There are many twists and turns in the plot of TARGET 91. But with guns, sex and an outrageous (but fictional) National Gun and Shooters Association (NGSA) CEO ranting SHOOT THE LOONY LEFTIES, what’s not to like especially when the ‘LOONY LEFTIES’ start shooting back?
“To get anything done the radical has to commit evil acts for good causes.”
David Brooks, New York Times, 11 DEC 2017
Love crime novels. Love the middle-aged, morose, driven crime novel detective. Here are just a few of my favourites in this category: Morse, Lewis, Bosch, Wallander, Rebus, Perez, DCI Banks, Frost, Foyle, Cannon, Montalbano, Harry Hole, Jesse Stone, George Gently, Longmire.
Readers keep sending more names. Add Vera (fits the bill despite being female) and Jack Irish.
Americans might be surprised to discover that Australians are fascinated by American Gun Culture. Ever since we first flicked on the tellie in 1956 Aussies have had a constaNT diet of American TV shoot-’em-ups: Bonanza, The Rifleman, The Lone Ranger, Hawiian Five-0, Magnum,P.I, The Streets of San Francisco, The Sopranos, CSI-anywhere, Shooter (Netflix), Justified (Netflix)…
Need I go on. These are just a few TV shows off the top of my head. I haven’t even ventured into films. But few Aussies know that the gun laws changed in the USA when the 2nd Amendment was reinterpreted in 2004 and the again in 2008. We live in a time of VICE and FOLLY, hence the need for a satirical novel.
TARGET 91 … first review. ‘Great story, quirky yet thought provoking – highly recommend it!’
Thanks my new friend anonymous. Ha!
TARGET 91 is a satirical novel about the absurdities of a very serious subject. AMERICAN GUN CULTURE. Why satire?
SATIRE: trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly. (Merriam-Webster)
Left vs Right
2nd Amendment vs Gun Control
Sanity vs Insanity