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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press (April 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1621050254
  • ISBN-13: 978-1621050254
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,725,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The literary equivalent of the Hot Wheels Octoblast track set and a hip-flask of Motor Whiskey, Tentacle Death Trip is pure post-apocalyptic, ultra-violent muscle-car madness. Think Death Race 2000 meets Mad Max by way of William S. Burroughs' The Place of Dead Roads on the way to H. P. Lovecraft's R'lyeh, but with Krall's unmistakably bizarro pulp sensibilities." -Ross E. Lockhart, editor of The Book of Cthulhu

"Feelin' drab and norm? Need dazed? Shoot up with this hell-poppin' BIZARROization of 5 post-apocalypso drivers/1 DEATHrace/FreAkS.s./mutants/mystery/and more tentacles than Cthulhu, and WHAM!-CRASH!-ThrAk! all yer ills are cured!"-Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. author of The Orphan Palace

"Krall has quite a flair for outrage as an art form." -Edward Lee, author of THE BIGHEAD and THE DUNWICH ROMANCE

More About the Author

Jordan Krall writes horror, weird fiction, crime fiction, apocalyptic literature, bizarro, and non-genre fiction.

His newest books include PENETRALIA and NIGHTMARES FROM A LOVECRAFTIAN MIND.

He has had four books published by ERASERHEAD PRESS including SQUID PULP BLUES which has been praised by horror authors Edward Lee and Tom Piccirilli.

His book FISTFUL OF FEET was called "a great homage to the spaghetti western" by the SPAGHETTI WESTERN DATABASE.

One of his most acclaimed books BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE APOCALYPSE DONKEYS was recently published by COPELAND VALLEY PRESS and is an enigmatic descent into murder, infidelity, rare films, and a bizarre identity crisis. Think David Lynch meets Russ Meyer. .

Jordan Krall also runs the cult fiction small press DYNATOX MINISTRIES and its many imprints where he publishes limited edition chapbooks by many talented authors such as Jonathan Moon, Gary Shipley, Seb Doubinsky, Nicole Cushing, Wilum Pugmire, and more.

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Contact him at http://jordankrall.wordpress.com

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Again highly recommended and if you have read any Krall before you know what you are in for wild and weird ride.
Buckeye Nick
Krall crafts a larger cast of characters than he normally works with and does it well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Justin Coons on August 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
Tentacle Death Trip follows five racers in a post apocalyptic race...TO THE DEATH! Death Race 2000 is one of my favorite movies so it's pretty easy to say that I loved this book. Then add on the fact that it has a heavy Lovecraftian influence...Yowzah!

There are plenty of unique characters and interesting back stories to keep readers engrossed. Inventive landscapes, strange aquatic blasphemies and I'm pretty sure there was even some neon meat.

It's about time someone wrote a book about a death race and Jordan Krall does not disappoint. If you're a fan of Death Race 2000, Road Warrior or Bizarro Literature this is a must read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raf on October 8, 2013
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This book had plenty of kicks and brought alive lots of memories, childhood dreams of racing a killer car through town but when it was all over I wasn't completely satisfied. The race itself is really cool but well, kicking an open door here, there's a lot of racing. I expected Krall to drift a little more.
The characters were a little too cartoonish for my liking, especially when Krall decided to pour some emotional depth into the gas tank.
Also, the book got interrupted each time to explain the history of each of the five race car drivers. Spending a lot of time talking about five characters, who are all basically doing the same thing, made it a little repetitive. Fun part is that you can pick a driver to root for and hope (s)he survives. Almost like a choose your own adventure book.

I had fun, but I enjoyed Squid Pulp Blues, Piecemeal June and Fistful of Feet a lot more. I recommend all of them. This one, I'd recommend if you're looking to turn your brain off for a cartoon-like book about a weird car race where only one will survive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Samuel McCanna on August 24, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have to admit, when I first heard about this book, my initial thought was "how the hell do you turn a car race movie into a novel?"

Well, Krall has totally pulled it off, making it every bit as speedy and action-packed as the movies that inspired it, while also adding a whole new level of character development that you don't always see in those source movies.

The story takes place post-apocalypse, and involves a group of drivers in fully armored and weaponized vehicles that have been entered into a cross-country road race to the death... not all willingly.

The story is told through action sequences (accompanied by a sort of tv-show announcer), and punctuated with flashbacks into each of the main characters lives, including how they came to be entered into the race.

A super-fun read, there are all sorts of delightful things to be found in here, including the rise of R'lyeh, lots of tentacle action, a tooth-tornado, and a driver with a glass skull who drinks gasoline...

If you like tentacles and movies like Death Race 2000, you will love this book!

Highly recommended!
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TENTACLE DEATH TRIP is Jordan Krall's personal homage to every B-movie out there about a post-apocalyptic future with cars and crazy drivers or more notably, DEATH RACE 2000. Here's the ultra quick synopsis: "five drivers... one race... [and] millions of tentacles." Or... Let's just go ahead and make a few comparisons here: TENTACLE DEATH TRIP is TWISED METAL meets MAD MAX meets DEATH RACE 2000 (duh) meets CALL OF CTHULU meets HEAVY METAL meets FALLOUT meets everything post-apocalyptic ever meets every the-world-has-gone-to-crapscenario. And here's the strange thing: Krall manages to take an already bizarre and familiar plot (come on, seriously: a death race involving a bunch of weirdos driving souped-up cars in the future? That's strange...) and make it interesting, in a totally unique Krall-way. In TENTACLE DEATH TRIP, it's the year 2025 and some sort of apocalypse happened--this is all revealed in some sort of a paragraph-long intro--fine. Anymore back story and things would start to become tedious.

TENTACLE DEATH TRIP also isn't the most original of stories--but it doesn't try to be--and what makes it more interesting are the five rather exceptional racers: Samson, the mysterious self-vindicating family man driving a custom built Ligotti Turbo Z-23; Junko, the Japanese transvestite sex slave with a unique sense of pride and an appetite for his/her/ze(?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Pauley III on April 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
Jordan Krall's TENTACLE DEATH TRIP is the literary equivalent to someone stomping your head against a curb and breaking all your teeth out. Krall proves himself to be bizarro's king of visual nightmares. Tomato Joe, people. You need this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sarah A. Shaw on April 13, 2012
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Ten years after nuclear and biological war has ravaged the world, five hardcore racers enter a car race with an irresistable prize. The winner is the one who manages to finish first and alive. Chock full of mutations, awesome weaponry and colorful, eccentric characters with intriguing backstories, this Bizarro homage to Death Race 2000 is a must read. Page-turning action, bizarre deaths and endless surprises make Tentacle Death Trip one road trip that you don't want to miss.
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