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Muscle Memory
     

Muscle Memory

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by Steve Lowe
 

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Billy Gillespie wakes up one morning to discover his junk is gone. In its place is his wife's junk. Billy is now Tina, and Tina is probably dead. That's because Billy's dead. His lifeless body is still in bed and empty beer bottles and a container of antifreeze litter the kitchen counter. Did Tina really poison

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More Muscle, More Memory...

Billy Gillespie wakes up one morning to discover his junk is gone. In its place is his wife's junk. Billy is now Tina, and Tina is probably dead. That's because Billy's dead. His lifeless body is still in bed and empty beer bottles and a container of antifreeze litter the kitchen counter. Did Tina really poison Billy? Can he and his neighbors, all experiencing their own bouts of body switcheroo, fix this before the Feds find Billy's body? Was it aliens, or God, or the government? What was Edgar Winter really doing with his sheep? Is pro football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw the key to everything? What Would Kirk Cameron Do? In the expanded edition of this New Bizarro Author Series original, all will be revealed. Maybe.

“It’s always a risky proposition: to take a well-known trope (especially one that peaked in the films of the 80s) and try to find a new way to spin it. In Muscle Memory, Steve Lowe takes his cue from movies like Freaky Friday and Like Father, Like Son, presenting a tale of bodies switched and swapped all over a small community. Using some clever writing however, Lowe transcends the typical structure of those stories and takes it to a whole new level of absurd and hilarious wonder.” —Michael Allen Rose, author of Embry: Hard-boiled

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ISBN-13:
9781936383016
Publisher:
Eraserhead Press
Publication date:
10/13/2010
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)

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Muscle Memory 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
Billy Gillespie wakes up to find that he and his wife have switched bodies. Unfortunately, Billy's wife had devious plans to kill him the previous night, but her plans have backfired and now her soul inhabits Billy's dead body. Almost everyone in the town is affected by this Freaky Friday-esque swap and Billy and his neighbors are determined to get to the bottom of it. I must admit, I did not like this story at all in the beginning. The dialogue is very southern and vulgar. In the first few sentences, Billy refers to his manhood as his "hog" (I have never been so repulsed by the word "hog" in my life). Fortunately, after a few more pages, I was able to laugh at the outrageous things these characters said and did. Overall, Muscle Memory was surprisingly enjoyable - completely ridiculous, mind you, but also very funny. I would recommend this to others. Reviewed by Brittany for Book Sake.
meaculpa More than 1 year ago
I hate you steve. like really really hate you. how can this book be only 56 pages long. I mean I was thinking it was about 75 and when it ended. Well I'm not speaking to you for at least the next 20 minutes because that was just mean. This book is totally in my top 2 for bizarro novels. To avoid offense, I'll withhold the other contender so you can all pretend it's your novel. F*** this is probably in my top ten novels overall. I love this book. In the book do you think what you think you think or some similar nonsense title there is a quiz on aesthetics. The point of the quiz being the thing you would take with you to a desert island is not the thing that you would claim is great art. We like to say things like "Look at that skill?" But really skill can go f*** itself. Well traditional "you can't compare modern writers to shakespeare type "skill"". Steve Lowe is totally better than shakespeare... Except maybe othello but that is another debate for another review. I wasn't going to read this book today. See I started this other book the alternative hero but it has suggested listening and since I'm not a music person I have none of the right songs on my ipod and have to download them. So this morning I got up late and grabbed London is the best city in america because it was on my bed and this because it was in the barnes and noble bag on my desk chair and short so I could read it then move on to the book I wanted to read. Plus I told him I would read it like forever ago. But now that poor book. It isn't going to be able to compete with this amazingness. Are you getting the point that this book is awesome? Okay somethings actually about the book. It has a nice sentimental side and says hornbyesqe things like "when did we stop laughing." It takes an overused plot device and uses it ironically and in a new way, umberto would be proud. and it is f****** amazingly fun to read. Steve... I want a longer book... NOW
Jenn_Lee More than 1 year ago
I won a copy of this book, and I wasn't sure what to expect. Steve Lowe knocked my socks off! I loved everything about this, except that it was so short. I want more!