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Postmodern icon and novelist Joseph McElroy praises Mike Heppner’s The Man Talking Project

Joseph McElroy, author of the novels Lookout Cartridge, Women and Men, and Actress In The House, and winner of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has this to say about Mike Heppner’s forthcoming fiction collection, The Man Talking Project: Read more…


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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ Aust Crime Fiction

Something very strange happened to me recently. I loved a book, thoroughly enjoyed reading it, couldn’t put it down at points, and still have absolutely no idea what the hell was going on. None whatsoever.

Post-apocalyptic Melbourne again. Not my favourite place at all, although in TOBACCO-STAINED MOUNTAIN GOAT we don’t seem to be too far in the future, and we don’t seem to be that far from current day Melbourne, particularly in the way the city is divided into the have’s and the have nots. The division is by way of the Dome – uptown paradise where rampant consumerism and mindless bullshit rules (doesn’t sound all that far-fetched does it?). Outside the Dome we’re talking dangerous, run down, mean streets, bars, fast food, and nasty goings on (another tick in the not that difficult to believe column).
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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ The Nameless Horror

I’m waaaaaaay later (to the tune, Finder tells me with its ‘file info’ stats, of a whole year) to this than I wanted, and I haven’t yet even finished it, but here’s the non-quite-complete book review for Andrez Bergen’s superbly-titled darkly humourous sci-fi film noir hybrid thing Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat.

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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ All Due Respect / Pulp Ink

Last year, Andrez Bergen leaped onto the scene with Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, with a cover and title that thoroughly convinced me of the book’s appeal before I’d ever read a page.

This summer, his second book, One Hundred Years of Vicissitude, will be released, and I was lucky enough to get an early look.

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Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat review @ You Would Say That, Wouldn’t You?

I’ve seen The future and and it’s… Noir. Tobacco-stained noir, at that.

Andrez Bergen’s brilliant Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat is set in a dystopian version of Melbourne, in a not-too-distant future, after some sort of catastrophe has wiped out the rest of the world.
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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…