Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book of the Week - The Lightning Horse by John Moore

John Moore's comedic satirical tales always hit my funny bone just right. His long awaited latest novel, is a take off on Frankenstein with lots of echoes of the Gene Wilder film Young Frankenstein and innumerable horse books. It features a couple of gamblers with a dead bay horse named the Roan Ranger who have big plans for his reanimation but a unicorn brain, mobsters, teen angst, and a kick-ass female jockey may throw a monkey wrench in their plans. The twists of language and well known tropes are delightful. Moore's earlier books were published by Ace but this one was published by Yard Dog Press, a small press specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror that unfortunately seems to distribute solely through Amazon.

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