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Us Twit is a bent psychedelic odyssey through the darker parts of North America There are stop offs involving blissful stoned children on psychotropic drugs administered by their mothers the joys of erectile dysfunction and the prevailing myth of the Wandering Jew Bleakly funny beautifully sad and profoundly strange Nefarious Twit is a stylish and defiant debut novel about how the things we leave unfinished may end up being the things that finish us Like Shel Silverstein by way of William S Burrough This book was phenomenal Mcmillen is able to vividly depict what I can only describe as a gut wrenching horror not because you have monsters or mal intended villains excessive amounts of gore or fright inducing moments but because there is so much grief and messed up yet unnervingly realistic imagery and allegories I think my one hesitation would be that the story touches a lot on what I inferred to be mental illness though written in a style in which you can either believe that or I suppose that there is a horror fantasy subplot I know that mental illness used as plot device can come across as insensitive and damaging so it's worth mentioning to those who would prefer not to read tales that include such topicsOverall there was just so much societal sadness and sardonic hinting towards our own treatments of children drugs family sex and love and overall general hopelessness that I had to put the book down multiple times to remember that life isn't alway that bleak

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Madness Murder Children's literature Nefarious Twit the ferociously clever debut from author Tony McMillen After his mother commits suicide Rick Lime decides to finally find his father the legendary children's book author known as Nefarious Twit The same Nefarious Twit who disappeared from the public eye 22 years ago abandoning Rick and Rick's mother at the height of his fame after releasing one final controversial children's book Rick Lime has decided to find his father so that he can murder him Al Disclaimer I read a pre release copy of this book and provided editorial comments for Mr McMillen I'm also providing him a promotional blurb but only because I think this book deserves itSo say I A twisted road trip featuring deranged characters narrated with razor sharp wit Nefarious Twit manages to pack one hell of an emotional wallop And PS killer illustrationsIllustrations including the cover were created by Tony himself Bravo

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Ong for the ride is Rick's violent but fiercely loyal half brother Lou Both of them are addicted to a strange drug called Vitrillum and as they set out for misguided vengeance their drug soaked journey begins to resemble one of Nefarious Twit's children stories Reality and Twit's stories seem to converge as the brothers follow the path of the dark ladder the ominous symbol from Twit's most popular books which appears to be leading them right to the author Featuring 14 full page illustrations Nefario A debut novel of great scope and wit Author Tony McMillen explores family loyalty and trust through the lens of Terry Gilliam or David Foster Wallace What is the point of revenge Are some promises better left unkept Where do we draw the line between supporting a family member who has problems and enabling and perpetuating those problems Most events in everyday life don't have clear boundaries of beginning or end; in the same way the events in McMillen's Nefarious Twit seem to fade in and fade out Rick Lime's world comes crashing down on him time and time again The story begins just after the suicide of Rick's mother Something has snapped in him He and his much younger half brother Lou set out on a road trip to locate confront and murder Rick's father Rick and Lou hate themselves Rick sees his father in himself and detests the similarity Lou sees himself for what he is a murderer and despairs it And that's what I saw as the central relationship in the story the brothers' inability to embrace their true selves and each one's subconscious willingness to supportenable the other's fatal flawNefarious Twit isn't easily summarized Picaresue novels never are Characters come and go Motives evolve People change And at the end of the book you're left wondering because the boundaries blur Never fear McMillen's characters are skillfully drawn and if you've paid attention while reading you know the characters well enough to imagine what happens nextI've been trying to come up with analogies to give a sense of the epic scope of NT Imagine if David Foster Wallace had a copy editor for Infinite Jest Imagine if Holden Caulfield was an addict It's dark like a Roald Dahl novel I've given up on the comparisons though Nefarious Twit stands on its own Give it a shot You may be pleasantly surprised For Just Cause path of the dark ladder the ominous symbol from Twit's most It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity popular books which appears to be leading them right to the author Featuring 14 full Teeth in the Mist page illustrations Nefario A debut novel of great scope and wit Author Tony McMillen explores family loyalty and trust through the lens of Terry Gilliam or David Foster Wallace What is the The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide point of revenge Are some The State of Water promises better left unkept Where do we draw the line between supporting a family member who has Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems problems and enabling and Garfield Swallows His Pride perpetuating those Titanshade problems Most events in everyday life don't have clear boundaries of beginning or end; in the same way the events in McMillen's Nefarious Twit seem to fade in and fade out Rick Lime's world comes crashing down on him time and time again The story begins just after the suicide of Rick's mother Something has snapped in him He and his much younger half brother Lou set out on a road trip to locate confront and murder Rick's father Rick and Lou hate themselves Rick sees his father in himself and detests the similarity Lou sees himself for what he is a murderer and despairs it And that's what I saw as the central relationship in the story the brothers' inability to embrace their true selves and each one's subconscious willingness to supportenable the other's fatal flawNefarious Twit isn't easily summarized Picaresue novels never are Characters come and go Motives evolve People change And at the end of the book you're left wondering because the boundaries blur Never fear McMillen's characters are skillfully drawn and if you've AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 paid attention while reading you know the characters well enough to imagine what happens nextI've been trying to come up with analogies to give a sense of the epic scope of NT Imagine if David Foster Wallace had a copy editor for Infinite Jest Imagine if Holden Caulfield was an addict It's dark like a Roald Dahl novel I've given up on the comparisons though Nefarious Twit stands on its own Give it a shot You may be Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917 pleasantly surprised


