Over the past few years I’ve finally managed to shake the book snobbery a college education can instill in a young person interested in literature, and I’ve learned to love quirky tales without a hint of pretension anywhere in them.
Thank goodness for that, otherwise I never would have read Hamsterdamned! by Adam Millard.
The story isn’t that complicated.
Some guys go to Amsterdam to have one final blowout rager in honor of the upcoming marriage, and pending transformation into adulthood and responsibility. While there having a good time, boozing, stripper-gazing and weed smoking, things go horribly wrong. A small gang of raging hamsters eat some bad space cake, grow to enormous size, and terrorize the town.
Upon seeing the
promotional material from StrangeHouse Books when the book was released a month ago, and realized what the story was about, I was immediately on board. The concept sounded brilliant, and cover art by Bill Hauser, which reminds me of the classic arcade game Rampage, only made the book that much more enticing.
There is no fluff, or bullshit in this book. The story moves ahead without pause, making it hard to put down. I read my first hunk of the book in the waiting room of a doctor’s office, but when I picked it up again later that day, I went straight through to the end.
It’s available on Amazon, and is priced at $2.99 for the Kindle edition and $6.99 for the paperback. I got the Kindle version, but I’m thinking about ordering the paperback just for the artwork.
Read an interview with author Adam Millard about the book at StrangeHouseBooks.com
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Now that you’re finished reading/scanning/judging this post, why don’t you go read a fucking book or something.