Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers: The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange (Book #2)

Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers: The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange by is the second in a new series of novellas, the Hiram Grange Misadventures, written by different authors for Shroud Publishing:
Welcome to the scandalous misadventures of scurrilous boozer and malcontent, Hiram Grange. Though afflicted with a laundry list of dysfunctions, addictions and odd predilections, Hiram Grange stands toe to toe (and sometimes toe to tentacle) with the black-hearted denizens of the Abyss and dispenses justice with the help of his antiquated Webley revolver and Pritchard bayonet.  A five-part series. Cover and illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, and original woodcut prints by Danny Evarts
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BooksAMillion, and AbeBooks. The series is available in a five-book set: Hiram Grange Volume 1 (5 book Set).

See my review of the first installment: Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned.

The Blurb

Hitler has escaped. Twelve of them, to be precise, each cloned from the original and hiding in the bizarre American underground. Hiram Grange has been tasked with hunting them down. The only problem: he's hit rock bottom. His worst binge ever --- a mad dance with absinthe, opium and depression...

On the heels of the release of Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned (B&N, Amazon, SP), Scott Christian Carr's wildly original novella, Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers, has already begun to create excitement among advance readers. Hitlers is the second installment in the Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange series.







My Review
Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers: The Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange by Scott Christian Carr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hiram Grange's goes on a drug-induced murdering spree of twelve Hitlers that sprang from a crack between dimensions. I can't really say anything else without giving away spoilers - this book made me repeatedly ask, "Is this really happening or is Grange hallucinating?" I had to keep reading to find out.

The drug use doesn't appeal to me but it's an effective means for depicting the flaws in the anti-hero's personality. I recommend this story for fans of both Hunter S. Thompson and H. P. Lovecraft.

I love that this series has many contributors - it's interesting to see Hiram told through different eyes and I'm eager to read the third installment for a new perspective.

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