War Slut

War Slut In a future where everyone in the world has been drafted into the military there is only one enemy left to fight ourselves Five exhausted soldiers are sitting in the middle of a frozen Arctic wastela

  • Title: War Slut
  • Author: Carlton Mellick III
  • ISBN: 9781933929538
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a future where everyone in the world has been drafted into the military, there is only one enemy left to fight ourselves.Five exhausted soldiers are sitting in the middle of a frozen Arctic wasteland, waiting for something to happen They don t know why they are there or what they are supposed to be doing Their superior officers have stopped giving them orders, tIn a future where everyone in the world has been drafted into the military, there is only one enemy left to fight ourselves.Five exhausted soldiers are sitting in the middle of a frozen Arctic wasteland, waiting for something to happen They don t know why they are there or what they are supposed to be doing Their superior officers have stopped giving them orders, their food supply is running low, and they are unsure whether or not their enemy actually exists at all Once they lose their war slut a transmorphing sex cyborg , the soldiers leave the safety of their camp in order to get it back Only what they find out in the dark icy landscape is something far beyond what they ever could have imagined.Part 1984, part Waiting for Godot, and part action horror video game adaptation of John Carpenter s The Thing, WAR SLUT is a fast paced dystopian tale of the dark and the absurd.

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    1. Crying Hugh Jake and the rest of his platoon hunt draft dodgers in the Arctic wastelands with their shape-shifting sex droid, the War Slut, in tow. Will any of them leave the polar desert alive?War Slut is reminiscent of John Carpenter's The Thing. It has that paranoid feel. The strange doll creatures the soldiers find in the Arctic are suitably creepy. Sweet, the War Slut, was actually a fairly sympathetic character. Jake was okay. The rest of the characters were pretty thin, as was the story.R [...]

    2. A good satirical look at war and societies need for it, taking place in a world where society is at war with the "draft dodgers" because apparently from birth you are drafted and everybody is a soldier. The last enemy to fight ourselves? The main character in this story, Hugh Jake who suffers from weepy leaky eyes and narcolepsy, and his military battalion are sent from North Africa to the Arctic to snuff out one of the last draft dodger resistances.Mellick stays true to his form keeping the rea [...]

    3. I first read War Slut in 2008 and thought it was brilliant. "Social commentary! What weird images! War is bad but why do we need it! Gender bending fuck toy soldiers that fall in love! Yeah!"I was young young.Let's be serious: Carlton Mellick III is no literary genius. I'd hesitate to even call him literary. He's a weird sort-of-anarchist dick who pumps out poorly-edited manuscripts with a hardcore 'avant-punk' following, and that is totally fine. I won't deny that when I was in university, fed [...]

    4. Another Mellick I like! The king of Bizarro-storiesA few soldiers are looking for the lost "war slut" someone who can change her form into anyone the soldiers want for their sexual desires. In a freezing icy environment the soldiers got to deal with a invincible enemy, they thinkWeird characters, weird weapons (little icicles, little sawblades as bullets) and another crazy stuff.Mellick's trademark. A fun read.

    5. "But this isn't about realism. Realism isn't my style. This is about the absurd."Carlton Mellick III ends his author's note on this.In a near future (?), everyone in the world is in the military, in a eternal war against the draft dodgers, people who are not in the military.The protagonist is a narcoleptic soldier, who is deployed along with his unit in the Artic, chansing draft dodgers, according to his superiors. But, after a major battle, few members of the unit are left standing. The officer [...]

    6. I take Mellick's books for what they are but sometimes you wish he put more into it. The book had some really cool ideas on weapons and of course the "War Sluts" will probably be a thing in a few hundred years if we don't destroy the planet before that. So he should of explored the weaponry more and the war sluts and of course a super abrupt ending which left me more than irritated.

    7. Weird but fun!Great story the whole world is in the army fighting a war from birth and they have genetically created robots for sex! I can't say more you need to read it!!

    8. Mah dopo aver letto questo racconto lungo, la mia prima esperienza con la “Bizarro Fiction”, la prima impressione è che i “beoti”, ossia quelli che secondo il “Duca di Vaporteppa” rifiutano questo genere letterario non lo fanno per ignoranza o addirittura “xenofobia” (?) quanto al contrario (spesso se non sempre) siano semplicemente persone che hanno già letto qualcosa di Carlton Mellick IIIOh, il libro mi pare tradotto benissimo, e realizzato con grande cura editoriale (anche [...]

    9. ”every man, woman, and child in the world was drafted into the military to fight a war against the draft dodgers. this was years ago, long before i was born, long after all the nations of the world united as one. the cowards, rebels, traitors, anarchists. we thought we killed them all. but there were still a handful of them left.”as far as short stories go, this was a decent read. i’m not sure how much i can say without spoiling the story, but i will say that i was actually somewhat disapp [...]

    10. WAR SLUT begins with a preface letting the reader know that Carlton Mellick III doesn't intend for this to be an accurate military story. Then he begins his story.A love story. I know, a love story titled "WAR SLUT"? Well, Carlton Mellick juxtaposes these two things (love and war) over one another very nicely, and adds a heap of weird things into the mix for extra flavourIII asks, what is it that makes a relationship? Is a relationship something we create in our own image? is it possible to base [...]

