- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: e-reads.com (December 1, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1585861553
- ISBN-13: 978-1585861552
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,909,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Slob Paperback – December 1, 1987
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Frenzy - a novel of a hitman whose daughter is sold to a smut film producer who is financially backed by the hitman's mob bosses. He begins to pick them off one by one as Detective Jack Eichord (my favorite fictional detective ever rivaled only by newcomer author Heywood Steele's own Dorf Brentson) tries to solve the mystery. This is what the film "8mm" should have been. Gripping, but a bit hurried at the end.
Stone Shadow - another Eichord tale about twin brothers, one of whom is a vicious killer. Beware the "missing page" in the original edition! His next novel, Profane Men, was a Vietnam story that isn't part of the series.
Iceman - Possibly Miller's best, Eichord goes after another murderer, the sickest yet. This book marked a turning point, where Miller took more time developing a satisfying ending instead of a BANG that left you needing to read the next book to put together certain details (such as why is Eichord sometimes engaged and on the wagon while at other times dumped and drunk? This fluxuated, and the woman and girl from the first and third novels seem to fade away without explanation and are not present at all in Frenzy, but anyway...).
Slice - The return of Chaingang, who nursed himself to health in sewers and has a baby, and you won't believe who ends up with it!Read more ›
It's still amazing.
Daniel "Chaingang" Bunkowski is a killer. He wasn't born a killer - he was made one. And his makers did a darned good job. He kills simply because he likes to. He's over five hundred pounds of muscle and evil and he's on a spree - just for the fun of it.
Rex Miller was one of the founding fathers of Splatterpunk and this book helped to launch a subgenre that was visceral, shocking, and utterly compelling. The book is pure violence and gore, but it's sustained by great characters an powerful storytelling.
A whole generation of authors still aspire to be king of this sub-genre. They slap gore on a page and upload it into an eBook for sale. Frankly, they need to sit down and read Rex Miller first and learn from a true Splatterpunk master.
Make no mistake - if you like your horror soft, this book is not for you. This is graphic. Chaingang likes to kill, rape, and even dine on his victims and Miller takes you through every slice, dice, and thrust.
Rex Miller may no longer be with us, but it's good to know that his very powerful and genre-changing fiction will live on.
Recommended only for those who can read graphic violence without flinching.
"Slob" is definitely not for the faint of heart. The graphic decriptions of Chaingang's killing sprees border on being too intense. Miller pulls no punches and makes no apologies for his style.
Having actually read one of the sequels to "Slob", ("Savant") about five years ago, I was interested to see how the series started out, so I was pleased to find a copy of this book. (For years it's been out of print and almost impossible to find.)
My only complaint about this book and indeed the whole series, is the unbelievable unfallability that Chaingang has. Here's a 400+ pound giant that moves with the stealth and grace of a cat burgler. His intellectual abilities also appear to be too "godlike" and prescient.
With all of that in mind, this is an extremely "quick" read and one that's hard to put down. If you're a fan of Thomas Harris or James Patterson, then you'll find the works of Rex Miller to your liking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stupid book.... Written as if by a 7th grader... I was told that miller, the writer, had a great background in the movies and that this, his first book, would be terrific.. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kurt H. Bratlie
Pretty good, but there are much better books in this genre.Published 14 months ago by Barbara Westlake-Kenny
When I saw this novel had accolades from Stephen King I figured it was going to be really awesome. I was wrong. Really wrong. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
it was a good book enjoyed it a lot. Chaingang is a beast. one of my favorite villains of all time.Published on March 23, 2014 by BigEvil
I read "Slob" when I was in high school and I had never really read anything like it before. So over the years, it had grown as legend inside my mind. Read morePublished on March 20, 2014 by Scott M.
This is how I imagine it happened: Rex Miller has a friend who is an author. One day over beers Rex runs his mouth saying it's easy to write a book. His buddy says, "Oh yeah? Read morePublished on August 29, 2005 by Joshua
I am not a horror fan reader, but this book accidently fell into my hands and drew me in instantly.
CHAINGANG Butowski is a monster unlike anything I've ever read, including... Read more