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" PLAGUE MONKEY SPAM is multi-layered, fascinating, thought provoking, and intense." - FEARZONE

"Not truly horror or fantasy, PLAGUE MONKEY SPAM sits somewhere between the two. Novella is the perfect size for this aerodynamic tale of blue monkeys, talking spider gods, and sentient webs." - HELLNOTES

"One of the weirdest pieces in this is collection is "The Last Few Curls of Gut Rope" by Steve Vernon. The title is a tad bit misleading, because Vernon's tale is really a surrealist piece rather than a gorefest - although you won't be disappointed in the climax if a little gut-wrenching splat is what you're seeking. It's one of his best tales yet." - GORELETS.COM

"If Kafka had a sense of humor he'd have written this." - KINDLE BOOK REVIEWS

Product Details

  • File Size: 394 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press & Macabre Ink Digital; Crossroad Press Digital Edition edition (September 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PIZTGW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,395,911 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Everybody always wants a peek at the man behind the curtain. They all want to see just exactly what makes an author tick.

Which ticks me off just a little bit - but what good is a lifetime if you can't ride out the peeve and ill-feeling and grin through it all. Hi! I am Steve Vernon and I'd love to scare you. Along the way I'll entertain you. I guarantee a giggle as well.

If you want to picture me just think of that old dude at the campfire spinning out ghost stories and weird adventures and the grand epic saga of how Thud the Second stepped out of his cave with nothing more than a rock in his fist and slew the sabertooth.

If I listed all of the books I've written I'd bore you - and I am allergic to boring so I will not bore you any further. Go and read some of my books. I promise I sound a whole lot better in print than in real life. Heck, I'll even brush my teeth and comb my hair if you think that will help any.

For more up-to-date info please follow my blog at:
http://stevevernonstoryteller.wordpress.com/

And follow me at Twitter:
@StephenVernon

yours in storytelling,

Steve Vernon

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"The Weird Ones" is an understated title for this collection of stories by warlock of words Steve Vernon. If Kafka had a sense of humor perhaps he'd have written this way. And certainly Vernon would see the humor in waking up as a giant cockroach. In a sense, he finds humor in nightmares--as well as idiosyncratic wisdom, which is the best kind. And Vernon's writing style is breathtakingly readable. By the time you finish reading "The Weird Ones," you'll feel like you've taken an acid trip--but without all the harmful side effects. Young people curious about drugs could be given this book to read as a diversionary tactic.

Trying to reduce these stories to their plots is a lost cause, but I'll give it a try. First is the novella, "Plague Monkey Spam." Upon reading it you'll never feel the same about spam email, the inside of your computer, cobwebs, life, death, and relationships. "Gnarly Ho-Tep Hoedown Two-step" concerns mythos, human-hatched eggs, poker and potato chips. Like many humorous talents, Vernon can make an easy transition from the comedic to stark tragedy, and "Hunger Time at the Midnight Mall" takes the reader straight into the mind of a serial killer. (I enjoyed this story the least.) He interjects a bit more light into his final tale, "The Last Curl of Gut Rope," in which there are eggs again, as well as chickens, and a sort of eternal restaurant probing the eternal riddle as to what comes first . . .

These stories are not for everyone. But if you are willing to let go of traditional standards of good taste and political correctness, Vernon takes you for one wild ride after another.

Maugham once stated that only mediocre writers write well all the time, and I confess to finding Vernon's writing occasionally self-indulgent.
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A heady mix of delightfully descriptive prose and disturbingly dark ideas - this collection of stories: one Novella and 3 shorter stories - manages to combine a light-hearted belly laugh at the insanity of today (spam mail, serial killers and so on), with a metaphysical journey into the heart of Dark Fiction.

With a host of wacky characters - finding time to battle a Demon between card games, the relentless Spider-God and Blue Monkey, the Diner chef who just wants to see dinner eaten and paid for - this is an astounding romp through the loopier corridors of Mr Vernon's impressive imagination.
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