10 thoughts on “Nefarious Twit

  1. says:

    Well I mean I wrote it so five stars obviously


  2. says:

    Disclaimer I read a pre release copy of this book and provided editorial comments for Mr McMillen I'm also providing him a promotional blurb but only because I think this book deserves itSo say I A twisted road trip featuring deranged characters narrated with razor sharp wit Nefarious Twit manages to pack one hell of an emotional wallop And PS killer illustrationsIllustrations including the cover were created by Tony himself Bravo


  3. says:

    Nefarious Twit is a road novel driven by our Wandering not Jew on a mission to find and kill his famous author father who abandoned the family two decades ago the symbolic scapegoat for all their problems since Weighing him down are his dim violence prone half brother and a manic pixie dream girl in need of adventure The brother provides much of the story’s tension with his unpredictability and endless messes to clean up First novels are so often about the writing process itself but Twit handles it thematically the father’s shadow always cast long and the son’s head teeming with words but nowhere to put them even being the source of his sexual dysfunction and disappointmentfear over resolution in general Many readers will enjoy its fantasy elements of pharmacological psychedelia alternative geography and mythmaking The plot itself is grounded in the real thankfully Some of my favorite moments were courtesy of colorful bit players like the playboy border town doctor and pulp fanboy one stop shop drug dealer In spots it reminded me of the John Dies novelsMajor points for originality Big points for twit and entertainment Fair points for characterizations Few points for copyediting Despite some rough edges it delivers a good time and than a few poignant moments


  4. says:

    An excellent debut novel from the mind of an immensely imaginative author The book deals with relatable concepts like family loyalty forgiveness and the desire to occasionally escape the pressures of everyday reality Tie all that together with personality rich characters a series of unfortunate and uncontrollable events and you end up with a truly captivating story However it doesn't stop there; the book leaves breadcrumb clues compelling the reader to read between the lines and look beyond the immediate story The book does deal with a plethora of dark topics both of the augmented reality variety as well as some all too real and traumatic experiences I would advise those who are easily offended or faint of heart to proceed with caution As a person who seldom enjoys reading books I was so intrigued with the story and characters that I seized any opportunity to continue reading to the end; that in itself if an accomplishment by the author On a final note even after you've finished reading this book you're far from done as the story will continue to both haunt and fascinate you long after its unpredictable end I highly recommend this book


  5. says:

