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There s an art to writing surreal horror fiction Overall, the world of a conventional horror novel or novella in the case this this book is, for the most part, the real world Normal Into it, something unreal or horrific is introduced In a novella like Green Tsunami, which falls into my personal definition of surreal, something unreal and horrific is introduced to a world that is, or has become, itself horrific The setting for this story is a world changed so dramatically it s become nig There s an art to writing surreal horror fiction Overall, the world of a conventional horror novel or novella in the case this this book is, for the most part, the real world Normal Into it, something unreal or horrific is introduced In a novella like Green Tsunami, which falls into my personal definition of surreal, something unreal and horrific is introduced to a world that is, or has become, itself horrific The setting for this story is a world changed so dramatically it s become nightmarish in its own regard an unexplained event has occurred, a slimy green wave the the main characters have come to call it a tsunami has washed over everything in the world, and has, and is continuing to, transform everything organic and inorganic into something alien and new When the bonds of storytelling are freed up and not confined to staying in a conventional, real world setting, the story can become so weird it gets in the way of any real plot, or it becomes an integral part of book and the characters themselves, like this one.This review s starting to get surreal Let me step back.The story is written by the brilliantly talented husband and wife team L.L Soares and Laura Cooney Each chapter is an email sent by either the husband, Aaron, to his wife, Joy, or vice versa Joy is trapped, a prisoner, essentially, in the office building where she was working when the tsunami hit Aaron is at home Many buildings were destroyed in the wave, many others have been altered into strange, alien forms, but the electricity still works sporadically and so does email This situation is convenient for the plot to move forward, but is often questioned by the characters themselves, who suspect that this may bedeliberate than they realize.Aaron and Joy had been going through a rough patch in their marriage, noted by the terse way in which Joy responds to her husband s emails They learn what the world has become for each, andimportantly as the story progresses what has become of their troubled son, who was in school when everything went green.I was surprised how well the story of Aaron s search for Joy and their son, all the while dealing with his own body s strange metamorphosis everyone caught in the wave, who survived, were changed in some surreal there s that word again way and Joy s situation being held captive by oddities they call Baloon Heads , was conveyed through nothing but emails I assumed in reading this that the authors wrote their respective character s parts L.L doing Aaron s emails and Laura doing Joy s , but I could be wrong Regardless, their writing in the past has always been strong and this is no exception The book is inventive and, most importantly, engaging One of those stories where you want to read just onechapter and suddenly it s over.Now, be warned This is not your average horror story, like I said The setting and events are quite surreal not to the vast extent of, say, Cisco s The Divinity Student, though written just as well and can bend your brain in directions it usually doesn t need to in a Koontz novel But if you want a story that s way out of the box, but tells a fascinating, and often touching, story, check this novella out Cooney and Soares strike with this strange, incredibly bleak apocalyptic novella After a mysterious tsunami destroys most of the world, scarce survivors contact each other over the Internet This tale is told in corresponding emails between a husband and wife Aaron was at home and Joy was at work when the world changed, and it keeps changing with each passing day Adding to the growing darkness, Aaron discovers their young son is changing into a caterpillar like creature that feeds off other c Cooney and Soares strike with this strange, incredibly bleak apocalyptic novella After a mysterious tsunami destroys most of the world, scarce survivors contact each other over the Internet This tale is told in corresponding emails between a husband and wife Aaron was at home and Joy was at work when the world changed, and it keeps changing with each passing day Adding to the growing darkness, Aaron discovers their young son is changing into a caterpillar like creature that feeds off other children holed up in their school.In GREEN TSUNAMI, not only are people changing in all kinds of ways due to whatever it is that has hit the planet, but inanimate objects as well No one is safe, no one can be trusted, and the bizarro SciFi imagination of the authors is on full freak out display here.Fans of apocalyptic stories will enjoy this fresh, truly unusual take on the End Times One of the best books I ve ever read What a ride When it comes to fiction, I m a sucker for a good story, regardless of genre Sci fi, horror, fantasy, thrillers, even romance and humor as long as the plot intrigues me, I ll give it a look So when I read the synopsis for GREEN TSUNAMI, my interest shot through the roof As you can imagine, I was quite excited Post apocalyptic novels are a dime a dozen but when you come across one that is rife with originality, how can you pass that up That s right you can t I m so glad I gave this one a c When it comes to fiction, I m a sucker for a good story, regardless of genre Sci fi, horror, fantasy, thrillers, even romance and humor as long as the plot intrigues me, I ll give it a look So when I read the synopsis for GREEN TSUNAMI, my interest shot through the roof As you can imagine, I was quite excited Post apocalyptic novels are a dime a dozen but when you come across one that is rife with originality, how can you pass that up That s right you can t I m so glad I gave this one a chance because it s an excellent read that will keep you riveted to your seat.If you are not familiar with GREEN TSUNAMI, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Smart Rhino Publications I don t think I ve ever read surrealistic horror like this before, but I sure hope I can findThe book is full of bold imagery and mind bending scenes I ve never tried drugs, but I will bet reading GREEN TSUNAMI is like dropping LSD and then taking a tour of Willie Wonka s Chocolate Factory GREEN TSUNAMI is written very well and flows nicely I am very impressed with how authors Laura Cooney and L L Soares are able to convey the story from an e mail point of view This is a solid testament to the massive talent this duo has But it is not only a good read, the book is visionary as well The magnificent scope of the story that unfolds is huge I absolutely love the ending, and I will probably reread this book