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Emergence is book of the Week at Boomerang, which means free delivery!

Posted December 22, 2014 into Books by John Birmingham

If you want all your heavy drinking, buffet destroying, monster smashing SPLODEY Dave action delivered free o' charge in the traditional dead tree format, this would be the week to head over to Boomerang books.

Emergence is Book o' the Week there with free domestic shipping when you use the promo code 'thedave' at checkout.

On this topic, I've thought of a way US Burgers could get the book early without paying stupid shipping rates. If a couple of you want to team to together and order a bunch of books to be sent to one address, the receiver could then forward them on via the much cheaper US postal system. Feel free to organise that below, or email me if interested. I could work with a local bookseller to expedite.

To encourage squealy excitment, here is the UK cover mock up. I love it with an unnatural physical love.

54 Responses to ‘Emergence is book of the Week at Boomerang, which means free delivery!’

Sudragon mutters...

Posted December 22, 2014
I think I'll axe for a copy of this for my birthday.

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted December 22, 2014
I see what you did there.

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DNABeast has opinions thus...

Posted December 22, 2014
That's the sort of cover that appeals to he Shawn of the Dead crowd.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted December 22, 2014
For some reason I pictured Dave as being taller.

insomniac puts forth...

Posted December 22, 2014
Not shorter, follicly challenged, with a prominent sagittal crest?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted December 22, 2014
Heavens no. That's how I picture his attorney.

Matthew F. ducks in to say...

Posted December 22, 2014
I pictured him older, by quite a bit. Just going by what I've read on here, my mental Dave was shaping up to look a lot like a middle-aged Chopper Read.

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Murphy_of_Missouri swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 22, 2014
I think they did a pretty good job with the Hunn and I love the 1 pound Cracker Barrel special chocolate bar they found for Dave.
Respects,MurphOn the Outer Marches

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted December 22, 2014
Are you sure that Cracker Barrel chocolate? I really want to know, because I want some.

Murphy_of_Missouri reckons...

Posted December 22, 2014
I suspect it is actually Hershey's.
Next time you visit KC, we'll take you by for a look.
Respects,MurphOn the Outer Marches

MickH asserts...

Posted December 22, 2014
Nah! You're both wrong! Its a slab of Cadburys Carmelo,. Extra Large!

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan is gonna tell you...

Posted December 22, 2014
On second thought, it clearly IS a Cadbury bar, extra large. Which makes sense considering this is the UK cover. The square cells could indicate anything from milk chocolate to rum 'n' raisin. But not Carmelo, which has a distinctively different cell shape.

MickH mutters...

Posted December 22, 2014
You're right, but now I thinks its a bar of SNACK, you know, the one with all the different flavours

she_jedi reckons...

Posted December 22, 2014
Can't be Snack, each of the "squares" of a Snack are different shapes so you can work out what flavour they are, and the ones in the pic are all uniform.

pitpat has opinions thus...

Posted December 23, 2014
I have a mental picture of Dave as a dark chocolate sort of guy. Possibly with almonds but I might be projecting. Needs detailed reading to confirm.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 23, 2014
The British cover Dave is gnawing on a big block of Cadbury milk chocolate. The American Dave doesn't have time for chocolate.

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon ducks in to say...

Posted December 22, 2014
is there an embargo period on spoilers here at the burger? (for those that might not be too quick on the uptake for a copy)

NBlob ducks in to say...

Posted December 22, 2014

In the past JB has opened a specific spoilerific thread.

I will unhesitatingly smash spoilers anywhere but the spoiler thread, with my ban hammer.

Without hesitation.

Without mercy.

SPARTA!

Known as "They turn into vampires in the bar" protocol.

Spanner mutters...

Posted December 22, 2014
*Taps Ban Hammer gently on bar, tips cowboy hat back with Ban Hammer and adopts western drawl.
Ahem...nope that just won't do round here. See we don't take kindly to folks blabbing spoilers. Spoilers is going to get hammered right quickly and then we will take you out into the desert and instead of staking you out an an ant nest we are going to tie you up and have Greybeard tell you long and boring stories from his youth. You think real carful like about that. Long and boring stories. Yup that's how much we don't like spoilers round here partner.

FormerlyKnownAsSimon ducks in to say...

Posted December 22, 2014
Sounds good. Still not sure if i'm getting this for christmas or bday in early jan (if i don't, i will pour scorn on the family and go out and get it myself. I did drop enough hints such as "get me this")

Murphy_of_Missouri puts forth...

Posted December 22, 2014
I have spoiler material AND the ban hammer at my disposal.
Oddly enough, I do not feel any need to employ either of them.
Respects,MurphOn the Outer Marches

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Therbs swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 22, 2014
Generally Birmo waits for a while before allowing in threads with spoilers. I reckon if anyone came in tomorrow afternoon with such things the ban hammer would quickly be swung.

NBlob puts forth...

Posted December 22, 2014

Ditto, ibid & op cit.


Darth Greybeard ducks in to say...

Posted December 22, 2014
Oh dear, he's babbling again. Someone must have left the Stoli out.

