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Review of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat @ Read 2 Review (5/5)

“Being that the book is set in Australia, the dialogue has a lot of Australian slang and terms to it and this is why it stands out. It doesn’t try to emulate any other sci-fi story but rather takes concepts that have been done and adds its own voice to them. This makes an otherwise tired story really interesting. Add to that plenty of plot twists, conspiracies and Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ Comic Attack

When it’s not done right, cyberpunk ranges from laughably bad to horrendously awful. So when I received Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, I wasn’t sure how a cyberpunk novel with such a bizarre title would turn out. Early in the novel, though, I did figure out one thing. This would be different from any cyberpunk novel I’ve read. Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ Permission to Kill

“Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat is a retro pop culturalist’s dream come true – and entertaining to boot. Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review + analysis @ Booked Podcast

“We’re back from Bizarro-land, and to demonstrate that, we’re bringing you a review of a post-apocalyptic Melbourne Australia that’s chock-full of plastic surgery, social deviancy, detective movie references, and a few goats to boot. Check out Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, it’s pretty great. Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review + interview @ Zouch Magazine

“The hard-drinking, hard-boiled and witty hero, Floyd, would usually be the detective in a [Raymond] Chandler story but here in the “new” Melbourne, post-event, he’s placed in a bubble-like world as a “Seeker”, with more authority than a Chander detective, to seek, locate, apprehend, contain and terminate Deviants. Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ I Meant to Read That…

“Yes, it is littered with references to so many aspects of 20th century culture that if you were to pile them all up and take them to the recycling depot you would need an articulated lorry, but as the story starts to kick in and you begin to get a handle on what’s going on in this post-apocalypse world inside some huge plastic dome in Melbourne (trust me, it works) you will get totally hooked on this Orwellian Brave New World where the rich are protected from every hardship and the rest struggle to get by amid acid rain and polluted food supplies. Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ The Kindle Book Review

“I really felt for Floyd in spite of his drunken existence. I hurt for him, I was angry for him, I was right along with him as he started to reach out for loved ones as they started slipping away, family and friends alike. Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ The British Fantasy Society

“Bergen has great affection for film noir, gangsters and cool broads with a shady past. Jokes and references zip past and clobber the reader, so many that an encyclopaedia, glossary and film/reading list are included should you want to check those you have missed. The atmosphere is similar in style to the movie Blade Runner whilst the structure is from The Maltese Falcon.

“Witty and literate, the book skips along at a lively pace… Floyd is a likeable character, the low down gumshoe in need of a quick buck and Read more…


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Interview with Andrez Bergen @ The Next Best Book Club

“This particular yarn is one that’s bubbled away since it surfaced in a short story I wrote in the late 1980s. That short story was about six hand-written A4 pages in length, and was basically the dream-sequence from the existing novel; in that original tale, however, it was anything but dream-like. Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ bare•bones e-zine

“Floyd sees everything through a haze of references to film noir, hard-boiled detective novels, Japanese films, you name it—all the things that bare*bones readers love to read, watch and quote! Read more…