    11. Oh wow. Imagery. Sweet, sweet imagery. "They are like butterflies made of razor blades."The way ammunition was described in this book, was absolutely refreshing.Connections to books, saws, butterflies, and water balloons. I mean, seriously A+ imagination. I like Mellick's notes at the beginnings of his books. They kind of give you a little bit of a feel as to what was going through his mind (idea wise and where he drew his inspiration from) while he was writing the story. Like the one at the beg [...]

    12. "But this isn't about realism. Realism isn't my style. This is about the absurd."Carlton Mellick III ends his author's note on this.In a near future (?), everyone in the world is in the military, in a eternal war against the draft dodgers, people who are not in the military.The protagonist is a narcoleptic soldier, who is deployed along with his unit in the Artic, chansing draft dodgers, according to his superiors. But, after a major battle, few members of the unit are left standing. The officer [...]

    13. This story kicked ass!Probably my favorite Mellick story so far. It has all of Carlton's famous edginess, but it also combines a subversive, almost poetic undercurrent about the ravages of patriotic lies and war that made me think of "Fahrenheit 451", and even "All Quiet on the Western Front". This is in-your-face Mellick, but with a lot of heart.Mellick's already well loved by readers interested in taboo and the bizarre. I only wish I could press this into the hands of readers who might be take [...]

    14. Mellick tackles a rather large concept here about society's need for war. While I personally think conflict is necessary in many cases, this book takes an extremely satiric view that was a joy to read. Author Mellick always keeps the reader on their toes and just when you think you know what he's up to, he pulls the rug out with yet another surprise. Some annoying typos aside, there are some fascinating concepts in this book, especially the details involving the war sluts and the reasons the mil [...]

    15. Once again Carlton Mellick III introduces us to a world that makes no sense and we are all the better for it. This story is a post-modern action/horror in the vein of "The Thing" and "Predetor"; it is set in the Arctic and goes by quickly. Not the best bizzaro fiction I've read, but it kept me genuinely engaged. The story itself lacks that something "more" that would push it to the top and over. The main characters are explored less than some of the lesser plot point characters. The whole war is [...]

    16. A surreal tale of war which made me feel the pointlessness of it nicely. The unrequited triangle of love worked well within the context of the theme, adding to the sense that nobody wins in a situation where pointless conflict takes over human lives. The action was very creative, but not all that exciting, maybe because the cluelessness of the characters made me not care too much about their personal fate, but, again, added to the sense of pointlessness. Mellick weaves relatable characters into [...]

    17. This is the fourth CM3 book I’ve read. This one is more on the weird side of things than the bloody and violent. Told through the perspective of a soldier that gets stranded with his troop on their way home after a war, the story unfolds giving us glimpses into the soldier’s dysfunctional lives, by how they relate to the “Warslut”, which is a life form with the ability and duty to morph into whatever sexual desire the soldiers may have, for the purpose of moral. That’s not even the wei [...]

    18. Second book of Mellick's collection. Two things you can trust of him:1. His books, being part of the 'bizarro' genre, will always, always, be original. You will have absolutely no idea how things will begin, and how they will end. You'll never be familiar with the world and its characters (meaning you will never feel like you've read about them somewhere else). There will be no expectations - there shouldn't be.2. (view spoiler)[He really likes to end his books with characters giving in to their [...]

    19. I read this book after a friend recommended the author, and I'm disappointed. There are flashes of potential, but never any true development. The author is looking for the absurd, and succeeds by failing to craft a better story. There is no great social message here, just paper thin characters and high school level narrative.

    20. A short tale of soldiers in the Arctic who are on their final mission to track down draft dodgers. The story is funny and also adds a little social commentary about war. The ending is odd and not what I expected, but that's not a bad thing. If you like Mellick's writing, you would do well to read this one.

    21. I can't quite tell what I think yet. Some of the Lynchesque elements of this new "Bizarro" genre are kind of annoying, but I can't say this book was ever boring. Its spareness was also compelling, and the idea of the war slut, slave sex worker in an totally militarized culture, was pretty fascinating.

    22. I've read better Bizarro Fiction (and in particular by Carlton Mellick)than this and was hoping for more than what I got. Some pretty interesting ideas in here, but the story just seemed to develop without any real coherence. With this type of literature, you win some and you lose some. I lost when I read this. Fortunately, it was short.This was a dud.

    23. Great book to read in one sitting, when you just want something crazy and different to free your mind. It's dark bizarro fiction, with soldiers, cyborg slut sex, and fighting for survival in a surreal wasteland. It's quick at 100 pages (large font) and holds your interest at each page. Funny and imaginative, another success for Carlton Mellick III.

    24. Not a bad novella about soldiers in the arctic, not knowing if there is an enemy to fight. The second half gets weird and the ending tries a little hard for an ambigiuous ending. I liked the early seventies sf feel of it. Harsh and satiric and well written.

    25. I'm horrible at reviews, so I never do them, but I do have to say the idea of library bullets, or how they were described, I loved it. So creative.Well all of the bullets were, but I just really liked that one.

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