January 6, 2011

Bucket of Face by Eric Hendrixson Review

by: Eric Hendrixson
Eraserhead Press
ISBN: 978-1936383313
Review posted 01/05/2011

Charles works at a doughnut shop, like his father, lives with his Kiwi girlfriend Sara of two years, smokes generic cigarettes and complains about almost anything.

As with any typical day in the shop, fruits and vegetables of gangster types come into to make deals and secret undertakings. On this particular day a banana and an apple are at a table. They fight, ending up shooting each other, fruit guts everywhere. Charlie quickly cleans up to find a briefcase full of what he later discovers worthless money and a bucket full of what looks like slime. His girlfriend figures differently and Charles gets caught up in a black market world that the fruits and vegetables control.

Bucket of Face is a page by page fun feast. You will be laughing so hard at times your stomach will hurt. The characters are so colorful and these are not just the fruits, that you will be wanting to read more.

If you have never read Bizarro fiction before, Bucket of Face is where you should start. Not only does this book bring justice to this wonderful type of fiction, it should be listed as one of the best out there. It is a pure delight and one in which no other can take its place.

January 4, 2011

Ashes in her Eyes by Alan Spencer Review

by: Alan Spencer
Panic Press
ISBN: 978-446736944
Review by: Gina Desory
Review posted 01/04/2011

Ashes in Her Eyes tells the story of Stephanie who is working on moving urns for her job. Through a near miss by a couple of older people, she trips and falls with some of the ashes entering her eyes. She drives home soon after her boss cleans out her eyes. However, strange things occur afterwords and she doesn't remember doing any of these things. With her eyes bleeding and her memory lost, she doesn't know what is taking her by force and what occurs when it does.

Spencer takes the reader on an intense thrill ride. The one problem is that the story hits its plateau early on, making the rest of the story very predictable. However, this is not a reason to not carry on with the rest of the book. The characters are interesting and not one-sided. The author establishes a nice background for all the horrific events to occur. You are not left in the dust.

Ashes in her Eyes is not hard on your eyes and should be read with a nice cup of coffee. It is worth your time and worth taking it to the end. You never know what is hidden behind something.

January 2, 2011

Desiree by Ken Goldman Review

by: Ken Goldman
Damnation Books
ISBN: 978-1615721245
Review posted 01/02/2011

It all started so simple. A child's game of Spin the Bottle. Her kiss sent Tommy through the sky. Just one kiss and Desiree had memorized the boy. Soon later Tommy killed himself in the name of Desiree.As years passed no one could resist the kiss, the allure of Desiree and soon after just like Tommy, they ended up dead. What power did she hold over them?

Desiree is not for the light of heart. The erotic sense of the story leaves the reader questioning why Desiree does what she does and at times the reader might believe there is a hidden evil motive behind Desiree.

What Goldman has accomplished is a psychological, erotic, horror fest that questions what is really love? He fascinates the reader with enticing characters and an overall twist at the end of the story. When reading this you will even be captivated with Desiree, but watch out, you may never want to leave.