Monday, March 8, 2010

Preview: Vacation by Jeremy C. Shipp


Amazon Book Stats:

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press (April 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933293411
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933293417
  • Genre: Horror

(what an amazing cover!)

Book Blurb and Praise:

It's time for blueblood Bernard Johnson to leave his boring life behind and go on The Vacation, a yearlong corporate-sponsored odyssey. But instead of seeing the world, Bernard is captured by terrorists, becomes a key figure in secret drug wars, and, worse, doesn't once miss his secure American Dream.

  • "Shipp's clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go." —Jack Ketchum
  • "This is an intriguing, challenging, literate, provocative novel I'm not sure I understand and suspect I'm not meant to… I recommend it to those who find reality boring; it may make them see it in new ways."
    Piers Anthony
  • "If young Kurt Vonnegut had written Catcher in the Rye for the global village, it might have played a lot like this. Vacation is a tight little fable about massive, sprawling, real-life problems: chief among them, our ability to fiddle while Rome burns. The prose is extra-crispy, the wisdom is genuine, and the mindfucks come a mile a minute. Jeremy Shipp is a very good drug. I hope this book gets banned in high schools soon!" —John Skipp



Author Info:

Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker nominated author of Cursed, Vacation, and Sheep and Wolves. His shorter tales have appeared or are forthcoming in over 50 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Pseudopod, and Rosebud. While preparing for the forthcoming collapse of civilization, Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse with his wife, Lisa, and their legion of yard gnomes. Thankfully, only one mime was killed during the making of his first short film, Egg.

You can contact Jeremy on Goodreads, his website, or twitter.

Click here for an interview where he describes Bizarro fiction, which is within the genre which Jeremy writes.


This book was sent to Layers of Thought for review from the author. Thanks Jeremy!

Amazon purchasing links - US/UK/Canada; The Book Depository - AUD and Euro.

Giveaway, author guest post, and review coming soon!

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