Book review: The Writhing Skies – Betty Rocksteady

  The reviewing of this book has been some time in the making, mainly due to reasons of ill-health but I also needed to take a bit of a break from the blog. However, now I’m back! In black, some might say as my wardrobe consists of little beyond dark t-shirts and denim. Alas, dear…

Book review: Jimbo Yojimbo – David W. Barbee

  After slogging through a recent novel I was looking for something a little light-hearted, fun, fast, and a little bit odd, too. I certainly got that with Jimbo Yojimbo by David W. Barbee. I’d enjoyed David’s previous novel, Bacon Fried Bastard, released last year and was only too keen to get my fishy fingers on…

Book review: Slices – Scott Cole

  Recently I reviewed Chad Stroup’s Secrets of the Weird and it certainly was a very weird read. Weird seems like an understatement when describing Scott Cole’s collection of bizarre short stories, Slices. Slices is a collection largely consisting of flash fiction. Very few of the stories contained within last more than a couple of…

Book review: The Grimhaven Disaster – Leo X. Robertson

The Grimhaven Disaster is a slightly odd but hugely entertaining novella from Leo X. Robertson and published by Unnerving Magazine. As much as it is definitely a horror novella, it also has a little bit of the absurd attached to it which I think will make it appeal to readers who enjoy Bizarro fiction too. This…

Book review: The ADHD Vampire – Matthew Vaughn

  I needed a little nonsense in my reading life, and The ADHD Vampire was my ticket to ride. So, what happens when an age-old evil in the form of Horace Dracul awakens and is set loose on an unsuspecting cruise ship (the U.S.S. Exciter!)? Carnage, sex and flashing light distractions, that’s what! The Exciter…

Interview: Getting weird with Andrew Hilbert

Originally from Long Beach, CA, Andrew Hilbert now calls Austin, Texas home. Owner of a terrific beard, Andrew has been writing poetry and fiction for some time. His work has appeared in numerous journals and websites. He is the author of the novella ‘Death Thing’, ‘Bangface and the Gloryhole’, ‘Toilet Stories from Outer Space’ and…

Book review: Invasion of the Weirdos – Andrew Hilbert

Well, this is certainly one of the most absurd books and I’ve read in quite some time. Andrew Hilbert’s ‘Invasion of the Weirdos’ takes place in his home town of Austin, Texas and reads like a mash-up of TV show ‘My Name is Earl’ and Kevin Smith’s ‘Mallrats’.  Austin, Texas is a crazy place. I’ll…

Book review: Bacon Fried Bastard – David W. Barbee

The superb cover art for this book left me in no doubt that I was going to be in for a surreal journey into the mind of author David W. Barbee. ‘Bacon Fried Bastard’ is a very entertaining book and I think that if you are new to Bizarro then this could be one of…