This is an older review, but one of those books that sticks with you after you read it.
BigBoobenstein, written in the style of a campy B rated horror flick from the 80’s, comes from a talented author. Jeff O’Brien has a way of creating a fun, disturbing, sometimes gross but always entertaining world with his vivid imagination that leaves you believing in his characters even if they are undead or maybe a talking hernia. However, deep down even though this novel is light hearted and funny there is a lesson to heed.
The story follows Adelaide’s journey of misery and her need to feel loved and accepted to self-discovery and self-love. Her death is a result of her unending need to make her boyfriend love her more, by getting a botched boob job only to learn he wants nothing to do with her anyway. What follows is a crazy, funny and sometimes sad and disturbing look at humanity through the eyes of the undead.
Bigboobebstein and is an entertaining read with a touch of hope and acceptance that will have you rooting for the underdog and Adelaide’s hunt for happiness in the strange and perverted world around her. I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Groom of BigBoobenstein.
Disclaimer: As editor for this novel, my review is impartial. However, I loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a fun, bizarre and disturbing story.