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About the Author

Mark Kidwell is the author/illustrator of dozens of comic books and graphic novels. Primarily working in the horror genre, Mark has created such popular series as Bump, Frank Frazetta's Dark Kingdom (with Tim Vigil and Jay Fotos) and the ongoing Vietnam/Zombie epic, '68. In addition to his graphic work, Mark has designed creature special effects for such industry luminaries as Robert Kurtzman (KNB and Precinct 13 Entertainment), penned original screenplays and provided illustration for numerous fantasy gaming books. The expansion of Bump from comic book mini-series to full prose novel is his first literary release. He is currently hard at work on more.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461132169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461132165
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,759,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ronald D. Hall on May 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
Mark Kidwell's debut novel takes the tired old ghost story and turns it on its ear. Fast paced, full of gore, and fiendishly creepy-Bump is a dark little morality tale that takes no prisoners. I really enjoyed Kidwell's blood soaked, Southern Gothic world full of freaks, monsters, and humans who could be both.

And then there are all the little details that draw you into this world. Some that will make you wince, and some that might make you ill. Kidwell doesn't hold back on the bloody details.

But let's get back to the monsters. I guarantee you've never seen anything like them. Like the classic Frankenstein's monster, they are creatures of torment and rage.

If you've read the original Bump graphic novel and you dare to go deeper into Kidwell's "Ghost Story with Teeth," you won't be disappointed. There are many things left to learn as Kidwell has delved deeper into his mean little story and created something unique. A ghost story that is nothing like you imagined it would be. It's darker, mean, and unapologetically brutal.

I loved it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Graves on May 19, 2011
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Fantastic debut novel for a talented writer. If you dig ghosts and ghoulies and punk rock, grab this book and devour it. Heck, get two of em. Just watch out for splinters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bakin_Goddess on March 7, 2013
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I am so excited to tell you about a book I have recently been able to review. (I was given a copy of BUMP to review honestly). BUMP by Mark Kidwell. This isn't your everyday book.....it is so much more. If you like books that make your pulse race, give Mr. King's novels a run for his money in the creepy department, then BUMP is for you!

I haven't read a really good scary novel in a long time. They are kind of like a good scary movie.....promise a lot but in the end don't really deliver. This, however, is NOT the case with BUMP! The ending left me wanting more.....more....MORE!

Mark Kidwell has a knack for spinning a tale that really makes you want to check under your bed and in the closets for those things that haunt your dreams. Don't forget to take along your double-barrel shotgun and something that throws fire! This book will definitely get you all riled up!

Mark is a true artist when it comes to painting pictures with words. They say a photo is worth 1000 words but you haven't read BUMP yet! Mark's ability to draw you into the story and make you actually feel the terror is a true gift.

His characters make you love them and want them to survive (with the exception of the Dills). The way in which these characters interact and deal with each other gives you every reason to either love them or want to reach into the book and slap some nonsense into them. His character formations and backstories give you a true sense of who each character is.

The Dills give you the creeps from the beginning of the story. You just KNOW there is something fundamentally wrong with them. Sheriff Lundy, he's the guy who sets the stage for the Dills to come back and HAUNT your dreams!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karla on February 19, 2013
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I am an avid horror book fan. Stumbled across this book and decided to read it. It was an awesome read! Reeled me in from the start, and kept me there til the finish. Loved it. Will be looking for more from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristin A. Scearce on February 14, 2013
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Disclaimer: I received an e-copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Holy s***! This book *definitely* lives up to the "extreme horror" label on its cover. The Dills are sick and twisted, the mannequins scared the hell out of me, and it just gets better (or worse, depending on how you look at it) from there. From the very start, I was completely engrossed in the story and had to tear myself away from it to work, eat, or sleep (which didn't come easily after reading at night). I would definitely recommend this story to anyone who loves an awesome horror novel, although I'd caution that you'll wind up checking all your locks, under the bed, in the closets, etc. for many nights after you finish. I'm looking forward to the film version if it ever comes to light, but I'm sure I'll make it a daylight viewing.

Thanks for the scares, Mark, and I hope you continue for many years to come! =)

5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kj Partridge on January 20, 2013
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From the first of this book I was waiting for the horror I knew was coming....I was not disappointed one bit. It came surrounded me and kept going to the very end with twists and turns. I love this story, have been a horror fan for years and this made me happy. Congratulations to Mr. Kidwell on a very well written story, look forward to seeing more from you for sure. Thanks for the chills!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aerstad on January 20, 2013
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I can say for a horror book, it was so vivid that I cringed when reading it. I could picture every detail of what was happening, and could definitely see myself watching a movie like this. Mark you should be very proud of your work. Such imagery makes a book awesome, and you definitely were able to deliver on that aspect. The story itself was really great also. I am so glad that it is not a real life story, because I would be scared to encounter anything like it. Such an imagination. Wonderful job delivering everything that was needed, to make it a true horror story. The characters were so well described, I feel that if I came across them, I would be able to pick them out. The beings or entities were also so interesting, alive but and who they were originally in the minds of the people who knew them, such a twist.
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