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ClownFellas doc Ú Kindle Edition Þ eyltransferservices Ý [PDF] ✎ ClownFellas ✐ Carlton Mellick, III – “Carlton Mellick III goes past silly through weird detours around dumb blasts through bizarre and gets to a place where the normal physics of narrative no longer applyE been one for over four decades but ClownFellas is great on so many levels irony being one of them What can I say besides I love it Great read and funny as hell I have been accused of being unfunny before and after the trial I had to enter the Witless Protection Program This is funny” Barry Lubin aka Grandma longtime Big Apple Circus clown“If Martin Scorsese and Ronald McDonald had a baby this would be it Each story is clever multi layered and filled with witty dialogue A must read” This Is Horror   “Mellick’s writing is wonderfully descriptive and wildly imaginative I was utterly delighted amused and engrossed ClownFellas is a gem” The willery   “A rollercoaster ride through a strange world that borders on our own reality a story that is just as difficult to define as it is to put down” Examinercom   “Mellick has created another amazing read Highly recommended” Kitty Horro I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for an ARC of this book I loved this book It is one crazy ride with a mafia clown family There are several stories about the different clowns in the Bozo Family or the clowns that work for them My favorite clowns are Vinnie Blue Nose Hats Rizzo Pinky Smiles and Captain Spotty Don Bozo is the boss of the family and he has one messed up crazy clown son named Jimmy He is in all sorts of trouble in this book But it's great regardless They all live in Little BigTop It's not just a carnival they have houses stores run businesses it's a whole other world that involves clowns It's not just a clown book it has real people in it as well The rival clown group is called Le Mystere they are a French clown gang It's all so crazy but awesome at the same time Humans have the opportunity to try to become clowns by taking Happy Juice but sometimes it don't work and it makes you a mutant instead of a clown So you are carted off to another part of town where they live because they are very dangerous I forget what their part of town is called though Either way they are creepy There is a whole list of cool characters in this book and things that only clowns can do I don't want to give away any spoilers Let's just say if you want to read something very different and totally cool here is your book I had some great laughs even though there are plenty of mafia related activity as well Clown lovers with especially want to read this book wwwmelissa413readsalotblogspotcom

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With the cops the Feds the snitches the carnies the mysterious hit man Mr Pogo and the mutant clowns over in the Sideshow district With the odds stacked against them the Bozos must fight to survive or die laughingPraise for ClownFellas“Mario Puzo meets Barnum Bailey You just can’t look away as the ridiculousness escalates” Publishers Weekly“The most original novelist working today? The most outrageous? The most unpredictable? These aren’t easy superlatives to make; however Carlton Mellick may well be all of those things behind a canon of books that all irreverently depart from the form and concepts of traditional novels and adventure the reader into a howling dark fantasyland of the most bizarre over the top and mind warping inventiveness In my opinion ClownFellas is his best work to date” Edward Lee author of City Infernal and Header“I rarely enjoy clowns which is ironic since I’v I am not a fan of clowns but what makes this book so great is that I was made to root for horrible characters Jimmy Bozo ClownFellas Tales of the Bozo Family is a collection of loosely connected six stories of a mobster family of clowns These are stories of rivalry the French are trying to take over colourful and original weapons exploding pies bullets that make people depressed or the ones that make people die of laughter and so on murders revenge jealousy betrayal black humour and weirdly enough even love the one that works for clowns anyway Info dumping is avoided through retrospective The alternate past present sceneschapters clear up many issues All the stories have one linchpin my favourite character in the book Vinnie Blue Nose I didn't really like Funny Business I hated Buggy Buttons Clowns are either born or made by using Happy Juice The unfortunate ones become monsters and end up in The Sideshow the part of the city where even the toughest clowns fear to enter That is only explored in one of the stories I loved itAnyway with the exception of Buggy's story I loved this crazy over the top clownish take on Mafia Provided by Random House Publishing Group Hydra via NetGalley

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ClownFellas“Carlton Mellick III goes past silly through weird detours around dumb blasts through bizarre and gets to a place where the normal physics of narrative no longer apply You will never be the same” Cory Doctorow author of  Little Brother and  HomelandIn a topsy turvy world where clowns are killers and crooks Little Bigtop is a three ring circus of crime and no syndicate is dangerous than the Bozo family From the wildly original mind of Carlton Mellick III comes the short story collection ClownFellas an epic mob saga where life is cheap and the gags will slay youFor years the hard boiled capos of the Bozo family have run all of the funny business in Little Bigtop from the clown brothels to the illegal comedy trade But hard times have befallen the Bozos now that Le Mystère the French clown Mafia has started moving in and trying to take over the city If that weren’t enough they’ve got to deal Carlton Mellick III may be the most imaginative author writing today and this book doesn’t disappoint It belongs to a new genre called bizarro fiction which is exactly like it sounds Like horror fiction where the primary component is fear bizarro focuses on weirdness like most of the titles from the cult movie section of an old school video store And there’s no better genre for an imaginative author to be working in these days There are no restrictions besides obeying the logic that’s associated with a particular setting following a plot structure and trying to make the story as entertaining as possible And Mellick’s books are entertaining than those of most other authorsBizarro is often mistaken for a subgenre of horror Although the books are often horror this isn’t always the case They can utilize ANY genre and they’re usually absurd surreal and comedic often dark And most of them contain heavy elements of fantasy but not all of them For instance besides being bizarro fiction Clownfellas is a comedic crime fiction book with strong elements of fantasyNormally Mellick is a small press author and EXTREMELY prolific usually releasing 4 books a year This is his first book from one of the big top 5 publishers Although it’s an E book only release it deserves a print editionThe majority of his books are short novellas while this release consists of 6 novellas with overlapping characters and plots You can probably figure out what it’s about from the title clown mobsters And like all the best stories with criminal protagonists Mellick makes them extremely likeable and often uses flashbacks to recount their pastsThe concept that this book is based on is fantastic Remember prohibition in 1920s America? Well comedy has been declared illegal in this world instead of alcohol Just as prohibition created much organized crime the banning of comedy caused men to drink Happy Juice in order to transform themselves into clowns and provide comedy for the masses Although they engage in other nefarious ways to make money this seems to be their #1 source of incomeI highly recommend this book particularly if you want to read something unlike anything you’ve ever read before unless you’re already familiar with Mellick