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Night of the Living Trekkies (Anderson and Stall)

Zombies are everywhere these days. They show up in movies, books, standard TV, on the t-shirts of infants.. They have become pervasive in all aspects of our global social-cultural circles. It is strange because back when I was in school, Zombies were still a sub-culture. I do not know if this is purely an artifact of the internet culture, or if people have finally become desensitized to a point where flash mobs of gore covered f aux-corpses is just a norm; Where a life with out zombie-fear, zombie escape plans, and everyone trying to top each other with anti-zombie paraphernalia would be passe.

Like Death Troopers before it, Night of the Living Trekkies (NotLT) is a geek smorgasbord. NotLT is exactly how it sounds. A novel of “Unofficial, Unimaginable, Unbelievable” proportions. I have to admit, I like living in a world where books like this can exist. Where geeks, instead of being avoided while reading them, can be approached by people asking if it is worth reading and w…

Happy holidays everyone

New pajamas, happy wife, roof over our heads and smiles on our faces… Everything else is moot. Hope everyone has a safe holiday, whether you are a handful of days in, nearly done, just starting, or waiting till the next equinox.

Good Omens (Pratchett and Gaiman)

So many people have written about this book. There is no need to rehash things. Neil and Terry talking about the writing process they went through.

Quick synopsis: Satan's child is born into the world and inserted into the wrong family. What results is the ultimate experiment in nature vs nurture. When the end times come, will the son of the devil follow the evil in his genetics, or the standard well rounded human upbringing his mistaken life gave him.

In the book are devils, angels, witches, witch hunters, politicians, four horsemen of the apocalypse, nuns, satanists, paint ballers, soothsayers, aliens, etc.

Laugh out loud funny, but because of the varied styles in the dual authors, may not be easy for all readers to get into. Give it fifty pages before you decide though, would hate if you gave up too early, it would be a damn shame.

People who wrote more in depth and are worth reading:

Bonnie over at Blogcritic has a great POV.
"Good Omens uses the pre-Apocalyptic circu…

NSFW - Rampaging F*ckers of Everything on the Crazy Sh*tting Planet of the Vomit Atmosphere

Mykle Hansen lives in Portland Oregon and I am pretty sure he has live feeds of the max trains which he monitors avidly for footage of people reading his books on mass transit. This is where I read the majority of this book and it was the most uncomfortable experience I have had in years. If he doesn’t have such a feed, he should chat with TriMet and work something out…

I would welcome a chance to interview him and dig into the crackpot lounge of his brain for cigarette butts.

I loved this book, and as my introduction to the splatterpunk genre, I do not think that I could have lucked out better. If you read the below summaries and find even vacant humor, you should check this book out. Not even vacant humor?… leave this one alone. The exclusion to this logic would be every IT admin in the world, as they should read this regardless of their opinion. Monster Cocks will make them chortle between sessions of slack jaw amazement.

‘Rampaging Fuckers of Everything on the Crazy Shitti…