It’s possible that when you look at the above cover, you’re not thinking “Wow! That’s going to be a fun wacky romp of a read!” Your thoughts are probably more like “Oh my goodness, that poor woman has blood all over her face…and, look, her eye is kind of messed up! Horror! Horror! Horror!

But “a fun wacky romp of a read” is a completely accurate description, although they probably wouldn’t put that blurb on the book. My actual blurb is:

“Adrienne Jones’ Backbite is one of the most fun, inventive, and entertaining books I’ve read in years!” –Jeff Strand

First of all, there aren’t going to be any spoilers here, because much of the fun in Backbite comes from the fact that you’ll have absolutely no frickin’ idea where this book is headed. It’s okay to read the official synopsis, which tells you about genetic experiments and stuff, but don’t let anybody spoil it beyond that. If somebody comes up to you and says “Hey, have you read the part in Backbite where–?” immediately bash their head in with a crowbar. If you don’t have a crowbar, use your teeth.

I guess if I were forced to pick a genre, I’d have to call this a science fiction novel, but it really defies classification. The book’s tone and story are all over the place, which in the hands of a less talented author it might make you scream “Make up your damn mind!” but in this book works outstandingly well. It’s got laugh-out-loud humor, wince-inducing violence, frowny-face-inducing sorrow, and mysteries galore. Complications for our poor hero pile up at an insane rate. It’s dark and it’s twisted, but most of all, the book is just plain FUN.

It’s available in paperback or a $2.99 Kindle edition from Creative Guy Publishing. Buy it immediately.

4 Responses to “Backbite!”

  1. Jim Says:

    You really have to stop pimping all these great reads. My TBR pile is supposed to be getting smaller, not larger. I need to whittle it down in preparation for the Summer of Mayhem!

    “Gypsies Stole My Tequila” also looks pretty interesting, maybe especially so for those of us approaching the chronological precipice. (Like that? I just made it up – go ahead, Google it, you won’t find it anywhere… 🙂


  2. Kyle L. Says:

    *puts on Amazon Kindle wish list* Like I don’t already have 131 books on my Kindle, lol. Sounds like a fun book, I like ones that are all over the place. Mark Z. Danielewski and Chuck Palahniuk come to mind.


  3. Projekt 52 (13) | überschaubare Relevanz Says:

    […] Idol Jeff Strand hatte es so enthusiastisch empfohlen, und dann am Ende kam im ganzen Buch kein einziger … Na gut, nein, wenn ich noch mal drüber […]


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