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10 thoughts on “Mitternachtspost

  1. Dagny Dagny says:

    Totally hilarious Just when I thought there was getting to be too much same ol same ol , the story took off and didn t stop until a couple of wrap up pages at the end Think Bowery Boys take on inept mobsters with the aid of a Voodoo Queen Too much risqu language in the dragging beginning, but it worked once the dangerous mission began.


  2. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    Read this book for 1,001 books list It was not my favorite by any stretch The satire was too dated for me and the situations were not nuanced enough I wanted to be moved by what this book was saying about gentrification and society but meh.I just didn t feel it.


  3. Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... says:

    The Midnight Examiner is about the editor of a magazine something similar to The National Enquirer, I believe It is trashy Set in NYC, the protagonist, Howard Halliday works in Times Square He carries a blowgun and uses it The dialogue is often funny The antics outrageous and ridiculous This book often feltlike a comedy than a mystery or thriller There were some very minor characters with wonderfully funny quips However, I didn t really appreciate the story It was a bit too slo The Midnight Examiner is about the editor of a magazine something similar to The National Enquirer, I believe It is trashy Set in NYC, the protagonist, Howard Halliday works in Times Square He carries a blowgun and uses it The dialogue is often funny The antics outrageous and ridiculous This book often feltlike a comedy than a mystery or thriller There were some very minor characters with wonderfully funny quips However, I didn t really appreciate the story It was a bit too slow at points, and the dark humor isn t my favorite I think this book has reviews that are all over the spectrum and that is because this is a book that will only work for you if you like this genre type of book I don t


  4. Book Wormy Book Wormy says:

    Reading1001A fun lightweight read that appealed to my British sense of humour due to the bizarre situations This was like Kickass without the costumes.I am now finding myself thinking in headlines whenever I see anything different or amusing.Does it belong on the 1001 list If I was compiling the list now I probably wouldn t add this but as it stands there are a lot of books I would remove before this one.


  5. Ian Ian says:

    I don t really know what to think about this apart from the fact that I found it devastatingly funny When a porn actress called Mitzi Mouse is interrupted while writing poetry on a filming break and acccidentally shoots mob boss Tony Baloney in the leg, he sends his goombahs after her and the staff of Chameleon publications have to come to her aid With nothan hot sauce tipped blow pipe darts, a fishing rod, some homespun style advice and a bit of mail order Voodoo powder to help them, th I don t really know what to think about this apart from the fact that I found it devastatingly funny When a porn actress called Mitzi Mouse is interrupted while writing poetry on a filming break and acccidentally shoots mob boss Tony Baloney in the leg, he sends his goombahs after her and the staff of Chameleon publications have to come to her aid With nothan hot sauce tipped blow pipe darts, a fishing rod, some homespun style advice and a bit of mail order Voodoo powder to help them, the publishers and writers of such titles as Knockers, Bottoms and Real Life Brides ride to the rescue, helped by Fernando, the art director who cannot see a bare wall without painting his Big Womans on it.They all think in headlines every encounter is a prompt to a fresh lurid story It seems to be a plea for the underclass, for the millions for whom tabloid nonsense is a clarion call to experience real life in all its sensational detail Even the character who has true journalisitc pretensions gives up his dream after their adventure, because working for the New York Times would not get him into scrapes like that


  6. Kristel Kristel says:

    Read for March BOTM Reading 1001 and my first Kotzwinkle I did not realize that this author also wrote the farting dog novels and The Bear Went Over the Mountain and E.T This is my first Kotzwinkle In this humorous book we have a bit of fantasy, a bit of thriller, a bit of satire The setting is a publishing company in NYC of various sleazy tabloids Midnight Examiner, Real Detective, Macho Man, etc Publishing is all about the headlines, those wild ones that catch your eye when your checki Read for March BOTM Reading 1001 and my first Kotzwinkle I did not realize that this author also wrote the farting dog novels and The Bear Went Over the Mountain and E.T This is my first Kotzwinkle In this humorous book we have a bit of fantasy, a bit of thriller, a bit of satire The setting is a publishing company in NYC of various sleazy tabloids Midnight Examiner, Real Detective, Macho Man, etc Publishing is all about the headlines, those wild ones that catch your eye when your checking out of the grocery store The setting is also late 1980s culture The various employers of the publishing company take up arms to rescue a porn queen from the mafia with various comic weapons blow gun, boomerang, fishing rod, and voodoo The characters are too numerous Howard Halliday is our main man, but there is Nathan, Hattie, Amber, Yvonne, Celia, Fernando, Crumpacker, and manyThe quest to rescue the porn queen takes the reader on a mad cap trip through NYC with a Middle Eastern driver through the various apartments of the characters of the book giving the reader a picture of NYC life in the late 80s I enjoyed this quote which I think represents the talent of this author who gets lost in the madcap and excess details The tortuous paths through Manhattan are trod by millions of pilgrims, raving, praying, hallucinating, dreaming of deliverance had we all the glowing abdomen of fireflies and could we be photographed from above, what exquisite weaves would be seen I fault this novel with excess too many characters, too much of trying to cover every stereotype imaginable On the other hand, the author managed to capture a picture of NYC and culture in the moment The twin towers which no longer exist have their line in the book Not sure who the Big Womans is but if it is a cow in women s clothes then is it Elsie the Borden Milk Cow logo I have a signed edition, I picked it up probably at Goodwill or used bookstore


