Snake oil salesman Dr. Darius Darke and other "legends" of the Old West are called upon to fight a band of brain-eating bandits in a three-dimensionally-challenged box canyon. This story is a prequel to David Bain's full-length weird Western novel Riders Where There Are No Roads. David Bain is the author of Death Sight, the first novel in the Will Castleton psychic detective series, Gray Lake: A Novel Of Crime And Supernatural Horror and several short story collections. He teaches writing at a community college in Indiana.
I SLEEP WHILE READING
I think Bain tried to cram too much in a short format. This is funny in places, but mostly just silly. He went to a lot of trouble to set up some colorful characters and than killed them off five minutes later.
THE MONSTER WAS A TERRIBLE SHOT
I already have the full length novel (four hours?) in my library. I hope the longer length helps to flesh out a better story with better character development.
24 of 26 people found this review helpful
An enjoyable piece; always enjoy a but of Lovecraftian horror. Need something a little longer.
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What did you love best about The Cowboys of Cthulhu?
I loved the voice of the NARRARATOR! He appropriately tells the story to make you anxious to hear the next chapter and learn what comes next! The story starts off full of action and were it a book, I would not be able to put it down.
What other book might you compare The Cowboys of Cthulhu to and why?
This is my first foray into this genre. I love it and will look for more!
Have you listened to any of Daniel Penz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is right up on the top with the best of Mr. Penz's other works.
Any additional comments?
I'm off to find more by this Author/Narrarator combo!
I thought this would be an actual story, that would get me invested in the characters. it was 45 minutes long and I didn't care about anyone.
0 of 2 people found this review helpful