Monday, March 28, 2016

Zero Lives Remaining - by Adam Cesare - Horror in a bowling center arcade

4 of 5 Stars  

Zero Lives Remaining begins in 1989 and the prologue sets the stage for what would happen down the road.

"In the minutes before the horrific accident that would end his unspectacular life, Robby Asaro was engaged in one of his favorite activities.  He as making a pizza."

Twenty-five years later, Robby is still hanging around the arcade of the bowling alley/pizza joint where he met his fate.  He just doesn't have a body he can call his own.

Zero Lives Remaining is a bit like a slasher movie where the villain is disembodied ectoplasm and features an ending that is damn near perfect.

Having spent many an hour plugging quarters into Ms. Pac-Man and dozens of other classic games, it was easy to find myself hanging with the denizens of this after school and weekend haunt, even if the actual events did require a certain suspension of disbelieve.

Zero Lives Remaining is available in e-book, paperback, and audible formats from Shock Totem Publications.  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read this one at no additional charge and if you are an Amazon Prime member you can borrow the book for FREE from the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

Recommended for all the fun of a few hours in a gaming arcade...only with your life on the line.

Adam Cesare is a New Yorker who lives in Philadelphia.  He studied English and Film at Boston University. His books include Video Night, The Summer Job, Tribesman, Exponential,  and  Mercy House.

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