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september, 2022

20septueHog Wild: Jonathan Woods7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

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Dallas-based gonzo pulp noir crime fiction writer Jonathan Woods will read from and discuss his newest pulp noir novel Hog Wild which has received rave reviews (see below). Jonathan is the world’s most famous crime writer whom no one has ever heard of.

(Jonathan’s 11th grade English teacher told him repeatedly: “Never end a sentence with a preposition.” Obviously he wasn’t paying attention.)

Praise for Hog Wild:

“Ray Puzo, the 34-year-old hero of this gonzo noir from Woods (Kiss the Devil Good Night), has been a professional killer for 17 years, most recently as a Special Forces sniper “hunting ragheads on the Afghan high desert.” He takes a job in the Texas hill country at the Cross Bar Ranch exterminating feral pigs that have been spoiling the ranch’s grazing land. Radiation from atom bomb tests together with other factors have made the hogs so intelligent they can speak English, stand on two legs, wield a knife, and fire automatic weapons. A large cast of zany characters live at the ranch, including Ray’s boss, the sexy Mrs. Amanda Cross, and her beautiful “nympho daughter,” Loretta. When not killing hogs, Ray spends his time having sex with Loretta and recovering from having sex with Loretta. A massive battle ensues after the hogs declare all-out war. Amid all the sex and violence, there are many excellent book and movie recommendations. Readers willing to loosen their inhibitions and jettison their good taste will get a lot of laughs out of this one.”—Publishers Weekly

“Jihadist feral pigs, a nymphomaniac ranch heiress and an ex-military sniper converge on a South Texas cattle ranch. What could possibly go wrong?”
—Eric Freeze, author of Dominant Traits, Invisible Men and French Dive

“Men are pigs and pigs are men in Jonathan Woods’ rambunctiously clever romp of a novel, Hog Wild. Set on a vast cattle ranch in the badlands of South Texas, this is dystopian pulp-noir to smack your lips over.”
—Vicki Hendricks, Edgar Award-finalist and author of Cruel Poetry, Miami Purity, Iguana Love and Voluntary Madness

“Somewhere on the spectrum between Chaucer and Mickey Spillane, Jonathan Woods’ Hog Wild is a deliciously bawdy frolic, drunk on its own exuberant language, and fearless to tread anywhere and everywhere.”
—Madison Smartt Bell, National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and author of All Souls’ Rising, Straight Cut and Doctor Sleep

“Jonathan Woods’s imagination must be a loud, inspiring, and wonderful place. The evidence: Hog Wild, a startling book that defies classification as it brilliantly skews and skewers crime genre convention. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll be more than a little surprised.”—Ivy Pochoda, author of These Women and Wonder Valley

“I’ve been reading Jonathan Woods’ noir crime stories since we met at Bread Loaf in 2005 and was glad to plunge into the insane world of his newest, Hog Wild. It’s a romp of a novel, extremely funny, bizarre, unpredictable, and obviously the product of a deranged imagination, which is a very good thing in this case!”
—Jay Parini, author of Borges and Me, The Last Station and Robert Frost, a Life

“In this comic action novel, a former sniper takes on a swarm of mutant hogs in rural Texas… a horde of superintelligent mutants who can speak and fire guns… The hogs have launched a holy war (“jihog”) against humankind… a postmodernist mix of clever wording and libidinous humor… Hog Wild is gleefully violent and raunchy… an amusing but garrulous bacchanalia of sex, guns, and talking pigs.”—Kirkus Reviews

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