Summer Reading, Weirdo Style

Ah, summer. To me, it’s the best time of year to read. It’s nuclear fucking hot outside. Resources run low. Gasoline becomes currency and wild gangs lurk in the wasteland. It’s a magical time meant for holing up in your hovel and diving into a few good books. Let me suggest a few:

YOU ARE SLOTH: This is my personal favorite of the list, from my close personal archenemy Steve Lowe. Lowe’s as sick and gory as any horror writer but also possesses a smart sense of humor. I have a feeling that this book will go crazy this summer.

JAPAN CONQUERS THE GALAXY: Kirsten Alene writes awesome Terry Gilliam-style books, like mixing dinosaurs with Franciscan monks or unicorns with Munchhausen militarism. Now it’s the entire culture of Japan in space. If you like big epic bizarro told by a very nice crazy lady, you should read this.

IN HEAVEN, EVERYTHING IS FINE: FICTION INSPIRED BY DAVID LYNCH: Last year Cameron Pierce put together “The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade,” and if that wasn’t big enough, this year he managed to orchestrate this gigantic motherfucker. It’s another solid collection of weird fiction, written by a murderer’s row of authors both new and established. It’s all inspired by the works of David Lynch, it’s for an excellent price, and it’s so huge you could build a house with just seven.

QUICKSAND HOUSE: Carlton Mellick III has designated summertime for his larger epic novels. The guy cranks out fantastic books so fast that it’s sort of nerve-wracking to comprehend. My brain would shit its pants if I wrote, edited, and released four books a year. CM3’s books are always awesome, and this one will be no different.

Sooooo… get to Amazon.com and buy at least one of these. Read, for the sake of all that is holy!

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