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Village of the Mermaids by Carlton Mellick III
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In the introductory author's note CM3 says its a book about mermaids, how awesome is that? And his version is far from the Disney version, these mutant maids are like the Alien Queen only cuter.

I can only reiterate - how freaking awesome is that??? This book is like a dream come true for me. It's weird. It's visceral and its mind blowingly visual. It felt like I was almost watching the kind of freaky weird B-Movies that I so love. It's like Lovecraft peppered with mutant hybrids - sexy spider mermaids, mermen with drill heads, cannibalism, necrophilia and mutants galore. There's a kind of related bonus story at the beginning which is also superb and a crazy comic strip epilogue which just had me grinning from ear to ear.

This is my first introduction into Bizarro fiction, but certainly won't be my last. Most original work I've read in ages. Freaky weird and just... awesome!
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Reading Progress

November 30, 2013 – Started Reading
December 1, 2013 – Finished Reading
December 2, 2013 – Shelved
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: controvertial
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: horror
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: mermaid-horror
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: mermaids-mermen-selkies
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: pulp-fiction
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: mutants
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: hybrids
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: bizarro-fiction
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: lovecraftian
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: weird
October 30, 2014 – Shelved as: aquatic-horror
May 10, 2015 – Shelved as: freaky-sex-scenes
December 28, 2016 – Shelved as: aquatic-were-animals-and-hybrids

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