Scary Tales of Scariness by Chris Pisano and Brian Koscienski
Chris and Brian such interesting characters. This year at Confluence I got to spend another day with them (I spent a day with them last year as well) and the shenanigans these to come up with... I also go the chance to hear them do a reading or two from some of their books and there is nothing like hearing these stories come to life through these two. This book contains a collection of short stories featuring Chris and Brian as well as Jeff Young as they interact with the creatures that are supposed to be scary like vampires, spiders and the Devil. But true to their nature, it ends up being funny rather than scary.
These two authors have a unique ability to bring humor to their writing regardless of the genre they are writing in. Their character personas are true to their real life personas. The speech patterns and actions are reflective of who they truly are. It's fun seeing these characters come to life in different stories. And knowing them personally adds a different dimension to the stories as well. If you get the chance to meet them at a convention do so, they are a hilarious duo. You can almost picture these two nuts interacting with things like the crocogator. Just complete randomness and humor.
It was nice to take a break from series books and read something that would lighten the mood and bring humor into the day. There are three or four more books in the Drunken Comic Book Monkey series and I do look forward to picking them up as well. You never know what you are going to get when reading these two authors, or when you spend time with them! If you enjoy books filled with humor and randomness then I highly suggest this book to you. I give it a 4 out of 5 rating. Love these guys.