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Disposal by Jeff Strand


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While Strand continues to horrify and amuse, this time around he doesn't do it by himself. Instead he's pulled in ten other authors to help him out; each writing their own mini foreword for the book. Authors like Brian Keene, J.A Konrath, Christopher Golden and others. And none of them had a good word to say about Strand. Of course, they are all having fun but it is a great way to start the story and set the mood.

From there we move into the story of Frank, an admitted scumbag. One evening while robbing a dry cleaner this scumbag gets an offer that is perfect for him. Gretchen, the clerk at the dry cleaner, offers him an evening of sex if Frank kills her husband. Only after accepting the offer does Frank realize that her husband is hard to kill. Like next to impossible to kill! Frank then goes from one difficult problem to the next, keeping us amused the whole time.

From that perspective, this novel is more aligned with Strand's Andrew Mayhem series; the protagonist is introduced, given a problem to solve and then has humorous mishap after mishap occur. It doesn't have the emotional depth of Strand's DWELLER but then it is not meant to. It is crazy fun that will have you shaking your head and smiling. ( )
  dagon12 | May 1, 2014 |
With an obscene number of introductions from writers like JA Konrath, Christopher Golden and Brian Keene this novella promises gore and laughs before Jeff Strand even takes the stage.

The story itself is about a core-rotten, SOB, Frank, who while robbing a 24-hour dry cleaner is propositioned by the clerk to murder her husband in exchange for some mind-blowing sex. The job seems even easier (and the pay off sweeter), when Frank arrives at the woman's house and finds her husband already in piss-poor shape. But the man just won't die. Absolutely nothing Frank does puts an end to the husband's state of living.

After that it becomes a matter of principal to stop the man's heart from beating for good.

Hilarious, gory and morally questionable, Disposal is like a chilling evil laugh in the horror genre. Strand is an author set apart from the crowd who can tangle a story with a train-wreck style of horror that readers can't help but watch, fascinated. Bad puns and mutilating slap-stick aside, Strand takes the genre to new places, wearing the “horror writer” badge with honor and gut-wrenching enjoyment.

Disposal is available in limited edition form from Biting Dog Press. ( )
  Michele_lee | Nov 13, 2007 |
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Jeff Strandprimary authorall editionscalculated
Arnzen, Michael A.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, Mary JaniceIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Golden, ChristopherIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hautala, RickIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keene, BrianIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keith MinnionCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Konrath, J. A.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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