Crab Town

In this town, everyone s a bottom feeder Five desperate criminals are robbing one of the last remaining banks in Freedom City, a town devastated by the previous nuclear war But these are no ordinary criminals They are members of the House of Cards, an organization designed to help the less fortunate citizens of the city In a place where the poor are separated from tIn this town, everyone s a bottom feeder Five desperate criminals are robbing one of the last remaining banks in Freedom City, a town devastated by the previous nuclear war But these are no ordinary criminals They are members of the House of Cards, an organization designed to help the less fortunate citizens of the city In a place where the poor are separated from the rich, jobs are as scarce as clean water, and even the doctors are as corrupt as the politicians, the House of Cards are a final beacon of hope in an otherwise hopeless world Featuring radiation fetishists, balloon people, mutant crabs, sail bike road warriors, and a love affair between a woman and an H Bomb This is one mean asshole of a city Welcome to Crab Town.
Crab Town In this town everyone s a bottom feeder Five desperate criminals are robbing one of the last remaining banks in Freedom City a town devastated by the previous nuclear war But these are no ordinary c

  • Title: Crab Town
  • Author: Carlton Mellick III
  • ISBN: 9781936383412
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Given the patently obvious message of this cover:I'm risking a major DUH moment when I explain that this book is an allegory examining the crushing effect of DEBT on everyday people. I know, I know, it's probably readily apparent to you. You see the title, CRAB TOWN, and immediately clue into Melnick's purpose and think‘of coursehe’s going after the banking institutions.’ Well, I missed that connection.Then you see the hot chick in the gas mask wearing skin tight spandex covered with the f [...]

    2. Some writers, you can just tell, are brimming with ideas and creativity. Prolific bizarro veteran Carlton Mellick III is one of those writers, and his long short story Crab Town is evidence of this. After writing a couple 300+ page novels (veritable epics in the bizarro genre), he put out this 85-page novella earlier this year. It's a short, entertaining ride through the weird world of Freedom City, and its adjoining slum, known as Crab Town.This is the story of a bank heist gone bad, in a world [...]

    3. For my 6th Carlton Mellick review I was drawn to this one, like many, by the wildly out of place images on the cover. I pondered, "what could this novella, with this title, with these images, and this writer culminate into?" And readers, it was a great little action packed punch to the jugular that I did not see coming. In my opinion it goes up there with CM3's "Sausagey Santa." Most of the time when reading Mellick III you get a novella with big spacing, large font, and a page number around a u [...]

    4. These Cartlon Mellick books are a lot of fun. They are truly modern pulp and adhere to a quickly-written, thrilling, shocking, and strange aesthetic. While I did not enjoy this one as much as The Haunted Vagina, The Cannibals of Candyland, Ape Shit, or Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland, it was still a fun ride. The vaguely Rashomon-like structure allowed a view on the central robbery from a variety of angles. Punk, in writing and the publishing industry, is definitely not dead.

    5. Crab Town reminds me of many late night apocalypse films and animes, the sort of films that grab your attention and no matter how bizarre the story gets you wind up finishing. Heck you even wind up feeling pretty involved in the thing and you hope things turn out for the best no matter how screwed they are. Mellick manages to do the impossible and take a plot that should be all over the place, strange and half indecipherable and turns the idea a little on its head by making it a one by one chara [...]

    6. I've read a few bizarro stories before, and I'm extremely intrigued by them and the wealth of imagination that seems to have found its way into the genre, but most of the stories I've read have had a writing style on par with your average Goosebumps novel, not that that's really a bad thing, but it does come off as a little cheap at times, maybe even a little hurtful too. Crab Town is no exception to this. What we get here is a neat little dystopian future where the unfortunate dredges of the so [...]

    7. I've said it before, I think, but I'll say it again: Mellick makes the most unique dystopias that I've ever read. Even though they follow the same basic tropes, involving the rich vs the poor, the privileged vs the oppressed, every one has something about it that stands out. This book was no exception. There was something even more outstanding than usual about this one: the cover inspired the book, not the other way around. There's something special about knowing that this is a look into the aut [...]

    8. Even with Mellick's Bizarro style that usually makes his characters so dissociated with reality that they are hard to like. I found myself really liking all of the main characters in this story. Their backgrounds were actually sort of real (you know, in a non-realistic-dystopian-post-apocalyptic-radioactive-wasteland-sort of way). This book was a good form of satire for how debt affects society. Even though it was truly unrealistic, it still had a lot of great concepts that pointed out how socie [...]

    9. This book is what Reservoir Dogs would be if it were written by Kurt Vonnegut after dropping a nuclear bomb's worth of crab shit.

    10. 4 AND 1/2 STARSThis is a heartfelt commentary on Obama’s big government, over-regulation, the jobless economy and the slow downfall of our country in general. Mellick’s characters are filled with passion and honesty, trying their best to survive in a hopeless and oppressive land. The descriptions are vivid and the action is written with a clear and concise method. Mellick is so good, he makes it look easy. He writes with a brave confidence that stands out from most other authors and is simpl [...]

    11. Carlton Mellick III has thrown us into another fabulous world of violence and absurdity. Set in Crab Town, a slum of Freedom City, this is a place where people go when they have nowhere else to go, and once you are there, you cannot get out. You are the scum of the earth. After having a rough start to his day, a man who has undergone surgery and is now a "balloon man" soon finds himself caught in the middle of a bank heist being led by the House of Cards. This group is somewhat of a Robin Hood f [...]

    12. Slightly disturbing as anything by Carlton Mellick III is. However, I really feel that this book had some serious tones to it that really made me think. Particularly with how things are in the world at this moment. Evil banks, people being pushed out of jobs, people taking extreme measures to cover debts (becoming balloon people). HmmmShort, quick, and a boomin' ending.

    13. I am not writing a review on this because Johnny Balloon inspired me to draw him instead. But as you can already see from my star ratings, I 'really liked it'. [image error]

    14. My wife thinks I'm crazy for liking this book. I enjoyed it from the very start. The story has balloon people, the apocalypse, gangs, taxes, bombs, and other things, but I'm too lazy to list them all. This book just doesn't stop. This was a quick book to read, but I liked every minute of it.

    15. I love this author. His books are always a fun exciting bazaar weird ride. I really like this one because it has a bit of a political undertone to it. Makes you not feel so bad because someone always has it worse then you. It is a really easy read but it's totally worth it.

    16. A Radiation pornography ring - mutant flesh eating crabs, balloon people and a post-apocalyptic bank robbery gone haywire. Short, fun and fast paced - what more could you ask for.

    17. Do you like bizarre fiction? It's a great example of it.Do you feel like reading in English? This book will help you: it's easy and short.I want to read more works written by Carlton Mellick III.

    18. Love it.Truly bizarre, but very very good. It is true that bizarro books are an acquired taste, but damn this is good.

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