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God Laughs When You Die

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A host of drug dealers meets a foe they cannot kill. The president accidentally invites demons into the country and watches the pope turn into a sabertooth tiger. A man, dead since 1920, lives again in present day Los Angeles to satiate a malevolent goddess. These tales by Michael Boatman will disturb, terrify and traumatize you. Boatman grabs you by throat and drags you k ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by Dybbuk Press, LLC
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Marisol
Aug 29, 2012 Marisol rated it liked it
Michael Boatman is a comic book and pop-culture Geek. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that he already earned points based on that fact alone.
I don't normally read horror because it doesn't have the same effect on me as watching horror so this is now one of few horror works I'm glad I took the time to read. The writing flows with the dark sense of humor required to enjoy the strange tales and the artwork included with each story just adds to my idea of Boatman's verbal story-telling skills
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Chadwick Saxelid
Nov 23, 2014 Chadwick Saxelid rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Nine short stories "from the Wrong Side of the Tracks," written by actor Michael Boatman.

Folds: The Co-Executive Producer/Director of the tabloid trash heap that is The Morrie Stapler Show schedules the ultimate guest, a one hundred and twenty pound five year old that will eat anything. Anything.

The Tarantula Memoirs: Jack Greer, the former "Super Soldier of Hope, Happiness, and the American Ideal" known as the Tarantula, is called out of retirement to hunt down one of his Super Hero brethren th
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Fishface
I had to have this when I saw the title. It's a very gritty and unpleasant set of short stories about all kinds of desperate people in desperate situations, taking desperate measures. My favorite, "the Drop," concerns two men in a rowboat trying to kill each other, as a carnivorous mermaid waits below to see how it will come out. The stories were written by TV and movie actor Michael Boatman, who always seemed so laid-back and nonabrasive to me. Who knew?
Logan
Jun 28, 2009 Logan rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, anthologies
Fun book, I read it in a couple hours yesterday.
Over the top comedy/horror in the genre(whose name I loathe) of "splatter punk". Illustrations cheapen the entire read-next time, use an actual illustrator, instead of a drunken 3 year old. Also, a more fastidious editor would be beneficial, and make the presentation that much more professional.

Apropos of the actual quality of the writing, I was happy to support a book written by a person of color featuring people of color in a genre that desperate
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Heath Lowrance
Aug 20, 2012 Heath Lowrance rated it really liked it
Boatman's got style and vision. The vast majority of the stories in GOD LAUGHS WHEN YOU DIE are wildly inventive and unpredictable, cleanly written and forceful. Some of them will make you a little... uncomfortable. While the subject matter is deadly serious, there's a strange undercurrent of bleak, bleak humor here as well, the kind of humor you cling to when faced with ugly truths that can't be denied.

The only thing keeping this from a 5 star review was the somewhat messed-up formatting. But d
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Daniel R.
Aug 07, 2010 Daniel R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun collection of extreme violence, nasty horror, freaky superheroics, funky death matches and more. Actor Boatman has the right sense of humor for horror. Includes an introduction from David J. Schow. Fans of old school Schow, Lansdale & Richard Christian Matheson will find much to enjoy here.
Daniel
Apr 20, 2013 Daniel rated it it was ok
I've enjoyed Michael Boatman the actor but this collection of his horror tales was somewhat uneven. There were a few good stories so I wasn't sorry I read it but it doesn't make me want to seek out more.
Jeffrey Miller
Apr 20, 2012 Jeffrey Miller rated it it was amazing
Fun, intense read. Not for the weak of heart.
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