    Read 22814 39143 Stars Recommended to readers who can forgive a cool story its rough writingPages 298Publisher Branch Hand BooksReleased Dec 2013Debut novels are tricky little things Especially when you read reviews where said debut is described as if so and so super famous author and so and so super famous author had a baby and that baby ended up on an acid trip and wrote a book Cause you know I mean c'mon you KNOW it's not gonna compare to those super famous author peoples They've been honing their skills for years They've had a shit ton of practice and some pretty hard core editors tearing their shit up And if you read the first book or two that they published you'll see that back then even THEY weren't so great Not back then Not when compared to what they can write NOW So can we all agree to stop promoting every new debut author by claiming that they are on par with literary super gods? Cool? Yes?Because to be fair to the debut author and what they are bringing to the book at hand we should really just judge them against well themselves And go in with no but not low expectations This way if they suck we might not think they are as sucky as if say we were expecting so and so famous author awesomeness And if they are great we can actually say they are great without worrying about the comparison to so and so famous author so they can be great within their own rightSo why the chatty intro about debut novelists and comparisons to other authors?Well frankly I wasn't sure how else to start this review See Tony McMillen is making his debut with Nefarious Twit and prior to picking up the book I had read reviews where he'd been compared to some similar in concept but in my opinion not similar in writing strength authors aaaaand I'm pretty sure those comparisons caused me to expect something a bit from this book than it was capable of giving Which left me a bit frustrated and may have affected the way I read it which isn't exactly fair to the book or the authorI was well aware of this bias as I went into it and tried to be less critical when grammatical errors strange phrasing or wonky sentence structure reached up off the page and slapped me in the faceTony's approach to the story itself was interesting The narrator played it close to both the reader and the characters behaving as our guide and confidante as we progressed from chapter to chapter He would begin each chapter with little pro tips letting us know if it contained information that was important to the plot or additional backstory on a main character He even warned us away if a particular chapter was heavy on violence though let's be honest there's not a whole lot that I'd find too violent or excessive did you forget that I grew up on a steady diet of Stephen King and that I'm a fan of bizarro lit?At its core Nefarious Twit is a book about books a book about drugs murder and mayhem and a book about family for better or worse Our main man Rick is the son of Nefarious Twit estranged father and legendary children's book author Rick's mother recently committed suicide and he's bringing his half brother Lou along on a hunt for dear ole dad This won't be a warm and fuzzy family reunion Oh no Rick is going after him for some revenge and he's removing the final page in every copy of his father's book along the way There are drugs and lots of them Strange and trippy things happen Tiny time travelling alien things happen to Lou Hard things happen to Rick's face There are girls and then there are dead girls And there are no happy endings Sorry but it's just not that sort of bookIf you can forgive the blatant overuse of drugs as a plot device and the somewhat slow and repetitive story telling for favor of a cool tale of jealousy and revenge then go ahead and bury your nose inside this one


  6. says:

    A debut novel of great scope and wit Author Tony McMillen explores family loyalty and trust through the lens of Terry Gilliam or David Foster Wallace What is the point of revenge? Are some promises better left unkept? Where do we draw the line between supporting a family member who has problems and enabling and perpetuating those problems? Most events in everyday life don't have clear boundaries of beginning or end; in the same way the events in McMillen's Nefarious Twit seem to fade in and fade out Rick Lime's world comes crashing down on him time and time again The story begins just after the suicide of Rick's mother Something has snapped in him He and his much younger half brother Lou set out on a road trip to locate confront and murder Rick's father Rick and Lou hate themselves Rick sees his father in himself and detests the similarity Lou sees himself for what he is a murderer and despairs it And that's what I saw as the central relationship in the story the brothers' inability to embrace their true selves and each one's subconscious willingness to supportenable the other's fatal flawNefarious Twit isn't easily summarized Picaresue novels never are Characters come and go Motives evolve People change And at the end of the book you're left wondering because the boundaries blur Never fear McMillen's characters are skillfully drawn and if you've paid attention while reading you know the characters well enough to imagine what happens nextI've been trying to come up with analogies to give a sense of the epic scope of NT Imagine if David Foster Wallace had a copy editor for Infinite Jest Imagine if Holden Caulfield was an addict It's dark like a Roald Dahl novel I've given up on the comparisons though Nefarious Twit stands on its own Give it a shot You may be pleasantly surprised


