The O'Rourke Funeral Home in West Philadelphia has fallen into obscurity, along with it's two sole employees. Max and Bligh waste the days away sleeping in coffins and counting shovels until that fateful day that they decide to become serial killers. The drunken Bligh finds serendipitous instructions in the Beatles tune "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" and convinces his partner that it's only right that Maxwell kill with a silver hammer. With little business and less regret, Maxwell and his alcoholic train wreck of a partner become the most infamous serial killers in Philadelphia history. Business is booming in both the funeral home and the serial killing industries as the world searches for these Beatles killers.
In a perfect world, serial killers could do their jobs unencumbered. But the world isn't perfect, and the duo are soon weighed down with a nosey Mafioso, an uncontrollable teen daughter, the funeral home's bitter elderly owner, and the F.B.I. Obviously, comedy abounds.
Bang Bang has everything a dark comedy should have including, but not limited to: murder, love, murder, alcohol, murder, stereotyping, murder, Beatles music, murder, family, murder, public transportation, and even murder. In case you haven't figured it out, there's a whole lotta murder in this book.
Will the F.B.I. catch the killers?
Will the mafia get to the murderers first?
Will Paul McCartney sue this writer?
Find out in Bang Bang, the hilariously untrue story of funeral home serial killers and hammer hijinks. And Vaseline! All of your non-Paul-McCartney-lawsuit questions are answered in this brilliant debut novel, written in the style of a poorly educated Mark Twain!
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
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This was a thoroughly enjoyable book. The characters were depicted wonderfully and the premise of the book, though odd, is conceivable along with all the unintended consequences. After all, isn't that what life is all about? I am a big Wally Lamb fan and I do believe Malloy depicts his characters in a similar fashion. One of the characters reminded me of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I cannot help but think that some of my co-workers are depicted in this story. This was a really enjoyable and quick read and I look forward to more books by this young author.