Phi11y's P-Hines{T} /> #Hardcore PHant-[om]$ (PDF)

Phi11y's P-Hines{T} /> #Hardcore PHant-[om]$ (PDF)



“Imagine if Tom Wolfe had been born in 1975 and instead of writing 'Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers' in 1970, he'd have written a book about the state of society and it's obsession with social media, internet fame and all of the intricacies that go along with it. On shrooms. Using Chuck Palahniuk's 'Pygmy' as his sole piece of inspiration.... you'd have John Corry's 'Phi11y's P-Hines[T] /> #Hardcore Phant-[O]m$'.” -Travis Besecker (author and comedy writer)

After 19-year-old reformed gang member Randall Gähstŭr is brutally murdered at the start of the Baltimore riots of 2015, the subsequent investigation leads both his former closest friends and the two very different special agents assigned to investigating the case into a web of conspiracy involving everything from police corruption, to global world domination, to manipulated/unnecessarily clung-to gang violence (relatively defined), war, and, eventually /> r(E)volution.


-The worldwide-record for the most usages of the ‘fuck’ word in a single volume (445) 

-Deep, character-driven narrative surrounding a group of college kids, a young cop, a convicted political activist, an old cop, a rising progressive politician, two gang members, and a few more cops, all against the backdrop of one of the most divisive eras in American history

-Personal and detailed, though oft-times satirical narrative critiques of political correctness, gang mentality, economic theory (‘theory’ being the key word), the police brutality vs. wealth inequality debate,, religious freedom, drugs, and political partisanship

-3-page 'Guide to Special Symbols =D’

-8-page bibliography

Genres: Crime Noir, Political Satire, 'Buddy Cop', Dark Comedy, Pulp Fiction, Satirized Economic Theory, Gang Theory

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