I meant to post about this fabulous review the other day but didn’t because I was so busy. I’ve either been with my family, at my day job (teacher), or working my other job (writer), and when I’ve had a spare moment, it’s been devoted to letting the puppy outside, or waiting for him to do his business, or chasing him into the snowy backyard after he’s escaped through the fence slats, or cleaning up after him when he’s left a surprise for me on the floor, or trying not to think about where his paws have been as he climbs onto my face.
Which brings up another point—I’d forgotten just how horrible dog excrement smells. I mean, I love the little guy, and I know fecal matter isn’t pleasant in any form. But dude. It’s almost as if Mother Nature designed dog feces to have the worst smell, the hardest-to-clean texture, the most staying power of any type of feces. In fact, it’s my contention that dog crap is the George Strait of the fecal world. Delivering number one hit (or number two, if you prefer) after number one hit, decade after decade, it’s the excrement that lingers in the air long after other odors are gone. It’s—
Let’s move on, shall we?
On a more pleasant note, the awesome Blu Gilliand (FEARnet) reviewed my vampire western DUST DEVILS last week. Here are just a couple of the glowing highlights:
“Dust Devils is a healthy size, but it reads like a book half its page count. It would be easy for the scenes of Price and his crew cutting their way through townspeople to become repetitious, but Janz has a real knack for writing action. Blood spills and sprays in a variety of crazy ways, bodies are torn asunder, and none of it bogs down. At various times I was reminded of movies like Near Dark, From Dusk Till Dawn and Kill Bill to give you an idea of the grit and scope Janz achieves. In other words, this would make a great horror flick, so somebody get on that, okay?”
“Dust Devils is the most pure fun I’ve had reading a book so far this year. Granted, we’ve got a ways to go in 2014, but the bar has been set. For out-and-out unflinching horror with a strong western feel, you can’t go wrong with this one.”
If you haven’t picked up a copy of DUST DEVILS to see what everybody’s talking about, you can do that here or wherever else ebooks and paperbacks are sold. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to read the review one more time before attending to the dog. Hopefully, that will edify me against the withering stench of puppy dung.
*dons gas mask*