Cavallaro's Cavalcade of Carnage
I really cannot name a writer working now that is as original as Daniel Kraus. Every book he releases seems to defy my expectations. Including this one.


The idea is great. It's the pacing and true crime-ish realism of Danielewski's House of Leaves and the creeping dread of the film, We Need to Talk about Kevin. Plus....a fast food restaurant ghost?

It's a story that only Kraus can pull off, but I couldn't help but think the reading of the book was a tad tedious. This may be a matter of style over substance. The very thing that makes the story unique is the same thing that slows the plot down considerably. It took me a week to read it, which is at least twice the amount of time that it usually takes me to read a book.

I see the book is getting rave reviews, so I could be in the minority. I'm definitely not the most patient reader in the world. Nevertheless, I do recommend it if you want something totally different from anything else you've ever read. The book releases on July 12th from Raw Dog Screaming Press.

Grade: C

Review by Jason Cavallaro
Twitter: @pinheadspawn

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