Muscle Memory
SteveLowe
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Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM By SteveLowe

Billy Gillespie wakes up one morning to discover his junk is gone In its place is his wife s junk Billy is now Tina, and Tina is dead That s because Billy s dead His lifeless body is still in bed and empty beer bottles and a container of antifreeze litter the kitchen counter Over the next 24 hours, Billy and an odd assortment of neighbors, all experiencing their own bBilly Gillespie wakes up one morning to discover his junk is gone In its place is his wife s junk Billy is now Tina, and Tina is dead That s because Billy s dead His lifeless body is still in bed and empty beer bottles and a container of antifreeze litter the kitchen counter Over the next 24 hours, Billy and an odd assortment of neighbors, all experiencing their own bouts of body switcheroo, try to figure out what happened and why Can they do it before the Feds find Billy s body Was it aliens that caused this, or God, or the government And did Edgar Winter really sleep with his sheep Pro football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw has those answers in a story that asks, What Would Kirk Cameron Do
  • Title: Muscle Memory
  • Author: SteveLowe
  • ISBN: 9781936383016
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback

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Dan Schwent Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
What would you do if you woke up in your wife's body and saw your own body dead and poisoned on the bed? That's the problem facing Billy Gillespie one morning. Can Billy figure out what the hell happened and get back into his own body?In this entry in the New Bizarro Author Series, Steve Lowe crafts a tale that asks the question "What Would Kirk Cameron Do?" When (most of) an entire town gets the old switcheroo pulled on it, chaos ensues and Steve Lowe is the one directing the chaos. Guys, imagi [...]
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Jasmine Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
I hate you steve. like really really hate you. how can this book be only 56 pages long. I mean I was thinking it was about 75 and when it ended. Well I'm not speaking to you for at least the next 20 minutes because that was just mean. This book is totally in my top 2 for bizarro novels. To avoid offense, I'll withhold the other contender so you can all pretend it's your novel. Fuck this is probably in my top ten novels overall. I love this book. In the book do you think what you think you think [...]
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Mike Puma Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Back story: I bought this book for the right reasons—the author is a friend whose generous offer to use the proceeds from its sales to help kids appealed to me, and other GR friends (and GR reviewers whose reviews I stalk) have liked it. Further Back Story: I don’t consider myself a genre-reader and try to avoid the ruts of travelling the genre-road. Consequently, reading titles in a series where the word Bizarro figures prominently was, well, let’s just say that reading them wasn’t urg [...]
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Michael Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
What would I do if I woke up with breasts and a vagina? This is the ethical question Steve Lowe wrestles with in his opus, Muscle Memory. Actually, that's not the only issue he wrestles with here. This is a book about guilt: the guilt of having neglected a person who loves you and not having the chance to take it back. It's about coming to terms with loss, and accepting loss, and accepting your own failures. These issues are just as important as ones having to do with waking up genderly resituat [...]
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Lea Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
THANK GOD!! FINALLY I get another great book -- the last couple of things I've picked up have been major disappointments, and I was so worried that this would be more of the same, but no! It's wonderful!Okay, here's what I didn't realize about this book -- it is funny, like laugh-out-loud huge guffaws funny. I'm serious -- by page 14 (I checked), I had laughed so many times, so long and so hard, that my husband turned to me and said "you've certainly gotten your money's worth with that book". To [...]
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Lou Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Take a dip into the wild side. When reading this I picture Jim Carrey starring in Freaky Friday with a Twilight Zone make over. Dumb founding and thought provoking enjoyable read. Anticipating a conjuring of sorts in his next bizarre story I really like his writing style in this and his other wolf story.
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FabulousRaye Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Steve Lowe was the first of the 2010 NBAS that I came across. I've spent a majority of this year in excited anticipation for "Muscle Memory".I really liked it. The Kirk Cameron references and the sheep/human body switch were especially hilarious. The characters are down home, everyman types. People that you'd probably run into at your local bar, and have a drink with. Also, I was thrilled and surprised that Steve was accurate on how it feels to be a woman. It would be an excellent book for peopl [...]
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Eric Hendrixson Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Like Freaky Friday, 18 Again, and a number of body-switching movies that the author mentions throughout the book, Muscle Memory follows characters who have been switched into each others' bodies. We all know what's supposed to happen here. After some jolly skylarking around in each others' bodies, hilarity will ensue until the two figure out what caused the mix-up and switch it back. But here's the problem: Billy just woke up feeling hormonal in his wife's body, and his own body is dead.Sufferin [...]
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Natalie Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
What if you woke up to find that your wife had post partum depression so bad that she was ready to murder you? What if she succeeded? But somehow you'd swapped bodies during the night? And so had your neighbors? You'd think that would be creepy, dark and sad, but its actually pretty damn funny. It's less than 100pp long, you can read it in an evening and still have a little time left over for whatever you think you should be reading instead. But, yes, this is such a fun and at the same time thou [...]
