★★★★★ out of ★★★★★
by Max Booth III
Carnivorous Lunar Activities by Max Booth III is the upcoming third release from the Fangoria Presents publishing imprint and it is an incredibly fun read. It’s the story of two childhood friends who have both fallen on hard times; Teddy whose wife Shelly has walked out on him and Justin who needs his old friend to shoot him in the heart with a silver bullet because he has become a werewolf. Chained to an anchor in his mother’s basement (yes, a ship’s anchor), and while sharing a lot of beer, Justin fills Teddy in on the events that have led to lycanthropy- the bite, the memory loss, the waking up naked covered in blood- in order to convince his old friend that he is indeed a werewolf and that he needs to shoot him at midnight.
Booth III expertly plots the story with equal parts humor, gore and dick jokes. The style of dialogue between Justin and Teddy really resonated with me. I could hear their voices in my head as I got to know them and their sense of humor mirrors my own so the jokes really landed. I found myself laughing out loud throughout the narrative and cringing at Booth’s graphic and gross description of the carnage. Even with all the dead bodies piling up, at it’s heart this is a story of friendship and the lengths you may be asked to go for an old pal. I can’t tell you what happens to Justin and Teddy, you’ll have to read Carnivorous Lunar Activities for yourself and see if Justin convinces you he’s a werewolf…maybe just don’t drink as many beers while reading as they do.
Carnivorous Lunar Activities will be released on February 22nd and is currently available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Check out the book’s trailer below listen to my interview with Max by following the Podcast link at the bottom of this post!
You can find Max online at his website or on twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth