Hi everyone, this month I got three excellent books for you all to seek out and devour. This is the Wrath James White tri-fecta! This post, I review three of Wrath’s newest releases and as always, you can click on the covers to buy.
When the brilliant, but ethically challenged Dr. Trevor Adams is hired to make a new weight lose treatment for the Aphrodite Aesthetic Reconstruction Clinic, all hell soon breaks loose. Using the DNA from the mighty and dangerous Pygmy shrew (a ravishingly hungry, 2 inch furry terror), Adams concocts a synthetic retro-virus and injects clients, who then, thanks to the shrews powerful, calorie burning DNA, can eat anything they want or desire and never gain weight! Things look promising until the clients find that they cannot sate their unquenchable hunger that grows worse and worse by the day. And in time, the clients become Voracious!
This book was a short, fun, gore-fest to read and hell, I’ll say it… I loved it! Wrath’s style is sick and dirty to the bone which is why I dig his work and, as always, the character development is great and all too believable. If you love cannibalism, carnage and tiny, terrifying mammals, you’ll find no finer prose than in Voracious.
Voracious is available from Sinister Grin Press for $45 and from Bad Moon Books in the middle of March for $36 in singed limited hardcover. Click here to order and don’t read on a full stomach.
TO THE DEATH was a fast paced, no hold bar, corps fighting, fungus wearing good time. Wrath James White not only knows what scares us, he knows MMA fighting and that is what this novella combines. The story starts in Uganda, where a crazed general warlord discovers a purple fungus that can reanimate the dead. He uses this to his advantage and raises an army to take over the country. Back in America, a street fighter named Tyler Payne fights zombies in the Terror Combat League (cool, right? Well it is), and all the while San Francisco detective ElginWashington starts to put the pieces together one dead MMA legend at a time.
My only complaint is that I wish TO THE DEATH was longer. Strong characters permeate the pages and the story is good (I thought I was burned out on zombies by now, but I wasn’t). Also, it’s interesting to note that I learned a lot about the MMA fighting scene, because before this novella, I knew very little. I recommend you pick up TO THE DEATH a.s.a.p. It’s available right now from Amazon.com in electronic format for fewer than four bucks, and at that price, you cannot beat it. Click here to pick it up.
THE KILLINGS is a supernatural, extreme horror story set in both the past and the future. It starts out in Atlanta, GA in 1911, where a string of serial killings terrorizes the city. The killer was never found. Flash forward to the future, a hundred years later where Reporter Carmen Mendoza investigates in a new series of grisly murders and finds a connection to all the homicides that dates back to the turn of the century! It seems that the killer is back, but how?
This novella is intense and one would expect it so coming from WJW and JFG. The two writers are masters of the written word and I can never tell where one ends and the other begins. The Killings has strong racial themes that play thorough the novella, but these themes of racism are handled expertly (so if you are sensitive to such topics, why are you reading a hard core book anyways?) I’m a gore hound, so I love this kind of stuff, and I enjoyed the entire book except the ending, which I will not blow for you (sorry folks, no spoilers here.) The Killings is still worth the price of admission because it is so riveting; I read it in one night. You can get it by clicking here and for a bargain, no less! Grab it now, before it’s gone.
And that’s all for this week. Hope you can pick up one or all of these titles because you won’t regret it! Next post, I have new scream factory dvd releases, new books from Deadite Press and a couple of novellas from Darkfuse.com. Till next time!