The Sinister Mr. Corpse by Jeff Strand

The Sinister Mr Corpse Cover


Rating: 2 Stars


The Plot


Stanley Dabernath’s live is pretty crappy. It gets worse when he dies by drowning in milk. But then he is resurrected on live TV by millions of viewers. He still looks like a corpse. He still is kind of a dick. And now he is a celebrity: The Amazing Mr. Corpse.


Review


This book was easy to read. The language flowed well after a bit too much purple prose at the beginning. There was some nice banter as well. But overall, the book didn’t convince me. There were a few things that really annoyed me.

The “Science”

Suspension of disbelief is a wonderful thing. I am willing to believe that scientists brought someone back as a living corpse. However, it has to make some sort of sense in-world. There has to be coherence to the stories worldbuilding. Here, there isn’t. My suspension of disbelief is severely threatened by the “science”.

They bring him back to life. His crushed bones heal but the rot spots on his body don’t. He doesn’t have blood yet he walks around. And he can get an erection. It just doesn’t make any sense at all.

“Good. Now, you will continue to eat, sleep and handle necessary bodily functions like a nomal living human being,” Brant explained. “However, you will not bleed. Shall I demonstrate?”


The portrayal of women in this book is terrible. They are all mere set pieces. Sexualized sex pieces. There is not a single woman that gets mentioned without the book immediately commenting on her looks.

Trisha. She was eighteen years old, blonde, and incredibly hot despite a couole of pimples. Hard to believe she was a virgin.



That in itself is terrible but it also makes for incredibly annoying reading when on every fucking page you have to read the same creepy descriptions.

The bar was set to close in about ten minutes, and aside from the bartender, the only other occupants were a pair of girls, a blonde and a brunette, seated on stools at the bar. They looked to be in their early twenties. Incredibly hot. Downing numerous shots.



Conclusion


It’s an easy read and the language flows well. However, the world, characters and plot are too flat.

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