Paradise is a small industrial city in Pennsylvania that’s about to become Ground Zero for the end of the world. For far too long, we’ve been poisoning the planet with toxic waste. Not any more. This morning something finally woke up in Paradise. It’s intelligent, virulent and ambitious. It’s everywhere, in the water we drink, the air we breathe. And it won’t be sati...more
There was also an abuse of italics throughout the novel that was a little distracting. I've never seen italics used so much in one book. ...more
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Written in 1991, the novel is sited in the town of Paradise, Pennsylvania, a small to medium sized city. It’s large enough to have some industry, and that industry creates waste. So there is a company that deals with relieving ...more
He got his wish.
Absurd, nasty, silly, grisly, groan-worthy...and pretty damn well written, too. Now let's never speak of it again. *SHUDDER* ...more
I read The Light at the End by Skipp and Spector back in October of 2016. I wrote of that novel, "The Light at the End is violent, nasty, and ultimately a meat grinder for its cast" and the same can be applied to The Bridge. Where the former novel fascinated me for its depiction of a dystopic New York City, the latter, with its didactic environmentalism and abundance of characters, frustrated me. When The Bridge is describing its horrors, its wonderfully over-the-top ab ...more
The premise is simple really. Barrels and barrels of 'stuff' have been getting tossed off a bridge for some time now.
And things begin taking on a life of their own.
The sludge oozes like Frank Zappa warned us about.
The plant life becomes animated by the ooze.
Even the ...more
Didn't give you a character to fully connect, empathize so when The End was happening, it didn't emotionally affect me. All was descriptive horror, disjointed and hopeless.
Also bugged me that the authors,when writing about the Sunday morning religious rituals, included Seventh Day Adventists as a Sunday meeting congregation. My father was a Jaycee and active members are all under 40 yrs of age; whereas, the authors described 50+ year old good ole boys parti ...more
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Splatterpunk maestros Skipp and Spector could do no wrong. Environmental horror masterpiece!
Scathing, scary, hilarious, terrifying, and poetic. Fun to read out loud.
Essential addition to any environmental horror and splatterpunk collection.
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