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Saturday, January 31, 2015

BLOOD: Review - 'Brew' a wild story of outrageous wanton violence

Bowie V. Ibarra

So, you ever watch 'Nightmare City'?  The enjoyable Italian horror schlock classic directed by Umberto Lenzi?  Or 'The Crazies (1973)', directed by our Lord and Saviour George A. Romero?  Sure, the modern version with Tim Olyphant is still pretty good.  But that's beside the point.

What I'm saying here is that Bill Braddock's title 'Brew' takes that same formula and knocks it out of the park.  My two favorite words for this outrageous and wildy fun story:  Wanton Violence.  'Brew' defines wanton violence.  It uses it as its heartbeat, shooting blood through the veins and out of a severed neck or arm.  It's the energy that propels the reader through its pages to take in the nightmare that washes over the college campus in a shade of sick green.  Yes, wanton violence pretty much defines the story on its most basic level.  But the best part is that it is deeper than that.

The story follows our protagonist, a street smart college chick named Cat, who meets an unmotivated drug dealer named Steve.  The two hit it off with some sweet chemistry before suddenly having to deal with the college campus going completely apeshit when a mad scientists double-cross becomes a reality.

And that's when the story takes the reader riding shotgun in Dragula on a bloody, violent, and sex-filled romp.

Though this absolute and total mayhem make up the spirit of the book, the real backbone is the story itself.  It's well put together, thought out, and gilded with deep, real characters.  The reader won't help but love the leads and absolutely hate the modern-day 'mad scientist' who is the architect of the savage havoc that spits blood at the reader on every turn of the page.

'Brew' is a masterpiece of cruel mayhem.  If you dig the kind of chaos those old-school horror movies brought to the silver screen, then you're going to love the chaos Bill Braddock throws on the page to gouge your eyes and wrap your brain in slime green.

Get your copy of 'Brew' today in paperback and kindle HERE.

BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the Down the Road zombie horror series from Permuted Press. He has more titles available at his official website,, where you can network with him.
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