Picture a large glass of Guinness here because my smart phone is too dumb to post the one I uploaded to the site…
HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND WELCOME TO THE LAST COFFIN HOP POST OF 2012.
As promised, a review of Anthony Rapino’s epic “Soundtrack to the End of the World.” Ready? Because I’m typing this on a Droid, I’ll cut to the chase. This book is so well written, atmospheric, and compelling that if you don’t run out amd buy it immediately, I feel like I should not only unfriend you, but disown you by swearing an oath at Strongbow’s grave to give the shunning more weight. Remember, typing on a Droid…. and therefore mincing words. And eschewing grammar, spelling, and most punctuation.
The end of the world is coming, and it’s easier and more insidious than you imagined. Much like Red Tash’s physics-based horror romp “This Brilliant Darkness,” Rapino’s tour de force is so unnerving that you’ll never look at clubbing the same again…and no, I’m not talking about baby seals.
Marty Raft is completely believable as is his not-so-funny small-time comedian friend. Toss in a professional aura reader and cry havoc and loose the zombies of…um…full of gore!
An awesome premise, expertly executed, and a fun read! Go now. Go buy it now. Really.
Now, let’s talk contests. I have THREE tumblers of the Deadman’s Reach ilk and a hoodie. It’s a Ravens Btewpalooza here today! Coemt for a chance to win
Riddle me this. Be the FIRST to answer this riddle correctly to win an awesome surprise from Irelan. Ready?
On of my enemies ended my life
Sapped my world strength, and afterwards soaked me,
Wetted in water…
Set me in sun, where soon I lost
The hairs which I had. And then the herd knife cut me…
Fingers folded me; a feather of bird
Traced all over my awny surface,
with drops of delight…
Then for trappings a man
Bound me with boards, bent hide over me,
Glossed me with gold; and so I glistened
Wondrous in smith-work, wire encircled
…say what I am ed,
Useful to man. Mighty my name is.
A help to heroes, and holy am I.
Good luck! Happy Hopping!