Saturday, March 24, 2012

Death by Zamboni

I highly recommend this book.

Here's my review I put up for it.

I love bizarro stories, I love wild and crazy--I mean, so wild and crazy that you completely forget your own name. But I also like a complete story, an adventure, a quest, a mystery to solve.

This book melds both perfectly together.

Throughout we have the mystery of the missing man, and our PI is hot (well, not hot, more like lukewarm, well no, more like cold coffee warm, no, not really. He's really cold, but he still isn't too bad). Anyway... there is a definite storyline here that is structured and established. There is also enough ridiculousness that one is never quite sure what comes next. And what comes next may be a new twist in the investigation, or something so silly you can't stop laughing.

It is very cleverly written, and there are moments where you think your hand holds firmly to sanity, and then it is kicked away violently by a steel-toed boot. The boot, of course, belonging to a mime.

Get this. Read it. If you like the strange and the bizarre, and don't mind having your brain explode right outside of your skull. It feels so good!

And a shout-out to Peter Sellers? Classic!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Hop!

This sounded like fun and a good way to network, so...

Let's do the hop!

Check out Dawn and Winnie Book reviews. Awesome site!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Another 25-word story

The clay urn lies shattered. A swift hammer-blow has set her free; her ashes blow in the wind-for a second time she escapes him.

Friday, March 2, 2012

25-word short story

Numbers, numbers, numbers. Drowning in 1s and 0s, consumed by fractals and algorithms, intoxicated by indexes and exponents; he burns in a fire of woe.

Check out the full thread of them: