#CoffinHop is in full swing, with 100 Master Blasters of Horror swinging for the fences. I am going to endeavor to highlight a few of them in the next 7 days. First up, Senor Rob Mosca, aka “Jack Babylon”, who you can meet and greet at http://jack-babalon.dreamwidth.org/ where he’s giving away an autographed copy of the book. Me? I’m going to give you the low-down on this gonzo tome, then offer up a digital copy of High Midnight and a copy of my story Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Roy.
High Midnight is the debut novel from Rob Mosca, a vibrant new word artist with a taste for the bizarre and a talent for lean, mean action and Sergio Leone-style setups.
Jumping back and forth between a recent timeline and a near-future post-apocalypse where the world is rife with “walkers”, and the town of Unity, Texas is sitting on a fault-line to hell and overrun with cryptids, supernatural beasts, and the occasional murderous clown.
Keeping the peace in this no-man’s land of lost chances and dying dreams is Laredo Beaumont – ex-trucker, former enmascerado, current aimless drunk – and his Dostoyevsky-reading, knife-throwing, European man-monkey deputy Cicero. Long story short? A pack of clown-faced madmen come looking for the sheriff and death comes to Unity. In between there’s Chihuahua Yetis, Hyenathropes, mad zombie carnage, ghost whores, drinkin’ thinkin’, stinkin’ and a sex scene that is both beautiful and utterly surreal in its strangeness.
Well-written in a gritty style with a mix of the low-down bravado of Bukowski and the jokey cool of Tarantino, filtered through a B-movie lens. This is the Spaghetti Western/Southern Fried Caper/Halloween Monster Mash you never knew you wanted. Get it, read it, pass it along and give Rob Mosca a reason to write another one of these high-concept thrill rides.
Now, to win a digital copy of High Midnight and a copy of my story Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Roy, go to Rob Mosca’s site “Confessions of a Fuck-up Artist” and report back here in the comments with the name of his soon-to-debut Zombie serial. I’ll pull a name at random and announce the winner tomorrow morning. Then get to hopping at the Official #CoffinHop website and visit some of the 100 amazing horror authors on display this week!
P.S. *Don’t sweat if you don’t see your comment. I’ll keep them hidden until tomorrow morning, so as not to give the game away 😉