Neil Gaiman meets Tarantino in this madcap, wildly entertaining journey into Cape Town's supernatural underworld.
I LOVE THE SMELL OF PARALLEL DIMENSIONS IN THE MORNING
Baxter Zevcenko’s life is pretty sweet. As the 16-year-old kingpin of the Spider, his smut-peddling schoolyard syndicate, he’s making a name for himself as an up-and-coming entrepreneur. Profits are on the rise, the other gangs are staying out of his business, and he’s going out with Esme, the girl of his dreams.
But when Esme gets kidnapped, and all the clues point towards strange forces at work, things start to get seriously weird. The only man drunk enough to help is a bearded, booze-soaked, supernatural bounty hunter that goes by the name of Jackson ‘Jackie’ Ronin.
Plunged into the increasingly bizarre landscape of Cape Town’s supernatural underworld, Baxter and Ronin team up to save Esme. On a journey that takes them through the realms of impossibility, they must face every conceivable nightmare to get her back, including the odd brush with the Apocalypse.
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A riot – a firebomb of a novel, exploding with sick humour, violence and depravity. - SFX
From start to finish this just kept getting better and better ... it is a rollercoaster ride of twists, turns, surprises and revelations ... [it] doesn’t feel like a single word was wasted in crafting the intricate flow of the real, the fantastically surreal and the downright bizarre story contained within the covers. - popbucket.co.uk
Hilarious and tremendous fun. - SciFi Now
Weirdly and gruesomely awesome! - Book Geek Says blog
[an] exciting, baffling horrifying and hilarious tale…A dark story that reaches deep in the paranormal, Apocalypse Now Now is a gripping read that will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one, and hungry for more by the end of the novel. - The South African online
An incredibly exciting and fast paced thrill with characters that are a pleasure to read. - thebookbag.co.uk
Charlie Human's debut draws you into a world of monsters and parallel dimensions ... the dark humour and plot twists carry the story through to its incendiary conclusion. - Imagine FX
A demented, raucous urban fantasy. - Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls
About the Author
Charlie Human is a denizen of South Africa’s speculative fiction scene. He has an MA in Creative Writing and lives in Cape Town. Apocalypse Now Now is his first novel.