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Therbs swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 22, 2014
Will any Sydney bookshops have it on the shelves on 23/12?

John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted December 22, 2014
I'd ring, Therbs. Some will. Some won't.

John Birmingham mumbles...

Posted December 22, 2014
I'd go Boomerang or Booktopia if you can't find it in the real.

Therbs has opinions thus...

Posted December 22, 2014

Cheers. I'll be hassling the poor buggers tomorrow. Boomerang option if the stores are hiding until 1 January.

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she_jedi mumbles...

Posted December 22, 2014
That's a great cover but I think I like the US version better. Why do we just get an oil rig for our cover? Why can't we have a Dave cover for Aus? Enquiring minds and all that :)

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Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted December 22, 2014
I imagined the the axe to be a lot bigger.

Darth Greybeard reckons...

Posted December 22, 2014
Yes. And with a fire-axe style hook.

John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted December 22, 2014
In the text, it's a splitting maul. Part axe, part sledge hammer. I have asked for the change.

Blarkon puts forth...

Posted December 22, 2014
Yep, what he's carrying now doesn't look like it would cleave a charging Orc bastard.

Bangar would have you know...

Posted December 22, 2014
Well his carry is just that, he's not ready to swing it and his opposing hand is occupied. Yes you can swing it one handed but accuracy will suffer and don't talk about recovery well do and for some time because Dave will need it. Yes you can use a short grip ala short swording (tad easier as you're not gripping a sharp blade) but still it is a two handed technique. Dave eat your chocolate quick you'll need the hand and the energy ;)

NBlob ducks in to say...

Posted December 22, 2014
Wouldn't a Splitting Maul be a lumber, timber felling kinda device?

Defender90 mutters...

Posted December 23, 2014
Coincidentally I've just come in out of the gale from using a maul. But. Why would an oil rig have a wood splitting axe like that on board? Or is that a spoiler?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted December 23, 2014
If an oil rig worker wants to relax during his spare time chopping wood, what's it to you?

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted December 23, 2014
There is indeed no reason to find a splitting maul on an oil rig. You'll have pay full retail and read the text closely to discover why it's there.

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Therbs is gonna tell you...

Posted December 22, 2014
With Boomerang Books you get a $5 credit if you're a first timer with them. That makes it $18.99 including postage. Expect it to take 3-5 business days to be delivered by Oz Post, depending where you are.

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sibeen ducks in to say...

Posted December 22, 2014
FUCK FUCK FUCK

Realistically one of my great hopes for this book was not the prose, the explosions, the sex, nor the monsters; it was purely in the joy that the ambulance chaser from bunmfuck, California wouldn't get to read it until I've had months of gloating.

This really does take the shine off things, and I'm vastly disappointed in you, John .

NBlob asserts...

Posted December 22, 2014
A little harsh Sibeen. Davis can be nice, at certain times of the year.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan would have you know...

Posted December 23, 2014
Actually, there is a Bumfuck, California, named after Alfred Bumfuck, a wealthy cattle rancher and philanthropist.


MickH puts forth...

Posted December 23, 2014
Are you related Paul?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan ducks in to say...

Posted December 23, 2014
The Bumfuck framily is rural California royalty. You can't swingt a dead cat in Butte County without hitting a Bumfuck. I'm just a poor country lawyer from a less exalted blood line.

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TexasTeaserPony ducks in to say...

Posted December 23, 2014
Am I the only one who thinks Dave looks like one of Boylan's cousins, the one whose parents were related before they got married?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted December 23, 2014
In all honesty, that does look a bit like Cousin Timmy.

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Darth Greybeard ducks in to say...

Posted December 23, 2014
Look, I know this seems to be 'pick on Paul' week but that ambulance chaser crack is a bit harsh. Paul is a modern and successful 21st century businessman. Thanks to his GPS trackers in their wheel arches and the rapid response ShysterCopter™, chasing ambulances is a thing of the past.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan puts forth...

Posted December 23, 2014
You forget my ultra cool Shystermobile.

I'm working on the Systercave.

Darth Greybeard would have you know...

Posted December 23, 2014
I liked ShysterCopter because it sounds like something vaguely rude in German. It suits you.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted December 23, 2014

"Sie sind eine Shystercopter, sie inkompetenten anwalt wer verfolgungsjagden krankenwagen!"

Something like that?

w from brisbane reckons...

Posted December 23, 2014
Those Germans. Some people think they lack a sense of humour. So untrue, you just have to be attuned to its quietly gleeful mordancy.
The first google photo image that comes up for Anwalt (lawyer) is this one.http://ra-joshat.de/img/nico-joshat-ihr-anwalt.png

NBlob puts forth...

Posted December 23, 2014

That. Guy? or many like him?

The trenches of litigation are strewn with corpses, rent and fuming of young lawyers who thought they had a hot line to The Truth. Paul is more of your grizzled NCO type, dishevelled & hard bitten who by keeping his head down, powder dry and pure dumb luck has survived engagement after engagement. He has seen the beast consume righteous and evil alike, grind the cream of youth into a paste of fear and waste.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted December 24, 2014
You're my new favorite.

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