This fun-filled, action-packed, and apathy-busting novel is replete with a swirl of horror, humor, and insight into the darker corners of fear. It isn't always the monster under that bed that we fear the most. But if it is, we certainly have a ton of them in Southern Fried Monster!The story explores the real things that scare us through the eyes of Guy Sayonara, a haplessThis fun-filled, action-packed, and apathy-busting novel is replete with a swirl of horror, humor, and insight into the darker corners of fear. It isn't always the monster under that bed that we fear the most. But if it is, we certainly have a ton of them in Southern Fried Monster!The story explores the real things that scare us through the eyes of Guy Sayonara, a hapless paragon of mediocrity who has but one dream - to become a world famous chef. The only problem is... well, that he is a hapless paragon of mediocrity. Having a deep desire to become something that you are only adequate at (if that) is but one of the many journeys taken down the darker alleys of the psyche. And then… the aliens land! Not just any aliens mind you, but foes impossible to beat. The only break in the nail-biting tension is the absurd humor found in the irony of their religion and culture. By the time it is all said and done, Chef Guy is exposed to paranoia, medical fears, the loss of life savings and pensions, lay-offs, the good ol' boy network, social exclusion, family rejection, and finally a manhunt to end his life - all of which plays out in front of a backdrop of world domination by a seemingly unbeatable alien invasion.Fear is nothing new. Humans have faced fears from the very beginning. This book takes the snarky and fairly humorous stance that the only thing that has ever really driven us to first face our fears and then control them is profit - the all mighty buck. Without it, our race lapses into a babbling stupor.There are some that argue that this has already happened.Can a lovable and hapless "average guy" win the day? You will find out in the pages of Southern Fried Monster!...
|Title||:||Southern Fried Monster|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||254 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Southern Fried Monster Reviews
Whenever I talk about Southern Fried Monster, it's difficult to explain a new genre blurring a mixture sci-fi, horror, comedy, and culinary adventures. To define it as just one is to review Alice In Wonderland as "adventures in eating". This is a story of the human condition and the scrappiness anyone can have to realize his/her dream during the current malaise of our time.The epitome of witty, snarky humor, our average Guy living a average life, wants more.... How does he go against two successful parents who have mapped out his life? The record comes to a scratching halt when Guy announces he wants to be a chef. Through perseverance and rather large college debt our Guy prevails....and then the real world head-butts him. He shows what one must do when dreams don't materialize and one has to continue life, disappointed.What happens when you become a life-drone? The aliens land, silly. In a world where money rules government, our underdog hero must rearrange rules he didn't make to protect himself and those he cares for. Through a situational roller coaster of power struggles, moral quandaries and dumb luck, people play out masterfully through the twist and turns.I would recommend this book to people entering the work force and people who have been in the workforce for so long struggling still to make their dreams come true.
I would recommend this to friends. Funny and scary at the same time is a fun combination for a weekend read, but some of the thoughts resonated much deeper than expected.Most of all I really enjoyed the narrative - there was a kooky kind of "Fractured Fairy Tales" feel about it. Just when things got really creepy the humor would seep in.