Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bizarro Fiction Month Day 21: A Life on Fire

THis is now day 21 of Bizarro Fiction month. Today, I review A Life On Fire by Chris Bowsman. This is the sort of book that I'm not entirely sure whether to call  bizarro or horror, but since this is bizarro month and not horror month, I'.m going to go with bizarro here.

It's about a guy named Gerald who's wife committed suicide a while back, and he's been completely unable to cope. He has a crappy job, and has begun to descend into alcoholism. Then he starts to slide into a weird and terrifying world populated by demons and stuff. Also his wife starts to communicate with him from beyond the grave.

This book is more serious than the sort of bizarro I usually like, but it does have some humor in it. This mostly comes in the form of a guy called Holman, who keeps inventing things that already exist, like roller skates. Then he ends up dieing and becomes even weirder.

This book was very sad, funny, and scary. I liked it.

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