Thursday 8 September 2011

Ushers, Inc. by Rusty Fischer - Book Review

Title: Ushers, Inc.
Author: Rusty Fischer
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Publication Date: 22nd June 2011
Pages: 85
Format: E-book - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Won in a Giveaway

When the streets are full of bloodsuckers, werewolves, zombies and ghouls, where will you turn? The cops don't know how to stop them, the Army's pretty much given up and even the Marines are stumped when their bullets and grenades fail to stop the onslaught.

Have no fear, Ushers, Inc. is here! Four high school movie ushers, who collectively have seen over 42,000 hours of B- and C-horror movies know just what to do.
(abbreviated Goodreads Synopsis)

This was a fun novella that really put a smile on my face.

The premise of the book is delightfully bizarre and it works really well. I had trouble in a couple of places deciding what was past and what was present, since the narration jumped a little between the two early on and it wasn't always 100% clear. But once that settled down, I really got into the story.

Having already read Zombies Don't Cry, I was pleased to see a continuation of some of the rules of that world and there was the same zany humour and sense of fun. The characters were quirky and well presented and you did come to care for them even though it is only a fairly short story.

I worried as the pages ticked down that the ending would be a little rushed, but in actual fact it worked really well as it was fast-paced, action-packed and tied up all the loose ends nicely.

This book is a rollicking ride of monster mayhem and is well worth checking out.

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