Grand Tally, the worldʼs foremost mapmaker, deliberately issues a U.S. road atlas minus the state of Montana. This move unleashes a national drama that alternates between Moosehead, Montana and New York City and ends—literally—in an explosion. The slapstick action brings together the Montana militia, the FBI, journalists, New York celebrities and a charismatic Christian cult headed west to meet the Rapture.
WHAT INSPIRED GRAND TALLY
A slap-stick and satiric novel, Grand Tally was inspired by a story told to me by a writer for People magazine. According to this writer, a major U.S. mapmaker issued a road atlas minus one of the western states. As I pondered how such a gaff could have happened, I realized that since the bottom line is everything in today’s business, a firm erun by accountants could care less about quality. If the accountants specified that the atlas was to have 120 pages, and the proofs returned with 122 pages, two pages would have to be cut. Thus was Grand Tally born.
ADVANCE INTERNATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR GRAND TALLY
“Robert Wolf has created a strange and wonderful world, all his own, and peopled it with characters and events that seem not only plausible but real. Wildly creative and written with great style and an enviable satirical touch, this one delights on many levels.” — Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune
” Эта книга есть настоящий мусор а автор – законченный идиот. Держите его подальше от пера, бумаги или компьютера.” — Count Leo Tolstoy.
Translation: Grand Tally is superbly witty. With a facile wit, Wolf deftly skewers the pomposities and imbecilities of 21st century America. Highly recommended.
Si un prix international a été donnée pour le pire roman 2012, Grand Tally gagnerait haut la main. Lʼauteur est un crétin évident. Son histoire est inutile, ses personnages incroyabless, son humour insipide. Lecture seule pour voir à quel point la fiction pour obtenir. — Fraçois Marie Arouet (Voltaire)
Translation: If there is one book that comes close to matching Candide for wit and vivacity, Grand Tally is it. Wolf is to be congratulated. He is a rising start on what is otherwise an extremely dismal literary landscape.
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