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Concrete Underground [Kindle Edition]

Moxie Mezcal
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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An idealistic journalist sets out to expose corruption among the city's elite and soon finds himself immersed in a conspiracy of murder, blackmail, espionage, and human trafficking. Pitted against the enigmatic CEO of one of the world's largest tech companies, he must play a deadly game that threatens to unearth its players' darkest secrets.

CONCRETE UNDERGROUND is postmodern pulp fiction - a gritty, labyrinthine murder mystery about identity and alienation in the digital age.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 450 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451529082
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Zizek Press (3 Mar 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003AYEM16
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,961 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars And all that was left was the grin..... 17 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Dedalus Quetzal, an investigative reporter, is telling his story. That is as much as I know. To give an outline of the story would be like trying to precis Alice in Wonderland- what is real and what is fantasy?

For a journalist, D has a surprisingly limited vocabulary. When he uses his Thesaurus to find words to use other than the f-word, he relates that the other characters, most of them villains, always express themselves with some sort of grin; wolfish, sheepish,mischievous,suppressed,roguish,knowing,amused,irrepressible,vicious, wry, toothy, Cheshire Cat...ah!..smug, triumphant. All these grinners start to get very irritating, both to Dedalus and the reader. And yet there is a curious compulsion to read on, to see if the story does eventually unravel. However I will tell you that it becomes more and more entangled.

Almost at the end Dedalus says " I picked up one of the notebooks and flipped through it. It was filled with pages and pages of jibberish, nonsensical ramblings, half-true recollections of my childhood, pornographic fantasies, descriptions of other people in the hospital, bits of other books I could remember" Did he find the notes for this book?

"How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'

If you want an hallucinatory experience, then read this. Otherwise don't bother.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me 7 Aug 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found the constant use of bad language off putting, the story line didn't engage me and I really couldn't bring myself to finish reading this book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not for me 10 July 2011
By isis
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
To be fair this book is not my cup of tea.I found it bizarre and I am not a fan of continual bad language
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kind of engaging - kind of bizarre 10 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Yes, there's quite a lot of bad language.
Yes, there's quite a lot of sheer random strangeness.
Yet, somehow, I quite enjoyed reading it, and found it worthwhile.

I got this free on Kindle, and if it's available free, go for it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...cool indeed. 4 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book oozes quality , a truly modern tale that jumps off the page and bites down , dragging you into its murky depths with you screaming for more .
It moves at a healthy pace and has a good solid feel to it, its roots are in a complex story that throws you off balance as it unravells.
Recommended .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Punk Pulp fiction 17 Jun 2014
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Not an easy book to write a review on, as I am still not sure I have all the answers. Let's start with the style. If you are a fan of the old pulp fiction gumshoe detective stories of the 60's you will recognise some of the style, but this is interspersed with a raw modern language, in cases quite graphic, giving it a modern day feel as well.

The story revolves around D who is a journalist for a small fanzine type paper. he starts to uncover a story regarding rich and influential people and corporations. There are a lot of characters in the book, and the book runs at a fast pace, and at times there is some doubt over what is real, and what is sub conscious, in the same way that Fight Club does. If you finish the book and have all the answers let me know. If you finish the book and like me do not have all the answers then there author gives you a few things to think about,
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good puzzle book 13 Mar 2014
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While it has a number of twists and turns the plot is laid out well and I enjoyed reading it. I still have no idea what it was all about but it was so good I enjoyed it a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars . 11 Jan 2014
By Audrey
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a great product, arrived promptly as stated, it is of good quality and would definitely recommend this item!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars EH???
Sorry but 3-4 pages and it was off my kindle, could not get my head round what it was about.
Published 11 months ago by George Folger
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I really enjoyed this book the characters are well defined, and interesting the plot keeps challenging you, and it's always a page turner
Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Engagingly Bizarre
If you like your books a little off putting with strange and twisted story lines then you really should give "Concrete Underground" a spin. Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2012 by Rae Gee
3.0 out of 5 stars Concrete Underground - neither here nor there / good nor bad
I enjoyed this book in parts. Some of it was good and some not so good. Unlike some reviewers I did like the central character 'D'. Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2011 by Mungo Park IV
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but hard work at times
Got this book as a freebie on the Kimdle . I enjoyed the book but struggled to work out reality from fantasy. Will read more if any further works become available.
Published on 27 Aug 2011 by 1jim
3.0 out of 5 stars Punk Marlowe
There is nothing new in the genre of "amateur sleuthing" and therefore there will be no real surprises in this book. Read more
Published on 26 Aug 2011 by Apollo
4.0 out of 5 stars a hipster Philip Marlowe through the looking glass.
Concrete Underground is the story of an idealistic, but self-destructive journalist drawn into the murky and decadent world he's investigating. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2011 by g33pers
3.0 out of 5 stars California Dysphoria lacks continuity
This is like an adolescent writing. Its initial impetus and charm rapidly give way to the borimg fantasy that wealthy psychopaths play games with real people. Read more
Published on 2 Aug 2011 by Gethin Darklord
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