeast has split off from the rest of the United States. The new Federation is ruled by the electoral

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In the halls of Congress, on the streets, in the media, the war on fast food is on. Tofu may be topical, but bacon is eternal.

Bacon and Egg Man, Ken Wheaton's second novel, is a sly send of up of a politically correct food establishment, where the Northeast has split off from the rest of the United States. The new Federation is ruled by the electoral descendants of King Mike, a man who made it his mission to form a country based on good, clean living.

But you can’t keep good food down. And Wes Montgomery, a journalist at the last print paper in the Federation, is a mild-mannered bacon-and-egg dealer on the side. Until he gets pinched and finds himself thrust into Chief Detective Blunt’s wild-eyed plot to bring down the biggest illegal food supplier in the land. To make matters worse, Wes is partnered with Detective Hillary Halstead, the cop who, while undercover, became his girlfriend. 

Their journey takes them from submarine lairs to sushi speakeasies, from Montauk to Manhattan, where they have to negotiate with media magnate The Gawker before a climatic rendezvous with the secretive man who supplies the Northeast with its high cholesterol contraband, the most eternal of all breakfast foods: bacon and eggs.

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Praise for The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival:

"Warmed my heart faster than a double shot of Wild Turkey and kept me laughing through the night. This is a rollicking irreverent debut. It's also a charming love story with a heart as big as Louisiana. I am a huge Ken Wheaton fan." - Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook

Praise for The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival:

"Readers need to hold onto their hats because Wheaton's roller-coaster ride of a book has hilarious highs that plunge to soul-baring angst, then zoom back up to the top." - Booklist (Starred Review)

author of Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
Praise for The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival:

"Warmed my heart faster than a double shot of Wild Turkey and kept me laughing through the night. This is a rollicking irreverent debut. It's also a charming love story with a heart as big as Louisiana. I am a huge Ken Wheaton fan."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781624671111
Publisher:
Premier Digital Publishing
Publication date:
02/19/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Wheaton was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, in 1973. Raised Catholic and Cajun, Wheaton aspired to one day be a Navy pilot but was sidelined by bad eyesight and poor math skills. He graduated from Opelousas Catholic School in 1991 and went off to Southampton College-Long Island University in Southampton, New York, intending to study Marine Biology. An excess of drinking and (again) a dearth of math skills, led him to become an English major. From there he returned to Louisiana, where he received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette). 

Ken is the author of The  First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival and the managing editor of the trade publication Advertising Age. A Louisiana native, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Says Dave Barry:

"I had several drinks with the author at a party, and based on that experience, I would rank this novel right up there with anything by Marcel Proust.”

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Bacon and Egg Man 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
lovelybookshelf More than 1 year ago
A humorous satire set in a dystopian 2050, Ken Wheaton's Bacon and Egg Man was certainly entertaining! Soda bans, obesity, the government, the internet, reality shows, art, global warming, bloggers... nothing is safe from a playful jab in this book. A danger with this type of premise is that it can quickly take on gimmicky feel. I actually didn't feel that way at any point throughout. The satire was clever; sometimes blatant, sometimes very subtle. The only thing I didn't like as much: There were a number of distasteful situations and random foul language that didn't seem to add to the story at all. Whenever this showed up (mostly through the middle of the novel) it just felt excessive and distracting. However, this is a fast, quirky read - dystopian brain candy with enough pieces of reality to keep you on guard. There was a little twist at the end I didn't see coming at all. Overall, Bacon and Egg Man was a lot of fun, especially with its healthy dose of wanna-tick-people-off. I'm interested to read more by Ken Wheaton. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.
pengesser More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about this one but it grabbed me pretty quickly and turned out to be a good book. Set in the future it makes you think about a lot of things but in a good way. I think you would enjoy it if you like seeing into the future.
Goodhooch More than 1 year ago
An exceptional book by an author I wish would write more! Smart. Funny. The real deal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A vulgar book. Full of foul language that was a waste of intelligence had i read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very humorous novel that takes you into the underbelly of a futuristic dystopian world reminiscent of Orwell's 1984 where big brother decides what one can and cannot eat. Ken Wheaton is a gifted, clever writer.  A fun read! Can't wait to read his next novel. 
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I enjoyeed this read and its premise
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katiehedge More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fu>3<ck.