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Friday, March 21, 2014

Book Review: Technicolor Terrorists, Andre Duza, Deadite Press

Technicolor Terrorists
by Andre Duza
Deadite Press

I have to admit, I’m a little prejudice when it comes to Bizarro stories. I’ve only read two and not cared for ether one. My good friend and Lurid-Lit reviewer Joseph Patchen has reviewed a number of bizarro books and has recommended quite a few. I trust Joseph’s opinion and value his suggestions. But still, I haven’t been able to bring myself to read another Bizarro book.

Like many things in life when we base our judgments on just a few small experiences we often times miss out on great things. Author Andre Duza’s latest Bizarro book Technicolor Terrorist has proven this to me tenfold.

Technicolor Terrorist is a very fun, faced paced page turner that had me sucked into the story and not wanting to put it down until it was complete. Duza’s prose reads like the cinema fantastique, a script to a film that plays out in your mind with special effects that couldn’t possibly be achieved even by today’s modern film makers. Intelligent, witty, and all together great writing makes this a wonderful book to read.

I wasn’t prepared for such wonderful stories, the publisher’s synopsis really doesn’t do the book justice. That in itself made the discovery all the more satisfying. The book is formatted into five stories all connected from the first chapter. They could possibly be read as standalone novellas but that would ruin the impact of the book as a whole.

I didn’t know much about this book content wise when starting out, and that was part of the charm of reading it. Shady carnies, side show freaks, and blood thirsty clowns all make up the cast of characters, but there’s so much more to it than just a circus background. Each story reads differently than the one before it. All equally well written with surreal style to bizarre effect.

I can’t recommend this book enough, for Bizarro fans and fans of good horror as well.

Buy it here.

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