Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blackout by Tim Curran

4 Stars

Hey, what’s that????

Horrifying tentacle monster? Yes, please.

I know there are a lot (and I mean A LOT) of people reading some very different tentacle stories, but for now I’ll just stick with good old fashion horror. Of course, the tentacle monsters in this story did come from the sky, so there very well could have been some anal probing that Tim Curran just decided to leave on the editing room floor.

According to Goodreads, this little tale was 234 pages long, but I read it in like one hot minute. Either the page number stat is wrong, or Curran really knows how to pack a wallop that keeps the pages flying. This baby was seriously high octane . . . (wait, high voltage????? yeah, all the action sprouts from a simple little lightning storm, so definitely high voltage) thrill-ride.

I won’t give everything away, here but if your idea of some quality fun is mixing a 1950s “B Horror Movie”

with the a modern day alien classic

You might like this one more than a little bit.

And the monsters? They kick ass and take names . . .

serious ass . . .

(Technically I think this one may be a squid, but tomato/tomahto – you try finding relevant octopus .gifs on 4 hours of sleep)

The only reason Blackout didn’t earn all 5 Stars from me is for the lackluster ending, but now you’ve been warned, so hopefully it will save you some disappointment and you’ll remember that the other 97% of the story was AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you, NetGalley!

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