Friday, June 17, 2016

Book Review: IT'S A BAD, BAD, BAD, BAD WORLD by Curtis M. Lawson, Black Pyramid Books, 2016, 153 pages.

When the Vatican’s top assassin, a Rhodesian merc, a pair of serial killer lovers, a dirty cop, and a professional sadist compete in a mad race for a pair of priceless magical artifacts, betrayal, theft, and murder are just the opening moves in a game of death. A boldly original, wildly irreverent cross-genre story about bad people and wicked acts.

The author's entre to let the reader know of the quest ahead. And it is a quest, but not the typical quest for treasure, knowledge or redemption. No, it is a quest for a powerful weapon once owned and used by not one, but two iconic and infamous individuals of history.
Think MAGNIFICENT SEVEN mixed with THE DIRTY DOZEN mixed with LORD OF THE RINGS mixed with SPEED and the MATRIX.
This fast paced read of horrible humanity  is curious, exciting and funny. It is hard to blur the lines of good and bad, sympathetic character and psychopathic character, Mr. Lawson does this masterfully so much so mayhem seems normal.

This is a brand new tome with a strikingly attractive cover by James Biggie and atmospheric internal illustrations by Monastery. 

Much like it's namesake, the 1960s film IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD!, this a rollicking ride with a collection of lovable miscreants well worth your strategy, time and coin. The edginess of this novel though makes it relevant and timely.

Buy it before it clears the shelves:*Version*=1&*entries*=0 


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