This night one week from All Hallow’s Eve is a small one when it comes to pre-order deliveries. Not every night can be the greatest but I’m definitely excited to talk about the 2 books that did make an appearance. One is a teaser of sorts for things to come, a celebration of my favorite holy day and the other is a reminder of cool books nearly lost to indie obscurity.
Halloween is by Dracula’s teeth the best holiday because it reminds us that Every Day is Halloween and it gives everyone the opportunity to take off their costumes – more to come on my Halloween love and ruminations next week. This week, I want to talk ever so briefly about the cool treat I found in my bag today, Horror in the West. One of the reasons that I’m excited about this book is that I just read Blood for Stone and I’ll be publishing a pretty positive review about that book. But I’m also happy to see publishers trying something new to chop off the overhead cost of printing – these are smaller-sized books and as a publisher, I can understand how much money they save by doing this. But of course I’m also giddy because it’s a horror books – as most of my friends know, I just can’t get enough of the stuff. Oh, and it’s a genre-bender too – melded with my other genre-love, westerns. So, I’m looking forward to reading this one.
The other book in my short stack this week is The Shaolin Cowboy Adventure Magazine. Many moons ago when Shaolin Monk the comic book was periodically gracing the shelves of comic book stores, I was on my return to comics after a long dry spell and this was one of the titles that forced me at the edge of a sword to have some optimism for the medium. It was absolutely crazy but beautiful because of it. Now, tonight’s book is a magazine of mostly text but I feel that same optimism resurfacing about the title and I look forward to seeing what Geoff Darrow and his friends have in store for me.
Well, hopefully, I’ll be able to get some reading in tonight after I get some grub in me and some chores done.
Never Enough Said.