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review 2015-08-29 00:00
Sloughing Off the Rot
Sloughing Off the Rot - Lance Carbuncle Wtf did I just listen to? This was one crazy ass ride down the El Camino de la Muerte. There were some truly gross out and laugh out loud moments for sure.

I would be lying if I said that this one didn’t lose me a couple of times while listening to it in the car, but I seemed able to recover and get back on board with little difficulty…for the most part. There was a whole lot of bizarro going on here. Possibly too much. I don’t even know if that is possible, but it felt like it.

The basic premise here was good and the story itself was written very well. Mr. Carbuncle definitely has skills. If I was more versed in the genre it may have clicked more for me, it just seemed to get a wee repetitive in theme in a few parts and may have been better served (for me) in a shorter format.

I will definitely keep an eye out for more from this author.

*I received a review copy of the audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review and this was it.
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url 2014-01-10 21:24
Sloughing Off the Rot makes best of 2013 list

My third book, Sloughing Off the Rot makes a Chicago Center for Literature and Photography best of 2013 list for best bizarro book.

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photo 2013-12-17 18:09

Illustration from Sloughing Off the Rot, by Lance Carbuncle


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review 2013-11-30 18:27
Ugh didn't feel this one
Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed - Lance Carbuncle

This book was described as humourous, which it had funny moments, but I found the book to be deeply depressing.
I wasn't turned off so much by the toilet humour [but why have a note for 'cutting the cheese'?] but the socio-aspects of the "loser" protagonist, homeless characters, knocking physical appearances of other characters, etc. was very shallow without exploring what made these people "losers". The drug use and depression issue being waived away by sterotypes when this archetype <i>is</i> your narrator is a cop-out.
If he truly thought of himself as a loser we'd get it by his actions other than "Hey so I'm a 35 year old who lives in his mom basement" as way of explanation.
This book is not Catcher in the Rye or The Bell-Jar and really I was asking too much of it.
The attitude irked me and I wasn't feeling the "Soo hilarious" reviews.
You can laugh with a character or laugh at a character and I wasn't in the mood to laugh at cliches of homeless people and aging bar sluts.
The TV show Arrested Development managed both tasks but this book didn't do it for me.

I can't stand these cliches of basing people's attributes on their jobs. My mistake for reading the kindle store description that the book was about a dog's roadtrip to Florida.
This story had some funny discussions between the characters but viewing women as strictly vaginas was too much of a turn-off for me. I'm not the target audience for this book.

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review 2013-03-11 00:00
Sloughing Off the Rot
Sloughing Off the Rot - Lance Carbuncle I won a copy of this book through Goodreads giveaway and appreciate the opportunity to review it. I was intrigued by the premise and I do like the occasional bizarro but this one didn't do it for me. It was too random and chaotic for me to follow. Judging from the some of the higher ratings for this book, I can only draw a liquor comparison: Some people like brandy, I like scotch. This book was a quality brandy that my underdeveloped palate could not appreciate. It wasn't my thing but it could be yours.
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