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Stars and Other Monsters by [Phronk]
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About the Author

Phronk writes a lot of odd things. His stories involve things that don't exist, things that might exist, and things that shouldn't exist. 

He received a PhD in psychology after writing a dissertation about what makes horror films frightening. So yeah, he wrote the book on horror, and continues to write horrific things by cover of night. By day, he writes about technology, helping people out of modern digital nightmares.

Phronk is also the creator of Putting Weird Things in Coffee, which is a blog about putting weird things in coffee.

He lives in London, Ontario, and has an unhealthy relationship with chocolate.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2812 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 151861602X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Forest City Pulp; 2 edition (June 10, 2014)
  • Publication Date: June 10, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KXB1744
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,220,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By T. Jones on July 24, 2014
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I kind of knew what I was getting into when I started this book...and I was wrong in the best kinds of ways. It isn't all that often that a writer can surprise me anymore, but Phronk managed it, and in amusing and even sweet ways.
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I wasn't sure that I would like this book in the beginning. It made me laugh, cringe, and listen for sounds in the night. It was a good read! I love a good vampire story... Read this book. I liked it
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
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Alternately violent and comic, with a subversive sort of satiric spirit, Stars and Other Monsters is a most unusual vampire tale. It almost feels like a Bizarro novella at times, when Phronk really rides the narrative edge, but it never quite crosses the line, remaining absurd but entirely accessible.

Where else can you find David Letterman, a down-on-his-luck paparazzi, a vampire cougar, an extraordinary clever dog, a celebrity hottie with a taste for the dark arts, and a homeless man who is not nearly as crazy as he appears? The story starts simply enough, with Stan Lightfoot sitting in his car, waiting for the aforementioned David Letterman to kiss, hug, or otherwise hold the woman with whom he's been having an affair. It's the photo that will make his career, and he's a press of a button away from capturing it when his car is bumped from behind . . . and Letterman is obliterated by the car that did it.

Taking the driver's advice to get out before the police can come is probably the worst decision Stan has ever made, but it isn't until later than night that he discovers why. It seems the kindly driver was actually a vampire, blinded by the sun, and she wants his help tracking down Damien Fox, the celebrity hottie upon whom she's developed an immortal crush. If Stan doesn't help her, she'll kill him and his dog. If he does help her . . . well, she still plans to eat them, but at least it may buy him time to escape.

What follows is a very odd sort of buddy road-trip story, as they two make their way across America, with Stan keeping the dog's directions as vague as can be.
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“Stars and Other Monsters” is a well-written story that could fall into a category of its own. Personally, I enjoy the strange and diverse, and this novel did not disappoint. There were moments near the end where the action may have gotten away from Phronk. This resulted in slow-paced reading for fast-paced action, but then Phronk delivered a sucker-punch twist that I never saw coming.

The writing style was fun and clear, and though the story leaned towards a 6 on a Kinsey-esque scale of the bizarre, it was not over-the-top eccentric. Anybody who enjoys reading about vampires, camp, quirky, noir, horror, comedy, adventure, action, the Letterman Show, or the downfall of WalMart could definitely sink their teeth (pun intended) into the oddball gore fest that is “Stars and Other Monsters.”

Of note, Phronk ends his story with the hint of a sequel. I’m ready.
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There are so many things mashed up into this book I have no idea how the author makes it work but he does. It is the story of a vampire and her kidnapped want-to-be paparazzi with his star finding dog on a cross country trip find the star of her dreams. The events along the way are some times very violent and at other times laugh out loud funny.

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