Friday, October 16, 2015

Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash

Monsterland is the newest horror novel released just in time for Halloween, by Michael Phillip Cash.  This futuristic horror story incorporates a nightmarish tale of an alternate  reality in which populations of zombies, werewolves and vampire- human abominations transformed by viral contaminants are sequestered into a theme park. Not only does the reader find himself immersed into a monster theme park- there is also a social message addressing the issues of equality and autonomy.  The nightmarish creatures are not simply animals- but also portrayed as sick and suffering human beings.

As a self-published writer of a small book horror short stories, one of which is about zombies- I personally was drawn in particular to Cash's depiction of Zombies and werewolves. As a reader I look for authentic details to hold my attention; I was not disappointed.  The author captured the physical pain as well as emotional anguish suffered by these unfortunate creatures. His critical eye for detail could satisfy the biggest skeptic.    In fact, one might almost believe that Cash was describing a real creature with the extent of realism portrayed.  Not only that, Cash writes with a twist.  Rather than depicting them simply as monsters, Michael portrayed them as unfortunate victims who were held captive by their monster disease. Ironically, the humans and politicians were more like "monsters" than the werewolves, vampires and zombies.  This book was so captivating I read it twice.

This is Cash's best book yet and in my opinion, his works belong right up there with the modern great of horror writing, Stephen King. Anyone who enjoys well written, fast paced, complex horror stories with authentic detail should read this book.

 Available on Amazon 

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