Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Red Mohawk by Anonymous

Published May 12th 2015 by Black Shadow Press (first published May 8th 2015)

Just for the cover, it's worth buying it! There's some kind of irreverence that led me to believe that the tone of the book was already given.

So what's about that book? Well, it's a blast! It's mind-blowing! No real respite in this novel with hints of 80s, American road trip and a kind of San Antonio ambiance. I confess that I usually find those kind of stories so-so (what with whores, pimps and all that) but the tone, very dark, cynical and funny, the characters and the story managed to make me forget my habitual lack of interest for this kind of story.

In fact, this book gave me the impression of having been written in one go by an author completely stoned or drunk (I can't decide between the two) all the while shouting "Oh, frack, that's good!!!"

This book is so enjoyable, you're not reading it, you're watching a Tarantino, which is quite something! Full of clichés and references, this book will appeal to fans of the 80s, of B-movies and many other things that you will discover by reading it. In my case, I really enjoyed the ride and had quite a good laugh, which is quite nice and changing from the usual crime fiction.

The Blurb

The new book from the anonymous author of the international bestselling Bourbon Kid series.

Everything seems peaceful in the small town of B Movie Hell until a mysterious serial killer in a skull mask topped with a red mohawk shows up and starts butchering the locals. Government agents Jack Munson and Milena Fonseca are sent to track down and eliminate the masked psychopath. But as they soon discover, the residents of B Movie Hell don’t want their help. This is a town like no other, and the locals have many dark secrets….

Already a hit in France and Germany with film rights optioned by Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures, The Red Mohawk is a fun, outrageous and bloody thriller full of cinematic references and homages to many cult movies.

In a Nutshell

A book that does not take itself seriously, with a very brisk pace, characters all more cliché than the other, but what a fun book to read! It is a 5/5 for me.

Disclaimer: An e-galley of this title was provided to me by the publisher. No review was promised and the above is an unbiased review of the novel.

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