C.Z. Hazard Nico Reznick
- Title: Generic Vampire Novel #937: Part One - American Sexy
- Author: C.Z. Hazard Nico Reznick
- ISBN: null
- Page: 226
- Format: Kindle Edition
When cult science fiction novelist Shamus Ohio wrote his latest book, Horrorcaust, he expected it to appease his publishers and earn him a small paycheck Instead, it re defined the public perception of the vampyre for an entire generation With mainstream success, Shamus comes face to face with the real blood sucking parasite the media Everyone wants a piece of ShamusWhen cult science fiction novelist Shamus Ohio wrote his latest book, Horrorcaust, he expected it to appease his publishers and earn him a small paycheck Instead, it re defined the public perception of the vampyre for an entire generation With mainstream success, Shamus comes face to face with the real blood sucking parasite the media Everyone wants a piece of Shamus, as the mass hysteria surrounding his novel and the fight for control of his intellectual property threaten to tear his mind and conscience apart When fact starts mirroring fiction with deadly results, can the writer be held responsible Can anyone achieve mainstream popularity without selling their soul Can any piece of fiction make the leap from one medium to another with its core intact What exactly is Parma ham, and why do people insist on serving it with rocket All of these questions and will be asked, if not answered The first of a two part satirical vampire novel, for people who may already dislike vampire fiction, new media, the film industry, hyperbole, social media, the 24 hour news culture and other day to day trappings of post millennial life Edited by Nico Reznick, with a cover by Jay Heath.
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I am a big fan of vampire stories, I'll pretty much read anything featuring them, some can be terrible and some are incredible. My favourite vampire writers are Anne Rice and Chris Harrison, C. Z. Hazard is the latest author to be added to that list. It's not often that a writer is able to bring something new to the vampire world, most writers tend to stick to the myths but Hazard has achieved the almost impossible in this book, a new chapter in the vampire myth. I'm not going to spoil it and te [...]
Well, of course I like it. I wrote it.Although I am usually my own worst critic, and I would not have released this if I didn't think it had real merit and was ready for public consumption. Ultimately, it's up to the public to decide if it's any good, I can merely say it is ready.
An intelligent and humorous examination of such themes as the news cycle, the movie industry, fame and the human condition.The characters are well-realised and enjoyable to read, and the story builds effortlessly from its innocuous, lighthearted starting point to an unexpectedly dramatic climax that will leave any deserving reader hungry for the second installment. Entertaining dialogue, strong narrative and a wealth of pop culture references make this a lot of fun to read.It's also the perfect [...]
This is a raucous, fast-paced, flat out fun novel. Best of all, it's not about vampires (really), but about how perception shapes reality. Although the book is set mostly in America with mainly American characters, the British author has a perfect ear for American speech and an uncanny understanding of American pop culture. I highly recommend this book and its sequel. If you like Robert Anton Wilson, Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K Dick, you will love this. Truly a great, thought provoking read.
Here we go again. Another vampire story. While many vampire tropes have been done to death, C Z Hazard's Generic Vampire Novel #937 is a refreshing novelty in the genre of vampire novels.To read this, and other book reviews, visit my website: makinggoodstories.wordpress/.Shamus Ohio has written several sci-fi novels with a moderate fan base, but what has thrust this quiet Brit into the limelight is his writing-exercise-turned-novel Horrorcaust striking a chord with a young audience, particularly [...]
First, the pull-quote; highly original. Mixes various methods of story-telling to expand a unique story. Kept me curious and I started rushing near the end, totally forgetting it was only Part 1 of a 2 parter (arggg). -jay royston, author Stoner, Unincorporated This isn't a plot-driven book that follows a generic formula (that said, this is the 1st vampire book I've read in forever) despite the misleading title. There's a point about 1/3 of the way through the book in which there is a review of [...]
A nimbly-paced, highly enjoyable first instalment, with well-rendered, investable characters and (at times quite frighteningly) unstoppable momentum. A satirical comedy-horror, the humour in this book is not a million miles away from "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"; it shares a similarly British quirkiness than runs the comedic gamut, from ultra-dry to charmingly absurdist, although perhaps a few shades darker than Douglas Adams'; brand of wit. In among the jokes and levity, however, the book [...]
Funny, incisive, densely textured and astonishingly layered, this satirical comedy-horror is the perfect antidote to insubstantial trash fiction. It's a savage analysis of the entertainment industry and the people who occupy its seats of power, an indictment of the twenty-four-hour news cycle and its legacy of hyperbole and sensationalism, and a hilarious send-up of modern day culture (and lack of it). Great characters and plenty of rising action. Ends on a hell of a cliff-hanger that will defin [...]
I Literally Said ARRGGG at the EndThis is a fun book. It's about a book, written by Shamus Ohio, who wrote it when he was suffering from writer's block trying to finish the last book in a trilogy. To his surprise, the book is an instant bestseller. And his life will never be the same. Optioned for a movie (fun HOW that was done), your life will never be quite the same. ARRGGG indeed.
A highly enjoyable read, a funny refreshing take on the vampire novel. Full of wit and cynicism reminiscent of Douglas Coup land and Douglas Adams.
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