Saturday, April 6, 2013

Challenge 2013 - Book 4: The Book With No Name

It's April, and I cheated. I finished my last book early and have read two in the meantime. This month, I would like to share a book with you, that I, as an unrepenting Quentin Tarentino fan, was very excited about. When I found the book in the library at my work, I was intrigued by the cover info on the author: unknown. All that is verified (or not?) about him (or her??) is that he's British and that he self-publishes his work initially by himself online. The book was further described as a mix of Quentin Tarentino and The Da Vinci Code; I'm in!

The hard facts:

Title: The Book With No Name
Author: unknown
448 pages

Publisher: Michael O'Mara (reprint April 2012)
ISBN: 978-1843175766
Find it on Amazon.com
 
 
The story:
 
After a massive massacre in small town Santa Mondega five years ago, things have mostly gone back to normal. Now, another full solar eclipse is due in this small US town, and the citizens are getting nervous. A federal detective for paranormal activities arrives in town and is paired with an otherwise retired cop, who no-one likes. A woman, who was severely injured during the last massacre awakes from her coma only to find her care-givers murdered gruesomly. A couple of monks are deployed from the secluded island of Hubal to retrieve the "Eye of the Moon", which has been stolen once again.
 
What ensues is massive bloodshed, especially after the killer from five years ago, Bourbon Kid, re-appears in town. While the corpses pile up, several parties are now haunting for the mysterious gem and a book without name and without an author seems to hold the key to the mystery. As the town prepares for the moon festival held during the eclipse, the dark forces are about to take over power, which ends in an epic show-down.
 
My opinion:
 
I LOVE it! It's so Tarantino-esque that I actually want to see Tarantino making a movie about it. I could be seen giggling while reading it and imagine the over-the.top scenes (yes, I enjoy really dark humor!). If you enjoyed "From Dusk Till Dawn", do yourself a favor and read this book. I am just reading the next book in the Bourbon Kid series, and hope that the author keeps up his work. I think you'll either love it or hate it. There's plenty of violence and bloodshed. There's morbid humor. It's not high literature, but I enjoyed it nevertheless.

2 comments:

  1. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! I'll definitely go and check out your blog. Can't wait :-)

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