Mega Dose
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 30, 2014

    Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



    Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$14.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Humor- General
4 Remote Warehouse Humor- General

More copies of this ISBN

One Bloody Thing After Another

by

One Bloody Thing After Another Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Jackie has a map of the city on the wall of her bedroom, with a green pin for each of her trees. She has a first-kiss tree and a broken-arm tree. She has a car-accident tree. There is a tree at the hospital where Jackies mother passed away into the long good night. When one of them gets cut down, Jackie doesnt know what to do but she doesnt let that stop her. She picks up the biggest rock she can carry and puts it through the window of a car. Smash. She intends to leave before the police arrive, but theyre early. Ann is Jackies best friend, but shes got problems of her own. Her mother is chained up in the basement. How do you bring that up in casual conversation? “Oh, sorry Ive been so distant, Jackie. My mother has more teeth than shes supposed to, and she wont eat anything thats already dead.” Ann and her sister Margaret dont have much of a choice here. Their mother needs to be fed. It isnt easy but this is family. Its not supposed to be easy. Itll be okay as long as Margaret and Ann still have each other. Add in a cantankerous old man, his powerfully stupid dog, a headless ghost, a lesbian crush and a few unsettling visits from Jackies own dead mother, and youll find that One Bloody Thing After Another is a different sort of horror novel from the ones youre used to. Its as sad and funny as it is frightening, and it is as much about the way families rely on each other as it is about blood being drooled on the carpet. Though, to be honest, there is a lot of blood being drooled on the carpet.

Review:

"Canadian author Comeau, best known for his darkly surreal Web comic, A Softer World, turns his adaptable talents to overt horror in this oddly touching novel of ghosts, friendship, bloody secrets, and family relationships. Jackie is infatuated with her best friend, Ann, but hides her feelings rather than risk rejection. Ann has more dramatic problems: her mother, an increasingly ravenous and highly infectious supernatural creature, demands that Ann supply her with live prey. Distracted by their personal obsessions, Ann and Jackie very nearly occupy different novels despite their frequent physical proximity; Jackie wanders through a tale of teen lesbian romance, while Ann struggles to survive the dark horror of monstrous transformation. A staccato structure allows for surprising intricacy in so few pages, and the crescendos of terror are leavened by moments of unexpected humor and warmth." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Joey Comeau is the author of Lockpick Pornography, Overqualified, and Too Late to Say I'm Sorry, as well as the popular web comic A Softer World. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550229165
Author:
Comeau, Joey
Publisher:
ECW Press
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Bereavement
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
No Series Information required
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
165
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 0.39 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Winter World: The Ingenuity of... Used Trade Paper $7.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Children's » Activities » General
Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Self Esteem
Metaphysics » General

One Bloody Thing After Another New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 165 pages ECW Press - English 9781550229165 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Canadian author Comeau, best known for his darkly surreal Web comic, A Softer World, turns his adaptable talents to overt horror in this oddly touching novel of ghosts, friendship, bloody secrets, and family relationships. Jackie is infatuated with her best friend, Ann, but hides her feelings rather than risk rejection. Ann has more dramatic problems: her mother, an increasingly ravenous and highly infectious supernatural creature, demands that Ann supply her with live prey. Distracted by their personal obsessions, Ann and Jackie very nearly occupy different novels despite their frequent physical proximity; Jackie wanders through a tale of teen lesbian romance, while Ann struggles to survive the dark horror of monstrous transformation. A staccato structure allows for surprising intricacy in so few pages, and the crescendos of terror are leavened by moments of unexpected humor and warmth." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.