J.M. Porup

AustCrime - April Wrap Up

April, apart from finishing off one book, was 100% Australian author month. Half way through the month it dawned on me that in 2006, when I got the first version of this site up and running, it was a bit tricky to fill an entire month's reading with local books - even with a bit of back catalogue re-reading.

UNITED STATES OF AIR - J.M. Porup

Author Information
Book Title: 
The United States of Air
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780988006935
Categorisation
Category: 
Satire
Publisher: 
J.M. Porup
Year of Publication: 
2012

CR - The United States of Air, J.M. Porup

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Labelled as a satire (I guessed that from the blurb :) ) - this is another one of those there departures for me.

From the Blurb:

Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey off his back. As part of the Global War on Fat, his job is to put food terrorists in Fat Camp.

The United States of Air

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey off his back. As part of the Global War on Fat, his job is to put food terrorists in Fat Camp.

When a pizza dealer gets whacked in the park across the street from the Thin House, the Prophet Jones himself asks Frolick to investigate. For the first time ever, Frolick solves a murder—but what he finds out shakes his faith.

Will he ever be able to eat air again?

Sub Genre: 
Satire
ISBN: 
9780988006935
Publisher: 
http://www.JMPorup.com/
Year of Publication: 
2012

The Second Bat Guano War

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller

 Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace “Horse” Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to criminals in Lima, Peru. Oh, and doing the odd favor for the CIA.

When his Agency contact, Pitt Waters, goes missing, Horse's desperate efforts to find his only friend lead him to a Buddhist ashram on the shores of Lake Titicaca. There Horse uncovers his friend's involvement with a group of Gaia-worshipping terrorists who want to kill off the human “disease” infecting the earth.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
B00A1B10IO
Year of Publication: 
2012

J.M. Porup

Author Information
Porup, J.M.

Former Lonely Planet author J.M. Porup now writes satire. American by birth, Australian by choice, Colombian by marriage and Canadian by accident, he escaped from the US in 1999 and plans to renounce his citizenship. His first editor--way back in the mid-90s--called him a loose cannon. Ever since, Porup has done his best to live up to that high standard.