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Bob Milne Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
I shoulda known something was up when the dog meowed at me.As so begins a simple little tale that's more Twilight Zone or Tales from the Darkside than what you might expect from the Bizarro genre. Yes, Muscle Memory is fun, twisted, and just a tad perverse, but it's also a thoughtful, deeply reflective tale from the pen of Steve Lowe.It starts off on a suitably surreal note, with a body swap discovered in bits and pieces, the clues slowly assaulting an already suffering mind. Billy has woken up [...]
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Garrett Cook Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Muscle Memory is unusual. Of course it's unusual. It's a Bizarro book. What kind of stupid thing is it to say that a Bizarro book is unusual? Muscle Memory is unusual in that it's strangely literary and more human than otherwise. The strangeness and the mystery come off as the mysteries of life and love and humanity. Muscle Memory is a body switching comedy. You've seen those, 80s movies where a kid and a dad undergo the old switcheroo until they both learn a lesson. Some of them like Vice Versa [...]
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Anita Dalton Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
The plot is, like a lot of bizarro, deceptively simple: A man wakens in his wife’s body and realizes his entire town has switched bodies with the person or animal they were closest to when the switch happened. Husbands and wives wake up in each other’s bodies, a suspected sheep-shagger is in the body of a ewe, the dog is meowing and the cat is barking. Hijinks should ensue and they sort of do, in the sort of small town quirkiness one sees in Chuck Klosterman’s novels. But the ramifications [...]
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Jenn Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
My name is Jenn, and I'd never heard of the "Bizarro" genre before reading one of Steve Lowe's reviews. *waits for the obligatory and half-hearted "Hiiii Jennnnn*cough*LOSER*cough*"*I'll be honest. I discovered Steve through his hee-hee-hee-larious reviews that probably made some other poor author schlub weep. He's a funny dude! But when I read the description of his book, I was scared. And not just I-live-in-Oklahoma-and-tofu-scares-me scared. I seriously thought this guy had been dropped on hi [...]
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Jason Pettus Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)I now receive on a pretty regular basis review copies of books from Eraserhead Press' "New Bizarro Author Series," a sort of proving ground for young genre writers where an inexpensive volume will be made of a novella or set of stories, and with that author in charge of hustling around and selling as many copi [...]
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Kate Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
I really enjoyed this book, a lot.This is what you get when you mix together aliens, government craziness, divine intervention with a bit of gender/animal switcharoos, and of course Terry Bradshaw. I really don't know how to describe it better than that without giving too much away.This so isn't your average "Freaky Friday" remix. It's so much more than that and the ending was wonderfully crafted. My only complaint was that I wish it was longer. I honestly can't wait to read more from this autho [...]
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Melki Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
An instant classic to be enjoyed by the whole family! My kids squealed with delight every time the talking sheep made an appearance. And we all drank shots of tequila whenever Terry Bradshaw's name was mentioned. Go Steelers!!! Hic.
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Amy Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
I hope my computer lets me put my review up for this book tonight! I finished it yesterday, and I was quite amazed, amused, and appalled all in one book. It was quite the feat.Never before have I read the bizzaro genre, but I will say, I am in the market for a bit more. This was humor that i felt bad about laughing at, and thrilled to death about reading. It took me to a completely different level of reading enjoyment. Some things just are not laughed about in public, but man, when you get to ge [...]
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Gabriel Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
There's a reason why movies like Big, Like Father Like Son, Vice Versa and the Freaky Fridays let magic be the cause of the switch. Because the cause is not the important or the best part. The fun, the emotion, the core of these stories is how do you face the fact that you are not you anymore, someone else is.And Muscle Memory does a great job of taking that theme and asking what if NO ONE in the town (well, almost no one) is themselves anymore? And what about murder the night before? And what [...]
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Kirk Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Wow . . . when I started reading this book, I had no idea that it would finish as powerfully as it did. Muscle Memory starts casually, with a shoot-from-the-hip approach to tell, and descriptive finesse. I empathized with the characters because, in a sense, I grew up with them in my small town. Hell, I saw myself in a few of them. For the bizarro reader, there's just enough to keep you going. While at one end of the bizarro spectrum, at least for me, there are the outlandish texts, the bizarro r [...]
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Nate D Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
I tend to over-describe things I like as "weird". Because I highly value invention, because I love to be surprised, many things I like tend to be weird, though many weird things are not necessarily things I like. To avoid saying that everything good is "weird" I seize on other modifiers like "bizarro" as in "punk-surreal bizarro-road movie" (hypothetical, but I would surely watch anything so described to me). To give a little more perspective, I also find Faulkner (pleasantly) weirder than expec [...]
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NumberLord Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
You know how you hear about a book being good, and you think it can't really be THAT good? (I ran into this with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.) Okay, well, Muscle Memory falls into this category. I heard that it was good. But was it really THAT good? So I read it; and, yes, it was really THAT good. An easy five stars--although I would have given it 73 if that was an option. (And ignore the fact that Steve Lowe only gave it three stars; he doesn't know what he's talking about.)If you've read t [...]
