Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Exponential Apocalypse: Dead Presidents by Eirik Gumeny

Exponential Apocalypse: Dead Presidents by Eirik Gumeny

Thor, former Norse God of Thunder, has returned to his day job at the Secaucus Holiday Inn, surlier than ever. His Google alert for Ragnarok is bringing in fewer and fewer results, and he's beginning to think that the Twilight of the Gods might never come to free him from the hellish nightmare that is minimum-wage customer service.
But then Timmy, a telekinetic, telepathic super-squirrel, comes skittering back into Thor's life, bruised and slightly smoking after having his tail handed to him by a two-hundred-year-old mad scientist in a robotic exoskeleton. The rodent needs help, and, despite his best intentions, that help is going to have to be Thor and his friends Chester A. Arthur XVII and Queen Victoria XXX.
Exponential Apocalypse: Dead Presidents, the second book in the Exponential Apocalypse series, continues where the first one left off, following Thor and company through a world rife with megalomanical clones, dinosaur armies, zombies, mad scientists, rhinos with lasers, and all manner of action and misadventure. Uproarious and unrestrained, Exponential Apocalypse: Dead Presidents puts the doody in doomsday and the ha in worldwide annihilation.

Publication: July 31, 2012 Jersey Devil Press

My Thoughts: 
This book is a bucketful of crazy and I enjoyed every minute. Sure, the humor is crude and raunchy, and there is swearing and killing. It also takes place after the world has ended 28 times, there are clones, dinosaurs, a telepathic squirrel, and plenty of other surprises. This book is hysterical and ridiculous and I loved it. You just don't know what is going to happen next, because anything can happen.
I haven't read Exponential Apocalypse, which is the first in the series, but it wasn't a problem. It is on my to-read list now. Sometimes you just need to read something that bears no resemblance to reality and doesn't take itself seriously.  Go read the excerpt.

My Rating: *****
*Notes: Crude humor, strong language.

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About the author:
Eirik Gumeny is over six feet tall and enjoys sugar. Originally from the highway-choked suburbs of New Jersey, he now lives in the mile-high desert of New Mexico. He is very pale and it is very sunny, so he will probably combust any day now.

Eirik is the author of the Exponential Apocalypse series, co-author of Screw the Universe, founding/former editor of Jersey Devil Press, and a folder of origami cranes. His short fiction has been published in a number of journals and anthologies, including Thieves Jargon, Beat to a Pulp, and Monkeybicycle.

Where to find the author:
Eirik Gumeny


  1. Sounds like a very different kind of read - totally off the wall! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Martin

    1. This is why I love blogging. I get to read great books that I might not find otherwise, and pass them along! Thanks for the comment.


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