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The Resource Rock Manning goes for broke, Charlie Jane Anders

Rock Manning goes for broke, Charlie Jane Anders

Label
Rock Manning goes for broke
Title
Rock Manning goes for broke
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Jane Anders
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vikings vs. Steampunks! Ice cream sundae hearse disasters! Roman gladiators meet vacuum-cleaner salesmen! Inappropriate uses of exercise equipment and supermarket trolleys! Unsupervised fires, and reckless destruction of public property! Nothing is off limits. Rock Manning lives and breathes slapstick comedy, and his whole life is an elaborate tribute to the masters, like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Jackie Chan. With his best friend, Sally Hamster, he creates joyfully chaotic short movies that are full of mayhem and silliness. But Rock and Sally are becoming famous at a time of unrest, when America's economy has collapsed and people are taking refuge in highly addictive drugs. America's youth are being drafted to take part in endless wars against imaginary enemies overseas, while at home, a fascist militia known as the Red Bandanas is rising to power. As America becomes more mired in violence and destruction, Rock Manning's zany comedy films become the escapist fun that everybody needs. Over-the-top physical comedy and real-life brutality collide, as Rock and Sally find themselves unable to avoid getting sucked into the slow implosion of their country. The Red Bandanas want Rock Manning to star in propaganda films promoting their movement, and soon Rock and Sally are at the center of the struggle for the soul of America. The trauma and death that Rock witnesses begin to take a toll on him. When a botched weapon test plunges the world into deeper chaos, Rock and Sally must confront once and for all the outer limits of comedy
Cataloging source
YDX
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Anders, Charlie Jane
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Comedians
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Rock Manning goes for broke, Charlie Jane Anders
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030767128
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9781596068780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030767128
Label
Rock Manning goes for broke, Charlie Jane Anders
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030767128
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9781596068780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030767128

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