Imagine Lemon Party, but with women and vampires added to the mix. I was surprised that the story revolved more around elderly people having crazy sexImagine Lemon Party, but with women and vampires added to the mix. I was surprised that the story revolved more around elderly people having crazy sex than it did around the antagonist's ADHD. Surprised, yes. Disappointed, no. I'm pretty sure I got a boner every time there was mention of adult diapers. And believe me, there were a lot of adult diapers in this book.
The only thing I was left wanting for was a little more backstory on Martha, a retired cyborg-spy. Otherwise, this is just one of those quick little novelettes that you can kick back and enjoy the shit out of, if you're a sick fuck like me. There is gore a plenty, and laughs to make it all go down easy. So stop being a putz and read it!...more
A decent sequel to be read like a b-movie is to be watched. If you try to take talking pumpkinmen seriously, you might be disappointed. Nothing groundA decent sequel to be read like a b-movie is to be watched. If you try to take talking pumpkinmen seriously, you might be disappointed. Nothing groundbreaking here, just a quick and fun read. Things got a bit whacky toward the end, but I found I liked the balls the author had to go places small-town horror stories aren't expected to go.
I liked the first book better, and am now about to embark on book three....more
In a small press world that is full of subgenres and subsubgenres, I'm often left craving a sub. Maybe eggplant parmesan. But, I digre2/3's of review.
In a small press world that is full of subgenres and subsubgenres, I'm often left craving a sub. Maybe eggplant parmesan. But, I digress. Take Danger Slater. Peel away the labels and genre titles that one may apply to his work, and maybe some of his clothing too, and you have a possibly naked man who also happens to be one of the finest contemporary comedy writers I've stumbled upon in recent years. That's right. COMEDY. Forget the crazy antics and out-of-this-world screwball bizarreness (not a word, I know) that so heavily take up the pages and create many said genre titles. This shit is hilarious! Few books have ever made me literally laugh out loud. I was seldom silent during the reading of DangerRama.
Knights of the White Castle. The opening story of the compilation was my favorite. Reminded me quite a bit of Eric Flint's Ring of Fire series, except better. A joyous little time travel fiasco, complete with Knights, sliders, horrid mutations and non-stop laughs.
Somnambulant. Dylan just wants to get some sleep in his own bed. But he keeps waking up in the most odd of places. And it doesn't stop there, either. He's also finding himself in the most awkward of predicaments, such as being the gay love obsession of a certain Hollywood actor and the key player in an art heist, and facing a three-headed tyrant/terrorist monster.
I think Slater was really saying something with this story. Perhaps that for some, every day is a new adventure with endless possibilities. But for others, those endless possibilities involve getting jacked off on by famous actors and being worshipped by tons of naked chicks.
When I started writing this review I said that Knights of the White Castle was my favorite story in the book. Now I think it's this one. Shit. I can't make up my mind.
Without question, this is my favorite one-off Star Wars novel to date. I've never had much interest in crime/heist fiTHIS. BOOK. IS. FUCKING. AWESOME.
Without question, this is my favorite one-off Star Wars novel to date. I've never had much interest in crime/heist fiction, but hey, set one in the Star Wars universe and I'll read it. Needless to say, I was glad I picked this one up.
I'm calling this a MUST READ for true Star Wars fans, and if you're an old-schooler like me and try to avoid the atrocities of episodes 1-3, this book does a great job of capturing the feeling of Star Wars prior to 1998.
To say any more would be to give away too much. But I will say this much: When I finished this book I literally said out loud "OH FUCK YES". And please, avoid spoilers like they're the fucking black plague. ...more