very soon.The book is only 150 pages in length, but the authors cram a lot of drama into that small space As a result, the reader is given a thrilling journey through the bizarre that can be completed in just a couple of sittings This is another big plus for me, as I was able to finish the book in just two days.GREEN TSUNAMI is a major win for me, and I recommend it to fans of horror, science fiction, or anyone looking for a dark, enthralling nightmare The book is available now in several formats L L Soares and his wife, Laura Cooney, in a major departure from the exemplary horror fiction we ve come to expect, have presented us with a remarkable surrealistic novella The premise is that the Earth has been swept by an organic green tidal wave that has eliminated most of civilization pretty much overnight, altered what it didn t kill, and changed some inanimate objects to an animated state The metamorphosis is Kafka esque, but muchfar reaching Among the few humans left is an unha L L Soares and his wife, Laura Cooney, in a major departure from the exemplary horror fiction we ve come to expect, have presented us with a remarkable surrealistic novella The premise is that the Earth has been swept by an organic green tidal wave that has eliminated most of civilization pretty much overnight, altered what it didn t kill, and changed some inanimate objects to an animated state The metamorphosis is Kafka esque, but muchfar reaching Among the few humans left is an unhappily married couple, Aaron and Joy When the green tsunami hit, Joy was at her office and Aaron was at home Their son, David, was at school Though all three survived, they underwent horrific physical changes, as did all of the handful of survivors The entire book is a series of emails electricity is still on, but sporadic between Aaron and Joy, with Aaron trying desperately to find and rescue his wife It isn t easy, because the once familiar city is so modified that finding anything or anyone is difficult, if not impossible.I expect that this style serves the authors well on several levels First of all, who doesn t like to read others mail The book is a fast read, the emails acting as a sort of shorthand to just get the facts out to the reader without going all Dostoyevsky about it And it is effective It s a wonderful way to get to know both the protagonists, as well as their absent son, almost immediately The reader is swept up into the story on the first page and isn t let go until the last The book was neither too short nor too long, but absolutely the perfect length a difficult feat for a novella of this nature Green Tsunami about what happens when nature takes the planet back, and is out for revenge while it s at it where humans become extraneous at best and food at worst You ll think twice before you step on a bug or pull up a weed after you read this, believe me I ve never been much of a surrealist bizarro fan, but this amazing novella has opened my eyes and changed my mind Bravo Honestly, when I heard the book had illustrations I had to have it As an author and artist it s nice to see a complimentary combination of the two artforms Seriously, I wishpublishers would release stuff like this.Concerning the story, I like the back and forth communications between the husband and wife, which describe the events from two perspectives If you re a fan of body horror Brian Yuzna, Stuart Gordon, David Cronenberg this story is for you It s grotesque, but the bodily affl Honestly, when I heard the book had illustrations I had to have it As an author and artist it s nice to see a complimentary combination of the two artforms Seriously, I wishpublishers would release stuff like this.Concerning the story, I like the back and forth communications between the husband and wife, which describe the events from two perspectives If you re a fan of body horror Brian Yuzna, Stuart Gordon, David Cronenberg this story is for you It s grotesque, but the bodily afflictions serve a purpose.It s surreal for sure, but not abstract and pointless I expected the competing forces to wind up in a different direction, but I did call the ending close In both cases I wasn t disappointed.It s a nice read and the sparse illustrations are a treat This would make a great sci fi horror film I thoroughly enjoyed Green Tsunami, I was fortunate enough to provide the cover art and on reading the book I found myself transported into one of my pictures, cleverly written and conceived, well done to all. Laura Cooney and L.L.Soares have done a fantastic job with this novella A green tsunami has decimated the earth and the survivors that are left are changed in ways you cannot imagine This story is told via emails between a husband and wife as they try to figure out why it happened, how they can survive, and save each other in this new apocalyptic world Living and non living things have transformed and are changing into things that would give David Cronenberg nightmares.I see shades of Lovecra Laura Cooney and L.L.Soares have done a fantastic job with this novella A green tsunami has decimated the earth and the survivors that are left are changed in ways you cannot imagine This story is told via emails between a husband and wife as they try to figure out why it happened, how they can survive, and save each other in this new apocalyptic world Living and non living things have transformed and are changing into things that would give David Cronenberg nightmares.I see shades of Lovecraft s The Colour Out of Space , William Hope Hodgson s The Voice in the Night , and Stephen King s The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill all through out this wonderful and terrifying story Along with the interior illustrations Ju Kim, Will Renfo, Justynn Tyme, and Daniel Verkys makes this book evenunsettling You would think that when a big green tsunami pounds down on the earth and floods the streets, and rips buildings out of the ground, that the scientists would have seen something coming That they could have prepared for it But this seems to have caught everyone with their pants down And it doesn t make sense that anyone survived Nobody seems to remember when it actually hit And nobody can figure out how we all didn t get wiped out How we all didn t just drown I ve never seen such damage And at the same time, it all seems to be healing over in some weird way New things growing in their place I can t identify most of it But I ll try if you let me Laura Cooney and LL Soares have created an apocalytpic novella that is disturbing, graphic, and provocative A mysterious green tsunami has swept the planet and nothing will be the same as both living and inanimate things begin to metamorphosize into a new horrifying reality The story is told entirely via e mails between a man and his wife, separated by the catastrophe, describing the terrors they must face as they strive to surviveThe cover illustration is by Dan Verkys, with a cover design by Ju Kim Interior illustrations were created by Will Renfro, Justynn Tyme, and Ju Kim