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Roo Paperback – 28 January 2020
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"Trust me, you've never read anything like this. Deranged, delirious, diabolical, it just begs to be a film, and when it is, I'll be first in line to see it. The Roo is a f*cking riot." - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Kin and Sour Candy
"...all I can say is ...wow! Yes it's a bizarre concept, and of course there's a grindhouse feel to it. Lots of macabre violence and insanity, but at the core this book is about the people, not the crazy Roo, and deals with some heavy emotional issues. It's at times heartbreaking, terrifying and even hilarious. Alan has written a unique novella that will no doubt stay with you long after you've read it! You're in for a ride." - Michael Evan, Fantasy Focus
- Publisher : Alan Baxter (28 January 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 130 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0980578264
- ISBN-13 : 978-0980578263
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 0.79 x 20.32 cm
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Don't dismiss it as a gorefest, though. The plot curls itself around the challenges of Aussie rural life: loneliness, isolation, the importance of community, domestic and alcohol-related violence and more.
If you're after a fast-paced, retro-style horror with a fair dinkum serve of Aussie slang, this is The Roo for you!
By Marina Schnierer on 12 March 2020
"Unkillable roo proceeds to systematically murder entire town" is the briefest way to describe this. It's short, fast, blood-soaked and hugely enjoyable, but it also has some poignant messages about community, domestic violence and looking after ourselves and each other (also metronomic testicles but they were less poignant).
It's also so refreshing to see characters speaking all normal like for once. The Strayan is strong in this one.
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By Alan Baxter
This was a good, short read which was entertaining and gory.
A super sized, aggressive red kangaroo is terrorising the small outback town of Morgan Creek. Is this kangaroo a freak of nature - a product of evolution? Or is there slightly more to it?
I did enjoy this book, but I felt that a lot of the slang was forced and overused. I liked how the author wrote about the impossible and real life issues (DV) and I felt that they worked well together - especially as a real life issue caused the impossible!
This story could definitely have a part two written about it, which is something I would definitely read!
This is one blood filled piece of gonzo kangaroo horror. Set in Morgan’s Creek, an isolated farming town in the Australia outback, Baxter is able to show just what it’s like to live in this harsh, unforgiving landscape while having some great gory fun. Maybe it was the hot setting but I got major Cujo vibes from this read. What more could you want?