I’m truly happy to see the Bizarro genre take precedence in today’s world of publishing. What was once a somewhat underground genre is now quite popular and flourishing. Today we see many publishers specializing in Bizarro and the genre even has it’s own magazine, convention, forums and even an annual award. It’s fan base is as diverse as it’s style, reaching out to fans of horror, dark fantasy, erotica, sci-fi and endless other genres and sub-genres. Bizarro is limitless and it’s here to stay.
One of Bizarro’s latest offerings is the talents of writer Nicholas Day. Travel through time, some 14 billion years, with Day and his strange and outrageous tale of Martin, a somewhat challenged janitor who’s obsessed with dinosaurs. Martin stumbles into a time machine in the laboratory he cleans and here’s where things get bizarre and very dark. Martin grows a tail and a thirst for blood and your skin will crawl with his quick rampage through present and past. As Martin travels through time, we learn of his importance in the creation of the universe.
NECROSAURUS REX is deliciously ridiculous. This slim novella of a bizarro time travel gore fest might just mess with your mind and make you think. It’s certainly not for every reader, not even for every horror reader, but if you’re brave enough, if you’ve made it through an Edward Lee novel, then perhaps NECROSARUS REX is for you. Nicholas Day is a fantastic writer, he’s a thrilling, poetic, gruesome and balls to the wall in-your-face craftsman of twisted horror and bizarro.
Words: Jonathan Reitan