Blast From The Past

Blast From The Past

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by Kinky Friedman
     
 

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Return with us now to those thrilling bygone days known as…The Seventies. It's 1974, and Blast From The Past is "…a plot devised by a devilishly clever mind, probably influenced by prohibited substances…" and "…the mother of all prequels…".

A younger, kinkier Kinky has just started performing at the Lone Star Cafe, and is

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Return with us now to those thrilling bygone days known as…The Seventies. It's 1974, and Blast From The Past is "…a plot devised by a devilishly clever mind, probably influenced by prohibited substances…" and "…the mother of all prequels…".

A younger, kinkier Kinky has just started performing at the Lone Star Cafe, and is also about to take on his first gig as an amateur detective: trying to figure out who is gunning for his houseguest, Barry Freed (a.k.a. on-the-run Yippie Abbie Hoffman). And, putting further demands on Kinky's budding Sherlockian skills, his new girlfriend, Judy, swears that she's being stalked by her ex-boyfriend -- whose very dead body has recently been shipped back from Vietnam. Helping Kinky are Ratso, Steve Rambam, Mike McGovern and the rest of the Village Irregulars,
together for the very first time.

About "Blast From The Past", from the Author's Introduction: "Blast From The Past … offers a chance for the author and the reader to re-live that era known as the Sixties and the Seventies, when the music was great, the drugs were cheap, and the love was free. … Imagine being at the notorious Lone Star Café back in the Seventies when it was okay to do drugs, okay to have unprotected sex, okay to paddle a brat or spank a monkey. At the Lone Star in those days I was much younger and kinkier – uncouth, unshaped, unrepentant, and frequently unconscious. …"

Vandam Press is proud to be able to make this remarkable novel available again to Kinky’s old friends and to those readers worldwide who are discovering Kinky Friedman for the first time.

"Superbly silly…From beginning to end, the Kinkster keeps the gags coming fast and thick. … The world's funniest, bawdiest and most politically incorrect music singer turned mystery writer." (New York Times Book Review)

"Two Thumbs Up, and pardon the Barbecue smears." (Texas Monthly)

"Kinky is a hip hybrid of Groucho Marx and Sam Spade." (Chicago Tribune)

"Kinky's the best whodunit writer to come along since Dashiell What's-His-Name." (Willie Nelson)

"A true Texas legend." (former President George W. Bush)

"Dear Kinky, I have now read all of your books. More, please. I really need the laughs." (former President Bill Clinton)

"Friedman cinches his credentials as a great Southern storyteller. he combines the deductive moxie of a Chandler or a Hammett with the boisterous irreverence of a stream-of-consciousness raconteur, and the blend is a pungent delight." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

"Author Richard Friedman was given the nickname Kinky for his curly 'Jewish natural' hairdo, not for his sexual proclivities. But it might just as well been for his writing style, which is full of twists and turns and Friedman's particular brand of skewed humor." (USA Today)]

"Brash, crass and colorful." (Houston Chronicle)

"Smart, funny and tough." (Robert B. Parker, author)

"The Sam Spade of South Texas. Only soft boiled. And hipper. And funnier." (Sunday Mail)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012572844
Publisher:
Vandam Press Inc.
Publication date:
05/14/2011
Series:
Masters of Crime , #11
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
572,313
File size:
652 KB

Meet the Author

Kinky Friedman, former leader of the band The Texas Jewboys, lives on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country with six dogs, two cats and one armadillo. He is the author of fourteen and a half internationally acclaimed mystery novels and nine country music albums. These days, he travels the world, singing the songs that made him infamous and reading from the books that made him respectable.

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Blast from the Past (Kinky Friedman Series #11) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GiovanniG More than 1 year ago
I think that everyone has a set of novels they like to read on occasion that are just offbeat, a bit of a different flav, something that is going to shake up the usual mix to help keep everything fresh and provide added perspective. The Mighty Kinkster is just the thing. Kinky Freidman , a former Jewish Country music star, Texas Monthly columnist, and former candidate for the governship of the great state of Texas 2006, has written a series of novels that star, you guessed it, himself. Surprise! The Kinkster has surrounded himself with a motley group of characters that call themselves "The Village Irregulars". The setting for the novels has this group of lovable characters living in and around Greenwich Village in New York City. Where else could they be? The plotlines are insane; the dialogue is quick and funny. At times it's just laugh out loud funny. I have read almost all of them in the series; it has taken awhile. Reading them back to back to back is not an easy thing. I would liken it to too much lemon in the lemonade; you just kind of pucker up and cringe. Taken in small doses, reading this on the beach or poolside, chuckling at the insanity of it all is fun. Caution and warning, these novels possess no social redeeming value, other than how strong friendship is. That is all I can gather from them, but hey, what else can you expect from a novel that has characters like Ratso, Rambam and Abbie Hoffman? Looking for a departure, something that is going to make you laugh and tilt your head and say "No way, did I just read that". This is that novel. Shake it up a bit, go backward to go forward, try to think like the Kinkster for a little bit, you may look at things differently for a little bit and laugh. What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Facebook and Shelfari. Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. You can also follow us on Twitter, Book Blogs, and the Gelati's Scoop Facebook Fan Page, also look for our posts on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and the Bucks County Library System . Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Gelati's Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; we will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. http://www.gelatisscoop.blogspot.com