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Praise for Shatnerquake

Posted in Bizarro Books on August 20, 2009 by carltonmellick

Here’s what people have been saying about bizarro writer Jeff Burk’s book Shatnerquake.

“It’s like Lloyd Kaufman and Sam Rami’s mutant offspring wrote a book.”
– Wil Wheaton, Star Trek: the Next Generation’s Wesley Crusher

“…getting a lightsaber-wielding Captain Kirk in the same room with “Boston Legal’s” Denny Crane is definitely worth the cover price in comedic gold.”
– Jim Gibbons, Wizard Magazine

“If you’ve ever sat tripping on acid surrounded by a hundred tv’s playing various William Shatner programming all at once, you might not need to read Shatnerquake. But if you have not, then there is no excuse for you to miss this absurdly hilarious meta-satire of celebrity, identity, and completism.”
– Whitney Streed, Stand-Up Comedian

“Talk about off the wall!”
– Edward Lee, author of The Bighead and Flesh Gothic

“Yeah, it doesn’t make a lot of sense, and it’s really quite silly.”
– The Phillyist

“This is surreal and weird and funny, and it’s also super violent, in the same food-coloring-plus-corn-syrup-equals-fake-blood sort of way as Evil Dead 2 or Bad Taste.”
– THE PORTLAND MERCURY’S BLOGTOWN

“It’s like Die Hard, but instead of Bruce Willis fighting terrorists it’s William Shatner fighting other versions of himself… In other words, it’s fucking awesome!”
– CARLTON MELLICK III, author of Satan Burger

On another note, those of you who liked my co-written book “Ocean of Lard” might be interested to know that Jeff Burk is continuing the Choose Your Own Mindfuck Fest series with his next book: Super Giant Monster Time. There will likely be more books coming out in this series in the future, thanks to Jeff. This should come as good news to those of you who like choose your own adventures for adults.