This book is funny and a real eye opener. Goldberg has some great points and a neat sense of humor. He really makes the ppl in the book look like idiots too. He presents facts about what the ppl have done.
This was an ok read. I truly wanted to finish it which shows that the writer kept me interested. It wasn't anything all that special or memorable though. The ending was too abrupt and unsatisfying. It was like the book was leading up to nothing, just showing gruesome death after gruesome death with no real substance. Also, the author had way too many offensive stereotypes in his story. And another thing, the leading lady seems cold and unsympathetic to her husband's plight from the very beginning with no real proof that the poor bastard is in on anything. The novel never verifies whether he was to blame for anything. She just seems to not want to be bothered with a catatonic husband. I had a hard time rooting for her. My final verdict: not bad, only so-so though.
Ok. I thought this was going to be some pretentious piece of crap. I thought this was gonna be someone like Carlton Mellick (haven't read him)who seems to like to try to offend and outrage people with covers and titles that are disgusting or controversial. I thought this because Johnson is compared to Mellick by several reviewers. I gave it a try because it was listed somewhere as one of the scariest books out there. I was very pleasantly surprised. This writer is extremely talented. I found this bizarre, eclectic collection of short stories to be creative, thought provoking, and highly entertaining. If you are a horror buff, or just enjoy great writing, give this book a try. If you have a weak stomache however, you might want to stay away from it. Anyway, I really liked Angel Dust Apocalypse.
Excellent first novel from Laimo. I was hooked from the first page! It seems like a horror novel as you read it, but turns out to be so much more! Its sad that the cover art is what it is. I'm afraid that will cause people to think the book is about a serial killer targeting women, and it isn't. The story is wayyyy more creative than that.
This book was so-so. I thought the explanation at the end for what was happening was ridiculous and disappointing. The author spends too much time talking about the protagonist being a little overweight and seems to think the readers might not like an overweight character because they are fat. So, she harps on the weight issue. I'm not a bigot myself, so I don't need to read the author's issues about large women. The main character is simply a little overweight anyway and it shouldn't matter.
I expected this collection to be fantastic based on the raves that were on the book itself and online from critics and horror writers alike. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't as great as the reviews made it seem. It apparently won some awards, but I've read more deserving than this. One story in the book about living celebrity lawn ornaments was ridiculously stupid. Anyway not bad, but not fantastic either.
This guy is an amazing writer! This collection of short stories showcases his talent. The stories are an ecclectic mix of genres. Lots of horror, but also mystery, sci fi, and suspense. I particularly enjoyed a story about a group of misfits who form their own would be super hero crime fighting team. A great read!
I'm sorry to be rude, but this was total crap. The author seems to advocate child abuse. The characters are all stereotypes. Characters disappeared with no explanation. 2 abusive parents(they were supposed to be the good guys)don't even try to help their teen daughter after she gets lured into a cult and possessed by evil. They just stop loving her and caring about her and hope she dies. They seem proud to bully her and beat her in the name of "good" earlier in the story too. The main characters seem so self righteous, yet in my opinion they suck as human beings. This author writes westerns, and you can see how he used elements from "shoot out at the ok corral" type novels in this load of drivel.
Entertaining medical conspiracy thriller. This has nothing to do with the holiday season lol. They are called Christmas Babies because they are all born with red hair and green eyes. Complaint: There is an important character in this story that kind of changes personality for no reason at the end of the book.
I loved this book! The author creates such a great atmosphere in every chapter. He takes you on a journey to discover the mystery behind a very different circus. The protagonist survives all kinds of perilous and adventurous situations in a quest to find his missing lover who dissapeared at a mystical circus. The book really drew me in and I never wanted to put it down. This author hasn't written many books and that is a shame because he is very talented. This particular book of his is a gem!
Another entertaining, yet informative book by Goldberg. He makes you laugh out loud, but then you think about how scary it is that the ppl he writes about are behaving the way they are described in the book. He critisizes both liberals and conservatives in this book. It is not one sided. When I read Goldberg, he seems like he'd be someone fun to pal around with and have discussions with.