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Dance Of The Chupacabras: The Tome Trilogy Of Trilogies

by Lori R. Lopez

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A dark Wonderlandish "oddyssey" that merges and contrasts elements of humor and horror; fantasy, reality, and literary nonsense; legends, myths, and history; Pop, Mexican, and American Culture; wordplay and swordplay. It is a modern legend, a rumpus of revelrous rompery about being lost and choosing the road least traveled . . . the path unknown. In Tome One of the whimsical epic adventure, a Mexican-American brother duo of folklore dancers and a desert farmer -- along with a diverse band of mortals, angels, and ghosts -- battle supernatural forces to protect an oracle-princess as well as past, present, and future times from an Aztec serpent god's wrath. (Read sample chapters at the author's website: www.trilllogicinnoventions.com!)WARNING: Contains big words and inventive language.What is an Author's Draft? It is an original concept devised by Lori R. Lopez: The author's true voice; the author's pure and untampered vision, preserving her idiosyncracies and eccentric stylings!… (more)
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(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this review, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

I've already reviewed something by horror writer Lori R. Lopez before, the wispy story collection Chocolate-Covered Eyes, and mentioned at that point that I was looking forward to seeing something a little longer and heftier from her; and now here it is, an "Author's Draft" version (think "Director's Cut") of a full-length horror tale, a sweeping story that takes place over multiple periods of human history among a whole host of different Latin communities around the world. But I have to confess, I'm not much of a horror fan, which means that even a bit of the usual tropes of this genre is usually too much for me, of which there are lots here in this example -- the overly flowery prose style, the melodramatic plot, the 'BWOO-HAA-HAA' tone of the entire thing. But I never think it fair for a genre book to get penalized just for displaying the traits of its genre, simply because the reviewer isn't much of a fan of that genre; and so that's why I'm giving it at least a middle-of-the-road score here, and am humbly suggesting that you get the opinion of a more dedicated horror reviewer if you're truly interested in learning more about this book.

Out of 10: 7.5 ( )
  jasonpettus | Aug 7, 2012 |
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A dark Wonderlandish "oddyssey" that merges and contrasts elements of humor and horror; fantasy, reality, and literary nonsense; legends, myths, and history; Pop, Mexican, and American Culture; wordplay and swordplay. It is a modern legend, a rumpus of revelrous rompery about being lost and choosing the road least traveled . . . the path unknown. In Tome One of the whimsical epic adventure, a Mexican-American brother duo of folklore dancers and a desert farmer -- along with a diverse band of mortals, angels, and ghosts -- battle supernatural forces to protect an oracle-princess as well as past, present, and future times from an Aztec serpent god's wrath. (Read sample chapters at the author's website: www.trilllogicinnoventions.com!)WARNING: Contains big words and inventive language.What is an Author's Draft? It is an original concept devised by Lori R. Lopez: The author's true voice; the author's pure and untampered vision, preserving her idiosyncracies and eccentric stylings!

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A dark and humorously scary novel, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS (TOME ONE of the TOME TRILOGY OF TRILOGIES) will take you on a fantastic and eccentric adventure through a shifting desert world in Northern Mexico as two brothers stumble into the roles of heroes and attempt to rescue a young girl kidnapped by El Chupacabras. Aztec god Quetzalcoatl and Mayan god Camazotz have teamed up to reclaim a stolen empire. The girl must be sacrificed, humanity vanquished. A subplot involves a busload of dancers held captive by an unraveling cop.
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