Sunday, June 24, 2012
joe & me - by David Moody - This Is Horror Pemium Chapbook series
joe & me is the first in a new, quarterly series of premium, signed, chapbooks from the UK website This Is Horror. The website is a great source of info for fans of both Horror writing and films and I figured I'd take a chance on a charter subscription and I'm glad I did. Not only do you get the signed chapbook, but they send you a link for the e-Book, as well.
The initial offering is from the UK's David Moody and although the story of science gone wrong is a familiar one, it was still very satisfying.
Joe's dad, Simon, is a stay at home dad, but his "mom's a brilliant scientist. She's going to save the world."
There's a strong bond between Joe and his dad, but because she's always working on "saving the world", Joe's relationship with his mom, Gillian, is somewhat strained It's not that she doesn't love him, but when faced with the choice between potentially saving millions of lives and spending more time with her son, for Gillian, the choice is obvious. When faced with a similar choice, what will his father decide?
joe & me is certainly a good first effort for this project and I have high hopes for the rest of the series.