The following paragraphs are taken from a great review of Louis K Lowy's Die Laughing by Bex'n'Books.
Die Laughing is a dark comedy sci-fi
story set in Las Vegas in 50s America and centres around a stand up
comedian called Sam. E Lakeside. Sam has just got the break he's been
waiting for, a chance to leave the seedy bars and comedy clubs behind
for a booking on the Steve Allen Show. Finally, he's going make it big;
that is until a mobster puts a contract out on him for messing with his
girlfriend. Just as Sam is digging his own shallow grave in the Nevada
desert with a gun aimed at him, the unimaginable happens. Sam, and the
would be assassin, Francis, and his tough sexy girlfriend, Cricket, are
all abducted by aliens...
Die Laughing is not normally the type of
story I go for, but I'm so glad I did. The plot is very well written as
are the characters. Each of them very individual and each with their
own inner demons. The story moves at a fast pace and has many jokes and
quips peppered all the way through it. There are many references to 50s
American TV some of which I wasn't familiar with, but that aside, this
was a very enjoyable book with underlying messages scattered throughout.
Its not often that I comment on book covers, but this one is brilliant!
Bright, eye catching and retro, it demands attention; it's one you
I would definitely recommend Die
Laughing; it's fresh and different and a fantastic change to my normal
reading list. I was pleasantly surprised with it, and I look forward to
reading more from Mr Lowy. I give Die Laughing 5 fantastic Bexstars! A
job well done.
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