5 thoughts on “Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat

  1. This is a really entertaining noir tale set in a near-future Melbourne: our only city left, post-apocalypse. Blade Runner meets The Third Man is an apt description.

    Floyd, our hero, is a “seeker” who hunts down deviants and loves referencing old films (which receive their own appendix) — this is a very clever thing, setting a nostalgic character in the future, making his references more relatable to the reader. He’s burnt out on the job, alcoholic, and feels trapped because of his wife’s “medical

  2. Dystopia has never been so jaunty and wisecracking! This is quick-paced fun that will make you think of various different stories. Yes, the Blade Runner parallels are inevitable, but now that I’ve finished, I’ll stand by my early impression: there’s a definite Thomas Pynchon vibe here. The hero’s name, the presence of a character called V., the playful tone, the deep love of pop culture, the skewed approach…all are akin to Pynchon. But that’s not to say “Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat” is any k

  3. This was a fun read. I liked it a lot. BUT They’re not lying when they say this book is filled to the brim with movie references. It really is. So much so, that as a reader, I felt a bit isolated in the beginning. However, the reference dropping does slow down a lot after the first couple of pages and no longer distracting. There’s also, as someone mentioned before, a handy glossary at the end of the book that explains all the references. It’s quite impressive. I look forward to reading more fro

  4. Half way through this amazing book. Loving it wildy.

    Ok. finish this fun ride. What a joy of a read, it combines hard boiled and future dread into a wonderful stew. Chandler, Bladerunner, and completely original. It is a story of of loss and courage in the face of total despair. Andrez Bergen – Keep writing, I can’t wait to see where you want to take us next.

  5. Tobacco Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen for me, is the most unique story I have read for some time. Not because of the post-apocalyptic theme, but because of the style of writing.

    For me, I’m a fan of movies like Tank Girl (classic) and Sin City. To enjoy this novel, you need to not only have a sense of humour, but you need to appreciate movies in order to get many of the references used. This is not a bad thing as it is what keeps the story unique. (If you don’t get all the references, th

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