Murderland Part I – H8

-Garrett Cook

In a future where pop culture has been taken over by serial killer mania, acts of senseless violence dominate the minds and actions of the populous. Death has become the predominant way of life. The world is quickly being overtaken by an alien vermin which exists only to process humans into machines for their own reproductive purposes and Jeremy Jenkins is the only one who can do anything about it. Using some of the best first person techniques that I have ever seen, Cook takes you deep into the mind of a schizophrenic serial killer come super anti-hero who embodies the very zeitgeist which he has declared war upon.

Garret Cook’s “H8” is an excellent combination of fast paced narrative and creative satire which immediately and effectively submerges the reader in an all too believable nightmare world. The ample metaphor is personal rather than preachy, creating a rare work of prose which is every bit as intelligent as it is violent. It’s hard to believe that this is a debut novel.