  7. says:

    I'm going to be biased when talking about this book because I know the guy who wrote it and I enjoy his writing immensely It's usually like if Chuck Klosterman and Palahniuk had a baby who then went on an acid trip with Hunter S Thompson David Lee Roth is probably in there somewhere tooThat being said I'm going to try to be as unbiased as I can be about Mr McMillen's debut novelNefarious Twit is a very good start to what could be a long illustrious career The writing could be rough sometimes but the ideas are so original and the story is filled with tons of remarkable imagery You feel sometimes as if you're on some kind of Vitrillum drug trip although I suppose that's kind of the point at times I still commend McMillen just on the ideas aloneThe reason I give it 45 stars is because I always find it difficult to rate anything 55 Giving anything a perfect score means that it's well perfect There wouldn't be anything I would change There is very little I would change about this grim twisted hero's journey but I know that McMillen's next work could only be betterBravo friend Here's to many to come


  8. says:

    Another reviewer stated that people sensitive to violence should probably pass this book by I found that I'm one of those people but only in the cruelly violent passages did I feel like I wanted to close my eyes which made for difficult reading I loved the narrative voice throughout the story By the end I felt like he was my pal giving me instructions on how to navigate the next chapter and he was always right Loved that I also loved the drug addled mind bending scenes while at the same time being disgusted by the drug use So this was a different book for me Very very well written So many interesting concepts in this story the drug aka black coffin the Darjmanians the invisible friends vs psychosis it would be excellent bookclub discussion if my bookclub were open to this type of reading It was an interesting journey


  9. says:

    This book was phenomenal Mcmillen is able to vividly depict what I can only describe as a gut wrenching horror not because you have monsters or mal intended villains excessive amounts of gore or fright inducing moments but because there is so much grief and messed up yet unnervingly realistic imagery and allegories I think my one hesitation would be that the story touches a lot on what I inferred to be mental illness though written in a style in which you can either believe that or I suppose that there is a horror fantasy subplot I know that mental illness used as plot device can come across as insensitive and damaging so it's worth mentioning to those who would prefer not to read tales that include such topicsOverall there was just so much societal sadness and sardonic hinting towards our own treatments of children drugs family sex and love and overall general hopelessness that I had to put the book down multiple times to remember that life isn't alway that bleak


  10. says:

    I never write reviews but a mutual friend of mine and Mr McMillen's suggested I buy read and review this book so here it goesThe writing style of this book definitely isn't one I enjoy but I won't let that affect my rating The author narrates the entire book reminding readers what has already been read and telling them what will happen next I personally prefer to get lost in a book and focus on the story instead of continuously being reminded that the author wants me to read it a certain way and is making sure I'm paying attention It's not my style but I respect it and I'm sure it's very helpful to a number of readers There were an alarmingly high number of grammatical errors in this book Hopefully this was exclusive to the ebook version as I haven't checked a printed copy It's roughly written but as Mr McMillen's first novel it shows a promising future for the author The story itself was good although very much unresolved I know it was Mr McMillen's intention to leave the ending of the book open but there were smaller themes in the book that were forgotten or cast away which left me with an uncomfortable feeling after finishing Overall this book is very much worth the read Anyone could find elements in the story that they can relate to and it helps bring the reader closer to the story It's a roller coaster of emotions through drug induced hallucinations and dark reality that will leave you feeling for the characters I respect you and all the effort you put into writing this novel Mr McMillen and wish you the best in your future of writing I'm looking forward to your next project


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