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Will Viharo lives, breathes, and bleeds pulp fiction

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The author drinks a "Vic Valentine" cocktail at Alameda's Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
VIHARO PHOTO BY GABRIEL HURLEY

Although his books can feature sensationalistic and savage settings, events, and characters, they are still meant to be simply entertaining — a goal that they exceedingly achieve, thanks to Viharo's artistic outlook.

"Even the most graphic depictions of XXX kinky sex and ultra-violence are presented in a satirical, cartoonish context, not meant to be taken too seriously," says Viharo. "I'm a softie at heart; my hard-boiled veneer is pretty transparent, I think. It's impossible for me to remove my tongue from my cheek no matter how twisted my subject matter happens to be."