Zakk reviews “The Blackest Eyes” by Adam Cesare. 44 pages published by Rollin & Jeanie Press.
“Her nose, which moments ago had been perfectly symmetrical, was now favoring the left side, split at the end in a mess of blood. Her front teeth were gone. She smiled a broken smile and he put his hands up.”
Two Never-Before-Published Short Stories from Adam Cesare!
“The Blackest Eyes” focuses on a special effects artist working on a killer shark movie. Our hero employees some unorthodox research methods while investigating hammerhead sharks.
And in “Me, Debased” a high school film fan discovers a new hero in a series of low-budget slasher films. But as his fixation grows will he take his fandom one step too far?
“Sammy lost his train of thought again, even without the volume he was watching a young woman get dismantled: her fingers were bent backwards against a claw hammer and then severed with a cleaver in the next shot.”
The Blackest Eyes, a double-shot of horror from Adam Cesare, is a fun romp and a great “coffee-break”. You’re going to blast through these quick, walking away wanting more.
Mr. Cesare is a fun writer, who’s characters seem to be just as interesting as the events unfolding around them. A special effects guy and a fan-fic writer, regular people getting into irregular predicaments.
Story one, The Blackest Eyes a gnarly shark-week tune, that brings the chum. And the second piece, Me, Debased is a tangent splintered off of The First One You Expect (a great read) and it’s very cool getting back into that universe, even if it is not directly.
So check this out, and if you haven’t already check out something else from Adam, he has the goods.
“No pics? Who has time to read this? Gay!”
Overall score: 4/ 5
Zakk is a big dumb animal!
*This ebook also includes a sneak peek at The Con Season, the fifth novel from author Adam Cesare. I didn’t read this teaser, preferring to wait for the book release.
**Note: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher on the promise of an honest review. These are my unbiased feelings.