Title: Once Again with Blood
Author: Larry Weiner
Page Count/Review Word Count: 222
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, Larry Weiner is an author friend of mine.
This book is the second book in Weiner’s triumphant Island series, and if you’ve read the first book – Paradise Rot – then you’ll know roughly what you’re getting into. The first book featured zombies, while this one revolves around vampires – but either way, they revolve around the shenanigans of former advertising executive Kyle Brightman. Weiner himself used to be an art director, which is why he’s able to paint such a vivid picture of life in the marketing department.
What we have here, then, is a collision between horror and comedy which verges on satire while it knocks your socks off with a plot that barrels along right up until the end. Weiner’s work is a lot of fun, but it also makes you think – especially when celebrities start to get involved and you realise that zombies and vampires have been living beneath our noses all of this time.
It’ll make you laugh and it’ll make you cry. Or at the very least, it’ll make you smile. You’ll also be supporting an indie author. What more do you need to convince you to buy it?