Friday, April 06, 2012

Bizarro Fiction month Day 6: The Brothers Crunk

It's day 6 of Bizarro Fiction Month, I've got another review. As has been the case with the reviews on days 2-5, this one is also by an author who's written another work I'll be reviewing later on. In this case, It's William Pauley III, whose  Slime Night! I'll be reviewing later. For now though I'm reviewing  The Brothers Crunk.

It was an exciting, weird story set in a post-apocalyptic version of Japan. In this world, video game peripherals, like the old NES Zapper or Power Glove, work like actual weapons, and video game cheat codes can affect the real world.

The story is about two brothers, Divey and Reynold Crunk, who run a breakfast burrito truck, which breaks down in the middle of the desert. Then Divey gets possessed by a sort of techno-demon thing, and stuff starts getting really weird. This being Japan, they all end up in Tokyo for a final showdown with the forces of evil

It's a really exciting bizarro adventure story set in a cool, post-apocalyptic world.I think it would be a good choice for anyone who's old enough to remember the good old days of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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