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My Review of The Mondo Vixen Massacre by Jamie Grefe

The Mondo Vixen Massacre

As everyone knows The New Bizarro Author series has a new class of crazy kids every year. I have finally read my first book from the new class, The Mondo Vixen Massacre, and what a book to start with. Jamie Grefe really surprised me with this one. I knew it would be good, the NBAS is really picky, but Grefe really showed what he’s capable of with this one. From the get go this book starts out fierce. We are introduced to torture, non-stop violent, unrelenting forms of torture most normal people would never even dream of. There’s even some stuff the rest of us may not have seen before either.

This is how it starts for poor Tom Clay and his family, being brutalized by more vixens than one may have thought possible. Dental vixens, punk rock vixens, bikini vixens, you name it and there is probably a vixen. The thing is that even though Tom is put through hell and left for dead, he rises from the rumble of his destroyed home to hunt down the vixens and rescue his wife. Grefe never eases up on poor Tom either. The man gets put through the ringer over and over. But his ability to get back up, hurting but ready to kick some ass, is part of the over the top aspect of the book. But it’s never done in a silly, this is ridiculous way, which could have easily happened to an author of lesser skills.

Grefe wrote this book in a screenplay style that helps in giving it a grind house feel, almost like creating a novelized B-movie. I’ve seen a few people mention it’s in the same vein as work by Tarantino and Rodriguez and that’s a well deserved comparison. The over the top violence and sexy vixens would be par for the course in either of their films.

Of all the New Bizarro Author Series I’ve read over the years, Grefe has set himself apart from the usual bizarro writing style. And I might say raised the bar for future NBAS.

Recently Jamie Grefe has released two spin off stories, both of which are excellent additions to this crazy vixen filled world he has created. Both are free so definitely check them out too.

The Sickle Vixen https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/382016

Mondo Brutal https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/408690

Buy it here The Mondo Vixen Massacre


My Review of DangerRama by Danger Slater

DangerRama

Like I’ve said about a lot of authors I’ve reviewed, Danger Slater is a name I knew but hadn’t read anything by him. I came across a post of his mentioning he had some copies of his book Danger Rama and that he was willing to give them out for reviews. I get a lot of books in E files to review, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but it was pretty awesome to get a physical copy complete with a personalized signature.

Danger Rama is three separate novellas in one book. Like most books I read I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I like to just jump in blind be surprised, and usually it’s a pleasant experience. This time was no different. Starting out with The Knights of White Castle it’s immediately noticeable that Danger Slater is a funny guy. From the ghetto talking chick behind the counter to the high school kid’s that come in to eat White Castles, Slater has a good grasp of realistic dialogue. This is a story about a fired middle school science professor that builds a time machine and things do not work out as expected. Funny thing is the entire time I was reading this I kept picturing the professor as Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb.

The second story, Somonbulant, is my favorite of the three. The main character Dylan keeps waking up to find himself in wild and crazy situations. He is a sleep walker, and while he’s asleep he lives out a life that is extreme and completely unlike his awake self. We are with a confused Dylan every time he wakes and tries to understand what is happening to him. It’s written in a way that we get pieces of a puzzle every time he wakes up until it all comes together. This one has some pretty interesting takes on some real life personalities.

The final story, Me & Me & Me & Me & Me & Me & Me & Me, is a cool sci-fi story about a guy named Abner moving along through space, completely alone. Abner was sent out in search of a new planet to inhabit since earth is pretty much toast. After a malfunction breaks his communications with earth, Abner is left with just his thoughts and his vacuum. But fear not, cause after that it gets weird, but also deep.

All three of these stories have elements of science fiction. But with characters like rapping dinosaurs and a humanized finger they are definitely Bizarro. Danger Slater is an author to keep an eye on, with as impressive as this book is his future works should be pretty awesome.

Buy it here DangerRama