Friday, September 21, 2012

Soundtrack to the End of the World: Review and Contest

Welcome to the Soundtrack to the End of the World blog tour!!  Today I offer my review of the book.  Stick around to enter for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Author bio

Anthony J. Rapino resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania, somewhere between the concrete of the city and the trees of the forest. On occasion, you’ll find him moderating the feverish battles between the creatures of these two arenas. Whose side he’s on is anyone’s guess.
His newest fiction can be found in Black Ink Horror, On Spec, Arcane Anthology, Electric Spec, A cappella Zoo, Space Squid, TQR Stories, and carved inside a variety of autumn gourds. His short story collection, Welcome to Moon Hill, is currently available, as is his first novel Soundtrack to the End of the World. Proof of his psychosis can be found on his website:

I am very proud to announce the launch of my debut novel, Soundtrack to the End of the World, currently available in signed limited hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook editions.
Who knew the end could sound so good.

Soundtrack to the End of the World Soundtrack to the End of the World by Anthony J. Rapino

From Goodreads:  A suicidal nudist strolls into traffic. An eccentric Buddhist claims he can occupy other people’s bodies. All the while, whispers of a new form of entertainment blow through town. Prompted by these strange occurrences, Marty Raft, a not-so-gentle giant, investigates and discovers underground clubs peddling music that induces an out-of-body experience. Marty and a wannabe comedian, Corey, set out to prove these special frequencies are nothing more than a hoax, or at worst, a mass-drugging.
Instead, they uncover a secret with world-ending possibilities.
If you can hear the music, it’s already too late.

My Review:

Let me start by saying, zombies freak me out..  I LOVE scary books and movies, but zombie movie almost always give me nightmares!  I honestly think it's due to having no control..  If you watch zombie movies, one thing stands out, the zombies basically always win.  There's no way to get away from them, and no way to beat them, as a whole.  I admit, I'm a bit of a control freak and I think that's why zombies bother me so much.  I love all this "zombie apocalypse" stuff going around (the jokes, etc), I just think it's funny.  I have never read a book about zombies before.  Honestly, I never really thought they sounded all that great..  I mean, how do you write about zombies without it becoming more like a side show?
Now I know!  This book was so different, I'm glad I came across the author and thought this book sounded good, because I was right!  I really enjoyed reading Soundtrack, it had action, horror, humor and even some romance.  It was so well written, I almost finished the entire book in one sitting.. During some of the more intense moments, I was tensed up and anxious, just like watching a movie.  I love a book when describing it to someone I accidentally say movie instead of book..  Like I'm actually watching the movie, this is one of those books.  I could clearly see the characters and scenes of the whole book.  To me, that's great writing.  
I recommend this book to anyone who loves zombies, who is terrified of them but watch them anyway, or basically anyone who wants to read a great story!
I give this book 4.5 stars!

Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Collect all twelve game pieces (available from each blog stop during my tour), put the pieces together, and decipher the code. It will lead you to a secret website. If you’re the first person to comment on the site, you win!  
Join us in the Insanity Rocket to discuss the contest.
Stop by the blog tour page for all upcoming dates and more contest info.

Here  is today's gamepiece...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the great review, Stephanie! I'm so very glad you enjoyed it. :-)