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A Splatter Punk Jam with the finest authors in horror
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2014
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road is a splatter punk jam by some of the finest authors in the horror genre. And to top it off the money from this book goes to help pay the medical bills of another author, Tom Piccirilli. Unlike some industries, writer's don't have employee benefits like health care or sick days. To not only get a great story from some of my favorite authors, but also contribute to helping someone in need is awesome.
And this story is indeed awesome. Can't really say much without spoiling the story, but I would recommend you stay away from food while reading the book. The events that take place in the book are not for the easily grossed out.
What I can say about the plot is that we follow Arrianne and Chuck, a married couple, who move into 65 Stirrup Iron Road. The house has a violent and sexually disturbing past and Chuck and Arrianne are soon drawn into it. Can they overcome it and end the evil once and for all?
If you love to be grossed out, this book was written for you. But we also get some terrific character development. It's not just a pukefest. If you read any of the books previously published by the authors of this book then you know what you're in for. If you're not much for gore, this is still a worthy book to read. Each author brings what they do best in their other work with them. You'll care about Chuck and Arrianne and want to know what will happen to them. The book does take an interesting turn towards the end. But the breaking of the fourth wall actually fits the story really well.
Give this book a try. It's worth it for the gore and the characters and for knowing that you helped out someone going through a tough time.