What happens when a Hater-in-Chief runs for president? The story of Senator Dick Bomber -- like Jeckle and Hyde -- ain't just fiction. A violent sexual predator with eyes on the White House tortures two women and uses hate as his tool of division during a confirmation hearing. Even a drunken Vice President Joe Biden is an alternative to the anti-politician running as Sexist-Pig-in-Chief. FREE!!! More
WILL "ANGEL BABY" MAKE AMERICANS LAUGH AGAIN?
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
What happens if hate wins the White House? How absurd can it possibly become?
Sadly, it's not the story of an absurd novel, as Nixon's Ghost almost looks pretty good, maybe even "great" or, "near-great" anyway.
In "Angel Baby" -- a "post gender" novel -- Senator Dick Bomber lashes out during the confirmation hearing of an Army General, in a charade used to push his own race for president.
Even Joe Biden getting drunk on sake almost looks like an alternative to the victory of hatred.
The book is free and, at 105,000 words, would probably take as long to read as the remaining seven weeks of the Mid-Term election provides.
But as the ghost of the dead president teaches a complete dork, the first rule of politics is that time is inexorable. "You either use it, or lose it."
If the ghost is successful at teaching the newly-elect dork serving on the Long Beach City Council how to be great, his own win shall be the chance to again resign, this time as the last soul left in Limbo.
Utterly absurd, long, and unlike anything you'll ever see, the novel -- "Angel Baby" -- is released seven weeks before the election, so that voters who are bored by politics-as-usual at least have a free opportunity to make America laugh again.
"While few will read my book, and no one will likely remember my name, the character of Dick Bomber will last forever, like Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde," said the author, Billy Orton, who encouraged the Swedish Academy that determines the Nobel literature prize to seek a group of writers, to give birth to the phrase, "post gender" fiction..
This Smashword edition first appeared on New Years Day 2015, long before the 2016 presidential election showed itself as more absurd than a novel. While this edition includes new characters -- Groucho, Harpo, and Chico -- more than three-quarters of the content was written in 2014, including every scene and nearly all of the words of hate.
As a symbolic way to give the complex character of Nixon's Ghost the chance to learn -- like Ethos -- from his own failures, is the most important scene of the novel, which occurs at the utterly-absurd "White House Lame Duck Masquerade Ball." Nixon's Ghost is the emcee, and smiles when the surf-guitar band Dengue Fever joins the Marine Corp band in playing, "Hail to the Chief." The character looks to the singer, and ponders, "Maybe the Cambodians deserved a little better."
The author sent text of the novel, and a page with just that scene, to Dr. Henry Kissinger, inviting the former Secretary of State who masterminded the secret sustained bombing of the neutral nation of Cambodia, to visit Long Beach, California, where there is the largest resident population of Cambodian outside of that nation.