Go-Go Girls of The Apocalypse is the first of Victor Gischler’s novels I’ve read. It’s his latest. I’d begun following his blog a while back and decided to try this one that just came out. Based on it, I will be tracking down copies of his other novels.
Mortimer Tate was just divorced and hiding out in a cave on a mountaintop in Tennessee when the world ended. Fortunately for him, he was a survivalist type and had stocked it with food, medical supplies, alcohol, weapons, and plenty of ammunition. For nine years he’d lived alone.
After a deadly encounter with three men, he decides to leave his little cave and see what the world is like down below. He’s had no information for years after all his radio batteries wore out. Loading a sled with cases of liquor, food, medicines, and ammunition, he sets out.
What he discovers is that what’s left of civilization seems to be held together by a chain of clubs called Joey Armaggedon’s Sassy A Go-Go. They handle everything you could want in this strange new world: food, drink, entertainment. They even make their own money: Armageddon dollars.
What Mortimer brought down on his little sled makes him the richest man in town. Teamed with his cowboy friend, Buffalo Bill, he starts to paint the town red.
Once he finds out that his ex-wife is still alive and his gone to another town to start a new club, he sets out to find her with his new pal. There is all kinds of danger outside the limits of town. A cannibal group, an opposing force called Red Stripes for their arm bands, various outlaw bands, a mentally challenged troop of women. One danger after another.
Mortime’s little band now numbers three. Sheila, a young ex-Go-Go Girl has joined them. As they head toward the now fabled city of Atlanta for a confrontation that could signal the fate of the rebuilding civilization, Ted, an old half nuts, it seems, mountain man joins them for the coming struggle.
This novel is funny at times, violent at others, politically incorrect pretty much all of the time, and complete fun to read. Short and fast moving, I would recommend it to anyone who likes after the holocaust stories. It’s different from amy other of this type I’ve read.
Worth a look.