Thursday, November 22, 2018

SANTA IS A VAMPIRE damian serbu

This story is basically a set of conversations that show how the whole Santa mythos is a front for a narcissistic murdering vampire.  It is borderline Bizarro genre which is going to limit the audience for it dramatically.  It is also packaged in a way that I think many readers will misunderstand, leaving them confronted with something much more offensive and less plot-driven than they were expecting—and while clever, completely without charm.

For strength of concept, and assuming the right audience, I am giving the story a good rating.  But I think it will attract many more reviews that are negative and disgusted, and not without reason.  A few blood spots on a “rom com”-esque cover is not enough to warn people about a fowl-mouthed shallow alcoholic protagonist and a story in which almost nothing happens but when it does it involves poop, private parts and child murder.

Enter at your own risk.

Review copy courtesy of Netgalley, 4/5

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