The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse eBook

The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse ❮EPUB❯ ✼ The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse Author Keith Hartman – Welcome to 21st century Atlanta During your stay depending on your tastes you can cruise gay midtown I hear that the Inuisition Health Club has introduced manacles and chains to the aerobics class or Welcome the Witch, and the MOBI :↠ to st the Witch, PDF Ì century Atlanta During your stay depending on your tastes you can cruise gay midtown I hear that the Inuisition Health Club has introduced manacles and chains to the aerobics class or check out the Reverend Senator Stonewall's headuarters at Freedom Plaza watch out for the Christian Militia guarding it though or attend a sky clad Wiccan sabbat by invitation only Avoid the courthouse where the Cherokee have turned Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Kindle - out in full war paint to renegotiate a nineteenth century land deal Also stay away from all cemeteries at least until the police find out why The Gumshoe, Epub / someone is disinterring and crucifying corpses As you can tell this is a lively novel full of intricate plotting and engaging off beat characters Among the latter are a gay detective a Wiccan family an ambitious televangelist with an eye on the White House an artist whose medium is flesh and blood a Cherokee drag ueen and then there's poor Benji who would just like to make it to his fifteenth birthday assuming the MIBS don't get him first or his Baptist parents don't ground him for life because his new girlfriend is a witch.

  • Paperback
  • 429 pages
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse
  • Keith Hartman
  • English
  • 27 July 2016
  • 9781892065056

About the Author: Keith Hartman

Keith the Witch, and the MOBI :↠ Hartman grew the Witch, PDF Ì up in Huntsville Alabama where he was a weird little boy who didn't fit in He went to Princeton University where he was supposed to study economics and instead blew all his time on theater courses He then started a PhD in Finance at Duke before realizing that he just couldn't spend the rest of his life teaching MBA's how to screw each other So he ran away Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Kindle - to be a writerHi.

10 thoughts on “The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse

  1. Res Res says:

    The one where America is so culturally divided that there are Wiccan schools as well as Baptist ones Drew Parker is a gay private detective and his partner Jen a witch is missing and someone digs up a corpse and does something very strange with it The future world is drawn in such broad exaggerated strokes; it might work as an article length parody but at novel length I don't believe it and as a result I don't believe most of the characters either It doesn't help that the book is made up of first person narratives from a dozen characters and the voices just aren't different enough to help me keep track of who's talkingThe powerful amoral white Christianist male is certainly a fine reflection of something that scares people me included but as a villain he's just as trite as torturing Nazis would be The writing is fine but the editing is dreadful There are typos punctuation errors and even misspellings The tense changes at random This may be intentional but if I'd been his beta I'd have made him change itIn the author's world sexual orientation is so binary that it can be tested for prenatally; obviously I have a problem with that and also with the fact that apparently only men are gay at least by page 130 In summary some interesting stuff here but not enough to make me keep reading

  2. Ulysses Dietz Ulysses Dietz says:

    Liked this a great deal Well written clever fast paced a real nail biter at times There are moments of genuine darkness and moments of profound emotion The very complicated plot could be off putting if you don't like that sort of thing as could the multiple first person POVs But I was captivated and grew to like all the characters except for one who was hateful all the way through Set in the future but not too far in the future we see an America not unlike what we know today but frighteningly polarized and fascinatingly higher tech than now If there is a central character it is Drew Parker a gay detective whose being gay is treated incidentally which rather disappointed me a Wiccan mother of two; a power hungry Baptist senator; a sleep deprived cop; an elderly Cherokee shaman; and a skittish fourteen year old named Benji If you're an obsessive reader as I can be sometimes and try to keep every plot thread separate you'll be frustrated or dizzy Just go with the flow and let Hartman's smart narrative keep you on your toes Ignore the iffy editing and the sometime inability to use the pronouns me and I correctly which seems to be universal nowthese are but blips in a really good read

  3. Chris Hinkle Chris Hinkle says:

    This book was a gift and a delightful surprise Picture Neal Stephenson's playfully convincing view of a techno future with cultural enclaves such as Conservative Christians witches native tribes combined with a bit of magicmysticism just enough gay friendly sexual energy and some delightful no fucks given characters Hartman throws them together and it all works

