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This review is from: The Long Last Call (Mass Market Paperback)
According to the introduction, this bizarre short novel started life as a screenplay and that’s evident, from the various POV changes (each sentence begins with …) to the highly amusing amount of times characters or actions are REPRESENTED IN BLOCK CAPITALS. The story details the night that a stripper bar in the middle of nowhere literally goes to hell but, to be honest, it doesn’t work too well. It’s very slight, the bulk of the characters are little more than fodder, there’s no real explanation for what happens (either why or, indeed, where the god-like creature comes from) and it’s not entirely clear what happens to the folk who are ‘touched’ (apart from they’re called monsters and look a bit like Cro-Magnon’s). Bearing in mind Skipp’s pedigree (Splatterpunks and on), this is more than a little disappointing.