Appalachian Galapagos: A Scary Rednecks Collection

Appalachian Galapagos: A Scary Rednecks Collection

by Weston Ochse, David Whitman

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Overview

APPALACHIAN GALAPAGOS follows the smash success of Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors with authors Weston Ochse and David Whitman returning us to the world of rednecks, human-skin beer cozies, urban legends come to life, southern mythology, drunkards flying in lawn chairs, contemplations on the nature of god, and the monsters within us all. Galapagos cements its ownership of the genre opening with a grand opus of a novella co-written by both authors, featuring backwoods churches, boat rides, and bigfoots. Fourteen additional stories provide us glorious glances into a world of bug zappers, cheetos, and beer-fueled madness. Grand Master of Horror Edward Lee points out in his introduction that ‘this very successful collection is unlike anything that is being done today’ and ‘is perhaps the most successful collection of the year.’

Contents

Introduction
Preface:Excerpt from a Speech given by Professor Elvis G. Giddy on Survival of the Fittest – Edward Lee

Origin of A Species
or
Up Shit's Creek With A Case of Beer and No Fucking Paddles
Weston Ochse and David Whitman

Pitfighter Serenade
Weston Ochse

With Quiet Violence
(Originally published in The Edge, 2000)
David Whitman

The Winnowing
Weston Ochse

Killin' Lenny
David Whitman

The Smell of Leaves Burning in Winter
Weston Ochse

Beautiful Ugly
(Originally published in Electric Wine, 2000)
David Whitman

The Rememory Man
Weston Ochse

Who Watches the Watcher
(Originally published in Sinister Element, 1998)
David Whitman

The Qualities of Mercy
(Originally published in Primordial Magazine, 1999)
Weston Ochse

Degeneration
David Whitman

Eli's Coming
Weston Ochse

We've Only Just Begun
David Whitman

Summer Planting
(Originally published in Sinister Element 1998)
Weston Ochse

Flying Through Heavens With Beer In Hand
David Whitman

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012478573
Publisher: Crossroad Press
Publication date: 05/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 647,677
File size: 820 KB

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Appalachian Galapagos : A Scary Rednecks Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the first story alone, I laughed out loud and came very close to tears. Superb work by outstanding authors. Very highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought Scary Rednecks was good, but this one out Scaries the original. The opening story is one of the best stories I've read in years. I laughed, cried and nodded my head at the truth of it. Others scared me, made me worried and made me think. This one kicks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When David Whitman and Weston Ochse decided to write another collection together, fans of 'Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors' were excited to say the least. This collection, though, cannot be labeled as a mere sequel. The novella that is at the heart of this book is masterful. Bigfoot, Darwin, cultists, and a wild river ride. Need I say more. The characters are well-rounded and with every passing page, these writers redefine what good southern fiction should be. If you're looking to laugh so hard you can't see, buy this book. If you're looking to squirm in your seat, buy this book. If you're looking for the new face of horror, buy this book and hang onto it, it's a sure investment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
David and Weston read some of this book at the Horrorfind Convention in 2002 and had the audience on the floor in hysterics. It is drool, witty, over-the-top black stories from two of the brightest new minds in genre fiction. 'Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors' was black-humored and amusing, but this collection manages to outshine it. Not to be missed, and Medium Rare Books has done a beautiful job with the packaging.