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Damnation and Salvation in the American Food Services Industry!
Spencer Sproul is a would-be serial-killing bus boy who can’t manage to murder, injure, or even scare anybody. He longs to follow in the footsteps of his heros, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Who wouldn’t feel murderous working in a family style restaurant with an asshole boss, sadistic co-workers and Lemmy the Lemur as a mascot? But as hard as he tries he simply doesn’t have a killer’s instinct.
However, there are ways to do damage to far more people and do it legally. Spencer learns that a family restaurant can be an instrument of torture and quickly becomes a rising star in the food services industry. But before Spencer can take his seat of honor at the Merchant of the Month Award Banquet, he must bumble his way past a pederastic restaurant critic, a trash-talking sex worker, a cellulite-worshiping convenience store clerk, and a police force filled with homophobes, overeducated commies and greedy homicide detectives.
It’s an all-American success story!
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What They’re Saying About Lemur
“The amazing thing about LEMUR is that it’s so normal it’s strange; we see the world through the eyes of Spencer, a nobody, flake-wanna-be serial killer, friend of bums and other flakes, and by the hystercial conclusion we can’t help but feel as if we’d like to hang out with him. He’s an anti-heroes’ anti-hero, a serial killer who devises a way to serial kill in a manner too perfect (and too real) than his idols had ever dreamed of.”
—Horror Fiction Review
“Like all comedies, Lemur is the story of a fragmented self becoming whole…this novel has introduced a type that seems new to the public eye, but has obviously been there under our noses ever since alternative sexuality began: the compulsively nose-picking borderline mentally challenged member of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community.”
“Readers who like their social commentary wrapped up in absurdity will find a lot to like about Lemur. You can read it as a tightly written treatise on consumption in the modern age, or as the touching story of a serial killer’s coming of age. Either way you choose to approach it, this darkly comic novella is sure to entertain.”
“…a comedy with an overtly black heart…The reader walks away from this book feeling as though their direst thoughts have been fully validated.”
—Andersen Prunty, The Overwhelming Urge
“LEMUR is one of the flat-out strangest (in a good way) books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in ages. Also one of the funniest. There’s very little normalcy to be found in Tom Bradley’s demented tale, but more entertainment value than most books twice its length!”
— Jeff Strand, author of Pressure
“Bradley’s writing is minimalist whilst providing enough narrative nutrition to sink your teeth into. With Lemur, Bradley offers up quite a menu of characters, a veritable stew of displaced oddities … A literary giant among pygmies.”
— 3:AM Magazine
“Tom Bradley is one of the most exasperating, offensive, pleasurable, and brilliant writers I know. I recommend his work to anyone with spiritual fortitude and a taste for something so strange that it might well be genius.”
— Denis Dutton, editor of Arts & Letters Daily