Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Review: Slashvivor! - by Stephen Kozeniewski and Stevie Kopas
It's 1983. An accidental nuclear war has left the US with just 1% of its former 234 million residents. Stephen Kozeniewski and Stevie Kopas have created such a world and have decided to have some fun with it.
Take for example the tagline for the TV ads fo Alino Al's Discount Surplus, "Come on down! It's not illegal. In the Geiger Lands, nothing is!"
That is so true and includes what passes for entertainment...
"From the ruins of Vancouver to the Cuban Keys, from the Allied Texas Republic to the Irradiated Plains, welcome back, ladies and gents, to the most popular show on the continent!"
Try Not to Die, where contestants, drawn from the populace at large, are pitted against notorious serial killers, including an evil animatronic Abraham Lincoln. But when the producers selected Dawn Churchill, they never expected what was to follow.
"We present to you 45,000 square feet of mayhem, terror, and pure entertainment!"
Personally, I found this work to be imaginative with many surprises. Slashvivor! is horror in the extreme and not for the faint of heart. Kind of like The Hunger Games on acid. If you like lots of blood in your horror, I promise this book will not disappoint.
Slashvivor! is available in both paperback and e-book formats from Sinister Grin Press.