Title: Paradise Rot
Author: Larry Weiner
Page Count/Review Word Count: 224
Disclaimer: Larry Weiner is published by Booktrope, the same publisher which released my debut novella, No Rest for the Wicked.
This book was of particular interest to me because Weiner has worked in the same industry as me – I believe he used to be an Art Director, like protagonist Kyle Brightman. Without giving too much away about the plot, I think I can safely tell you that Brightman is hired to bring tourists to a Caribbean island, but one with a twist. It’s ruled by zombies, a bit like an advertising agency.
Weiner describes the work as a parody, and whilst it does have some elements of parody, it also contains a lot of originality and a lot of innovation. It’s also the first book in a trilogy, and so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next. And, as if this book wasn’t cool enough already, Mr. Weiner also designed the cover. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but this cover is so awesome that it was one of the main reasons why I bought it.
Paradise Rot didn’t let me down – it’s a great read by a great author, and I can’t wait to read more of Weiner’s work.