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Cuddly Holocaust [Paperback]

Carlton Mellick III
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Book Description

1 Jan 2013
The war between humans and toys has come to an end.
The toys won.

Teddy bears, dollies, and little green soldiers-they've all had enough of you. They're sick of being treated like playthings for spoiled little brats. They have no rights, no property, no hope for a future of any kind. You've left them with no other option-in order to be free, they must exterminate the human race.

Julie is a human girl undergoing reconstructive surgery in order to become a stuffed animal. Her plan: to infiltrate enemy lines in order to save her family from the toy death camps. But when an army of plushy soldiers invade the underground bunker where she has taken refuge, Julie will be forced to move forward with her plan despite her transformation being not entirely complete.

Like a crazy cult movie in book form, Cuddly Holocaust is yet another tale that proves why Wonderland Book Award-winning author Carlton Mellick III is considered a master of the weird.


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  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press (1 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621050726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621050728
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 436,990 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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CARLTON MELLICK III is one of the leading authors in the bizarro fiction movement. His influences range from offbeat children's book authors such as Dr. Suess and Roald Dahl to Japanese cult directors such as Takashi Miike and Shinya Tsukamoto to trashy B-movies such as those from Troma and John Waters.

He lives in Portland, Oregon, where the breweries, bookstores, and strip clubs are the best in America.


"Easily the craziest, weirdest, strangest, funniest, most obscene writer in America." - GOTHIC MAGAZINE

"Carlton Mellick III has the craziest book titles... and the kinkiest fans!" - CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of The Stupidest Angel

"Just as Pop had Andy Warhol and Dada Tristan Tzara, the Bizarro movement has its very own P. T. Barnum-type practitioner. He's the mutton-chopped author of such books as Electric Jesus Corpse and The Menstruating Mall, the illustrator, editor, and instructor of all things Bizarro, and his name is Carlton Mellick III." - DETAILS MAGAZINE

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart Toys 20 Feb 2013
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They've had enough, toys that is. They are sick of being our play things and decide the only way is to exterminate all humans. The story follows Julie, a human girl who has undergone surgery to look like a stuffed panda! After an attack on the underground bunker she has to put her plan into action even though the transformation isn't quite complete. The journey takes us across wastelands a bit reminiscent of warrior wolf women and is brilliantly paced. There are some awesome charchters like captain caw the ninja kangaroo. I would highly recommend this book to people new to the genre as it isn,t quite as bizarre as some of his other work but old fans wont be disappointed either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly Messed Up 10 Nov 2013
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I wasn't too sure about this purchase at first. I bought it for myself on a wim really. I read this book within a day. I normally find it hard to find books that keep my attention. This is brilliantly written, unbelievably messed up, the characters were so well designed. I would recommend this to anyone who doesnt mind having there brain melted a bit!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bizarre toy box war 28 Oct 2013
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This is the third book by mellick and it doesn't disappoint if you like your fiction weirder than weird you have got to get this excellent plot twists and turns keep you wanting to read the book until your done the idea of toys waging war on humanity is a novel one in its own right and mellick piles on the weirdness throughout this book do not miss this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brutally fantastic 6 Jan 2013
By S.T. Cartledge - Published on Amazon.com
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There was a time not too long ago where I thought Carlton Mellick's best work was his older stuff. Stories like Satan Burger, Fishy Fleshed, and The Egg Man had a style that wasn't just bizarro. There was a radical experimental edge to the storytelling, too. He messed about with perspective and senses and was totally out there. And while I still enjoyed stuff like Zombies and S, and Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland, they just didn't grab me like some of those other stories did. I'm not sure whether I have changed as a reader, and my tastes have changed somewhat, but I'm finding titles like Armadillo Fists and Cuddly Holocaust giving those older favourites a run for their money. I still haven't read Tumor Fruit or Kill Ball, his last releases before this, but I feel as though Cuddly Holocaust may become a new Bizarro favourite.

This is a bittersweet story of a girl and her plush toy. It's also a brutal war story of a woman infiltrating the enemy to exact her revenge and rescue her loved ones. Toys with artificial intelligence turning against humans in total chaos and bloodshed. Carlton Mellick takes this concept as far as it will go, then pushes it further. Parts of the narrative echo the Warriors. The journey through gang territories, urban violence, a gang pushed to their limits, desperate to get home safe. Mellick takes the cute and cuddly, and renders it violent and terrifying. His world of plush toys is wild and dangerous, and it only gets more wild, more dangerous, and more violent as the story progresses.

Cuddly Holocaust is wickedly, violently, gore-splattering awesome. You don't want to miss out on this one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey ya Squirt...... 13 April 2014
By Buckeye Nick - Published on Amazon.com
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This was one of my favorite CM3 books that I have read and I have read just about all of them with the exception of some few very early ones. This time around we have a girl who has given herself up in order to try to help her parents in this crazy Toy run world. She undergoes a series of surgeries in order to become a Toy herself. She becomes a somewhat Panda Furry and she has found herself thrown into a giant mess and has to use her wits and skill to get out alive. Along the way we find out the real reason for the war and why the Toys overthrow society. This story has so much more to the depth than just awesome Samurai Kangaroo's and Crack shot assassin bunnies. One of his better books although if you ask me I think they are all great but this stand atop with some of his better ones. Highly suggested and can't wait for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW and Disturbing!!! 26 July 2013
By The Big G. Spot - Published on Amazon.com
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All in all the story is Awesome kind of a vengeful post appacalyptic toy world that really went wrong thanks to human technalagoy. While reading I kind of pictured some of the charaters like a cross between characters from The Road Warrior and Tank Girl. Some pretty cool action set on the thoughts of a life long vendetta of one girl against a world of Smart Toys that don't consider them selves as toys but beings on the top of the food chain. There are zombie type personal carriers, transforming bots, demented cannableistic cuddly (or not) bears, and military type stuffed animals that are totally brutal. Lots of twists and turns that make you think. and then the end comes and I know CMIII has had some hardcore, some warped and some, somewhat sort of happy endings but the end of this one, to me has been the most disturbing one of CMIII endings yet for me and I have read a very good majority of his books. But this one really left me in awe, not what I was expecting what so ever. CMIII never fails to amaze. AAA+++
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Genius That Is Carlton Mellick. 25 Feb 2013
By Philip Lopresti - Published on Amazon.com
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Carlton Mellick III has been writing bizarre, but always interesting, and sometimes even brilliant stories for over a decade. In his 38th book, Cuddly Holocaust, he has hit a new peak in his already long list of high peaks. I’m not going to describe plot, as you can read the synopsis above, but I will say this: This book goes well beyond what the basic premise should be, or should even allow for that matter. And in there lies the genius of Mellick’s unique style of writing. He sets up these campy, ridiculous, trashy, violent, hysterical plots that you think will be nothing but that, but half way through, without warning, you find you’re attached to the characters based on an action they take, or a decision they make. That is great writing.
Cuddly Holocaust, in my eyes anyway, seems to be Mellick’s most refined book to date, as well as being one of his most dark. The characters are well developed, the action is violent and plentiful, and the story moves at a rapid pace without ever sacrificing important details that push it all to the next level, finally arriving at a nicely wrapped up ending that is heartbreakingly fantastic, and brilliantly twisted. Now buy the book and support original storytelling.
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME 18 Mar 2014
By Della Holstrom - Published on Amazon.com
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Not for the faint of heart, but great for the twisted mind! I am addicted to his books and you will too!
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