Review: Texocalypse Now
Darkness literally overtakes Central Texas and we’re given solid scenes of various well developed characters showing that the struggle for survival in an apocalyptic wasteland is real. The book is peppered with Precious Metal Pirates, Monstrous hordes, Biker Gangs in the tradition of Mad Max, and circumstantial farmers eking out a living in these bleakest of times. Survival is hardly a sure thing for our heroes.
Michael Bunker and Nick Cole have created a wonderful collaborative work. They each have a distinct voice but it never detracts from the overall story. You can feel the passion seeping from the pages when Cole describes life L.A., or Bunker a life off the grid – or at least I think that’s how it happened. Maybe they reversed roles and the joke is on me. However they did it, the pair gives every character depth and write a patience-rewarding slow burn that explodes into a heart-pounding crescendo somehow managing to leave the reader screaming for more, but not feeling like the story was cut short.
The Red King by Nick Cole (free on kindle, check it out) introduced me to the Apocalypse Weird universe. Tex Now made me a fan of the universe and I eagerly await to see how the whole “end of the world as we know it” thing plays out.
Dear reader, I recommend you purchase this book and join me in the Slenderex Horde. Apocalypse Weird novels are our protein.[Disclosure: I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for a review stating my honest opinion. I honestly loved it.]