  4. Grace Grace says:

    Rereading this old favorite in today’s current climate is absolutely surreal

  5. Ryan Ryan says:

    In the year 2033 in this near future mystery with elements of both Sci Fi and Fantasy the various cultures and subcultures in America are so divided the country is ready to erupt into civil war Religion has found a strong foothold in politics Wiccan has achieved a level eual with Christianity Abortion is legal The gay gene has been found And since Catholicism is the last major religion to believe abortion is wrong most young gays are Catholic It's a world that feels like it's on the brink of falling into chaos as we follow a dozen or so POV characters trying to stop it from going over the edgeI have made a point for some time of avoiding ueer fiction I'm gay but romance novels just aren't my thing I got tired of shifting through Fantasy novels with covers plastered with shirtless men or listed in Fantasy but with a romance plotline synopsis I wanted ueer people having adventures not brooding over infatuationsAnd with this novel I totally got what I was looking for a gay PI whose romantic considerations while present in the novel came last after the action and mystery aspects of his character arcFor me this book only has two strikes against it1 The backend of the book was not as thoroughly edited as the frontend After about the 60% mark there were obvious errors that really should not have made it into the published novel2 The book dragged after about the 75% mark I managed to put most of the pieces together around the 34 mark and as such I felt like the novel dragged on unnecessarily for the last uarter That said there were a couple of small surprises that I enjoyed near the endingThere is so much to like about this book than all of the ueer aspects The novel overall was a fun read Considering all the advances made in euality in the past year or so the backdrop of the story did reuire a bit of a suspension of disbelief The book contained a wonderfully diverse cast of characters various ages sexualities races and genders You will need two hands to count them all but each chapter is reserved for one point of view and is named for the character speaking; so it's easy enough to keep trackBut for me the main draw of the book comes back to one thing ueer adventures without the brooding

  6. Lori S. Lori S. says:

    Just how did the author keep them all straight? I bet he had a wall chart or something with cross indexing I'm impressed This book is full of interesting characters We get first person perspectives from the Gumshoe Drew Parker his partner Jen late into the book the Chosen Benji his girlfriend Summer her mother the Witch whose name escapes me the Reverend Senator Zacharia Stonewall the Artist the Singer the Cherokee Shaman the Police you get the picture Each has his or her own character distinguishable in tone and voice and you could almost read the book just by each character's part Almost but each story interweaves with the others in a nice flow which is surprisingly clear and easy to follow though the mystery at the heart of the story is plenty twisty enough you don't find out exactly who did what To top it all off we get criss crossing of genre boundaries in free fall I wish authors would do this there's a little bit of science fiction it's set in the near future of 2025 artificial wombs cloning and bio shaping are the norm fantasyNew Age Wiccans who can do magic a police proceduraldetective fiction socialreligious commentary politics shamanism I want to know what my totem is now you name it this book has it all even a bit of espionage

  7. Stephen Poltz Stephen Poltz says:

    I had a lot of fun with this book It’s not perfect In fact it has numerous errors that an editor should have caught The end leaves a lot of loose ends in the narratives There are way too many narrative POVs But I really enjoyed it It takes place in a near future where the US is so polarized by religion that it seems like civil war is about to break out The majority of schools are Baptist or Wiccan and Wicca has grown to be almost as huge as Christianity The Christian right specifically the Baptists have gained much political military and social power So when a series of grizzly ritualistic murders occur the Baptists wave their flags and get on their high horses that Satan is gaining power and must be defeated The book won the Gaylactic Spectrum Award in 2000Come visit my blog for the full review

  8. Brandon Mehl Brandon Mehl says:

    A mystery book told from multiple perspectives that is about Senator Stonewall a fire and brimstone Baptist minister and Calerant a wronged artist Sort of There is the gumshoe who saves the life of a Cherokee cross dressing wise woman and ends up with ability to see into the spirit world to see totems The witch a mother of Summer who has just found her first love interest in Benji a Baptist and Winter a seven year old prodigious witch The detective a black woman who has to deal with the ramifications of multiple grisly and puzzling murders Overall it's a good book with a difference in thought style between the characters and the mystery is very well done

  9. Tepintzin Tepintzin says:

    I read this a good 15 years ago and felt like reading it again It's kind of a novel length political cartoon and very prescient in how possible it is to live in an echo chamber There are actual Wiccan neighbourhoods and private schools and these exist for other religions and sects of same Like ethnic neighbourhoods only here it's deliberately constructed subdivisions It was amusing seeing references to the Microsoft Network which of course now absolutely exists So some things are dated but overall a believable vision

  10. Paul Wooller Paul Wooller says:

    Batshit crazy If you broke this book down you'd go mental Far too many grammatical errors and at one point the years and ages don't add up Also due to the large amount of narrators in the book its tough even for the sharpest of memories to remember what happened a particular characters in their previous chapters 100 pages back BUT if you go with the flow and just enjoy the slightly fantasticalfuturistic murder mystery then you'll have a blast

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