Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

Do you have a sense of humor?

Do you want to read about monsters?

Do you want an earworm that includes some of the most annoying songs currently on the planet?

Run — don't walk — to your library or bookstore and pick up the ever-delightful Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.

Now, this isn't a book for ordinary folks. No, you need to have nerves of steel. You will meet the most fearsome monsters on its pages: Phantom of the Opera, werewolves, vampires, mummies, the Hunchback of Notre Dame... diabolical creatures, one and all.

Only...

In the hands of Adam Rex, we see them as they truly are. Rex asks important questions: what does the Phantom hear in his head? What does the Hunchback take to work for lunch? What makes Frankenstein go into the village?

That prompts a perfectly reasonable question of our own, readers: why would a presumably sane man create such a haunting book? Find out in this high-quality, special-effects laden video:


Are you still here? Are you not quivering behind your chair in fear? Are you not racing off to pick up this book?

If not: what in heaven's name is wrong with you? I ordered my personal copy within minutes of finishing the first book. I shall raid the change jar once it's filled again to purchase the sequel, Frankenstein Takes the Cake (unless someone purchases it for me, hint hint).

I enjoyed this book immensely and was inspired to try my hand at horror writing. More on that endeavor as it develops. In the meantime, read this and weep — with laughter. 

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