Dave Brockie: Whargoul

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David Brockie: Whargoul
Back in late December of 2010, I received an e-mail from one of my contacts about a special item being released that day by Gwar frontman Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus. It was the day that his novel, Whargoul, was being released exclusively through Amazon. Of course, I began to jump for joy as a Gwar fan, and my assumption of this book being an expansion of the character the song “Whargoul” was created around on their album Ragnarök. The first chance I have to order this book, I did, and the next day, there it was amid the various other items ordered, one item per box (way to waste trees, Amazon!), and it quickly was in my hands. I cracked it open. I plowed through the first forty or so pages, and then I quickly realized that Whargoul was not going to be what I had expected despite my correct assumptions of the story and it’s concept.