Insanity, horror and dark fiction are my catharsis. Brutally honest reviews are on the house.
Adam Howe is an author I can't get enough of. I first discovered him with the lure of of a "free review copy" and have been hooked since. If Jeff Strand and a seedy motel room had a lovechild, that would be Adam. :) Tijuana Donkey Showdown is the long-awaited sequel to Adam Howe's story Damn Dirty Apes, from his stellar novella collection Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet. We wanted more Reggie and we were not disappointed.
Reggie Levine, our hot mess of a local hero, once again finds himself in deep crap, literally and otherwise when he walks into the well-known shyster used car salesman getting dunked into the toilet at The Henhouse where unfortunately he is the one and only bouncer. Because Reggie and trouble go together like thunder and lightning, naturally he finds himself entangled with Harry, aforementioned dunkee, and all of his seedy dealings. From Harry's Chinese Crested being mistaken for a chupacabra to almost getting killed by a serial killer, a mule with a giant phallus, killer drug dealers, and an actual (almost) serial killer, Reggie may need to rely on more than just his looks to get himself out of this one.
I'm not sure if it says more about Adam or myself that I expected this one to be dirtier. For anyone who has read Adam's previous work, this will be obvious. That said, this was, by far, my favorite story from Mr. Howe. Although perhaps not an appropriate present for your favorite grandparent (or child) this upcoming holiday season, if you have a sense of humor and aren't too terribly offended by well, everything, this one's for you. Well done, Adam. Now where's my threequel? :)
I received an e-ARC directly from the author in exchange for an honest review. That's all folks.
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