Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fighting Out of Mobberley, England – A Review

  4 Stars – seriously!

I received this book from the publisher Bernadette Morris of Bronwyn Editions through a Goodreads giveaway promotion.

It’s a fast easy read and not a literary classic but I was surprised at how much I liked this novel.  I mean, I really enjoyed it!  I usually don’t enjoy anything with zombies in it.

A billionaire selects 12 random people to live in an unopened shopping mall, fully stocked, for 6 months, and pays them richly for doing so. Friendships are formed, alliances are made and robot zombies are hunted and killed. The zombies are outside the mall and the players can not leave the mall.  At least that’s how the game begins.

The cover could definitely use some reworking but it’s what’s inside that counts.  I found myself not wanting to put the book down, wanting to find out what happens next and there were enough surprises and humor that kept me reading on. It was interesting to see how “outsiders” are dealt with and what people will do under pressure.  The character assortment is good.

Sort of like Big Brother and Walking Dead all rolled into one.  I don’t like either show, but I did like this book.

G.B. Hope hails from Manchester, England and Bronwyn Editions is an independent publishing firm.

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November’s Bookshelf

It’s going to be a wonderful busy month reading.

I currently have 3 Advance Reading Copies from authors and/or publishers that I am waiting for or that are on my bookshelf waiting for me to curl up with them.

Breakfast at Midnight by Louis Armand is already on my shelf waiting to be read and will be next on my list to    read.

The synopsis for “Breakfast in America” :

“An elegy in E-flat for the other Prague.”

Kafkaville. Blake is a pornographer who photographs corpses. Ten years ago, a young man becomes a fugitive when a redhead disappears on a bridge in the rain. Now, at the turn of the millennium, another redhead has turned up in the morgue, and the fugitive can’t get the dead girl’s image out of his head. For Blake, it’s all a game – a funhouse where denial is the currency, deceit is the grand prize, and all doors lead to one destination: murder. In the psychological noir-scape of Kafkaville, the rain never stops, and redemption is just another betrayal away…

The ’90s Prague novel that wasn’t, Louis Armand’s BREAKFAST AT MIDNIGHT takes no prisoners. Seething with film noir intensity, violence, sex, the grimy post-revolution discontent of Prague’s industrial underbelly – the high-tempo prose carries us across landscapes of mind-fuck paranoias, morgue slabs, Oedipal patricides, Amazonian jungle epiphanies…

A parable for the times, BREAKFAST AT MIDNIGHT updates the macabre vision of writers like Paul Leppin and Gustav Meyrink. This is a cult novel waiting to happen.

I’m waiting on 2 books in the mail.

There are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes by Robert Jacoby 

and

Cold To the Touch by Simon Strantzas

I’m really looking forward to these reads 

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