  7. Diane Zwang Diane Zwang says:

    The Midnight Examiner is a trashy magazine, the kind that make up stories to publish Our fearless leader is Howard Halliday the editor We meet Howard at work in his Times Square office The host of characters at the office are strange to say the least The publisher, Nathan, carries a blowgun at work and isn t afraid to use I saw a man in the hallway with a blowgun in his hands Our publisher Have you any writing experience Fernando works in the art department and his story of my big w The Midnight Examiner is a trashy magazine, the kind that make up stories to publish Our fearless leader is Howard Halliday the editor We meet Howard at work in his Times Square office The host of characters at the office are strange to say the least The publisher, Nathan, carries a blowgun at work and isn t afraid to use I saw a man in the hallway with a blowgun in his hands Our publisher Have you any writing experience Fernando works in the art department and his story of my big womans made me laughthan once The story eventually moves out of the office and mayhem ensues There are equally entertaining characters out of the office as in My favorite was Mussa, the Egyptian driver, his thoughts on life and driving made me laugh He pointed toward a sign FINE FOR BLOWING HORN You blow horn, you feel fine, help relieve tension My interest in this book waxed and waned It was slow to start for me and I had trouble getting into the story but half way in I started appreciating the insanity of it all There is a confrontation in the story and action takes place but the sequence of events seem to drag for me so I lost interest again Reviews for this book are all over the place I think if you like quirky dark humor then you will like this one


  8. Tim Hickman Tim Hickman says:

    A wild ride through 1980s New York City on the coattails of a tabloid editor Kotzwinkle s book reminds me of how much grimier NYC was in the 80s porn theaters and winos populated Times Square and middle class people lived on Manhattan Howard Halliday is our guide to this airbrushed voodoo taxicab thrill ride Buckle your seatbelts, Uqal Mussa is at the wheel


  9. Jrobertus Jrobertus says:

    the examiner of the title is a tabloid and we are immersed with its eccentric staff the dialogue is fast and funny but this is a very silly book you need to treat it like a textual 3 stooges.


  10. Pip Pip says:

    I really struggled to finish this inane satire about trashy magazines, 1980 s housing anomalies in New York city and some of the characters who may have lived and worked there These characters are caricatures, whose initial description is mildly amusing, but there is insufficient development for this reader to be interested in the plot development, such as it is One line caught my attention When they read a bogus story in two places, it becomes a fact It s the secret of journalism Aha, I t I really struggled to finish this inane satire about trashy magazines, 1980 s housing anomalies in New York city and some of the characters who may have lived and worked there These characters are caricatures, whose initial description is mildly amusing, but there is insufficient development for this reader to be interested in the plot development, such as it is One line caught my attention When they read a bogus story in two places, it becomes a fact It s the secret of journalism Aha, I thought This book is actually relevant to our present predicament But that was the only line that resonated I suspect that my opinion is widespread, if my difficulty in finding a copy was an indication


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Mitternachtspost ➻ [Reading] ➽ Mitternachtspost By William Kotzwinkle ➰ – Polishdarling.co.uk Fantasist William Kotzwinkle takes readers on a wild ride in this thriller set in the sleazy world of the tabloids Howard Halliday, the editor of the Midnight Examiner and the unlikely protagonist in Fantasist William Kotzwinkle takes readers on a wild ride in this thriller set in the sleazy world of the tabloids Howard Halliday, the editor of the Midnight Examiner and the unlikely protagonist in William Kotzwinkle s latest novel, becomes embroiled with several shady characters, including a bloodthirsty crime lord and a porn queen in danger, who lead him into a bizarre escapade that rivals only the freakish headlines in the Midnight Examiner.

