A chaotic romp through the post apocalypse, Go Go Girls of the Apocalypse straddles a line of laugh out loud funny and brutally-dead serious. Written as a comedy/parody, Victor Gischler really goes over the top at times. From the steroid/amphetamine infused human train engine to the outlandish operations of Joey Armageddon’s Sassy A-Go-Go, this is a crazy, frenzied and fantastic tale.
Mortimer Tate is swept up in the new post apocalypse when he ventures down from his fully outfitted mountain retreat where he has lived for the last ten years in relative comfort, sheltered from the worst of the destruction and downfall of modern civilization. In this version of the post apocalypse, Joey Armageddon’s, a saloon/strip club ,has become a hub for economic activity, along with its own currency, elite memberships cards and even a franchise policy to facilitate its expansion to a number of different cities. The idea that a Go-Go franchise could be the foundation for commerce and a new civilization is both disturbing and intriguing. On the one hand, it is logical that such a venture would be profitable and would bring people together, especially in a decimated world, without entertainment. On the other hand, it is rather depressing that booze and naked ladies would be civilization building motivators. Regardless, the post apocalypse Go-Go franchise is certainly one of the most unusual and original ideas that this apocalypse fanatic has stumbled upon.
As long as you aren’t easily offended or especially bothered by the occasional lack of realism, Go Go Girls of the Apocalypse is a funny and enjoyable post apocalyptic novel that you should add to your reading list.
“Perhaps written as a comedy/parody”
I don’t claim to have insight into an author’s intentions. I’ve never met him and don’t know him. In fact, I really have no knowledge of him beyond the fact that he wrote this book. I’ll remain happily ignorant on this matter. For all I know, he is a raving lunatic in which case he could be describing his latest delusion. I don’t really care either way. As for my writing, I’m sure I make many errors and I would certainly appreciate anyone pointing them out to me. I don’t claim to be a professional writer and can use all the help that I can get in that regard. Right now, I’ve got a ton of books to read and review but would rather be outside planting the garden. The apocalypse can wait. Peace.