The history of the atomic bomb is one of those subjects that has always interested me, for many reasons. I’ve had an interest in nuclear physics since I read a long-out-of-print book called The Day the Bomb Dropped on America back in the late 80s. I found it on a trip to the library with my mother, when I would usually pick up books that were totally not age-appropriate for a 10 year old. It was about nuclear accidents at power plants as well as military incidents involving broken or accidentally dropped nuclear weapons. Even though the book talked about fires, cooling accidents, deaths, etc. that had actually happened at nuclear facillities, something about the subject and the language caught me.
When comedian and author Evan Marz sent me an email requesting that I review his new book, I didn’t know entirely what to expect. But when I received Dirty Sanchez Nation in the mail, I squealed with glee when I took a look at the book. Subtitled “The Ultimate Illustrated Dicktionary of Obscene Sex Terms”, it’s exactly what it says on the tin. Dirty Sanchez is crude, rude, funny and informative.
I have a fucking love/hate relationship with Brian Keene’s books…”The Rising” and “City of the Dead” were the two greatest things ever in the history of zombies. And I’m talking everything dealing with zombies: books, movies, death metal album covers, everything! But then you get to “Ghoul” and it was like a boring 30th rate ripoff of Stephen King and “Terminal” was one of the worst things I’ve ever read in my life! Imagine if K-Fed was the main character in a novel and you’ll understand how deep that book hurt my brain. Firmly in the middle of this love/hate tug of war is “The Conqueror Worms” which starts out kicking balls and taking names then about halfway through it starts dying a slow death.
When MTV Press sent me this bo….wah? MTV has a publishing house?! Hahahahahahaha!!!! You’re telling me the sellout shitlickers that made “Jersey Shore” and “Carmen: A Hip Hopera” actually publish books too?! What a fucking joke. Oh well, they were nice enough to mail me this book, so let’s check it out.