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review 2018-01-22 18:45
Splatterpunk Fighting Back
Splatterpunk Fighting Back - Dave Benton,Jack Bantry,Tim Curran,Rich Hawkins,Duncan Ralston,Glenn Rolfe,Bracken MacLeod,Kristopher Rufty,Adam Millard,John Boden,Matt Shaw,W.D. Gagliani,George Daniel,Elizabeth Power

 For me, this anthology was nearly perfect. Almost every single story hit home with me, and the fact that the purchase of this anthology benefits the fight against cancer makes it that much sweeter.

 

Without further ado-these are the stories that affected me most, in the order in which they knocked off my socks:

 

MOLLY by Glenn Rolfe. I have read a number of Glenn's works now and it's my opinion that he's an author to watch. With this story, he has arrived! A killer doll, a hotel, sexy women and weak men-add them all together and what have you got? Molly. 5*

 

LIMB MEMORY by Tim Curran. It sucks to lose an arm. Turns out that it also sucks when the arm comes back! 5*

 

THE GOING RATE by John Boden. A super short, shocking story! LOVED. IT. 5*

 

EXTINCTION THERAPY by Bracken MacLeod. Beautifully written with one of those punch-in-the-gut endings that I adore. 5*

 

THEY SWIM BY NIGHT by Adam Millard. Who doesn't love a good story about sirens? (Not like on police cars, but like in ancient mythology.) You have to ignore those singing ladies, or they'll get you every time. 4*

 

THE PASSION OF THE ROBERTSONS by Duncan Ralston. This was gross, funny and messed up all at once. 4*

 

FEAST OF CONSEQUENCES by W.D. Gagliani and Dave Benton. This story was a constant stream of Oh No! Followed by YES! I 'll let you guess upon which of those the story ended. 4*

 

DARLA'S PROBLEM by Kristofer Rufty. This being my first Rufty story, I wonder why I've waited so long to check him out. When Darla comes to you with a problem-take her seriously.

 

SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK was an anthology that totally worked for me, and I'm guessing even though it's only January, this will be included in my best anthologies of the year.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

 

You can buy a copy here, (remember-proceeds go towards fighting cancer):

Splatterpunk Fighting Back 

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text 2017-12-25 16:15
99¢ Christmas Sale!

If you got a Kindle or an Amazon gift card for Christmas, then you probably want to load yourself up with stuff to read. So, I've made all of my books 99¢ for the rest of the year to make building your eBook stack easier on you.


Buy SIX DEAD SPOTS now for 99¢!



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review 2017-02-14 13:15
The Haunted Vagina
The Haunted Vagina - Carlton Mellick III

So this was... bizarre, odd, insane, and very entertaining. I couldn't put it down, and believe me, there were times when I wanted to. I really wanted to. For years to come I will say, "I once read a book where a man climbed into his girlfriend's rubbery vagina and fell in love."

 

I am sure a lot of people could find "hidden" symbolism in this, but for me it was just a book to read that made my jaw drop and hang open. 

 

Will I read more bizarro, I like that word, fiction? I may at some point, but for now this one was enough. 

 

A perfect, quick read if you want to have a lot of "huh!?" moments. The writer is good at what he does. 

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review 2016-12-02 19:08
Tijuana Donkey Showdown by Adam Howe
Tijuana Donkey Showdown - Adam Howe

 

This is one of the funniest books I've read in my entire life. 

 

Reggie Levine is the likable bouncer at The Henhouse and just wants to disappear into the men's room with his magazine and do his business. Unfortunately, he's unable to do that. Local used car guru Harry is busy getting his head dunked in the only toilet bowl available and it's making a damn mess. So begins Tijuana Donkey Showdown. 

 

Off the top of my head this story features:  an extremely well endowed drug mule, (and when I say mule, I mean a jackass and when I say well endowed I mean WELL endowed), a circus strongman, a sexy veterinarian, a gas station/zoo, (WTF??), a Chinese Crested Terrier that likes to hump legs, an overweight stripper and, (wait for it)....Nic Cage. (That's right, he spells it Nic. Supposedly, what do I know?)

 

I laughed out loud for most of the time I was reading this book. My husband thought I was nuts last night, and my coworkers thought the same, just now at lunch. When I thought things could not go more over the top, they did just that. (Literally, dangling from a giant inflatable used car guy balloon.)

 

This story was fast paced and in your face! I recommend it to fans of down and dirty stories that leave no holds barred. You might be offended, you might think it's disgusting, but I guarantee you this-you WILL be laughing. Well done, Mr. Howe! Well done!

 

You can get your copy here: Tijuana Donkey Showdown

 

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.*

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review 2016-10-01 16:46
Przypadek? Nie sądzę; przypuszczam, że wątpię
Przypadek Alicji - Aleksandra Zielińska

W różnych miejscach internetu można wyczytać, jak w jednym zdaniu wymienia się pisarzy takich jak Szczepan Twardoch, Łukasz Orbitowski, Jakub Małecki i Aleksandra Zielińska. Powstaje pytanie, czy w związku z tym pisarka jest tak dobra, jak pozostali? Na pierwszy ogień poszła książka Przypadek Alicji, po której... ani o krok nie jestem bliższy odpowiedzi.

 

Gatunkowo, jak ktoś mocno potrzebuje, może Przypadek włożyć między horrory. A konkretniej bizarro, taka dziwna dziwność, nagłe przejścia z realizmu w fantazję często w dość obrzydliwy - celowo, rzecz jasna - sposób. Szkoda tylko, że niektóre bizarro-motywy tu zastosowane są dość ograne, wyszło parę książek w tym gatunku, jakieś antologie nawet, i tu niektóre zagrywki nie zaskakują, bo są znane.

 

Książka opowiada o Alicji, która zachodzi w ciążę. Nie chce dziecka, zatem póki jest czas, próbuje działać. Jednak z każdym krokiem natrafia na sytuacje coraz bardziej nierealne, często wyjęte prosto z Alicji w Krainie Czarów, jednak dopasowane do reguł gatunku. Sytuacje przeżywamy razem z nią, i niektórzy czytelnicy pewnie znajdą przyjemność w dopasowaniu wydarzeń do tych ze wspomnianej książki, a także innych dóbr kultury. Nieźle pokazane jest także życie młodej dziewczyny w dzisiejszej Polsce, świat przedstawiony jest niefajny sam z siebie, a z tego rodzaju podejściem do życia, jakie ma bohaterka, staje się momentami nie do zniesienia.

 

Na całe szczęście nie jest Przypadek Alicji jedynie zbiorem kolejnych okropieństw i innych przygód, autorka stara się na końcu pokazać coś ważniejszego, kieruje powieść w stronę ważniejszych tematów i problemów. Książkę uważam za niezłą, ale raczej szybko o niej zapomnę, z nóg mnie nie zwaliła. Ale i nie odrzuciła, myślę, że z czasem sięgnę po kolejne pozycje pani Zielińskiej.

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