  • Paperback
  • 203 pages
  • Mitternachtspost
  • William Kotzwinkle
  • German
  • 12 April 2019
  • 3499128020

About the Author: William Kotzwinkle

William Kotzwinkle is a two time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Prix Litteraire des Bouquinistes des Quais de Paris, the PETA Award for Children s Books, and a Book Critics Circle award nominee His work has been translated into dozens of languages.



10 thoughts on “Mitternachtspost

  1. Dagny Dagny says:

    Totally hilarious Just when I thought there was getting to be too much same ol same ol , the story took off and didn t stop until a couple of wrap up pages at the end Think Bowery Boys take on inept mobsters with the aid of a Voodoo Queen Too much risqu language in the dragging beginning, but it worked once the dangerous mission began.


  2. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    Read this book for 1,001 books list It was not my favorite by any stretch The satire was too dated for me and the situations were not nuanced enough I wanted to be moved by what this book was saying about gentrification and society but meh.I just didn t feel it.


  3. Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... says:

    The Midnight Examiner is about the editor of a magazine something similar to The National Enquirer, I believe It is trashy Set in NYC, the protagonist, Howard Halliday works in Times Square He carries a blowgun and uses it The dialogue is often funny The antics outrageous and ridiculous This book often feltlike a comedy than a mystery or thriller There were some very minor characters with wonderfully funny quips However, I didn t really appreciate the story It was a bit too slo The Midnight Examiner is about the editor of a magazine something similar to The National Enquirer, I believe It is trashy Set in NYC, the protagonist, Howard Halliday works in Times Square He carries a blowgun and uses it The dialogue is often funny The antics outrageous and ridiculous This book often feltlike a comedy than a mystery or thriller There were some very minor characters with wonderfully funny quips However, I didn t really appreciate the story It was a bit too slow at points, and the dark humor isn t my favorite I think this book has reviews that are all over the spectrum and that is because this is a book that will only work for you if you like this genre type of book I don t


  4. Book Wormy Book Wormy says:

    Reading1001A fun lightweight read that appealed to my British sense of humour due to the bizarre situations This was like Kickass without the costumes.I am now finding myself thinking in headlines whenever I see anything different or amusing.Does it belong on the 1001 list If I was compiling the list now I probably wouldn t add this but as it stands there are a lot of books I would remove before this one.


  5. Ian Ian says:

    I don t really know what to think about this apart from the fact that I found it devastatingly funny When a porn actress called Mitzi Mouse is interrupted while writing poetry on a filming break and acccidentally shoots mob boss Tony Baloney in the leg, he sends his goombahs after her and the staff of Chameleon publications have to come to her aid With nothan hot sauce tipped blow pipe darts, a fishing rod, some homespun style advice and a bit of mail order Voodoo powder to help them, th I don t really know what to think about this apart from the fact that I found it devastatingly funny When a porn actress called Mitzi Mouse is interrupted while writing poetry on a filming break and acccidentally shoots mob boss Tony Baloney in the leg, he sends his goombahs after her and the staff of Chameleon publications have to come to her aid With nothan hot sauce tipped blow pipe darts, a fishing rod, some homespun style advice and a bit of mail order Voodoo powder to help them, the publishers and writers of such titles as Knockers, Bottoms and Real Life Brides ride to the rescue, helped by Fernando, the art director who cannot see a bare wall without painting his Big Womans on it.They all think in headlines every encounter is a prompt to a fresh lurid story It seems to be a plea for the underclass, for the millions for whom tabloid nonsense is a clarion call to experience real life in all its sensational detail Even the character who has true journalisitc pretensions gives up his dream after their adventure, because working for the New York Times would not get him into scrapes like that


