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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."

Comments

Yummy picture. And the drink doesn't look bad either!

Posted by Guest on Sep. 13, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

I feel that The Thill's stories describe a passion for life's more lurid offerings that is fueled by a combination of all things hidden just outside of the light. You can hear things there, lurking in the dark, perhaps waiting.....for you! Guns, babes, zombies and burning sex sounds like a Saturday night in Oakland, but The Thrill makes it all feel good....in a twisted fun way!!

Posted by Guest: King Babuu on Sep. 14, 2011 @ 3:20 am

Will always hits it out of the park with anything he tackles. Our Giants could use his hitting power this year. And don't forget to check out his articles and more in the always incredible Bachelor Pad Magazine.

Posted by Guest Dr Mike Lano on Sep. 14, 2011 @ 6:28 am

Your writing is pure shit.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 15, 2011 @ 9:23 am

Thanks for actually reading my "shit" as well as for the erudite "review," sucker! By the way, I didn't catch your name...

Posted by Will Viharo on Sep. 15, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

Forget it Will. Unfortunately this site is infested with nameless 'guests' who lurk in the dark afraid to speak their names. That's one of the downsides of Free Speech. As my dad used to say "Suffer fools gladly".

Posted by Pat Monk.RN. on Sep. 15, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

Thanks. Trust me, I'm used to this sort of gutless mud-slinging. They just want attention and it's best to ignore the many nameless haters out there, but sometimes, for my own amusement, I like to publicly call out one of these anonymous "critics." When I hosted Thrillville and got bugged by the occasional heckler, typically hidden in the back of a packed house, I'd invite them to the stage to share their "insights" and joust with me a bit in the spotlight. Never got any takers. "As funny as it may seem, some people get their kicks stompin' on a dream...but I don't let it get me down..." (Frank Sinatra, "That's Life"). Cheers.

Posted by Will Viharo on Sep. 15, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

Great article, Will. A delight reading it. Let's all get together soon for a long overdue Tiki cocktail

Posted by Guest on Sep. 20, 2011 @ 7:38 pm