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A campy horror novel of regret, synchronously morphing into a monstrous, unexpected outcome. High school adolescence can be tough sometimes, especially if you’re hiding inside a snail shell refusing to come out, shelling out the world around you even your best friend. Snailbutter is a Bizarro punch of imagination packed with evil genetically-modified animals, sexy robots, Nazi scientists, cannibal lovers, cute British girls from other dimensions, and much more.
What will become of Brian while he is inside the giant snail shell?
Sometimes all you need is a little butter to get you to slip out of your shell. Ben Fitts SNAILBUTTER is an odd sort of coming-of-age tale about monsters. The monster monsters and the people monsters. This is a bona fide bizarro story that wields the weird in the best possible ways.
SNAILBUTTER is strange fun without going off the rails. I think many who aren’t initiated into full on bizarro or weird fiction can wrap their heads around this one and use it a primer for even more bonkers reading. Ben Fitts, who writes comfortably in the short story arena, demonstrates his keen ability to tell more robust story without losing his own voice/charm.
SNAILBUTTER is a great read for teens to old-ass English Queens (thought I would balk at labeling it YA.) One part coming-of-age, one part after-school special and one part Frankenstein; shaken and stirred with Fitts wild brand of storytelling delivers this lovable classic for the insane.Frank J. Edler, from Goodreads