  6. Kristel Kristel says:

    Read for March BOTM Reading 1001 and my first Kotzwinkle I did not realize that this author also wrote the farting dog novels and The Bear Went Over the Mountain and E.T This is my first Kotzwinkle In this humorous book we have a bit of fantasy, a bit of thriller, a bit of satire The setting is a publishing company in NYC of various sleazy tabloids Midnight Examiner, Real Detective, Macho Man, etc Publishing is all about the headlines, those wild ones that catch your eye when your checki Read for March BOTM Reading 1001 and my first Kotzwinkle I did not realize that this author also wrote the farting dog novels and The Bear Went Over the Mountain and E.T This is my first Kotzwinkle In this humorous book we have a bit of fantasy, a bit of thriller, a bit of satire The setting is a publishing company in NYC of various sleazy tabloids Midnight Examiner, Real Detective, Macho Man, etc Publishing is all about the headlines, those wild ones that catch your eye when your checking out of the grocery store The setting is also late 1980s culture The various employers of the publishing company take up arms to rescue a porn queen from the mafia with various comic weapons blow gun, boomerang, fishing rod, and voodoo The characters are too numerous Howard Halliday is our main man, but there is Nathan, Hattie, Amber, Yvonne, Celia, Fernando, Crumpacker, and manyThe quest to rescue the porn queen takes the reader on a mad cap trip through NYC with a Middle Eastern driver through the various apartments of the characters of the book giving the reader a picture of NYC life in the late 80s I enjoyed this quote which I think represents the talent of this author who gets lost in the madcap and excess details The tortuous paths through Manhattan are trod by millions of pilgrims, raving, praying, hallucinating, dreaming of deliverance had we all the glowing abdomen of fireflies and could we be photographed from above, what exquisite weaves would be seen I fault this novel with excess too many characters, too much of trying to cover every stereotype imaginable On the other hand, the author managed to capture a picture of NYC and culture in the moment The twin towers which no longer exist have their line in the book Not sure who the Big Womans is but if it is a cow in women s clothes then is it Elsie the Borden Milk Cow logo I have a signed edition, I picked it up probably at Goodwill or used bookstore


  7. Diane Zwang Diane Zwang says:

    The Midnight Examiner is a trashy magazine, the kind that make up stories to publish Our fearless leader is Howard Halliday the editor We meet Howard at work in his Times Square office The host of characters at the office are strange to say the least The publisher, Nathan, carries a blowgun at work and isn t afraid to use I saw a man in the hallway with a blowgun in his hands Our publisher Have you any writing experience Fernando works in the art department and his story of my big w The Midnight Examiner is a trashy magazine, the kind that make up stories to publish Our fearless leader is Howard Halliday the editor We meet Howard at work in his Times Square office The host of characters at the office are strange to say the least The publisher, Nathan, carries a blowgun at work and isn t afraid to use I saw a man in the hallway with a blowgun in his hands Our publisher Have you any writing experience Fernando works in the art department and his story of my big womans made me laughthan once The story eventually moves out of the office and mayhem ensues There are equally entertaining characters out of the office as in My favorite was Mussa, the Egyptian driver, his thoughts on life and driving made me laugh He pointed toward a sign FINE FOR BLOWING HORN You blow horn, you feel fine, help relieve tension My interest in this book waxed and waned It was slow to start for me and I had trouble getting into the story but half way in I started appreciating the insanity of it all There is a confrontation in the story and action takes place but the sequence of events seem to drag for me so I lost interest again Reviews for this book are all over the place I think if you like quirky dark humor then you will like this one


  8. Tim Hickman Tim Hickman says:

    A wild ride through 1980s New York City on the coattails of a tabloid editor Kotzwinkle s book reminds me of how much grimier NYC was in the 80s porn theaters and winos populated Times Square and middle class people lived on Manhattan Howard Halliday is our guide to this airbrushed voodoo taxicab thrill ride Buckle your seatbelts, Uqal Mussa is at the wheel


  9. Jrobertus Jrobertus says:

    the examiner of the title is a tabloid and we are immersed with its eccentric staff the dialogue is fast and funny but this is a very silly book you need to treat it like a textual 3 stooges.


  10. Pip Pip says:

    I really struggled to finish this inane satire about trashy magazines, 1980 s housing anomalies in New York city and some of the characters who may have lived and worked there These characters are caricatures, whose initial description is mildly amusing, but there is insufficient development for this reader to be interested in the plot development, such as it is One line caught my attention When they read a bogus story in two places, it becomes a fact It s the secret of journalism Aha, I t I really struggled to finish this inane satire about trashy magazines, 1980 s housing anomalies in New York city and some of the characters who may have lived and worked there These characters are caricatures, whose initial description is mildly amusing, but there is insufficient development for this reader to be interested in the plot development, such as it is One line caught my attention When they read a bogus story in two places, it becomes a fact It s the secret of journalism Aha, I thought This book is actually relevant to our present predicament But that was the only line that resonated I suspect that my opinion is widespread, if my difficulty in finding a copy was an indication


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