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Sheldon Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
“I shoulda known something was up when the dog meowed at me.”And thus begins Steve Lowe's Muscle Memory, a short but hilarious take on the oft copied but rarely improved upon body-switching sub-sub-genre. And Steve pulls no punches, going after several aspects of body-switching that aren't dealt with in “nicer” material.Given how short the book is, it's difficult to write a lot about it without giving too much away. So to sum up, Billy wakes up in the body of his wife with his own body d [...]
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Meg Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
I can only imagine how alarming it would be to wake up one morning and attempt to go to the bathroom only to find that your dangling unmentionables were no longer dangling. This is the scene we find ourselves in at the opening of Muscle Memory. A comedic take on body switching that manages to add to that genre as well as taking a thorough look at a marriage that didn't work out quite the way it could have. As Billy says, "One day we just stopped laughing."The body switches seem to reveal somethi [...]
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Hakim Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
"I SHOULDA KNOWN something was up when the dog meowed at me."Best opening line ever!I've played out the body-swapping scenario in my head so many times, it became an obsession at one point. What if I swapped bodies with Mark Zuckerberg (please) ? Kat Dennings's BF (please, please, please) ? A diabetic tortoise ? A Latvian nun ? The list goes on So yes, I think it's a fantastic and intriguing story device.Steve Lowe brilliantly explores the physical and psychological impacts of body-swapping (or [...]
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Danger Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Beneath the ostensibly silly plot, there are some real emotions in this book, the body switching merely the catalyst in which Billy can look at his relationship and finally ask himself, What the hell happened to us? It's short, but it's length doesn't work against it, except for when I took this book to the amusement park and the dude running the roller coaster wouldn't let it on. "Go ahead," the book told me with a smile, "I'll wait." I ended up sitting next to this fat kid who screamed like a [...]
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Desiree reilly Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
This book is diffrent than normal book i read Why it a short one and the author keep you wondering which is good what going to happen the people and animals in town change for the night and then you be surprizedby the out take in the book this would be good for older kids in jr high they would get a kick out of it i will say it good but weird and if the authordoes not get the book out there will be no more form him b
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★★★★ Muscle Memory by Kirk Goodie-Goodie Cameron AKA Steve LoweI won a signed copy of Muscle Memory by writing this review on King of the Perverts for his "Cage Your Sloth" contest he ran on Facebook. This is my second Bizarro book, and I am sickly intrigued. But whatever, I did win a King of the Perverts contest. Enough said. This book is a battle between Good(Kirk Cameron) vs. Evil(Steve Lowe)Round 1 The Ol' SwitcherooBilly Gillespie wakes up to his horse-like English Mastiff meowing i [...]
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Suz Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Excellent book! This book is about a man (Billy) who wakes up in his wife’s body and discovers that almost everyone in the town has also switched bodies with whoever they were closest to at the time - their spouses, lovers, or even their sheep. So the cat is barking, the dog is meowing, one neighbor is a sheep and Billy and his other neighbors are trying to figure out what happened and how to fix it. There is also the not-so-minor complication that Billy’s wife poisoned him so he’s got to [...]
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William M. Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
4 AND ½ STARSFor an author’s first published book, Steve Lowe is off to a mighty impressive start. Mr. Lowe takes the rather common theme of body switching and adds some very cool and fascinating twists. So as to not spoil anything, I won’t go into story detail, but I can assure you that you will most likely enjoy the hell out of this book. The details between the sexes are spot on, and the self-deprecating humor by the protagonist is a riot. All this is balanced nicely with some very touch [...]
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Matthew Vaughn Aug 14, 2020 - 08:23 AM
Reading the premise of Steve Lowes Muscle Memory I knew I had to have it. Who doesn’t like a good body swapping story? Honestly I had never read one before, but I have seen most of the movies that were mentioned in the book. Most people have seen the classic ones from the eighties staring the likes of Kirk Cameron, Fred Savage, and George Burns among others. But I have never seen a movie where someone changed bodies with a sheep, so I ordered Muscle Memory from . Then I waited, and waited for [...]
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Muscle Memory By SteveLowe Billy Gillespie wakes up one morning to discover his junk is gone In its place is his wife s junk Billy is now Tina, and Tina is dead That s because Billy s dead His lifeless body is still in bed and empty beer bottles and a container of antifreeze litter the kitchen counter Over the next 24 hours, Billy and an odd assortment of neighbors, all experiencing their own bBilly Gillespie wakes up one morning to discover his junk is gone In its place is his wife s junk Billy is now Tina, and Tina is dead That s because Billy s dead His lifeless body is still in bed and empty beer bottles and a container of antifreeze litter the kitchen counter Over the next 24 hours, Billy and an odd assortment of neighbors, all experiencing their own bouts of body switcheroo, try to figure out what happened and why Can they do it before the Feds find Billy s body Was it aliens that caused this, or God, or the government And did Edgar Winter really sleep with his sheep Pro football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw has those answers in a story that asks, What Would Kirk Cameron Do

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